Reciting Gray's Elegy: Cultural Capital and the Scholarship Boy

Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture: Professor Catherine Robson (New York University): 'Reciting Gray's Elegy: Cultural Capital and the Scholarship Boy'

Catherine Robson is the author of Men in Wonderland: The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman (Princeton University Press, 2001) and the forthcoming Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem (Princeton University Press), and co-editor of the Victorian section of The Norton Anthology of English Literature. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at NYU and a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and winner of the Donald Gray Prize for outstanding work in Victorian studies for 2005.

The biennial Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture is held to commemorate the work of Professor Ledger and reflects her commitment to the democratic possibilities of education, the rich interdisciplinarity of nineteenth-century literature and culture, and the lively research culture of the University of London. The lecture is supported by donations from Professor Ledger's colleagues and friends and the nomination of speakers is shared between Royal Holloway, University of London, where Ledger was Hildred Carlile Chair of Victorian Studies at her death, and Birkbeck, University of London. This first lecture is organised by the Centre for Victorian Studies, Royal Holloway.

School of Advanced Study, University of London
Professor Catherine Robson (New York University)
Event date: 
Friday, 10 June 2011 - 1:00am
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