Symposium & Exhibition Launch: “Ragged, livid & on fire: The Wanderings of Melmoth at 200”; Marsh’s Library, Dublin, 29 October, 2021.

On 29th October 2021, Marsh’s Library and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin will host an exciting celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Charles Robert Maturin’s Melmoth the Wanderer: ‘Ragged, livid & on fire: The Wanderings of Melmoth at 200’.

Festivities will include an academic symposium; a public reading of excerpts of Melmoth the Wanderer; and the launch of the ‘Ragged, livid & on fire’ exhibition at Marsh’s Library, which highlights the works that Maturin alludes to in Melmoth and which he may have consulted while working at Marsh’s.

All events are free and open to the public, but booking is essential. To register, please use the Eventbrite link:

Speakers include: Jim Kelly (Exeter); Tina Morin (UL) & Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library); Marine Galiné (Reims); Claire Connolly (UCC); Katie Mishler (UCD/MoLI); Raphaël Ingelbien and Benedicte Seynhaeve (KU Leuven).

The symposium will be followed by public readings of Melmoth the Wanderer and then the launch of the Exhibition: ‘Ragged, livid & on fire: The Wanderings of Melmoth at 200’ .

Full programme details and links for booking can be found by clicking on the Eventbrite Link: