Cheetham, Artwriting, Nation, and Cosmopolitanism in Britain: The "Englishness" of English Art Theory since the Eighteenth Century (Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012).Arguing in favour of renewed critical attention to the "nation" as a category in art history, this study examines the intertwining of art theory, national identity and art production in Britain from the early eighteenth century to the present day.
Jahrhunderts von Hogarth bis Romney (Berlin and Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2010).Collection of excellent German essays dealing with English art of the eighteenth century.
Bragg's definition of Englishness is most respects a very appealing defintion of Britishness, and I also lay claim to it as part of my British heritage - Blake is mine, so is Elgar, so is Ray Davies, and not the Celtschlock of Runrig, Capercaillie & the rest.
In her London Scene essay on The Docklands, she discussed how the London docks are the place where foreign commodities converge on England and subsequently invade and effect the spatial practices of the people.
I believe that a written, unequivocable constitution would go a long way to giving English nationalism a civic meaning that transcends race, creed or any of the other things that opportunists would seek to divide us and would give us a project that all English people could unite behind as a rallying call to freedom.
Alan Bates, Springfield, OR, USAAt several points in his essay Billy Bragg refers dismissively to the phenomenon of "multi-culturalism" as something that is too nebulous and elusive to constitute a viable cultural identity.
Part of this excellent Hogarth project by Clifford Armion, Professor of English at the Université de Lyon, are also some substantial online essays in French by Armion, Anaïs Le Fèvre-Berthelot, Isabelle Baudino and Nicole Henry.
Part of this excellent Hogarth project by Clifford Armion, Professor of English at the Université de Lyon, are also some additional online essays in French by Armion, Anaïs Le Fèvre-Berthelot, Isabelle Baudino and Nicole Henry.
* * *Bernd Krysmanski, "Lust in Hogarth's Sleeping Congregation - Or, How to Waste Time in Post-Puritan England".This essay suggests that the overriding theme of the engraved version of The Sleeping Congregation is Hogarth's post-Puritan view of the old vice of Acedia (indolence or sloth).
To date, scholars have therefore presumed the essay to have been a direct response to the theories promoted by Hogarth in his Analysis of Beauty (1753).The present study challenges this, with the examination of a less known book which appeared only four months before the Idler essay - Benjamin Ralph's The School of Raphael, or the Student's Guide to Expression in Historical Painting.
The essay reconsiders the origin of one of Sir Joshua Reynolds's earliest published articles, which appeared in Samuel Johnson's Idler magazine in 1759 and parodied the self-styled "Connoisseur".
The essays proper begin with a strong thread of Anglo-Saxon insular identity. These essays will be of interest not only to those interested in English identity and thalassologies, but those with an interest in Anglo-Saxon spirituality and self-imagination. The first of the essays, 'The Spiritual Islescape of the Anglo-Saxons' by Winfried Rudolf, draws on Anglo-Saxon religious writings in order to sketch out a spiritual identity driven by the dual forces of spiritual peace and of imprisonment of self-definition through insularity (pp.32-33). Next, Fabienne Michelet's 'Lost at Sea' focuses very profitably on the intersections between Old English myths of the ‘founding migration’ to the British Isles (p.60) and the historical, biblical and cultural character of the anxieties contained within. 'Edges and Otherworlds: Imagining Tidal Space in Early Medieval Britain', by Catherine A.M. Clarke, explores ‘the mutable, permeable edges produced by the interaction of land and water’ (p.81), presenting a compelling image of their fraught interactions and the end of human power at the ocean shore.
Index 1241-1469For a revised and extended English version of chapter 7.5 of the book on Hogarth's Enthusiasm Delineated, see the online essay, "Upsetting the Balance: William Hogarth and Roger de Piles".SHORT ABSTRACTS OF THE AUTHOR'S PUBLISHED ARTICLES ON WILLIAM HOGARTH Bernd Krysmanski, "Hagarty, not Hogarth?
From TS Eliot's apostatical reference to Margate Sands, through Paul Nash's essay on "Seaside Surrealism", to the "sopping esplanade" from which WH Auden predicted England's decline, the seers of British modernism set out a particular - and enduring - relationship with the ritual landscape of the English coastal holiday.
* * *Antony Clayton, "Credulity, Superstition and Fanaticism: who believed in ghosts in Hogarth's England?".Online essay which attempts to unravel the intriguing iconography of Hogarth's print Credulity, Superstition, and Fanaticism.