Browning Day Set For March 16 At Baylor

March 10, 2000

by Alan Hunt

Browning Day, a celebration of the birthdays of English poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and former Baylor English department chair Dr. A.J. Armstrong, will be held from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, March 16, in the Treasure Room at Armstrong Browning Library on the Baylor University campus.

A guest lecture will be given by Dr. Daniel Karlin, a professor at University College, London. He will speak on "The Brownings' Marriage: Contemporary Representations." Karlin is a distinguished Browning scholar, teacher and author. He will also be available to sign his most recent book, Robert Browning, the Longman Edition, which is available in the library's gift gallery.

Dedicated on Dec. 2, 1951, the Armstrong Browning Library is famous for housing the most complete collection of works relating to the Brownings. It contains printed and personal possessions of the poets, including many of their handwritten manuscripts and letters. The building and its artifacts were a life-long project for Armstrong, who was affiliated with Baylor for more than 40 years. He died March 31, 1954, two days after his 81st birthday.

The Browning Day program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Michael Davis at 710-4968.

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