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Вільні Спірти розуміють один одного, об’єднуються через кордони / Free spirits understand each other, unite across borders (Vernon Lee July 18, 1934)

Dear readers, Шановні читачі, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine left me literally speechless these days. History tests our humanist, pacifist, idealistic convictions by placing us in a situation analogous to that of our parents or grandparents who, in their lifetime, experienced … Continue reading

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« Les esprits libres se comprennent, s’unissent par-dessus les frontières » (Vernon Lee, 18 Juillet 1934)

Chers lecteurs, l’invasion de l’Ukraine par la Russie et ses conséquences humaines m’ont laissée littéralement sans voix ces jours-ci. L’Histoire met à l’épreuve nos convictions humanistes, pacifistes, idéalistes en nous plaçant dans une situation analogue à celle de nos parents … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Vernon Lee, 13 February 1935

87 years ago, Violet Paget passed away at her Villa Il Palmerino in Florence. The painter Berthe Noufflard, whose beautiful portraits of Vernon Lee truly deserve a public exhibition, and who was “Miss Paget’s” friend over the last ten years … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Vernon Lee, Aesthetics and Empathy, Cambridge, 12-13 September 2022

We are delighted to share the organisers’ Call for Papers of a Conference on Vernon Lee’s aesthetics, to be held on at Churchill College, Cambridge on the 12th and 13th September 2022, which is to be held in person unless … Continue reading

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Peace and Goodwill for a Happy New Year: the Golden Keys

The Genius Loci is that portion of nations and civilisations which, while it speaks aloud in their philosophy and poetry and music, and is written clearly in the shapes of their buildings, addresses itself to the initiate minds in their … Continue reading

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“Perhaps because it was Christmas Eve…”

Dear readers, Chers amis de Vernon Lee, with this charming piece from Vernon Lee’s collection Hortus Vitae, we wish you all a merry Christmas! avec ce charmant texte extrait du recueil de Vernon Lee Hortus Vitae nous vous souhaitons un … Continue reading

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AAP: Vernon Lee et le fantastique, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 13-14 Octobre 2022

La femme de lettres aux talents multiples, romancière, nouvelliste, théoricienne, Vernon Lee a laissé sa marque très tôt dans le domaine de la littérature fantastique. Plusieurs œuvres, notamment celles réunies dans le recueil Hauntings, d’autres encore comme Alberic and the … Continue reading

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Eugene Lee-Hamilton and the Paris Commune: letters to his family

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UPDATE: IVLS annual event: Humanism and Freethought with Humanists UK

Dear readers, followers and friends, Yesterday was Violet Paget’s birthday. Born on 14th of October 1856 at Château St Léonard, Boulogne-sur-mer, she would have been 165 this year. When she was born, the doctor congratulated her mother with a typical … Continue reading

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