2021 Browning Day

The Armstrong Browning Library & Museum proudly presents the virtual 2021 Browning Day Lecture

"Lords of the Earth? Elizabeth Barrett Browning
on Christ's Body in the Age of Human Domination"

Dr. Joshua King [BIO]
Associate Professor of English and Margarett Root Brown Chair
in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies

Friday, April 16 - 3:30 p.m. CDT - Hosted on Zoom

Dr. King's virtual presentation will ask how in her poetry Elizabeth Barrett Browning struggled to come to terms with the world-altering impact of the Industrial Revolution, and how she envisioned a place for the Body of Christ - those participating in the work of God on earth and in the world emerging.

The changing Victorian world of Elizabeth Barrett Browning anticipated our own era, the Anthropocene, when human ambition and power now influence every inch of the planet and all the processes of life. She witnessed, and experienced in her own body, the beginnings of this era through a coal-driven global economy that was altering the very atmosphere she breathed, transforming the landscapes through which she traveled by steam power, and subjecting masses of her fellow citizens to inhumane labor.

If you are interested in participating in this year's Browning Day lecture, use the Zoom credentials above or click the button below to receive a reminder email the day before the lecture that contains the Zoom credentials. If you have any questions, call (254) 710-4968 or email Christi_Klempnauer@baylor.edu.