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Jerome de Groot

This article considers the childrens writer Alison Uttley, and, particularly, her engagements with debates regarding science and philosophy. Uttley is a well-known childrens author, most famous for writing the Little Grey Rabbit series (1929–75), but very little critical attention has been paid to her. She is also an important alumna of the University of Manchester, the second woman to graduate in Physics (1907). In particular, the article looks at her novel A Traveller in Time through the lens of her thinking on time, ethics, history and science. The article draws on manuscripts in the collection of the John Rylands Library to argue that Uttley‘s version of history and time-travel was deeply indebted to her scientific education and her friendship with the Australian philosopher Samuel Alexander.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
the Scrapbooks of Dorothy Richardson (1748–1819)
ZoË Kinsley

This article offers a survey of the recently discovered scrapbooks collated over a number of decades by the Yorkshirewoman Dorothy Richardson (1748–1819). The large set of thirty-five volumes presents an important collection of press cuttings relating to the history and consequences of the French Revolution, and also contains ‘historical and miscellaneous’ material of a more eclectic nature. I argue that the texts significantly improve our understanding of Dorothy Richardson’s position as a reader, writer and researcher working in the North of England at the turn of the nineteenth century. Furthermore, her set of albums raises important questions about the relationship between commonplacing and scrapbooking practices, and the capacity of such textual curatorship to function as a form of both political engagement and autobiographical expression.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Ian Rogerson

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938) and Francis Meynell (1891-1975) were men of letters in the old-fashioned sense. They were indefatigable both in creating text and bringing like matter together in new and meaningful forms. Lucas was a journalist, anthologist and publisher. Meynell was a printer, anthologist and publisher, and also a poet of considerable sensitivity and charm. Lucas did not write much poetry but was passionate about its merits, and sought, through his collections, to bring children into contact with the best of verse. Today, the significant contributions that these men made to publishing in Britain are in danger of becoming forgotten, relegated to the minor byways of publishing history. This article examines the origins and connections between two hugely successful anthologies that were inspired by a growing public interest in, and engagement with, the English countryside.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
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The material and visual culture of the Stuart Courts, 1589–1619
Author: Jemma Field

This book analyses Anna of Denmark’s material and visual patronage at the Stuart courts, examining her engagement with a wide array of expressive media including architecture, garden design, painting, music, dress, and jewellery. Encompassing Anna’s time in Denmark, England, and Scotland, it establishes patterns of interest and influence in her agency, while furthering our knowledge of Baltic-British transfer in the early modern period. Substantial archival work has facilitated a formative re-conceptualisation of James and Anna’s relationship, extended our knowledge of the constituents of consortship in the period, and has uncovered evidence to challenge the view that Anna followed the cultural accomplishments of her son, Prince Henry. This book reclaims Anna of Denmark as the influential and culturally active royal woman that her contemporaries knew. Combining politics, culture, and religion across the courts of Denmark, Scotland, and England, it enriches our understanding of royal women’s roles in early modern patriarchal societies and their impact on the development of cultural modes and fashions. This book will be of interest to upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on early modern Europe in the disciplines of Art and Architectural History, English Literature, Theatre Studies, History, and Gender Studies. It will also attract a wide range of academics working on early modern material and visual culture, and female patronage, while members of the public who enjoy the history of courts and the British royals will also find it distinctively appealing.

Caroline Turner and Jen Webb

; the latter refers to the processes by which citizens organise and participate in actions designed to achieve political change. Artists can work across both categories; as cultural activists they use their creative skills and vision in an effort to achieve political change and social justice by mobilising people through emotional engagement; those who engage more directly in politics also make use of political means, such as mounting political demonstrations, circulating petitions, campaigning, working for a political party, or actively organising community events to

in Art and human rights
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Elza Adamowicz

be argued in the next section, is also central to the experience of the viewer. Body to object: ‘rendezvous’ or Duchamp’s readymades In contrast to works by Duchamp in which the human figure is present as an iconographic subject, from his 1912 painting Nude Descending a Staircase, or Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, to Étant donnés (1948–49), his readymades at first appear quite alien to bodily engagement, and to physicality itself. As manufactured objects, they demand the artist’s minimal intervention and the viewer’s cursory or quizzical glance. As

in Dada bodies
Visual investigation and conflict
Stephanie Hankey and Marek Tuszynski

actors from being aware of the situation to acting on their concerns and exploring what role images play in influencing political engagement. 179 Exposing the invisible Looking beyond: uncovering hidden landscapes. Interview with James Bridle It’s long been my belief that simply by putting ‘physicalisations’ of digital, virtual objects and processes into the world, it’s possible to have a greater debate about them. … But it’s not just about making something visible, it is also about drawing attention to it. There has to be a strategy around these things, not just

in Image operations
Catherine Spencer

Hervé Fischer, Fred Forest and Jean-Paul Thénot. 13 However, Lublin’s interest in interpersonal relations, together with her attendant desire to interrogate ingrained assumptions and behaviours, ultimately remained distinct from these activities, owing to her engagements with psychoanalysis and feminism. Lublin’s exercises in denaturalisation demonstrate how art in the 1970s continued to elaborate the kinds of alternative models of sociological and psychological study in which the Happening had become ever more invested, while moving into feminist, conceptual and

in Beyond the Happening
The development of a new design aesthetic
Anca I. Lasc

ornamental niches in the walls, all symbols of the “thousand” art objects that an eighteenth­-century library interior would have allowed. He thus accomplished his goal of removing contemporary French décor from the grip of the past while nevertheless following a decorating principle inspired by it. This chapter argues that architects’ engagement with popular journals helped shape alternative interior decorating styles. It focuses on Alexandre 191 192 Interior decorating in nineteenth-century France 5.1  Alexandre Sandier, “Bibliothèque – Côté mitoyen au salon,” from

in Interior decorating in nineteenth-century France
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The miraculous chance
Helen Hills

coexistence of competition in a perpetual field of interaction that it consolidates identity, produces interiority and engagement. The chapel is part of the flow of blood, particles, processional bodies, and prayers. It does not represent, but engenders and traverses. This book departs from the established reading of the Treasury Chapel of San Gennaro as epitome of the Counter-Reformation chapel. In such accounts, the Chapel itself is missing, or is simply held up as the mirror of a process extraneous to it. The very idea of the ‘Counter-Reformation’ obscures far more

in The matter of miracles