Join Susannah Fullerton as she presents her lecture DISTORTED LOVE | Robert Browning and 'Porphyria's Lover’ via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/
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The love affair between two poets, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett, is the stuff of legend. Together they fled from her awful father and eloped to Italy, where they enjoyed many years of happily married life. Elizabeth wrote Sonnets from the Portuguese showing her love for her husband, but Robert wrote strange and memorable poems, such as Porphyria's Lover, about distorted, lethal love, and poems about self-love and the love of money.
SUSANNAH FULLERTON has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is one of ADFAS’s most popular Australian lecturers and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.
This lecture is supported by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English, 12 May 1828– 9 April 1882)
Lady Lilith, 1866-1868 (altered 1872-1873)
oil on canvas | 965 × 851 mm (38.0 in × 33.5 in)
Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
collection of Delaware Art Museum, 1935-29, Wilmington, Delaware