Christian presents summer work to Lenfest scholars

Christian von Hassell presented the work that he and Hank Dobin have accomplished in the summer of 2015.  After introducing the project and giving a brief biography of Essex, he demonstrated the Timeline and its features–explaining that maybe 3% of the total representations have been posted thus far.

Finally, he spoke about his own research discoveries: representations of Essex in Irish literature.  Most importantly, he found a new text, The Charming of Estercel, written by Grace Rhys and published in 1913.   His research radiated from that find and led to his keen insights about the rather gentle treatment of Essex in Irish literature, especially in the period of rising Irish nationalism in the later 19th and early 20th centuries.

Hank Dobin