Pre-Raphaelites in The City: Pre-Raphaelite News Round-Up

Dinah Roe

Pre-Raphaelite News Round-Up

Pre-Raphaelite News Round-up

Perhaps the proliferation of articles on the Pre-Raphaelites is an indication of the growing excitement around the 2012 Tate Britain Exhibition, but whatever the reason, it’s hard not to notice the sudden explosion of news about the Pre-Raphaelites this winter. Below is a small round-up of several items of interest. Enjoy!

If I’ve missed anything, please get in touch and let me know.

Broadsheets & Magazines

10 Feb
The Guardian’s John Mullan names Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘Insomnia’ in ‘10 of the best’ list:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/10/ten-best-bouts-of-insomnia?newsfeed=true

10 Feb
The Wall Street Journal reviews Fiona McCarthy’s Burne-Jones biography:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203711104577200832044735846.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Feb
Various Pre-Raphaelite Books Reviewed in The NY Review of Books:
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/feb/23/beautiful-aesthetic-erotic/

12 Feb.
The Art Newspaper considers Pre-Raphaelite associate, Francis Ashton Jackson:
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Shedding-light-on-an-obscure-pre-Raphaelite/25508

15 Jan
Country Life reviews JB Bullen’s Rossetti: Painter and Poet & Dinah Roe’s The Rossettis In Wonderland
http://www.countrylife.co.uk/culture/article/529523/Book+Reviews%3A+Books+on+Dante+Gabriel+Rossetti.html

Blogs
23 Jan
Alison Chapman Chooses ‘Who Has Seen the Wind’ for the Victorian Network’s Poem of the Month:
http://web.uvic.ca/~vicpoet/2012/01/poem-of-the-month-christina-rossettis-who-has-seen-the-wind/

15 Jan
‘The Kissed Mouth’ celebrates Cornforth’s Rossetti Gallery:
http://fannycornforth.blogspot.com/2012/01/through-doors-of-rossetti-gallery-part.html

10 Jan
‘Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood’ considers Dante Gabriel and Lizzie Siddal’s marriage:
http://preraphaelitesisterhood.com/pre-raphaelite-marriages-dante-gabriel-rossetti-and-elizabeth-siddal/

Conference Announcement

24 Jan
SHARP and the William Morris Society in the United States are proposing a joint panel for the Modern Language Association’s 2013 conference to be held January 2013 in Boston.

“Print and Beyond: Publishing Rossetti, Morris and the Aesthetes”
http://navsa.blogspot.com/2012/01/cfp-print-and-beyond-publishing.html

Events
11 Feb
Highgate Cemetery commemorates the 150th anniversary of Lizzie Siddal’s death. Lecture on Lizzie Siddal by Lucinda Hawksley
http://www.highgate-cemetery.org/index.php/events

11 Feb
Lecture by Dinah Roe at the Pre-Raphaelite Society – ‘Frame the Sonnet: Word and Image in Pre Raphaelite Art’
http://www.pre-raphaelitesociety.org/events.htm

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This blog explores the thriving Victorian cities which inspired the Pre-Raphaelites, and were shaped by them in turn. While the Pre-Raphaelites produced poetry and art praising the natural world, most were born and raised in urban environments, and their work retained a cosmopolitan sensibility. Although this blog will sometimes take excursions into the countryside, its focus will remain on city life. If you want more information on images or sources, please get in touch.