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

Guest Lecture: ‘A Private Space as Visual Text in 17th-century England’ University of Tampa, FL.

‘Never less alone than when alone’ 
A Private Space as Visual Text in 17th-century England

Guest Lecture
with Digital Images & Display Table
Sunday, October 19th, 2014. 1:30pm
University of Tampa Library, Room 203. Tampa, FL.
(Some traffic rerouting on West Kennedy Blvd.)

Professor Heather Meakin
University of South Florida-Tampa
Department of English.

Hosted by the Florida Bibliophile Society

Professor Meakin will speak on her recent book, The Painted Closet of Lady Anne Bacon Drury (Ashgate, 2013), an extraordinary subject engaging art installation, women and the visual arts, and the specialness of private space in the design and use of the early-modern home.

For particulars & illustrated poster see: http://www.floridabibliophilesociety.org/id2.html

Event Initiated & Coordinated by Maureen E. Mulvihill
Princeton Research Forum, Princeton NJ.

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  2. CFP: “Illustration and Gender,” Special Issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Deadline: March 15, 2015 Leave a reply
  3. Blake Archive: publication of searchable electronic edition of Blake’s illustration to Gray Leave a reply
  4. REGISTRATION open and PROGRAMME confirmed: ‘The Artist and the Writer’, Saturday 29th Nov. 10-5, IES, Senate House, London Leave a reply
  5. New Bibliography entries added Leave a reply
  6. ‘The Artist and the Writer’, Saturday 29th November, IES, Senate House, London Leave a reply
  7. Meet your fellow-RIN members (2) Leave a reply
  8. CFP: ‘Adapted Materials’, Nineteenth-Century Studies Association’s conference in Boston, March 26-28, 2015 Leave a reply
  9. New Resource Added: Illustrated Satirical Pamphlets of the Queen Caroline Affair Leave a reply