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This event is a lecture delivered by Anne Williams, Professor Emeritus of the Department of English at the University of Georgia. Williams specializes in British Romanticism and the Gothic and has published two books with the University of Chicago Press: Prophetic Strain: The Greater Lyric in the Eighteenth Century (1984) and Art of Darkness: A Poetics of Gothic (1995). She edited Three Vampire Tales: The Vampyr, Carmilla, and Dracula for Houghton Mifflin in 2003 and co-edited with Christy Desmet Shakespearean Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2009). She is currently completing a psychobiography of Horace Walpole, “‘Monstrous Pleasures’: Horace Walpole’s Gothic Operas.”