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Lecture: Elizabeth Siddal: Poetry, Art, Life

1 November 2019, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Elizabeth Eleanor Rossetti (née Siddal)
by Lewis Carroll, after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
8 October 1863, based on a work of circa 1860
NPG P1273(2b)

Curator Jan Marsh, poet Gillian Allnutt, Dr Serena Trowbridge and journalist Alison Flood look at the poetry, art and life of Elizabeth Siddall.

Dr Jan Marsh is the curator of Pre-Raphaelite Sisters. She has pioneered the study of Pre-Raphaelite women with collective and individual biographies, including Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, Jane and May Morris and Christina Rossetti: A Literary Life. She co-curated exhibitions about Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists, Marie Spartali and May Morris.

Gillian Allnutt’s suite of poems Lizzie Siddall: Her Journal 1862 was published in 1985. Other collections of poetry include wake (2018), indwelling (2013), and How the Bicycle Shone: New & Selected Poems (2007). She was awarded The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2016.

Dr Serena Trowbridge is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Birmingham City University. She was the editor of the journal of The Pre-Raphaelite Society from 2005 – 2017.  In 2018 she edited the poems of Elizabeth Siddal, published as My Ladys Soul: The Poems of Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall.

Alison Flood is the Guardian's books reporter and the former news editor of the Bookseller.

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