Hands-On Tours

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  • December 1, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Rosenbach is well known for the works of James Joyce and Bram Stoker, but the “English Literature” collections include many other notable Irish authors as well. In addition to Ulysses and Dracula, we’ll read and handle works by some of these others, and look at their connections and influences extending from Thomas Jefferson and Moby-Dick to the present day.






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  • December 8, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Picturing Cervantes” explores the ways Don Quixote has been imagined and illustrated through the centuries, featuring remarkable drawings and prints by notable artists such as Gustave Doré and Honoré Daumier. Explore depictions of the questing Don, his companion Sancho Panza, and his noble steed Rocinanante from artworks created shortly after the heroic entry of the “Ingenious Gentleman” onto the field of literature, and through the centuries beyond.






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  • December 15, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description ‘Tis the season for Dickens. With A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens established a holiday literary tradition for which he wrote four more Christmas books and many other stories in his lifetime. The supernatural world played a significant part of these stories, and the ghost story is still a traditional part of the British holiday season. (more…)