Elizabeth K. Helsinger (NHC Fellow, 1997–98; 2007–08)

Project Title, 1997–98:

The Pre-Raphaelite Arts of Poetry, Painting, Collection, and Design (1850-80)

The University of Chicago

Project Title, 2007–08:

A Peculiar Music: Poetry, Art, and Song in Nineteenth-Century Britain

The University of Chicago

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1997–98

Elizabeth K. Helsinger wrote "Pre‑Raphaelite Arts; Aesthetic and Social Experiment in the 1860s," forthcoming in the Center's journal, Ideas; "Rossetti and the Art of the Book," for a collection on Victorian text and image, edited by Catherine Golden; and worked on "Artistic Friendships: Ruskin and Rossetti" for a collection of recent work on Ruskin, edited by Robert Hewison. All the above, in some form, will become part of her book, Pre‑Raphaelite Arts. She gave the Hannah M. Adler Lecture at Skidmore College, entitled "Rossetti and the Art of the Book"; delivered a paper, entitled "Artistic Friendships: Ruskin and Rossetti," at the Ruskin Seminar of Lancaster University (England). She spoke on "Pre‑Raphaelite Arts: Aesthetic and Social Experiment in the 1860s," for the English Department at North Carolina State University, and for a public lecture at the National Humanities Center.