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Yehuda Koren

Flaming Dene. A Victorian Stunner, Nude Model and Actress

Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren

Monday, 1 April 2019

4:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Israeli writers and journalists Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren give an illustrated talk about their new book, Flaming Dene, a biography of the life of Dorothy Dene, who was the subject of the artist Frederic Leighton’s masterpiece, Flaming June.

Negev and Koren look at the relationship between Leighton and his muse. Leighton, the older by 30 years, became obsessed by Dene after she came looking for modelling work at the age of 19. They explore Leighton’s attitude towards marriage, his relationships with other women, hints of homosexuality and his fathering of a child by another model. And they look at the life of Dene, who became a celebrity actress, had songs written about her and who died in unclear circumstances at the age of 40.

Negev and Koren are well-known Israeli journalists. They have co-written a number of books including The First Lady of Fleet Street and Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden