Rethinking British and European Romanticisms in Transnational Dimensions.
The workshop is a first-time cooperation between the History of Art Departments of the University of York and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Considering the institution’s main research areas, the event aims to discuss the different concepts of Europe present in the art and culture of Romanticism.
In recent years, national tendencies have challenged the European idea, exemplified by the wake of Brexit and its aftermath. In this context, the question arises to what extent European and national identity concepts can be reconciled. Today’s debate between Britain and Europe still roots in the divergent notions of national identity that manifested in several European countries in the 1800s.
Therefore, the workshop addresses the relationship between visual images and constructions of nationality and questions how European Romanticism can be understood. In contrast to literary studies, investigating transnational transfer processes of Romantic movements has been a desideratum in art historical research. Considering transcultural methods, the participants will reflect national patterns of thought and Romantic identities not as fixed but as processual and hybrid phenomena within the framework of the binational exchange. Based on individual case studies, the event aims to reevaluate the complex interplay of alterity and reciprocity of the relations between cultural spaces.
Tuesday, 28 March 2023
9:00 Welcome and Introduction: Elisabeth Ansel & Christin Neubauer
9:30 Johannes Grave (Jena): Romantic Temporalities
EARLY ROMANTIC RELATIONS
10:15 Johannes Rößler (Jena): Towards a Modern Theory of Illustration: August Wilhelm Schlegel on John Flaxman
11:30 Tilman Schreiber (Jena): Gavin Hamilton and the Aesthetics of Dilettantism
TRANSCULTURAL ROMANTICISM AND PERIPHERIES
12:15 Helena Cox (York): Bohemian Romanticism
14:30 Elisabeth Ansel (Jena): 'The spell of the feminine idiosyncrasy': Gender and Visual Ossianism
15:15 Rhian Addison York): George Morland’s "Emblematic Palette": The Afterlives of Self-Fashioning Landscape Artist
16:30 Lars Zieke (Jena): Becoming Watteau: Artistic Self-Definition and Painted Art Theory in Turner’s "Watteau Study by Fresnoy’s Rules"
17:15 Richard Johns (York): Art of the Living Dead
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
AESTHETIC DISCOURSES AND TRANSLATION PROCESSES
9:30 Sonja Scherbaum (Jena): "Great Beyond All Comparison". The Sublime as a Comparative Aesthetic Experience
10:15 Miguel Gaete Caceres (York): The German Picturesque: Between a (British) Landscape Aesthetic Category, a Scientific Method, and a Racial Label
ORIGINS AND AFTERLIVES
11:30 David Grube-Palzer (Jena): Copy and Self-Repetition in the Age of Genius Using the Example of Caspar David Friedrich
12:15 Sammi Lukic-Scott (York): Images into Objects: Reproductions and Translations
ROMANTICISM IN THE CONTEXT OF NEW TURNS
14:30 Marte Stinis (York): Depicting Romantic Music-Making
15:15 Mira Claire Zadrozny (Jena): European Romantic Ruins? The "Architectural Uncanny" in Nineteenth-Century French and British Landscape Painting
16:30 Caitlin Doley (York): Venerable Vulnerability? Violence Against Animals in Romantic Artwork
18:30 Reception at "Schillers Gartenhaus"
Thursday, 30 March 2023
THE LATE ROMANTICS
9:30 Nicholas Dunn-McAfee (York): Breath, Flesh, Warmth: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’s Immortal Keats
10:15 Kayleigh Williams (York): Picturing John Keats
11:30 Christin Neubauer (Jena): The Romantic Embodiment in Pre-Raphaelite Visual Art
12:15 Concluding Discussion
FIELD TRIP TO WEIMAR
14:30 Graphische Sammlung, Vulpius-Galerie
18:00 Goethes Wohnhaus
20:00 End of Workshop
Workshop programme on https://www.kuk.uni-jena.de/workshop-romanticism
Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)
Organisation: Elisabeth Ansel, Johannes Grave, Richard Johns, Christin Neubauer, Elizabeth Prettejohn
ANN: British and European Romanticisms (Jena, 28-30 Mar 23). In: ArtHist.net, Feb 26, 2023 (accessed Dec 5, 2023), <https://arthist.net/archive/38639>.