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The Materiality of Love: Elizabeth Barrett (later Browning) and Letter-Writing

Date: 
Wed., Feb. 12, 2020
7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Category: 
Lectures
Location: 
Rothenberg Hall
Event Notes: 
Free; reservations required.
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Peter Stallybrass, professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, focuses on a single letter that Elizabeth Barrett wrote to Hugh Stuart Boyd, a scholar with whom she was passionately in love long before she met her fellow poet and future husband, Robert Browning. Much can be learned by examining the letter's details, says Stallybrass, including the conflicting emotions those details reveal.