Conference | Loyal Subversion: Anglo-Hanoverian Caricature

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 8, 2013

The third Herrenhausen Symposium addresses caricature within the context of Anglo-Hanoverian relations (with plenty more such observances on the way next year) . . .

Loyal Subversion: Caricatures from the Personal Union between England and Hanover, 1714-1837
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, 21-23 February 2013

The political constellation of the personal union between England and Hanover with the figure of a foreign king as a mediator between separate states became a determining factor and was in itself a historical condition for the emergence and the development of caricatures in England after the Glorious Revolution. As a political weapon of the opposition and as a manifestation of public opinion, the caricatures affected the establishment: one the one hand, their visual potential was a threat to the sovereign, on the other hand they helped to stabilize his leadership. What contents do they show? Does the artistic become political? Is there something like an institutionalized form of political perception? Or is this visual criticism nothing else but a loyal subversion of their subjects?

The Herrenhäuser Symposium Loyal Subversion: Caricatures from the Personal Union between England and Hanover 1714-1837 is organized by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für
Karikatur und Zeichenkunst. Please register online at caricature@volkswagenstiftung.de.

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T H U R S D A Y ,  2 1  F E B R U A R Y ,  2 0 1 3

Wilhelm Busch — Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst

7:00  Gisela Vetter-Liebenow (Director, Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst) and Wilhelm Krull (Secretary General, Volkswagen Foundation), Opening Addresses

7:20  Werner Busch (Department of Art History, Free University of Berlin), Keynote Lecture

9:00  Reception

F R I D A Y ,  2 2  F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 3

Herrenhausen Palace

9:30  Images and Caricatures of Kingship

• Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton, London), Milton’s Monsters: Monarchy and Iconoclasm

• Sheila O’Connell (Assistant Keeper, British Prints before 1880, British Museum), Attacks on the Guelph Dynasty: From the Jacobite Caricatures to the London Radicals and Cruikshank

11:00  Coffee

11:30  Images and Caricatures of Kingship, continued

• Christina Oberstebrink (Berlin), James Gillray

• Brian Maidment (John Moores University, Liverpool), The Satirical Image, Politics, and Periodicals, 1830–37

1:00  Lunch

2:30  Royal Representation, Court Culture, and Bourgeois Public

• Sune Schlitte (University of Göttingen), Politics Beyond Caricature: Practices of the Artistic Field in the Long Eighteenth Century

• James Baker (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art), The Royal Brat: Making Fun of George Augustus Frederick

4:00  Coffee

4:30  Counterparts

• Karl Janke (Curator, Hamburg), The Republic and the Sovereignty of the People as Antithesis, Anathema, Frightful Vision

• Temi Odumosu (Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, The Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen), The Image of the Other: The ‘Non-English’ as Identification Marks in the Personal Union

7:00  Conference Dinner

S A T U R D A Y ,  2 3  F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 3

Herrenhausen Palace

9:30  The Reception on the Continent

• Timothy Clayton (Worcester College Oxford), Transfer of Caricatures: The London Printing Trade and the Export of English Graphic Prints

10:30  Coffee Break

11:00  The Reception on the Continent, continued

• Thomas Schwark (Historical Museum Hanover), Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763-1840): Painter, Borderliner, and
Contemporary with the Nascent Hanover Kingdom

• Christian Deuling (MA, University of Nottingham), The Reception of English and French Caricatures in the German Magazine London und Paris (1798-1815)

12:30  Wilhelm Krull (Secretary General, VolkswagenStiftung), Closing Remarks

12:40  Lunch

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