4 – 5PM
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Word Magic: Victorian Charm in Theory and Practice
The English Department’s 18th- and 19th-Century Colloquium will hold its first meeting of the year next Thursday, October 4th, in LC319. The Colloquium and the Walpole Library present a talk by Professor Herbert Tucker entitled “Word Magic: Victorian Charm in Theory and Practice”, focusing on Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” and Christina Rossetti’s 1862 “Echo” (“Come to me in the silence”). Our own Justin Sider will serve as formal respondent.
The Colloquium, funded through the Graduate School and the Walpole Library, provides a forum for collegial academic presentations and conversation on topics pertaining to the cultural and literary history of Britain and beyond in the 18th and 19th Centuries. We invite outside speakers, Yale faculty and our own advanced graduate students to present. We gather more or less one a month on Friday afternoons for papers, conversation, wine and cheese.