Gender and Sexuality Research Group

15th Dec 2008, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University’s Gender and Sexuality Research Group meet on Monday 15th December, from 6pm-8pm in M43 at the Ormskirk Campus, presenting two papers on a Marian theme:

Prof A. Grant, Dept of English and History:

‘Comparative Semantics, Stable Relationships and The Perplexing Position of Mary and Jesus?’

Anthony Grant is Professor of Historical Linguistics and Language Contact at Edge Hill University, where he has taught since 2003.  He studied at the Universities of York and Bradford, has spent time amid research environments at the Universities of Sheffield, Amsterdam, UC-Berkeley and the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, and has taught at the Universities of Bradford, St Andrews, Manchester and Southampton.

Anna Maddison:

” ‘An angel-watered lily’: the Pre-Raphaelite Virgin Mary” (A discussion of two early paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti)

Anna Maddison is currently researching a PhD on the Victorian poet-painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. She lectures in English Literature and Art History for Liverpool University Continuing Education and Bradford University (Centre for Lifelong Learning). She also lectures in a freelance capacity and is currently working at the Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, giving monthly talks on the gallery collection.