DYING TO PLEASE: The Romantic Heroine of the mid-19th century with Sylvia Sagona

Tuesday 16 Mar 2010, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

The Romantic movement of the early 19th century idealised women provided they made themselves eternally unobtainable by retreat into a convent, madness or death.

More beautiful and desirable in death than they ever were in life, these ethereal heroines haunted the art and literature of the early 19th century in both England and France. This lecture will investigate their creation and their legacy.

SYLVIA SAGONA is a Fellow of the School of Languages at the University of Melbourne specialising in 19th Century French art and society.

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