Armstrong Browning Library Presents Benefactors Day
Oct. 5, 2011
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.