• 30 May 2019

Call for papers for William Blake and the Idea of the Artist, an international conference taking place on 28 and 29 November at Tate Britain and the Paul Mellon Centre.

Tate and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art invite proposals from researchers, artists, cultural workers and theorists for contributions to a day-long exploration of the economy of artistic labour and the politics of creativity. On the occasion of a major new exhibition at Tate Britain, the event will use the art and life of the exemplary Romantic artist William Blake (1757–1827) as a launching-point for exploring politically pressing questions around the economics of creative freedom, the politics of self-expression, and the mythology of the artist.

Contributions may take the form of formal papers (15 minutes), panels, readings, presentations involving different media, conversations or interventions. The day is intended to facilitate creative dialogues between the historic and the contemporary, experience and theory, art and politics, and across and between disciplines, so we would welcome contributions that created opportunities for such exchanges. The focus of individual contributions may be art-historical, museological, theoretical or reflective but all will be expected to have an interrogative and critical dimension. They may focus on Blake directly, on Romanticism and its legacies, or reflect on contemporary experience.

For more information and details on how to submit a proposal please click here.