London Lecture: An Evening of Pre-Raphaelite Lectures at SPAB, 20 June

Venue: The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, In the Committee Room, 37 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY – Lecture starts at 6:30 p.m.

Zaynub Zaman will present ‘Talking that Talk: negative speech in the poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’, based on her Pickard Prize-winning essay. Anne Stutchbury will present ‘Instruments of Femininity: the Arnold Dolmetsch clavichords of 1897, Nos. 8 and 10’, which discusses the iconography in the decorations by Helen Fry and Edward Burne-Jones. Clavichord No.10 was in Tate Britain’s ‘Pre-Raphaelites Victorian Avant-Garde’ exhibition and is currently at Standen.

Zaynub Zaman is the 2014 Pickard Prize Winner and undertaking a PhD at the University of Liverpool, tracing the presence of Dante Alighieri in the poetical and pictorial works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti with particular focus on medieval mysticism and sexuality.

Anne Stutchbury is currently finishing an AHRC funded, collaborative PhD research project with the National Trust at Standen in West Sussex. Her doctoral research of Standen and the Beale family began in 2012.

The London and Southern Group lecture series is designed to present the very latest in Pre-Raphaelite research to members in a supportive environment. If you are a postgraduate student, early career professional, or an independent scholar we are accepting abstracts.

ADMISSION: £5.00 payable in advance, including free tea and coffee. Please note that events/entrance tickets are not issued in advance. Pre-booking is mandatory. The Society reserves the right to allocate places on a first-come, first served basis where demand for places exceeds venue capacity. All SPAB members and PRS members are welcome.

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