Perfumed Melodies in Literature at Keats-Shelley House

The talk will be hosted by the Keats-Shelley House

 ROME - Catherine Maxwell, Professor of Victorian Literature, will deliver a talk entitled ‘Tracking Literary Scent Memory from Shakespeare to Michael Field’, at the Keats-Shelley House on March 26 at 6.30pm.

 Following undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Oxford, Catherine Maxwell has become one of the leading experts on Victorian literature and has been lecturing on the topic at Queen Mary, University of London since 1993.

 Maxwell has published a number of successful books including The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne: Bearing Blindnessand Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature. Currently the professor is working on a monograph on perfume in Victorian literary culture for Oxford University Press, which will be the subject of her talk at the Keats-Shelley House in Rome.