Romantic Illustration Network Symposium
Board Room and Duffield Room, Tate Britain, Millbank, London
February 27, 2015
Deadline: February 6, 2015
“The Literary Galleries: Entrepreneurship and Public Art”
This symposium brings together the authors of the key scholarship on the literary galleries of the Romantic period: Fred Burwick (The Boydell Shakespeare Gallery, 1996), Rosie Dias (Exhibiting Englishness, 2013), Ian Haywood (Romantic Caricature, 2013), Luisa Cale (‘Blake and the Literary Galleries’, 2008; Fuseli’s Milton Gallery 2006) and Martin Myrone (Gothic Nightmares, 2006; John Martin: Apocalypse, 2011) in a venue that is itself a form of literary gallery (Tate Britain) to present new research and to debate the relationship of painting to illustration, text, and print. To what extent did the literary galleries change the role of illustration in the Romantic period?
10.00 Registration: meet at Staff Entrance (see map) to transfer to Board Room
Rosie Dias (Warwick), 'Viewers, Patrons, Readers, Consumers? John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery and its Public'
Ian Haywood (Roehampton), 'Macklin's Poets Gallery and the age of Terror'
11.45 tea and coffee
12.15 Luisa Calè (Birkbeck), 'The Hours'
1-2 Lunch (attendees to make own arrangements)
2.00 Frederick Burwick (UCLA), 'Painting and Performance: Tableaux Vivants on the London Stage'
3pm Tours of Print Room and Galleries, led by Tate facilitators
4.00 Martin Myrone (Tate), 'Blake and the Limits of Illustration'
4.45 Open Discussion
5pm Close. Please join the organizers for a drink nearby.
For a full programme and a map of the venue, visit https://romanticillustrationnetwork.wordpress.com/events/
The symposium organizers are able to offer 2 postgraduate ‘Bibliographical Society Studentships’ of £60 each to assist with the cost of attending at the symposium. Postgraduate students who live outside London are eligible. To apply, please send a CV and a statement (200 words) to Mary.Shannon@roehampton.ac.uk by Friday February 6th explaining your current research and its relevance to the interests of the Romantic Illustration Network as well as to the aims of the Bibliographical Society. Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday February 10th.
Places are FREE but limited to 15 in total, excluding speakers and organisers. This is due to restricted access to the Print Room. To secure your place, please email Mary.Shannon@roehampton.ac.uk<mailto:Mary.Shannon@roehampton.ac.uk>, providing your name, status/job title, and institution (for name badges). Places will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and you will receive email notification. However, there will also be a waiting list. If you are unable to take up your place, please NOTIFY THE ORGANIZERS BY EMAIL IN GOOD TIME so that someone else on the list may be offered your place.