'To please and to reform mankind' a life of protest: Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745
Library Lunchtime Lecture series commemorating the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's birth.
This lecture series was organised to accompany the Library exhibition 'To please and to reform mankind" a life of protest: Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745'
Curated by Dr Andrew Carpenter, MRIA and the Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, this Swift 350 exhibition (now available online) explores the writings of Jonathan Swift using the Academy collections of pamphlets, broadsides and Swift’s manuscript accounts book. Including loan items, the display demonstrates Swift’s prodigious output in a variety of formats from illustrated editions of Gulliver’s Travels and the Drapier’s Letters to the Modest proposal and much more.
Location: Academy House
Date: July 2017
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