2017 Mark Samuels Lasner Collection Exhibition and Symposium
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“Victorian Passions: Stories from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection”
Curator: Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities
February 14 – June 3, 2017
Special Collections Gallery, Morris Library
In celebration of the collection and the gift, the University of Delaware Library will host an exhibition, titled “Victorian Passions: Stories from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection” and curated by Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities — on view in Morris Library’s Special Collections Gallery from Feb. 14 through June 3, 2017.
“Celebrating the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection: Rare Books and Manuscripts, Victorian Literature and Art”
Keynote Speaker: Elaine Showalter, Professor Emerita of English at Princeton University
March 17 – 18, 2017
Reading Room, Morris Library
On March 17 and 18, 2017, the University of Delaware will host a two-day symposium, “Celebrating the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection: Rare Books and Manuscripts, Victorian Literature and Art.” In addition to Elaine Showalter, the speakers will include Mark Dimunation (Library of Congress), Barbara Heritage (Rare Book School, University of Virginia), Edward Maggs (Maggs Bros. Ltd., London), Joseph Bristow (UCLA), Linda K. Hughes (Texas Christian University), Margaretta S. Frederick (Delaware Art Museum), William S. Peterson (Emeritus, University of Maryland), David Taylor (UK historian and author), and Margaret D. Stetz (University of Delaware).
The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
Lunch will be provided for registrants on Saturday, March 18.
Arrangements have been made at:
640 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713
Anyone booking rooms should reference “Mark Samuels Lasner Symposium” for the room block and discount rate.
All events take place in the Reading Room on the first floor of the Morris Library, unless otherwise noted.
Friday, March 17, 2017
|3:00 – 4:30 pm||Exhibition Talk
|4:30 – 6:00 pm||Keynote Lecture
|6:00 – 7:00 pm||Reception
Saturday, March 18, 2017
|9:30 – 10:00 am||Registration|
|10:00 am – 12:00 pm||Morning Session
|12:15 – 1:15 pm||Lunch (provided for registrants – location TBD)
|1:30 – 3:30 pm||Afternoon Session
|3:30 – 3:45 pm||Break|
|3:45 – 4:30 pm||Panel focused on the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection