EVENT12.09.2022 / 11.00am5.30pm

Edward Lear in the Round


Edward Lear is renowned as a writer of nonsense, but he was also a superb natural history illustrator, landscape painter, composer, travel writer and much else. This one day symposium draws on key themes of Ikon’s ground-breaking exhibition – Edward Lear, Moment to Moment – and reads across Lear’s oeuvre, highlighting connections between his diverse activities and achievements. A wide range of established and emerging experts on Lear are speaking at the event, with ample time for questions and discussion.

Speakers include Matthew Bevis (Professor of English Literature, Oxford University), Jasmine Jagger (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Department of English and Creative Writing, University of Roehampton), Sara Lodge (Senior Lecturer in English, University of St Andrews), Noreen Masud (Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature, University of Bristol), Kate Nichols (Birmingham Fellow in British Art, University of Birmingham), Linzi Stauvers (Head of Learning, Ikon Gallery), Jenny Uglow (Author of Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense (2018)), Jonathan Watkins (Director, Ikon Gallery), Cassie Westwood (Independent scholar) and James Williams (Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of York).

Event Date

Monday 12 September 2022

Event Details

Free, suggested donation £5.

Booking essential.

This event is held at Ikon Gallery and available to watch via a live broadcast.

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here.

For additional access enquiries please contact learning@ikon-gallery.org

Image Credits
1. Edward Lear, Karnak, 9:30 pm, 22 January 1867 (212) (1867) Watercolour with pen and black ink over graphite. Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Donald C. Gallup.


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