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Reading Art: Victorian Painting and Poetry – GI 24 013 (Face to Face)

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11 November 2024 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

Tutor: Dr Lucy Ella Rose

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Date: 11 November 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£42.00 – £51.00
Reference Code:
GI 24 013
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


This one-day course explores nineteenth-century paintings in relation to the literary texts on which they are based. We will analyse paintings and illustrations alongside the poems and fairytales that inspired them, examining narratives and their contexts. We will draw out dialogues between word and image in works covering a range of nineteenth-century movements and genres, including Pre-Raphaelite, symbolist, and social-realist. 


There will be a 1-hour break for lunch. 


G.F. Watts, Found Drowned, 1867, oil on canvas, Watts Gallery. Image: Wikimedia Commons.


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Reading Art: Victorian Painting and Poetry - GI 24 013 - Full Price
Face to Face
£ 51.00
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Reading Art: Victorian Painting and Poetry - GI 24 013 - Concessions (30yrs & under, 65yrs + & jobseekers)
Face to Face
£ 48.00
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Reading Art: Victorian Painting and Poetry - GI 24 013 - Member
Face to Face
£ 42.00
22 available

01483 562142

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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.


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