John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog via 'A Ghost in the Rylands Library': The Papers of Elaine Feinstein
The friendship formed by the poet Siegfried Sassoon with the literary hostess Lady Ottoline Morrell was among the most formative of his life. Begun by correspondence early in 1916 while he was serving on the Western Front, the relationship introduced Sassoon to the circle of pacifist intellectuals centred on the Morrells’ home at Garsington in Oxfordshire.… Continue reading On display: ‘Poems by Siegfried Sassoon’
Please see below for details of our next meeting: GLAM Programme 6th October 2017 The meeting will be at Hull History Centre. Information on how to find the venue is also in the agenda document. We look forward to seeing you there!
John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog ‘Power – For my angel poet-friend’: The Papers of Elaine Feinstein Source: ‘Power – For my angel poet-friend’: The Papers of Elaine Feinstein | John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog
The Next GLAM meeting will be held on 6th October at Hull History Centre, from 11:45-4:30. The theme will be 'European connections in Literary collections', further details to follow...
Are you interested in born-digital records in literary and publishers' archives? If so, send Dr Lise Jaillant a proposal for the first workshop of "After the Digital Revolution," funded by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. The workshop will be at the John Rylands Library, Manchester (14-15 Sept. 2017). Workshop Highlights: • Internationally-recognised experts, including… Continue reading ‘After the Digital Revolution’ workshop call for papers
Please see here for details of our next GLAM meeting and BGM to be held at the V&A - details of how to find the venue are also in the agenda document. We look forward to seeing you there!
The next GLAM meeting will be taking place at the V&A Blythe House London on Monday 27th March (11:45-4:30). Details of the programme, the theme of which is literary collections in museums, are being finalised and will be shared shortly!
The John Rylands Research Institute invites proposals for its 2017 conference on modern literary archives. Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, the conference will focus in particular on archives related to postwar poetry in English. ‘Archival Afterlives’ will provide a forum for academic researchers, postgraduate students, curators, archivists, as… Continue reading Second Call for Papers: ‘Archival Afterlives’: Postwar Poetry in English, John Rylands Research Institute Conference, June 2017
The poet Robert Bloomfield, author of The farmer’s boy, was born in Suffolk two hundred and fifty years ago, in December 1766. Of humble parentage, he worked briefly as a labourer on a nearby farm before moving to London to take up the trade of cobbler. The success of The farmer’s boy, a poem of… Continue reading ‘The first of rural bards’: Robert Bloomfield in Cambridge University Library