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A talk on the history of ideas of genius in relation to theories about melancholia and disease
Tuesday 23 May
£4, free for students
Book online or at the Laing shop
Professor Clark Lawlor, Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature atNorthumbria University, will discuss the fascinating cultural history of ideas of genius and creativity, and their complex relationship to theories about melancholia and disease.
This event has been programmed to accompany the exhibition Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artists' Eye, showing from 28 January - 4 June 2017.