Our AGM and Founder’s Day Lecture on 24 October features Dr. Dinah Roe. Her lecture is entitled ‘A Special Relationship: The Rossetti Family and The United States of America’.
Venue: Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham – AGM starts at 10.30 a.m. – Lecture starts at 12.00 p.m.
Closely examining politics, pictures and the odd ‘American’ cousin. This illustrated lecture will explore the Rossettis’s ever‑changing relationship with the United States from the 1830s to the present day. Drawing on letters, diary entries and literary works, this talk will consider the (sometimes tormented) interactions and surprising connections between this Anglo‑Italian clan and a burgeoning nation.
Dr Dinah Roe’s research interests include Victorian poetry and art, Pre‑Raphaelitism and life writing. Recent publications are The Pre‑Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin, an anthology of Pre‑Raphaelite poetry (Penguin Classics, 2010), and The Rossettis In Wonderland, a biography of the Rossetti family (Haus, 2011). She has been a Senior Lecturer in nineteenth‑century literature at Oxford Brookes University since September 2012.
Please email info@Pre‑Raphaelitesociety.org for details.