The Houghton Library blog has posted the second part of Matt Bevis’s series on Edward Lear devoted to the importance of the diaries which, as I’m sure most of you know, are available online as images and partial transcripts.
It seems that multimodality is now all the rage. In a previous post I mentioned Constance W. Hassett’s “‘Does It Buzz?’: Image and Text in Edward Lear’s Limericks.” “Humorous Nonsense and multimodality in British and American Children’s Poetry,” by Elżbieta Chrzanowska-Kluczewska appears in the issue of the European Journal of Humour Research I mentioned in the same post: the article contains some interesting observations on Edward Lear.
Meanwhile a full-length book by Richard Elliott has appeared, which discusses The Sound of Nonsense: it starts with Lear and Carroll and then moves on to modernism and the avant-gardes.
And, of course, there are still at least three books on Edward Lear forthcoming!