Speakers will include:
Lynn Shepherd (Richardson scholar and novelist), Tim Fulford (DeMontfort), Sandro Jung (Ghent); Sophie Thomas (Ryerson, Canada); Mary L. Shannon (Roehampton).
Part of the activities of the Romantic Illustration Network (see website) this symposium will take a fresh look at the 'communication-circuit' between artists, writers and publishers. Some of the themes covered might be: the extent to which illustrations defined a new reading experience; the relations between large and small images; the gendering of the illustration 'gaze'; colour versus black and white; the role of the illustration in shaping a national canon of both literature and art; the transition from Romantic to Victorian illustration, and from elite metal to popular wood engraving.
Registration required: details and the full programme will appear here soon: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/ies-conferences/ArtistWriter
Supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS): http://www.bavs.ac.uk/ and the University of Roehampton.