Armstrong Browning Library will host the annual Benefactors Day lecture on Tuesday, October 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Meditation of the ABL.
This year's address will be given by the 2012 Margaret Root Brown Chair of Robert Browning & Victorian Studies, Dr. Kirstie Blair, from the University of Glasgow. Dr. Blair's topic, "Robert Browning's Dissenting Forms," will be based on a chapter from her forthcoming book, Form and Faith in Victorian Poetry and Religion (Oxford University Press, May 2012). She will focus on "Christmas-Eve," the first long poem Browning produced after his marriage and the only poem in which he reflects explicitly on contemporary religion.
Carlos Colón, ABL Artist-in-Residence, will present new musical arrangements that feature Robert Browning's "Christmas-Eve" and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "The Sleep." Colón will also premiere a composition for oboe and piano inspired by a passage from EBB's Aurora Leigh. He will be assisted by oboist Katie Sparks and pianist Ivette Herryman.
A reception will follow in the Cox Reception Hall. Both the program and reception are free and open to the public.
For more information about Benefactors Day, visit the ABL events page.