Baylor's Armstrong Browning Library Will Host Day of "Angel" Appreciation

Oct. 21, 2011

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Baylor University's Armstrong Browning Library will celebrate its "guardian angels" at the annual Benefactors Day lecture and concert at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation of the Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

Kirstie Blair, Ph.D., Baylor's 2012 Margaret Root Brown Chair of Robert Browning and Victorian Studies and current lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow, will present this year's lecture about "Robert Browning's Dissenting Forms." Her lecture is based on a chapter of her forthcoming book, "Form and Faith in Victorian Poetry and Religion" and will focus on Robert Browning's long poem, "Christmas-Eve."

Carlos Colón, Armstrong Browning Library's Artist-in-Residence, will present new musical arrangements based on Robert Browning's "Christmas-Eve" and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "The Sleep." He also will debut an oboe and piano composition featuring the talents of oboist Katie Sparks and pianist Ivette Herryman. The piece is inspired by a passage from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Aurora Leigh."

A reception will follow the lecture and concert and will be held in the Cox Reception Hall of the library.

The event also includes an exhibit of the library's newly-added items, which were acquired through the generosity of the Armstrong Browning Library Guardian Angels. Another exhibit recognizing the 150th anniversary since the death of Elizabeth Barrett Browning will display selected items of Browning's life and work. Both exhibits will be available for viewing in the Hankamer Treasure Room of the Armstrong Browning Library.

The Benefactors Day event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Armstrong Browning Library or call 254-710-3566.

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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