Hands-On Tour: Lewis Carroll

Date / Time

  • October 27, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mathematician and cleric Charles Lutwidge Dodgson published children’s books under the pen name Lewis Carroll. This tour will explore both the man and the author, drawing on letters from Dodgson to his publishers, original drawings by John Tenniel (the illustrator of the Alice books) photographs of children taken by Carroll, and, of course, copies of his books.






Degrees of Separation: Lord Byron and Lewis Carroll

Everyone in this world is connected, but some are more closely related than others. Scholars of Kevin Bacon analysis will understand this concept of degrees of separation, but may be surprised to learn that it can also be applied to other significant figures; for example, Alice in Wonderland author Charles Dodgson (more commonly known as …

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Michael Sims

Date / Time

  • November 2, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In Frankenstein Dreams, Michael Sims has gathered many of the very finest stories, some by classic writers such as Jules Verne, Mary Shelley, and H.G. Wells, but many that will surprise general readers.






Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group

Date / Time

  • January 6, 2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare plays aloud not only offers a communal way to enjoy these great works but promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate—just bring your voice!






Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group

Date / Time

  • November 4, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare plays aloud not only offers a communal way to enjoy these great works but promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate—just bring your voice!






Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group

Date / Time

  • October 7, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare plays aloud not only offers a communal way to enjoy these great works but promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate—just bring your voice!






In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Leslie S. Klinger

Date / Time

  • October 17, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Two centuries after its original publication, Mary Shelley’s classic tale of gothic horror comes to vivid life in “what may very well be the best presentation of the novel” to date (Guillermo del Toro). Leslie S. Klinger discusses The New Annotated Frankenstein, a 2017 edition of the novel with commentary and illustrations.






In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Travis Lau

Date / Time

  • November 16, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

How do we begin to historicize blood as a fluid material and as a symbol that has the potential to bear a “social life” beyond the body? This talk considers Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) as a case study for how Victorian fiction (re)imagined the significance of blood in relation to Victorian debates about blood purity, blood transfusions, and contagion.