College of Letters & Science

An Honor for Ph.D. Candidate Lindsay Wells

An Honor for Ph.D. Candidate Lindsay Wells

Lindsay Wells

Ph.D.candidate Lindsay Wells has received the 2018 Amy P. Goldman Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies, co-sponsored by the University of Delaware and the Delaware Art Museum. This fellowship will support Lindsay's dissertation research on the botanical imagery of British artist Edward Coley Burne-Jones, which she considers in light of Victorian horticultural practices and contemporary eco-criticism. Lindsay will spend a month in Delaware in Fall 2018 examining Burne-Jones paintings, letters, and archival materials at the Museum, as well as the artist's "Flower Book" (1882-1898), related watercolors, and nineteenth-century gardening treatises in the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection at the University of Delaware. This work will result in a chapter of her dissertation, "Plant-Based Art: Indoor Gardening and the British Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900," which, as Lindsay writes, "examines how houseplant horticulture inspired leaders of the Victorian art world to renegotiate the boundaries between human and botanical life." 

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