Launch of the Charles Harpur Critical Archive
Wednesday October 17, 3-4:30 pm, Cuneo Hall 417
with Paul Eggert, Melissa Bradshaw, Jasper Cragwall, and Andrew Welch
Please join us in Cuneo 417 for the launch of the Charles Harpur Critical Archive!
We will celebrate the publication of this digital archive and scholarly edition of the poetic works and letters of Charles Harpur (1813–1868), the most important poet of colonial New South Wales. A Romantic celebrator of Australian landscape, an early environmentalist, a political satirist and love poet, Harpur and his works remain vitally alive today. But they have not been easily accessible. Project Director Prof. Paul Eggert will share some background on his inspiration and experience developing the site. He will be followed by a panel discussion on poets and the act of revision, a key hallmark of Harpur’s work, with Dr. Melissa Bradshaw, Dr. Jasper Cragwall, and Andrew Welch. A reception will follow.