Scholar of Victorian Poetry, Theater to Speak Tomorrow at UT

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Carolyn WilliamsThe UT Knoxville College of Arts and Sciences’ Faculty Research Seminar in 19th Century British Studies is hosting a lecture by Carolyn Williams of Rutgers University at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in 1210 McClung Tower.

Williams, chair and professor of English, will speak on “Parody and Social Formation in the Comic Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan.” The event is free and open to the public.

A scholar of Victorian poetry, autobiography, theater and visual culture, Williams has written books including “Gilbert and Sullivan: Gender, Genre, Parody” and “Transfigured World: Walter Pater’s Aesthetic Historicism,” and co-edited “Walter Pater: Transparencies of Desire.”

The lecture is funded by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities Initiative.

For more information, e-mail nhenry3@utk.edu.

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