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She-Pirates: Early Eighteenth-Century Fantasy and Reality

11 June 2019

John Massey Wright, 1777–1866, British. Pirates (undated). Watercolor with graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection....

“No less than High Treason”: Libel and Sensationalism in the Careers of Jacobite Periodicalists George Flint and Isaac Dalton

6 June 2019

Unknown artist after Thomas Malton the Younger, 1748–1804, British. Newgate (1799). Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. The early eighteenth-century British press...

“My Poor Nerves”: Women of a Certain Age on the Page

6 June 2019

Portrait of a Lady (1768), John Russell, 1745–1806, British. Oil on Canvas. Yale Center for British Art, Bequest of John N. and Dorothy C. Estabrook. When Mrs. Bennet complains...

The Mysterious Mother: Staged Reading and Mini-Conference Program

29 April 2019

As part of Walpolooza, a mini-conference was held on May 3, 2018 after the staged reading of The Mysterious Mother.  The full program for the staged reading and the mini-conference...