Category Archives: IVLS

10th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the IVLS – Villa Il Palmerino, Florence, September 9, 2023

Sabato 9 settembre 2023, si è tenuto il nostro decimo incontro annuale presso Villa Il Palmerino, a Firenze: casa di Vernon Lee, ora sede della nostra cara associazione gemella: l’Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino. Questo evento è stato un’esperienza indimenticabile, un’occasione … Continue reading

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The Future of Intelligence in Florence, Villa Il Palmerino 8-10 september 2023

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The Future of Intelligence: a Multidisciplinary Vernon Lee Conference, 8-10 September 2023, Florence and Online

“Intelligence is especially preservative and sheltering. It is the natural purifier and tidier-up where Genius and Stupidity, disrupting and corrupting by turns, have played the deuce with our poor mortal heritage. And in the face of the millionfold sacrifices of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

« … presents give me a very lively and special pleasure; have done so always ever since my days of Christmas-trees and birthday candles, leaving all through my life a particular permeating charm connected with certain dates and seasons, like the … Continue reading

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Colloque international, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 13-14 Octobre 2022

Dear readers, We are delighted to invite you to attend the international conference organised by Pr. Marc Rolland (ULCO) in Boulogne-sur-mer, where Violet Paget was born on October 14, 1856. The annual General Meeting of the International Vernon Lee Society … 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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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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Annual Vernon Lee Lecture of the IVLS : Madeleine Goodall on “The Humanism of Clementina Anstruther-Thomson”

Dear readers, this year’s annual event will be dedicated to Vernon Lee’s bosom friend and collaborator: the humanist Clementina (“Kit”) Anstruther-Thomson, who passed away a century ago, on July 7th 1921. We are delighted and honoured to announce that this … Continue reading

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BADS & IVLS present: Lates with Lee, March 18 and 25, 2021

In association with BADS (British Association of Decadence Studies), the International Vernon Lee Society would like to invite you two online Thursday evening events exploring the life and works of Vernon Lee. Lates with Lee Thursday 18 March & Thursday … Continue reading

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Dustin Friedman’s lecture online

Dear readers, We are delighted to announce that you can now view the recording of the IVLS 2020 lecture by Dustin Friedman “‘Sinister Exile’: Queer Myth and Aesthetic Teleology in Walter Pater and Vernon Lee.” Many thanks to Dr Eleanor … Continue reading

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