Lecture: 'Tennyson Transformed: Poetry, Art and Commerce int he Victorian Period'
Tennyson was the most famous poet of the Victorian period and an inspiration to a great variety of painters, photographers and designers. This lecture will explore the range of visual responses to Tennyson's success: his enormous commercial appeal. In particular, the lecture will present new research about a dispute between Tennyson and the manager of Edward Moxon and Co. and how this argument led to the collapse of the famous publisher who only decades earlier had been considered the saviour of English poetry.
At the end of the lecture, tea/coffee and cake will be served in the Cafe. There will then be an opportunity to view the exhibition.
There is also the option of a visit to the Tennyson Research Centre in the morning before the lecture. In the company of Collections Officer, Grace Timmins, this is a special chance to view the Tennyson family libraries, photographs and possessions as well as manuscripts and published muscial works setting his poems.