“Celebrating the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection”
March 17-18, 2017
Reading Room, Morris Library
“Victorian Passions: Stories from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection”
Curated by Margaret D. Stetz
February 14 – June 3, 2017
Special Collections Gallery, Morris Library
Keynote Speaker: Elaine Showalter, Professor Emerita of English at Princeton University
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), Ed 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).
Along with the symposium is an exhibition entitled “Victorian Passions: Stories from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection” curated by Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities.
The exhibition will be on view from February 14 – June 3, 2017 in the Special Collections Gallery, Morris Library. For more information see: https://library.udel.edu/msl-symposium-2017/exhibition/
The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. For more information and registration see: https://library.udel.edu/