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Symposium: New Work on Edward Lear

Saturday 17 February 2018, 9.30AM to 5.30pm

Keynote speaker: JENNY UGLOW

Supported by the Centre for Modern Studies, University of York

This one-day symposium showcases new work on the Victorian nonsense poet, artist, and travel writer Edward Lear (1812-1888). Featuring papers by postgraduate and early career researchers on aspects of Lear’s work, his influences and legacies, including:

* nonsense botany * taxonomy * animals *

* Charles Dickens * Mervyn Peake * Paul Muldoon *

* Constantinople * leftovers * tears *

 With a keynote address by JENNY UGLOW, author of  Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense (Faber, 2017)

Full programme: New Work on Edward Lear programme (PDF , 322kb)

 Register now via the Eventbrite link below.

 No payment required on registration. Delegates may be asked to make a contribution of up to £5 on the day to cover the cost of refreshments and lunch.

 Please address any queries about the event to Dr James Williams,

Supported by a CModS small project grant.

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York