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Catriona Cannon

The Edgeworth Collection: A Masterclass

Ros Ballaster, Anna Louise Senkiw, Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull and Catriona Cannon

Sunday, 29 March 2020

12:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Researchers Professor Ros Ballaster, Anna Louise Senkiw, Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull and Catriona Cannon introduce 200-year-old letters and other items from the Bodleian Libraries’ collection of Edgeworth family papers that throw light on the life and work of early 19th-centuryAnglo-Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth.

The Edgeworth papers are a rich and varied collection covering a period from the 17th to the 19th centuries. They reveal how an extended family with connections to Ireland, France, India and England communicated and worked on producing art, literature and scientific knowledge, and shed light on Anglo-Irish relations. This masterclass will focus on papers from spring 1820 and will look at the physical and intellectual shape of the correspondence. Maria Edgeworth was a writer of adult and children’s novels. She was one of the first realist writers of children’s literature, a significant figure in the evolution o0f the novel and a correspondent of the likes of Sir Walter Scott and David Ricardo.

Ballaster is professor of 18th-century studies at the University of Oxford and academic lead of Opening the Edgeworth Papers. Sekiw and Wilkinson-Turnbull work as research assistants on Opening the Edgeworth Papers. Cannon is deputy librarian and keeper of special collections at Bodleian Libraries and co-investigator of Opening the Edgeworth Papers.

This event is part of the festival’s programme of Irish literature and culture.

Presented by Bodleian Libraries.

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 Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock 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 Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming
 

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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 Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock 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 Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming