12 May 2021 - 12 May 2021
5:30PM - 7:00PM
What—if anything—do Lear’s paintings and poems see in one another? And what sense (or nonsense) can be made from thinking about landscapes alongside limericks?
Chaired by Dr Noreen Masud (Durham University).
This Inventions of the Text seminar is hosted in partnership with Durham University Centre for Visual Arts and Culture.
Professor in English, University of Oxford
Matthew Bevis's books include The Art of Eloquence (2007), Comedy: A Very Short Introduction (2012), and Wordsworth’s Fun (2019). His recent essays have appeared in The London Review of Books, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, Raritan, and Poetry. He’s currently completing Knowing Edward Lear for Oxford University Press and curating an exhibition on Lear’s sketches and drawings at the IKON Gallery.