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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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“Every individual has a value”

“And have you ever reflected that the restrictions placed upon nearly all women’s lives — restrictions upon their studying, travelling, nay, in many countries, even upon their freely walking about in broad daylight — are due mainly to the fact … Continue reading

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“Newly graduated? Why you should be brave and attend an academic conference”

by Siobhan Smith Last week I had the pleasure of attending the “Vernon Lee, Aesthetics and Empathy” conference at Churchill College, Cambridge. As a new graduate this was a daunting prospect, but I harbour lofty aspirations to continue onto PhD … Continue reading

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Vernon Lee, Aesthetics and Empathy: Conference Notes, Suzy Corrigan, Teesside University

As an undergraduate student, I was advised by my tutor to compile a book of every word I came across that I didn’t understand to help me to expand my academic vocabulary. The word, ‘interdisciplinary’ has now been added! It … 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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Vernon Lee, Aesthetics & Empathy: Conference in Cambridge, 12-13 September 2022

Dear Vernon Lee friends, Don’t miss tomorrow’s important conference on Vernon Lee’s philosophy of art and empathy, organised by Derek Matravers and Sally Blackburn-Daniels! Conference Programme 12th September 09:00     Tea and Coffee 09:30     Welcome 09:40     Jesse Prinz: ‘Is Aesthetic Experience … Continue reading

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A Summer with Vernon Lee : 28-31 August 2022 at Villa Il Palmerino

Dear friends and readers, we are delighted to announce the series of events organised by the Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino. Scheduled on August 28, 29, 30 and 31: IN VERNON LEE’S NAME will present a series of artistic and creative … Continue reading

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An update on publications

Bibliography 2020-2022 The Sibyl and the International Vernon Lee Society have always worked at promoting and disseminating information about works, events and links about Vernon Lee and her circle. We are grateful to Sally for compiling the present bibliography, and … Continue reading

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“La femme, lorsqu’elle sera la sœur véritable de l’homme, saura comme lui se développer par le bonheur, par tous les côtés de l’expérience humaine” (Vernon Lee)

Chères lectrices, chers lecteurs, les Droits des Femmes sont à l’honneur aujourd’hui, 8 mars. Dans le monde entier, de Paris à Florence, de Kiev, à Kaboul, New York, Londres, Tripoli ou Beyrouth, Varsovie ou Dublin… on célèbre les femmes et … Continue reading

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