Cupid and Psyche in Leeds: 29th September 12:15-12:45
This talk will explore a number of works inspired by Apuleius’ story of Cupid and Psyche that can be found in the Brotherton Library’s Special Collections. Ranging from plays to novels, from operas to book illustrations, this cultural legacy covers the history of the reception of the story from 1511 to 1922 and items from it are being digitised with explanatory notes in an online resource through Regine May‘s Cupid and Psyche project.
An opportunity to see some of the materials destined for the online resource in more detail is available at Light Night on Friday 7th October 2016 in the anteroom to the Council Chamber on the first floor of Parkinson Building as part of “The Elements of Love: Cupid and Psyche”, please see our webpage.
Regine is not able to give this talk as planned, due to a meeting being rescheduled at short notice, so the talk will be delivered by Eleanor OKell.