Albert J. Beveridge, III on ‘Scriptor Renatus: Anthony Trollope’
Fri, October 5, 2012 • 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206
Albert J. Beveridge, III (Johns Hopkins University)
Why do some artists who are at the very top of their craft both in critical acclaim and popularity fall from their pinnacles—only to be restored in subsequent years? Anthony Trollope is a case in point. He made slow progress during the course of his early career in the post office (but can claim credit for the familiar pillar-box for letters), nor was he successful in politics. It took over twenty years for him to establish his tradition of the novel-sequence in England including, in the end, 47 novels. After his peak as a writer in the 1860s, his popularity began to decline, only to be substantially revived in the latter part of the twentieth century to the present.
Albert Beveridge has been a Washington lawyer for almost fifty years. He co-founded and is Senior Counsel to one of the oldest and best-known environmental law firms in the country, now Beveridge & Diamond. He has served as President of the George C. Marshall Foundation and is presently General Counsel to the American Historical Association, a member of the National Council on the Humanities, and a doctoral candidate in history at Johns Hopkins University.