What's On

Browse our calendar to find something to spark your imagination.

Loading Events

Female Genius in Victorian Britain: Reading the Unpublished Diaries of Mary Watts and Evelyn De Morgan – GI 24 012 (Face to Face)

back to full listing

14 October 2024 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST

Tutor: Dr Lucy Ella Rose

Go to all Courses

Details

Date: 14 October 2024
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
£42.00 – £51.00
Reference Code:
GI 24 012
Location:
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH

Overview

In Victorian England, ‘genius’ was more typically attributed to men, since it was widely believed that women lacked the capacity for genius on the basis of their sex. Often overshadowed by their more famous husbands, women writers and artists contested this through their professional creative practices and partnerships. Focusing on artists Mary Watts and Evelyn De Morgan, this course will examine their unpublished diaries (which record their artistic ambitions and struggles for success), shed new light on their work, and reconsider them as geniuses in their own right.  

 

There will be a 1-hour break for lunch. 

Tags

Evelyn de Morgan, The Gilded Cage, 1919, oil on canvas, The De Morgan Collection. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Female Genius in Victorian Britain: Reading the Unpublished Diaries of Mary Watts and Evelyn De Morgan - GI 24 012 - Full Price
£ 51.00
15 available
Female Genius in Victorian Britain: Reading the Unpublished Diaries of Mary Watts and Evelyn De Morgan - GI 24 012 - Concessions (30yrs & under, 65yrs + & jobseekers)
£ 48.00
15 available
Female Genius in Victorian Britain: Reading the Unpublished Diaries of Mary Watts and Evelyn De Morgan - GI 24 012 - Members
£ 42.00
15 available

01483 562142

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm

About the Speaker

Dr Lucy Ella Rose

Lucy Ella completed her PhD at the University of Surrey in 2015, before joining the School of Literature and Languages as Teaching Fellow in 2016 and Lecturer in Victorian Literature in 2017. Her doctoral studentship, awarded by the University of Surrey and Watts Gallery (Surrey) in their first collaboration, supported her research on women in nineteenth-century creative partnerships. These included Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Mary and George Frederic Watts, and Evelyn and William De Morgan. Lucy Ella has worked extensively on the Mary Watts archive at Watts Gallery and assisted the transcription of her diaries for publication.

Lucy Ella specialises in Victorian literature, art, culture and feminism (their connections and intersections), with an interest in late-Victorian creative partnerships, focusing on neglected female figures. Her publications include a monograph, Suffragist Artists in Partnership: Gender, Word and Image (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), and book chapters and articles on Victorian women's life writing, visual culture, artistic marriages, creative circles and early feminist networks.

Restaurant

V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.

Gift Memberships

The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.

Become a Member

Support our charity and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits including the best rates on courses and events, a discount in V Café, access to member-only events and more. Join as a member from just £39.99 per year.

JOIN NOW
join the guildford institute