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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 University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Bayard Presse Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer