IVLS Lecture: Dustin Friedman, October 14, 2020

The International Vernon Lee Society (IVLS) Lecture
Vernon Lee by André Noufflard; image extracted from André Noufflard’s films

Like every year, we shall celebrate Violet Paget’s birth-day on October 14, 2020. This year’s Vernon Lee event will be Dustin Friedman’s online lecture, and is entitled: “‘Sinister Exile’: Queer Myth and Aesthetic Teleology in Walter Pater and Vernon Lee.”

I am delighted to share with you the registration link to the IVLS Lecture, October 14, 2020 at 18.30 (UK time). Registration is free, and you do not need to be a member to register, so please share with anyone who may be interested.

Dustin Friedman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Literature at American University in Washington, DC. His research and teaching focuses on Victorian literature and culture, with emphases on aestheticism and Decadence, as well as gender and sexuality studies. His book, Before Queer Theory: Victorian Aestheticism and the Self was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2019, and his writings have appeared in the Journal of Modern LiteratureELHStudies in RomanticismLiterature Compass, and Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism.

All my best wishes – and hope to (virtually) see you on the 14th!

Sally Blackburn-Daniels

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