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• Event: Dinah Roe at the British Library: The Rossettis in America, 17 August.

[From the British Library/Eccles Centre site] – Dinah Roe, the author of Christina Rossetti’s Faithful Imagination and, more recently, the editor of The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin, will lead the third in the British Library Summer Scholars Seminar Series. The topic: The Rossettiis in America. The event will be held in the Foyle Room on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, from 12.30 – 14.00. Dr Roe’s forthcoming book is The Rossettis in Wonderland: a Victorian Family History.

From the announcement:

Within a generation of their first arrival in Great Britain the Rossettis had become extraordinarily renowned and influential in the artistic and literary circles of the day. Altogether less well known is the role played by America in the lives of this prolific family, from William Rossetti’s championing of Walt Whitman to the family’s dealings with the Mormon community in Utah.

The new Summer Scholars programme is a series of informal lunchtime seminars designed to give scholars working at the Library the opportunity to discuss recent work or work-in-progress, including forthcoming publications.

The talk will be followed by Q&A. Tea and coffee will be provided. All are welcome to attend: you can reserve a place by emailing

This event is supported by the Eccles Centre for American Studies.

Continued on the British Library’s Eccles Centre website | More Chronicle & Notices.

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