Lunch-hour Talk: "Tragedy or Melodrama? Art and the Death of a Child" | Smart Museum of Art | Museums | Chicago Reader

Lunch-hour Talk: "Tragedy or Melodrama? Art and the Death of a Child"

When: Fri., May 6, 12 p.m. 2011

This lunch-hour talk by Elizabeth Helsinger, the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor of English Language and Literature and Art History at the University of Chicago, considers some famous child death scenes by novelists Charles Dickens and Walter Scott, examines related images in the exhibition The Tragic Muse, and then looks at much more ambivalent short poems by Victorian women poets Christina Rossetti and Alice Meynell. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Tragic Muse: Art and Emotion, 1700-1900, on view at the Smart Museum of Art from February 10 to June 5, 2011.

Price: Free

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