Tag Archives: Vernon Lee

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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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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The Italian translation of Satan the Waster: Satana il Dilapidore

We are delighted to showcase the first translation into Italian of Vernon Lee’s philosophical trilogy, Satan the Waster (1920). Satana Il Dilapidore. Trilogia filosofica della Grande Guerra. Trad. Alberto Palazzi. Italia: il glifo ebooks, 27 maggio 2020. 368 p. ISBN-10 … Continue reading

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The Character-Driven Story in Historical Mysteries: An interview with the author of the John Singer Sargent & Violet Paget Mysteries, Mary F. Burns

The Sibyl is delighted to share with you an interview with one of the members of the International Vernon Lee Society, author Mary F Burns. Mary is the author of several books of historical fiction, and member of and book reviewer for … 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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Vernon Lee and HoL at ESSE 2021 !

Dans le cadre du 15ème colloque international de l’ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) organisé par l’Université de Lyon et qui se déroulera en ligne du 30 Août au 3 Septembre 2021, la base de données Holographical-Lee (HoL) Vernon … Continue reading

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Linda Falcone: Fighting Spirits: Vernon Lee’s campaign to save medieval Florence

Not to be missed: Tonight’s Wednesday lecture at the British Institute in Florence will feature Linda Falcone about Vernon Lee’s campaign to save medieval Florence! “Florence’s turn-of-the-century plan for urban renewal included replacing the Ponte Vecchio. It took an international … Continue reading

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Online lecture by Dr Claudia Tobin, February 23, 2021

Claudia Tobin: “Travelling Portraits: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, Ottoline Morrell, Vanessa Bell” Colonica del Palmerino, via del Palmerino 6 23 February 2021, 6.30pm (CET) On-line lecture in English: Travelling at the turn of the century without ever feeling foreign. From … Continue reading

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