The Summer of Monsters | Virtual Behind the Bookcase Tour

Date / Time

  • May 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In June of 1816, Mary Godwin, Percy Shelley and Mary’s stepsister, Claire Clairmont joined Lord Byron and his doctor John Polidori at a rented villa on Lake Geneva in the Swiss Alps. Eighteen-year-old Mary had eloped with the already married poet Percy the year before, and Byron had fled England in disgrace. Cold, stormy weather (more…)

Rosenbacchanal 2021: Siren’s Garden Party

Date / Time

  • June 1, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Guests are invited to spend an evening in The Rosenbach’s Garden for specialty cocktails and tasty hors d’oeuvres while enjoying a performance from Xavier Foley, a critically-acclaimed double bassist and a Laureate of Astral Artists. Tickets are included with all Rosenbacchanal sponsorship levels or may be purchased separately. Availability is limited to maintain safe capacity. [maxbutton (more…)

Virtual Course | Camera Obscuras: Black Stories on Film

Date / Time

  • June 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 23, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • August 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Tuition for this course is $200. Rosenbach members receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you have questions about discounted tuition please call (215) 732-1600 x 138 or email [email protected] Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click here for more information about membership. This course is limited to participants who are 17 years of age or (more…)

Rosenbacchanal 2021: Young Friends Party

Date / Time

  • June 8, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Calling all young bibliophiles! Literary enthusiasts under 40 are invited to a special event in the garden. The Young Friends of The Rosenbach, a new committee, will make their debut at this cocktail party with a special up-close viewing of the Ulysses manuscript from our collection. Interested in joining the Young Friends of (more…)

The Will to Forget: Memory, the Nation, and Ulysses | In Conversation with Vincent Cheng

Date / Time

  • June 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Much scholarly and scientific work has been done in recent decades on issues having to do with memory: Alzheimer’s, trauma, remembrance, memorials and monuments, truth and reconciliation. Memory studies are a notable presence in contemporary studies of culture but hardly anyone ever talks about the desirability or usefulness of forgetting. This presentation considers the importance (more…)

Rosenbacchanal 2021: A Celebration to Support Bloomsday

Date / Time

  • June 16, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Rosenbacchanal is The Rosenbach’s annual, signature fundraiser. This year, we’re celebrating on Bloomsday with a special outdoor dinner on Delancey Place and an exclusive viewing of I Said Yes: A Celebration of Bloomsday at The Rosenbach. Tickets are included with all sponsorship levels or may be purchased separately. Availability is limited to maintain safe capacity (more…)

The Premiere of I Said Yes: A Celebration of Bloomsday at The Rosenbach

Date / Time

  • June 16, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Every year, the world celebrates Bloomsday on June 16, the day that James Joyce’s epic Ulysses is set in 1904. This season, in place of our annual festival on Delancey Place, we’re commemorating the date with the premiere of I Said Yes: A Celebration of Bloomsday at The Rosenbach, a new film production. The film captures the celebration (more…)

Virtual Course | Frankenstein: Modern Science and Its Literary Lives

Date / Time

  • June 21, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • August 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Tuition for this course is $200. Rosenbach members receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you have questions about discounted tuition please call (215) 732-1600 x 138 or email [email protected] Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click here for more information about membership. This course is limited to participants who are 17 years of age or (more…)