Centenaire de Geneviève Noufflard (1920-2016)

Elle aurait eu 100 ans aujourd’hui.

Petit bout de femme intrépide et pleine d’énergie jusqu’à un âge très avancé, elle était la vieille dame la plus intimidante que j’aie jamais connue.

Franche et directe, en elle s’alliaient la rigueur scientifique de la collaboratrice du futur prix Nobel de médecine Jacques Monod, le courage de la Résistante aux côtés de son mentor et d’Albert Camus, la conscience aiguë de son devoir de mémoire envers ses parents –les peintres André et Berthe Noufflard–, ainsi qu’une vive intelligence et une culture hors du commun, et une dignité sourcilleuse particulièrement exigeante envers ses proches autant qu’envers elle-même, que tempérait un humour parfois redoutable qui masquait à grand peine le besoin de réconfort d’une grande dame solitaire révoltée par les infirmités de l’âge.

Mais la petite fille pétillait toujours dans son regard bleu de glace, cette petite fille que j’avais découverte dans les films de famille tournés par son père, André Noufflard, à partir de 1925. Très vite, le projet m’a été confié de réaliser un documentaire à partir de ces films.

C’est grâce à ces films, découverts au Pôle Image de Haute-Normandie (Rouen) par Stefano Vincieri et Federica Parretti, que j’avais appris à connaître celle qui signait alors ses lettres “Genouf” et exécutait révérences et cabrioles devant la caméra paternelle et l’invitée de marque, l’amie de la famille: Miss Paget.

Fresnay-le-Long, Berthe et André Noufflard et leurs deux filles: Geneviève et Henriette

Témoin exceptionnel, Geneviève Noufflard, qui avait connu et fréquenté Vernon Lee entre 1925 et 1935, dont la mémoire était infaillible et qui était animée par le désir plein de nostalgie de mieux connaître les personnes qui avaient peuplé sa jeunesse et aimé ses parents, devint une collaboratrice de recherche précieuse.

Film d’André Noufflard. Par ordre d’apparition: Geneviève Noufflard, Mme Langweil mère, Mary Duclaux, Mabel Robinson, Berthe Noufflard, Florence Halévy. Avec l’aimable permission de Geneviève Noufflard.

Très méthodique et ayant déjà effectué avec sa soeur Henriette Noufflard-Guy-Loë un remarquable travail pour l’ouvrage André Noufflard, Berthe Noufflard, leur vie, leur peinture (prix de l’Académie Charles Blanc en 1983), Geneviève Noufflard était soucieuse de compléter et de mettre à jour les fiches cartonnées et les carnets où elle consignait les données relatives aux oeuvres picturales de ses parents et aux films de son père.

Nous nous sommes rapprochées, grâce à Miss Paget et peut-être à la musique.

Grâce, à n’en pas douter, au dévouement du Dr Gilles Pasquet, dont la présence solide et attentionnée la rassurait, et qui partageait avec elle le goût de l’aventure. Il rendit possible l’escapade à Fresnay-le-Long où ensemble nous découvrîmes le corpus des lettres échangées entre Berthe Noufflard et Miss Paget (Vernon Lee) aujourd’hui en cours d’inventaire, qu’elle vint présenter avec nous quelques mois plus tard à l’Institut Français de Florence.

Complice d’aventure, collaboratrice de recherche et amie, Geneviève Noufflard participa aussi à la création de l’International Vernon Lee Society, dont elle fut membre d’honneur.

Sa mémoire et les documents auxquels Geneviève Noufflard nous a donné accès nous accompagnent et nous inspirent chaque jour. Nous sommes heureux et fiers d’avoir eu le privilège de la connaître et de la faire connaître, notamment par le webdocumentaire auquel elle a activement participé. Ces images sont librement accessibles sur Vimeo, sur notre chaîne Vernon Lee Online https://vimeo.com/channels/1269849

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Carnet de recherche (Fr)

Chers amis lecteurs, chères amies lectrices,

Unis même à distance par la crise Covid19 qui nous a tous touchés, quel que soit l’endroit du monde où nous vivons, et plus ou moins impactés physiquement, psychologiquement ou socialement par la pandémie mondiale, nous sommes à présent entrés dans « le jour d’après »; mais en cette période d’ouverture partielle, la vigilance reste de mise. Chers, chères, prenez soin de vous, et prenez soin les uns des autres!

Durant le grand confinement, notre association, l’International Vernon Lee Society, a continué à vivre et à communiquer sur Twitter et Facebook grâce à Sally Blackburn-Daniels (Open University, UK), notre maîtresse ès réseaux sociaux, et je tiens à lui témoigner notre plus vive reconnaissance. Et en Italie, Federica Parretti, de l’Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino, nous a elle aussi montré qu’il était possible de partager des moments de pur bonheur printanier même au coeur des situations les plus angoissantes. Merci du fond du coeur pour ces partages admirables, courageux et nécessaires!

Nombreux sont les colloques, journées d’études, séminaires, conférences ou ateliers qui ont dû être annulés, reportés ou transformés en réunions virtuelles. De nouvelles pratiques de communication scientifique ont émergé, et l’importance des outils de recherche, archives, bibliothèques et autres bases de données en ligne est incontestable. La publication en ligne est devenue le moyen le plus largement utilisé pour faire circuler les connaissances, et les enrichir.

Les projets de recherche en Humanités Numériques s’en trouvent d’autant plus stimulés. C’est le cas du projet Holographical-Lee (HoL): Lettres, carnets et manuscrits de Vernon Lee (Violet Paget, 1856-1935), développé au sein de la plateforme d’édition de Manuscrits Modernes eMan (ITEM-CNRS-ENS), dont l’ouverture partielle est prévue en 2020-21.

HoL a fourni l’une des bases expérimentales pour le travail de Sally Blackburn-Daniels et ses collègues informaticiens du programme READ-IT à l’Open University (UK), Alessio Antonini and Francesca Benatti. Intitulé “Des Liens à Venir: Exercices de Style #2” (“On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2”), le travail novateur de cette équipe pluridisciplinaire a été présenté le 14 Juillet 2020 au 31ème colloque international de ACM HyperText et a été récompensé par le prestigieux prix Douglas Engelbert.

La bibliographie s’est aussi enrichie de nouveaux articles et ouvrages:

Caoilfhionn Ni Bheachàin and Angus Mitchell, “Alice Stopford Green and Vernon Lee: Salon Culture and Intellectual Exchange,” Journal of Victorian Culture, 2020, Vol. 25, No. 1, 77-94. doi: 10.1093/jvcult/vcz053

Patricia Rigg, A. Mary F. Robinson 1857-1944: Victorian Aestheticist and Modern Woman of Letters, Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2020 (sous presse).

Sophie Geoffroy (ed.), Amanda Gagel (assoc. ed.), Selected Letters of Vernon Lee 1856-1935, Volume II, New York & London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2020 (sous presse).

Nous vous remercions de bien vouloir nous envoyer vos informations bibliographiques afin de compléter ces annonces et la bibliographie présente sur ce site.

amitiés leeiennes

Sophie Geoffroy

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Research blog / Carnet de recherche 2020

Dear readers,

United in and by the Covid19 crisis, wherever we may be living, we have all been, and still are, more or less severely impacted, physically, psychologically or socially, by the pandemic. My dearest hope is that you and your families are safe and sound. But extreme prudence remains necessary. Please take care of yourself as well as of others!

During lockdown, our association, the International Vernon Lee Society, has been kept alive and thriving by our social network magician Sally Blackburn-Daniels (Open University UK), to whom I extend my warmest gratitude. And in Italy, Federica Parretti, of the Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino, has also shown us that one can communicate and share moments of springtime bliss, even in times of deepest anxiety, which, I am sorry to confess, has been more than I have been able to do.

A number of scheduled conferences, study days, classes or training sessions have been cancelled, postponed or transformed into online virtual meetings. New communication practices have emerged and the importance of online research tools, libraries and databases has by now clearly been established. Publishing on the internet has become the most widely used way of circulating or accessing knowledge.

This has proved a major incentive to the development of some projects, like Holographical-Lee (HoL): Lettres, carnets et manuscrits de Vernon Lee (Violet Paget, 1856-1935), soon to be published, as part of the eMan platform (ITEM-CNRS-ENS).

Sally Blackburn-Daniels of the IVLS, along with her colleagues from the Open University READ-IT project Alessio Antonini and Francesca Benatti, have produced the paper “On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2”. The paper bridges the perspective of scholarly editions and authorial technologies by providing a new perspective on marginalia: as links to the future works of authors and a semantic of marginalia informing the development of a new generation of reading/authoring tools, in collaboration with the Holographical-Lee (HoL) project. The team presented their paper at the 31st edition of the ACM HyperText conference (14 July 2020), and were awarded the Douglas Engelbert Best Paper Award.

Papers, articles and books about Vernon Lee have also been produced.

Caoilfhionn Ni Bheachàin and Angus Mitchell, “Alice Stopford Green and Vernon Lee: Salon Culture and Intellectual Exchange,” Journal of Victorian Culture, 2020, Vol. 25, No. 1, 77-94. doi: 10.1093/jvcult/vcz053

Patricia Rigg’s biography A. Mary F. Robinson 1857-1944: Victorian Aestheticist and Modern Woman of Letters, Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, is in press.

Sophie Geoffroy (ed.), Amanda Gagel (assoc. ed.), Selected Letters of Vernon Lee 1856-1935, Volume II, New York & London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis, is in press.

Please help us update our bibliography by sending us information about your current research or publication activity.

SincereLEE yours

Sophie Geoffroy

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NEW VIDEO: Ana Parejo Vadillo, “Two Cosmopolitan Women Writers at the Turn of the Century”

Dear Readers,

The last episode of our 2020 mini-series on Vernon Lee has just been released !
ENJOY watching Ana Parejo Vadillo on “Two Cosmopolitan Women Writers at the Turn of the Century” here:  https://vimeo.com/387365218

This interview is in 3 parts:
1. Mary Robinson and Vernon Lee

2. Salon Culture

3. Beyond the National

You may not have watched Patricia Pulham and Carolyn Burdett yet. The good news is that all our videos are accessible on Vernon Lee Online, our Vimeo Channel!

– Patricia Pulham, “Reading and Teaching Lee’s Fantastic Tales”
https://vimeo.com/384332062

-Carolyn Burdett, “Vernon LEE and Art”
https://vimeo.com/385909795
and “Experiencing & Performing Art with Vernon Lee”
https://vimeo.com/channels/1269849/386646718

We hope this will contribute to fostering more studies on Vernon Lee and her circle, and more generally, on women writers!

Gilles Pasquet

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NEW VIDEO! “Experiencing and Performing Art with Vernon Lee,” by Carolyn Burdett

Dear Members of the  IVLS,
Dear Followers of “The Sibyl”,
Dear Lovers of Villa Il Palmerino,
Dear Friends of Vernon, Mary,  Kit or Irene,
Dearest Friends,

Today’s episode of this week’s mini-series on Vernon Lee has just been released on our “Vernon Lee Online” Vimeo Channel!

After Patricia Pulham’s interview on “Reading and Teaching Lee’s Fantastic Tales”
https://vimeo.com/384332062


After Carolyn Burdett’s interview on “Vernon LEE and Art”
https://vimeo.com/385909795


Don’t miss “Experiencing & Performing Art with Vernon Lee” by Carolyn BURDETT
https://vimeo.com/channels/1269849/386646718

Our next publication is scheduled for Monday 27 January 2020 : “Two Cosmopolitan Women Writers at the Turn of the Century” (Ana PAREJO VADILLO),

We hope that these videos will be helpful for you in your own studies or your lectures. We encourage you to make them known for the benefit of Lee Studies.
Come and join us at the International Vernon Lee Society!

Best regards

Gilles Pasquet

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“Vernon Lee and Art”, by Carolyn Burdett, an Interview by Sophie Geoffroy, London, 15 October 2019

Dear Members of the  IVLS, Dear Followers of “The Sibyl”, Dear Lovers of Villa Il Palmerino, Dear Friends of Vernon, Mary,  Kit or Irene, Dearest Friends,

We carry on with the publication schedule of our new videos on the Vimeo Channel “Vernon Lee Online”. 

These are the interviews of Patricia PULHAM, Carolyn BURDETT and Ana PAREJO VADILLO by Sophie GEOFFROY. They were filmed in London on 14 and 15 October 2019.


– Since Tuesday 14 January 2020, you have had access to  “Reading and Teaching Lee’s Fantastic Tales” (Patricia PULHAM),
https://vimeo.com/384332062

– TODAY, Monday 20 January 2020 please enjoy our second video : “Vernon LEE and Art” (Carolyn BURDETT), https://vimeo.com/385909795

– On Thursday 23 January 2020 : “Experiencing & Performing Art with Vernon Lee” (Carolyn BURDETT),

– On Monday 27 January 2020 : “Two Cosmopolitan Women Writers at the Turn of the Century” (Ana PAREJO VADILLO),

We hope that these movies will be helpful for you in your own studies or your lectures.

We encourage you to make them known for the benefit of Lee Studies.

Come and join us at the International Vernon Lee Society!

Best regards

Gilles Pasquet

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NEW Videos on our “Vernon Lee Online” !

Dear Followers of “The Sibyl”, Dear Members of the IVLS,

Dear Lovers of Villa Il Palmerino,

Dear Friends of Vernon, Mary,  Kit or Irene,

Dearest Friends,

I am writing to wish you a happy new year and to offer you 4 new videos to watch on our Vimeo Channel “Vernon Lee Online”. These are the interviews of Patricia PULHAM, Carolyn BURDETT and Ana PAREJO VADILLO by Sophie GEOFFROY. They were filmed in London on 14 and 15 October 2019.

Today, please enjoy “Reading and Teaching Lee’s Fantastic Tales” (Patricia PULHAM), 10’10”https://vimeo.com/384332062

-The other videos are scheduled as follows:

Monday 20 January 2020 : “Vernon LEE and Art” (Carolyn BURDETT), 16’44”

Thursday 23 January 2020 : “Experiencing & Performing Art with Vernon Lee” (Carolyn BURDETT), 8’12”

Monday 27 January 2020 : “Two Cosmopolitan Women Writers at the Turn of the Century” (Ana PAREJO VADILLO), 15’19”

We hope that these movies will be helpful for you in your own studies or your lectures. We encourage you to make them known for the benefit of Lee Studies.


Best regards

Gilles Pasquet

Treasurer of the IVLS

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Digital Vernon Lee in London

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HOBAR IVLS EVENT 14.10.2019 A4 FLYER FINAL-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vernon Lee 2019: An Anniversary Conference in Florence

Brilliantly organised by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS), the University of University, and the Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino, the Florence symposium “Vernon Lee: An Anniversary Conference” gathered 33 academics and scholars, among whom keynote speakers Christa Zorn and Carolyn Burdett, and many lovers of Lee’s work.

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No less than eleven panels of speakers dealt with the following topics: Art and Aesthetics, Writing, Style and Philosophy, Ecocriticism and the Genius Loci, History and Aesthetic Revivals, Place, War and WWI, Myth, Religion and the Supernatural, Vernon Lee and the Senses, Otherness, Pacifism and Sympathy, Dialogic Exchanges, Travel Writing and Affect, Violence and National Identity. To crown it all, a round table was organised to envision Vernon Lee Studies in the 21st century.

Here are a few pictures, testifying to the high level of engagement of all participants, and also to the remarkably friendly atmosphere prevailing all through the conference. This was indeed the major scientific event of the year for all Lee scholars. I thank Gilles Pasquet for capturing these moments, and I apologize for not being able to post pictures of all of you, dear speakers and participants (but you will find a list of all registered speakers at the end of this post).

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Sally Blackburn-Daniels                        and                         Shafquat Towheed

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Michael Craske: ‘Sit up! Hearing the World or Listening for Ghosts: Lee’s Music and its Lovers

 

 

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Katharina Herold

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Victoria Mills

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Ana Parejo Vadillo

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Claudia Tobin and Katharina Herold

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Below: Denis Denisoff, Carolyn Burdett, Christa Zorn, Kristin Mahoney, Federica Parretti, Sally Blackburn-Daniels, Patricia Pulham, Emma Liggins, Victoria Mills, Francesca Baldry, Liz Renez, Kitty Gurnos-Davies, Cristina Acidini, Elisa Bizzotto, Serena Cenni, Stefano Evangelista, and the talented Angeliki Papoulia.

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List (alphabetical order) of speakers:

Rachel Baldacchino: Otherness and the Essay in Vernon Lee’s Pacifist Work

Francesca Baldry & Kristin Mahoney: ‘Initiate Minds’: Vernon Lee, Harold Acton, and Decadent Affinity

Sarah Barnette: The Ethics of Vernon Lee’s Travel Writing: the Genius Loci Post-1900

Henry Bartholomew: ‘Face to Face with the Past’: Time, History, and the Ghost in Vernon Lee’sHauntings: Fantastic Stories

Sally Blackburn-Daniels: From Crystal Palace to the Grand Guignol: Vernon Lee and the Performance of War

Matthew Bradley: A Warm, Familiar Acquiescence: Vernon Lee, William James, and Religious Experience

Carolyn Burdett: Lee’s Motional Aesthetics

Marco Canani: The Ballet of the Nations: a modern morality, an intermedial mosaic

Mary Clai-Jones: To See the Forest for the Trees: Vernon Lee’s Environmental Activism

Michael Craske: Vernon Lee, Music, and Hearing

Dennis Denisoff: The Lizard of the Invisible Sunset: Eco-­Collective Memory in Lee’s Tower of Mirrors

Ana Alicia Garza: How should one read Vernon Lee?

Sophie Geoffroy: Recording the missing year: Vernon Lee’s lost 1919 notebooks; or from Satan the Waster to Proteus or the Future of Intelligence

Kitty Gurnos-Davies: ‘what can, or cannot, or must, or must not, be done, said, or thought by women’: the cultivation of aesthetic reading practices in Vernon Lee’s criticism

Katharina Herold: ‘Teutonic Romance’: Vernon Lee’s aesthetic Germany during and after World War I

Emma Liggins: ‘The Rapture of Old Houses:  Representations of Gothic Italy in Vernon Lee’s supernatural tales and place writing

Catherine Maxwell: Bringing the perfume out of everything’: Vernon Lee and Scent

Victoria Mills: Vernon Lee, ‘historic emotion’ and the aesthetics of ruins

Alex Murray: Vernon Lee’s Britain

Ana Parejo Vadillo: ‘Cultivate Garlic’: The Handling of War

Patricia Pulham: Haunting Palmerino: Vernon Lee in the Neo-Victorian Imagination

Liz Renes: Redefining Leonardo’s Queen: Vernon Lee, John Singer Sargent and Aesthetic Whiteness

Daria Ricchi: Kinesthetic Knowing. Italian Baroque Architectural Influence in Vernon Lee’s Aesthetic Theories’

Angelo Riccioni: ‘I feel I could write chapters about him’: Tracing Robert Louis Stevenson’s Influence on Vernon Lee’s Twentieth-Century Writings

Fraser Riddell: ‘No Thought Beyond the Moment and the Body’: Proprioception and Attention in Vernon Lee and Marion Milner

Helen Thaventhiran: ‘(Exit Pragmatist, exulting.)’: Vernon Lee in the margins of philosophy

Claudia Tobin: Inhaling Colour: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf and Chromatic Experience

Shafquat Towheed: At the limits of Pacifism? Vernon Lee, Gandhi, and India, 1930

Barbara Vrachnas: Mythology and Female Power in Vernon Lee’s Hauntings

Leonie Wanitzek: ‘The presence of that peace and goodwill’: Nostalgia, National Identity and the Genius Loci in Lee’s Pre-WWI Travel Writing

Yurie Watanabe: ‘Reaching Beyond Here and Now in The Handling of Words: The Pacifism of Vernon Lee’s Sympathy’

Sole Alba Zollo: Stance and engagement in Vernon Lee’s The Economic Dependence of Women: the writer-reader metaphorical dialogue

Christa Zorn: Vernon Lee and Irene Forbes-Mosse: Cosmopolitan Friendship at the Dawn of a New Europe beyond Borders.

Many thanks to all !

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Vernon Lee 2019: An Anniversary Conference, Florence, 30-31 May 2019

 

Dear Readers and Vernon Lee scholars,

we are just back from Florence, barely touching ground after the major Vernon Lee event of the year.

Generously housed at the British Institute and the Villa Il Palmerino, beautifully organised by Patricia Pulham, Serena Cenni, Stefano Evangelista and Sally Blackburn-Daniels, Vernon Lee 2019: an Anniversary Conference and with keynote speakers Carolyn Burdett and Christa Zorn, will be remembered as a milestone in the history of Vernon Lee scholarship.

On 29 May 2019, a study day and exhibition VERNON LEE AND THE THEATER OF PASSION: FLORENCE, ART, AND POLITICS took place at the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Sala delle Adunanze – Palazzo dei Beccai, via Orsamichele 4, Firenze. This event inaugurated the Conference, with presentations of the most distinguished following speakers: Cristina Acidini, Serena Cenni , Elisa Bizzotto, Stefano Evangelista, Maria Alberti, Patricia Pulham, Angeliki Papoulia and Federica Parretti.

This was followed by a marvellous exhibition of unique original photographs, manuscrips, posters, and letters by Vernon Lee, Ethel Smyth and others. This Iconographic Exhibition was curated by the Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino with the advisory support of Francesca Baldry (NYU Florence) and of Sally Blackburn-Daniels (U. of Liverpool), in collaboration with Atelier degli Artigianelli.

Many thanks to Promoters and Archival Loans:
Gabinetto Scientifico Vieusseux, Firenze; Collezione Acton, Villa La Pietra, New York University Florence; Collezione Dazzi – Cini, San Marcello Pistoiese ; Collezione Brewster Archive – San Francesco di Paola, Firenze; Syracuse University in Florence; Collezione Karl-Heinz Kles vicepresidente della Fondazione Frans Masereel Saarbrücken, Germany ; Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino Firenze; Noufflard Archive.

Particular thanks to Jean-Michel Rabotin (Noufflard Archive) for lending us an impressive cast of  Vernon Lee’s hand!

An exhibition of Vernon Lee’s marginalia offered all participants an insight into her reading experience. Many thanks to Alyson Price, of the British Institute, for this!

To crown it all, The Ballet of the Nations premiered at Villa Il Palmerino May 31 2019, a hundred years after Vernon Lee’s return home after WWI.

 

 

Please click here for the programme.  More details and some pictures in my next Post!

Day 1 (30 May 2019)

VERNON LEE 2019: AN ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

Day 1:

British Institute of Florence, Palazzo Lanfredini, Lungarno Guicciardini 9

Welcome & Keynote 1:

Christa Zorn, ‘Vernon Lee and Irene Forbes-Mosse: Cosmopolitan Friendship at the Dawn of a New Europe beyond Borders’

(Ferragamo Room; Chair: Patricia Pulham)

Panel 1a: Art and Aesthetics (Ferragamo Room)

Chair: Victoria Mills (Birkbeck)

 

 Panel 1b: Writing, Style and Philosophy (Small Lecture Theatre)

Chair: Alex Murray (Queens University)

 

  Kitty Gurnos-Davies (University of Oxford), ‘“[W]hat can, or cannot, or must, or must not, be done, said, or thought by women”: The cultivation of aesthetic reading practices in Vernon Lee’s criticism’

 

Ana Alicia Garza (Independent Scholar), ‘How should one read Vernon Lee?’

 

Kristin Mahoney (Michigan State University) & Francesca Baldry (Collection Manager, Villa La Pietra), ‘“Initiate Minds”: Vernon Lee, Harold Acton, and Decadent Affinity’

 

Helen Thaventhiran (Robinson College, Cambridge), ‘Adversaria: Vernon Lee at the margins of philosophy’
Liz Renes (University of York), ‘Redefining Leonardo’s Queen: Vernon Lee, John Singer Sargent and Aesthetic Whiteness’ Angelo Riccioni (Parthenope University, Naples), ‘“I feel I could write chapters about him”: Tracing Robert Louis Stevenson’s Influence on Vernon Lee’s Twentieth-Century Writings’
 

 

Panel 2a: Ecocriticism and the Genius Loci (Ferragamo Room)

Chair: Emma Liggins (Manchester Metropolitan)

 

Panel 2b: History and Aesthetic Revivals (Small Lecture Theatre)

Chair: Shafquat Towheed (The Open University)

  Dennis Denisoff (University of Tulsa), ‘The Lizard of the Invisible Sunset: Eco-Collective Memory in Lee’s Tower of Mirrors’

 

Marco Canani (Università degli Studi di Milano), ‘The Ballet of the Nations: A Modern Morality, an intermedial Mosaic’ Dennis
  Sarah Barnette (Independent Scholar), ‘The Ethics of Travel Writing: The Genius Loci Post-1900’ Sally Blackburn (University of Liverpool), ‘From Crystal Palace to the Grand Guignol : Vernon Lee and the performance of War’.

 

 

  Mary Clai Jones (Chadron State College), ‘To see the Forest for the Trees: Vernon Lee’s Environmental Activism’ Daria Ricchi (Oxford Brookes University), ‘Kinesthetic Knowing. Italian Baroque Architectural Influence in Vernon Lee’s Aesthetic Theories’

 

Panel 3a: Place, War and WW1

(Ferragamo Room)

Chair: Kristin Mahoney (Michigan State University)

 

Panel 3b: Myth, Religion and the Supernatural

(Small Lecture Theatre)

Chair: Sally Blackburn-Daniels (University of Liverpool)

  Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birkbeck College, University of London), ‘“Cultivate Garlic”: The Handling of War’ Matthew Bradley (University of Liverpool), ‘A Warm, Familiar Acquiescence: Vernon Lee, William James and Religious Experience’

 

  Alex Murray (Queen’s University, Belfast), ‘Vernon Lee’s Britain’ Henry Bartholomew (University of Exeter), ‘“Face to Face with the Past”: Time, History, and the Ghost in Vernon Lee’s Hauntings: Fantastic Stories
  Katharina Herold (Brasenose College, Oxford), ‘“Teutonic Romance”: Vernon Lee’s aesthetic Germany during and after WW1’

 

Barbara Vrachnas (Edinburgh Napier), ‘Mythology and Female Power in Vernon Lee’s Hauntings
 

 

 

Plenary Panel: Vernon Lee and the Senses

(Ferragamo Room; Elisa Bizzotto)

  Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘“Bringing the perfume out of everything”: Vernon Lee and Scent’

Michael Craske (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘Vernon Lee, Music, and Hearing’

Fraser Riddell (Trinity College, University of Oxford), ‘“No Thought Beyond the Moment and the Body”:
Proprioception and Attention in Vernon Lee and Marion Milner’

 

 

 VERNON LEE 2019: AN ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

Day 2: 31 May 2019

Villa Il Palmerino, Via del Palmerino, 10, 50137 Firenze FI, Italy

 

 

 Keynote 2: Carolyn Burdett, ‘Being Moved: Bodies, Lines, Minds’ (Associazione; Chair: Stefano Evangelista)
 

 

Panel 4a: Otherness, Pacifism, and Sympathy (Associazione)

Chair: Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birkbeck College)

Panel 4b: Dialogic Exchanges

(Salon)

Chair: Katharina Herold (Brasenose College)

  Rachel Baldacchino (University of Malta), ‘Otherness and the Essay in Vernon Lee’s Pacifist Work’

 

 

Claudia Tobin (University of Cambridge), ‘Inhaling Colour: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf and Chromatic Experience’
  Yurie Watanabe (Durham University), ‘Reaching ‘Beyond Here and Now in The Handling of Words: The Pacifism of Vernon Lee’s Sympathy’ Sole Alba Zollo (University of Napoli, Federico II), ‘Stance and Engagement in Vernon Lee’s “The Economic Dependence of Women”: The Writer-Reader Metaphorical Dialogue’
 

 

 

Plenary Session: Sophie Geoffroy, ‘Vernon Lee’s Letters and Notebooks in the Digital Age’ (Associazione; Chair: Sally Blackburn-Daniels)

 

 

 

 

Panel 5a: Travel Writing and Affect (Associazione)

Chair: Mary Clai Jones (Chadron State College)

 

Panel 5b: Violence and National Identity (Salon)

Chair: Matthew Bradley (University of Liverpool)

  Victoria Mills (Birkbeck, University of London), ‘Vernon Lee, ‘historic emotion’ and the aesthetics of ruins’ Shafquat Towheed (The Open University), ‘At the limits of Pacifism? Vernon Lee, Gandhi, and India, 1930’
  Emma Liggins (Manchester Metropolitan University), ‘The Rapture of Old Houses: Representations of Gothic Italy in Vernon Lee’s Supernatural Tales and Place Writing’ Leonie Wanitzek (University of Oxford), ‘The presence of that peace and goodwill’: Nostalgia, National Identity and the Genius Loci in Lee’s Pre-WWI Travel Writing’
  Patricia Pulham (University of Surrey), ‘Haunting Palmerino: Vernon Lee in the Neo-Victorian Imagination’  
 

 

Film Showing & Round Table: Vernon Lee in the 21stC (Associazione) with Stefano Evangelista (Chair), Christa Zorn, Carolyn Burdett, Dennis Denisoff, Kristin Mahoney, Patricia Pulham, and Sally Blackburn-Daniels
 

 

 Wine Reception & Special Performance: Ballet of the Nations

(Villa Il Palmerino)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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