Lectures, Summer Schools and Study Days
Dr Susan Manly will give three keynote lectures in June: 'Maria Edgeworth and Political Life' at the Eighteenth Century Ireland Society annual conference in Waterford City on 9 June; 'Maria Edgeworth's Child Heroes and Revolutionary Exchange' at 'Romantic Exchanges 1760-1840', the BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference 2018 at the University of Glasgow, on 15 June; and 'The Worlds of Maria Edgeworth: Networks, Influence and Reception' at the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York, on 29-30 June.
On 2 June Dr Jane Pettegree ran a study day 'Xerxes in the Garden' in association with Music Planet, as part of the University's Byre Opera performances of Handel's Xerxes. The day offered an opportunity to explore human interactions with the natural environment and the role of gardens in encouraging biodiversity.
On 7 June Professor Robert Crawford gave a lecture at the Oxford Centre for Life Writing on 'Biography and Eliot'; he conducted a workshop at the Rothermere Institute for American Studies in Oxford on 8 June.
Dr Emma Sutton is speaking, with Dr Charlotte de Mille (Courtauld Institute) and Prof Christine Froula (Northwestern), at the plenary panel on Woolf and Music at the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (University of Kent, 21-24 June 2018). The panel precedes the concert on 22 June at Colyer-Fergusson Hall in Kent that features pianist Lana Bode and soprano Suzanne Fischer. The concert is being held by the Virginia Woolf & Music project of which Sutton and Bode are directors. In the centenary of 1918, the programme of French piano music and song includes works by Debussy, Tailleferre and Boulanger that reflect on war and pacifism. Further details
In late June and early July, Professor Susan Sellers will be taking part in a series of international and sixth form summer schools, including the Hills Road Sixth Form English Conference and Literature Cambridge's Virginia Woolf Summer School.