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The Lady with the Balloon Hat

The Lady with the Balloon Hat

Vagaries and Fancies around "Opening Romanticism: Reimagining Romantic Drama for New Audiences" (Grant agreement ID: 892230)

Category: Frances Burney family

Tuesday 25 October, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, in person at Leatherhead Library, 68 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DP   This talk is part of my ongoing collaboration with Surrey Heritage and Surrey Libraries to engage local communities with the life and works of Frances Burney in the 1790s. Burney spent a good few years of that […]

Putting to good use some of the Digital Skills Courses I took to reach out to the public. A little video to promote my new book on Frances Burney and the Arts. Enjoy! by Fran Saggini is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0. Based on a work at

As I was carrying out research about the discourses of authorship in Frances Burney in the 1770s and 1780s, I came across this article by Peter Sabor Intriguingly, Sabor mentions a correspondence between Dr Burney and a Frenchman, the philosopher and politician Jacques Pierre Brissot, who made enquiries about reproducing a portrait of Frances […]

  Today I spent a great few hours learning how to write and edit a Wikipedia entry. @Wikipedia entry My entry of choice was, predictably, Frances Burney. Wikipedia is the first port of call for anybody interested in a quick look at a topic or person. Therefore, I think that working on an author’s […]

Death of a Parent by Fran Saggini is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0. Based on a work at Portrait of Dr Burney Public domain   As I continue my work around the ill and wounded body in Frances Burney, I have been thinking about how she (re)presents the death […]

XI CUSVE Conference Programme 27-28 October 2021LOCANDINA-CUSVE-2021“He-Wounds and She-Wounds: A Monologue” by Fran Saggini is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0. Based on a work at The ill & wounded #body at the centre of my talk @ THE LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE IN THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY I shall be […]


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