A Report on "Matthew Arnold and Victorian Culture: An International Conference," April 15-17, 1993.
Nineteenth-Century Prose 1993, Fall, 20, 2
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The first major conference devoted to Matthew Arnold scholarship since the Centennial Conference held at Liverpool University in 1988 was organized by Roger Brooks, director of the Armstrong Browning Library on the campus of Baylor University, Waco, Texas. In addition to twenty-six papers delivered by a wide range of scholars, the Waco conference featured a dramatic adaptation of Arnold's poem "Sohrab and Rusrum," a retrospective talk about Arnold Whitridge (Matthew Arnold's grandson) by his son Frederick Whitridge, and the unveiling of a bust of Arnold by sculptor Douglas Crow. The conference deserved to be called "international"--three of the speakers were Canadian--but it was a decidedly North American affair: The only U.K. participant was Miriam Allott, co-editor of Arnold's poetry with her late husband Kenneth Allott and organizer of the 1988 Liverpool conference. (The most notable British absentee was Park Honan, Arnold's biographer.) As I prepared my summary statement to be given at the conclusion of the conference, I wondered whether an Arnold conference in Britain today would have gone off in quite the same way.
- 2,99 €
- Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Published: 22 September 1993
- Publisher: Nineteenth-Century Prose
- Print Length: 10 Pages
- Language: English