Scholarly and Social Meetings: György Szőnyi, "Promiscuous Angels. Enoch, Blake, and a Curious Case of Romantic Orientalism"

Type: 
Lecture
Audience: 
CEU Community Only
Building: 
Nador u. 11
Room: 
Hanak Room
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 5:30pm
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Date: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Program:

17:30 - 18:15: Presentation by professor György Szőnyi, entitled "PROMISCUOUS ANGELS. ENOCH, BLAKE, AND A CURIOUS CASE OF ROMANTIC ORIENTALISM". You can find an abstract of the talk at the end of this message. Place: Hanák Room (Nádor 11, 2nd floor)
18:15 - 18:50: Discussion
19:00 - open end: Drinks and informal meeting of students and faculty. Place: Spájz Kocsma (Lázár utca 7, see the link below).

The aim of the Scholarly-Social Meetings is to provide insights into the research undertaken at our department, and they also represent an opportunity to bring our students and faculty together in an effort to establish an academic community reaching beyond the day-to-day academic activities.

The meeting will begin with a presentation by professor György Szőnyi, entitled "PROMISCUOUS ANGELS. ENOCH, BLAKE, AND A CURIOUS CASE OF ROMANTIC ORIENTALISM", followed by a discussion, and will continue with an informal socializing of students and faculty in Spájz Kocsma (in the VI. District, not far from CEU). We advise all students not to miss this opportunity to meet and talk with the speaker, faculty members, and fellow students.

Abstract:
György Szőnyi:
PROMISCUOUS ANGELS. ENOCH, BLAKE, AND A CURIOUS CASE OF ROMANTIC ORIENTALISM
Progress Report and Reflections on Research Methodology

I spent the calendar year of 2009 in Cambridge researching the cultural history of Enoch. Coming from a country with limited resources in English Studies, Cambridge not only provided me with one of the world's finest libraries, but also a wide scope of electronic resources unavailable in Hungary. While presenting a few intriguing case studies from the Romantic and early Modernist periods I plan to show how the combination of traditional library research and the creative use of electronic resources can lead to new and fascinating results. The case studies will touch upon Blake's prophetically and sexually charged Enoch-drawings; the angel-romances of Byron and Thomas Moore; and the British critical response to the latter.