Pre-Raphaelitism: Past, Present and Future
13–14 September 2013, Ashmolean Museum and St John’s College, Oxford
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Dr Alison Smith (Tate Britain)
Professor Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck)
Context and aims
In the wake of recent major exhibitions and publications such as Tate Britain’s Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde and The Cambridge Companion to Pre-Raphaelitism, this two-day conference will present new and innovative approaches to the study of Pre-Raphaelitism by bringing together established academics, museum curators and research students. This conference also seeks to examine Pre-Raphaelitism as a bridge between Romanticism and Aestheticism, and to engage with current critical work regarding its relationship to Modernism in literature.
The breadth and diversity of Pre-Raphaelite art, literature and design will be drawn on in order to consider major questions such as: What is Pre-Raphaelitism? Where does the movement begin and end? Who should be included or excluded? What are its major influences, and to what extent has it influenced other artists and movements? How have perceptions of Pre-Raphaelitism changed or remained the same since its nineteenth-century beginnings?
We invite proposals for papers on all aspects of Pre-Raphaelite work, especially with a cross-disciplinary focus.