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Oct
17
2018
ABL Welcomes New Library Host
The Armstrong Browning Library is pleased to welcome Kacie Collin as a part-time Library Host.
Oct
10
2018
Rhyme and Reform Symposium: An Instructor’s Perspective
Armstrong Browning Library’s Graduate Research Assistant Meagan Anthony writes about her decision to bring her English course to the opening reception of Rhyme and Reform’s exhibit.
Sep
19
2018
The Brownings’ Literary Network: Curator Interview
Before our current exhibit, “The Literary Network of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning,” closes on September 28, we asked Dr. Kristen Pond a few questions about her course on literary networks.
Sep
12
2018
ABL Welcomes Three-Month Research Fellow Professor Clare Simmons
The ABL welcomed Three-Month Research Fellow for 2018 Professor Clare Simmons to Baylor with a reception on Friday, September 7.
Aug
31
2018
Rhyme and Reform
The Armstrong Browning Library, in partnership with the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and the University of Manchester in England, will mark the 175th anniversary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “The Cry of the Children” with a series of scholarly presentations, performances of laboring-class balladry, and interactive workshops on October 4-5, 2018.
Aug
20
2018
The Literary Network of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Armstrong Browning Library's current exhibition, The Literary Network of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, curated by students in Dr. Kristen Pond's course on Literary Networks in the Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Centuries is on display in the Hankamer Treasure Room until mid-September.
Jun
5
2018
Titanic Connections at the ABL-- Wilson Barrett and the SS Teutonic
The Titanic exhibition at Baylor’s Mayborn Museum is now open and just in time for our final Titanic Connections post about English manager, playwright, and actor Wilson Barrett and the SS Teutonic.
May
28
2018
Titanic Connections at the ABL-- Charles Sumner and the RMS Baltic
Read politician and abolitionist Charles Sumner's description of a trip aboard the RMS Baltic in a letter at the Armstrong Browning Library.
May
21
2018
Titanic Connections at the ABL-- Rose Kingsley and the SS Shannon
A giant spider makes an appearance in this Titanic Connections post about Rose Kingsley and the SS Shannon.
May
17
2018
Titanic Connections at the ABL-- Captain Crozier and the HMS Terror
This Titanic Connections post links a letter in the ABL’s collection to a ship lost at sea.
May
7
2018
Titanic Connections at the ABL--
Our next Titanic Connection features a hymn written by a friend of Robert Browning’s.
May
3
2018
Titanic Connections at the ABL--The Fano Club
In anticipation of the Titanic exhibition coming to the Mayborn Museum Complex in June, Dr. Melinda Creech searched the holdings of the Armstrong Browning Library to see what Titanic connections she might find here. Read her first post about postcards, the Titanic, and the founding of an exclusive club.
May
1
2018
Manuscripts and Marginalia at the Armstrong Browning Library
Denae Dyck, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Victoria, Canada, shares what she discovered while examining manuscripts and marginalia at the Armstrong Browning Library in her contribution to our blog series “Reflections from a Visiting Scholar."
Feb
5
2018
Armstrong Browning Library Announces 2018 Three-Month Research Fellow
Dr. Clare Simmons, Professor of English at The Ohio State University, has been selected by the Armstrong Browning Library as its Three-Month Research Fellow for the fall 2018 term. The competitive fellowship program invites established scholars to apply for research appointments that leverage the unique collection of nineteenth-century resources collected at the Armstrong Browning Library.
Sep
28
2017
Transatlantic Exchanges
Professor Mark Sandy, Durham University, UK, shares his experience researching Wordsworth, Emerson, and Thoreau as a visiting scholar at the Armstrong Browning Library.
Sep
18
2017
Sociology Class on Death and Dying Visits the ABL
Students in Amanda Smith’s upper-level sociology class on death and dying recently visited the Armstrong Browning Library to gain insight into nineteenth-century funeral and bereavement practices.
Aug
31
2017
Stories from Victorian Letters: The Whittier-Family Autograph Album
Our museum studies summer intern Katie Mackenzie unveils treasures found in a victorian era autograph album that belonged to Elizabeth Whittier Pickard (1846-1902), who was the niece of the American poet John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892).
Aug
24
2017
A Fond Farewell to Cynthia Burgess
The Baylor Libraries have enjoyed the company and innovations of many librarians over the years and Cynthia Burgess is no exception. Burgess has been an asset to Armstrong Browning Library (ABL) for almost 29 years. This spring, the Libraries prepare to bid her adieu as she embarks on a life of well deserved retirement.
Aug
24
2017
Armstrong Browning Library Welcomes Dr. Dino Felluga
Armstrong Browning Library (ABL) is excited to announce Dr. Dino Felluga, professor of English at Purdue University, as the very first recipient of Armstrong Browning Library’s Three-Month Research Fellowship. The fellowship was created by Dean Emeritus Pattie Orr and Rita Patteson, former director of ABL, in collaboration with Dr. Joshua King, Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies.
Aug
4
2017
Stories from Victorian Letters: Drawings in Victorian Letters
Our museum studies summer intern Katie Mackenzie spent much of her time working with our Victorian letters collection. In this article, she explores the variety of sketches and drawings found with the letters in our collections.
Jun
19
2017
Arnold at the Armstrong Browning Library
Visiting Scholar Rose Sneyd, a PhD Candidate at Dalhousie University in Canada, describes how the nineteenth-century resources of the Armstrong Browning Library moved her dissertation research forward.
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