George Haggerty Lecture and Roundtable October 26 and 27 - Lewis Walpole Library Programs

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As part of the Lewis Walpole Library’s “Walpolooza” year of programming celebrating Horace Walpole’s tercentenary, we are pleased to announce an upcoming lecture and roundtable with George Haggerty, UCR.


"The Many Lives of Horace Walpole" Lecture by George E. Haggerty

October 26, 5:30 PM

Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall

1080 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510


In his charming biography of Horace Walpole, R.W. Ketton-Cremer makes the point that “one of the difficulties which confront a biographer of Walpole is his remarkable versatility.  He was active in many fields—in politics, social life, literature, architecture, antiquarianism, printing, virtù; and it is not easy to include them all in the compass of a single volume.” 


George E. Haggerty, Distinguished Professor and Chair

Department of English, University of California, Riverside, who is currently writing a new biography of Horace Walpole, will take up this challenge in his lecture with and through Walpole’s letters. Haggerty asserts that Walpole writes himself into his experience by means of his epistolary imagination.


Professor Haggerty’s talk will be streamed live from the Yale Center for British Art at: 


"Queer Biography and the Archives" Roundtable with George E. Haggerty

October 27, 2:30 TO 4:45 PM

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511


Discussants include Abby Coykendall, Jason Farr, Caroline Gonda, Paul Kelleher, Ellen Malenas Ledoux, Susan Lanser, and Timothy Young.


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Susan Odell Walker

Head of Public Services

The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

T: 860-677-2140