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The Romantic Illustration Network (RIN) restores to view the importance of the print and the illustration in the Romantic period. RIN brings together scholars working on poetry, the printed book and painting in the period to share research and to develop new models for understanding the relationship between word and image in the period, between large and small scale work, and between painting, print and illustration.

We are collaborating with Tate Britain to enhance the Tate’s collection of literary prints and paintings. RIN will foreground artists from the Romantic period who have been unduly ignored, and return attention to well-known artists in unfamiliar roles. We aim to recapture lost cultures of looking and of reading, restoring the link between word and image not only in book illustration but in the wider literary and visual culture.

Our programme of events will take as starting point in turn the artist, the author, the gallery and the economics of print. We will produce an edited collection of essays and it is hoped that this network will form the basis for a longer research project.

 

 

Recent Posts

New Bibliography entries added

The Network’s bibliography continues to be updated; do get in touch if you have further suggestions for entries.

Recently added:

Dias, Roemarie. ‘ “A World of Pictures”: Pall Mall and the Topography of Display, 1780-1799’ in Miles Ogborn and Charles Withers, Georgian Geographies: Space, Place and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004).

Jung, Sandro. ‘Illustrated Pocket Diaries and the Commodification of Culture’,
Eighteenth-Century Life, 37.3 (2013): 53-84.

Jung, Sandro. Print Culture, High-Cultural Consumption, and Thomson’s The Seasons,
1780-1797′, Eighteenth-Century Studies, 44 (2011): 495-514.

Jung, Sandro. ‘Thomas Stothard’s Illustrations for The Royal Engagement Pocket
Atlas, 1779-1826′, The Library, 12.1 (2011): 3-22.

Thomas, Sophie. “Poetry and Illustration” in The Blackwell Companion to Romantic Poetry, ed. Charles Mahoney (Blackwell, 2011), pp. 354-373.

 

  1. ‘The Artist and the Writer’, Saturday 29th November, IES, Senate House, London Leave a reply
  2. Meet your fellow-RIN members (2) Leave a reply
  3. CFP: ‘Adapted Materials’, Nineteenth-Century Studies Association’s conference in Boston, March 26-28, 2015 Leave a reply
  4. New Resource Added: Illustrated Satirical Pamphlets of the Queen Caroline Affair Leave a reply
  5. Meet your fellow-RIN Members (1) Leave a reply
  6. Funding secured for next Symposium from British Association of Victorian Studies Leave a reply
  7. New Resources added: Bibliography entries Leave a reply
  8. Seminar ‘Early popular visual culture: dissemination networks and image traditions, 1700-1914’. Leave a reply
  9. New Resource Added: Walter Scott Illustrations Leave a reply