The HoursRomantic Illustration Network

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

‘The Artist and the Writer': room confirmation

If you are coming next Saturday 29th November to ‘The Artist and the Writer’, we can now confirm that it will be held in Room 349 of the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London.

Signs will direct you there from Senate House reception on the day.

See the Events page of the RIN website for full details of the location and latest programme.

We look forward to seeing you there!

  1. ‘The Artist and the Writer’, Sat. 29th November: REVISED PROGRAMME Leave a reply
  2. ‘Lost Visions’ Workshop Report: Cardiff, 4th November 2014 Leave a reply
  3. Guest Lecture: ‘A Private Space as Visual Text in 17th-century England’ University of Tampa, FL. Leave a reply
  4. CFP: ‘James Gillray@200: Caricaturist without a Conscience?’ Oxford, March 2015 1 Reply
  5. CFP: “Illustration and Gender,” Special Issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Deadline: March 15, 2015 Leave a reply
  6. Blake Archive: publication of searchable electronic edition of Blake’s illustration to Gray Leave a reply
  7. REGISTRATION open and PROGRAMME confirmed: ‘The Artist and the Writer’, Saturday 29th Nov. 10-5, IES, Senate House, London Leave a reply
  8. New Bibliography entries added Leave a reply
  9. ‘The Artist and the Writer’, Saturday 29th November, IES, Senate House, London Leave a reply