Thursday, July 14, 2011

Breaking news

Ironically, it is on Bastille Day that we break the week's series on Mary and France to bring you exciting news of an Oxford study day next spring featuring Mary Wollstonecraft. Ironic, also, that she does not really appear in the title -- Revolutionary Lives: the Godwins and the Shelleys. Biographer Lyndall Gordon, whose talk on Mary and the Unitarians I attended in May, will be presenting 75 minutes of "A New Genus". The day, Saturday 28 April 2012, recapitulates the quadrille played out in the exhibition at the Bodleian, Shelley's Ghost (aka Our Mary, Her Husband, Their Daughter, and the Tousle-hair'd Poet), which I visited with Chihiro Umegaki.