Reassessing Burne-Jones: Two-day conference at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 21-22 February 2019

Seeking to achieve a fresh reassessment of Edward Burne-Jones as an artist both progressive and resisted by ‘modernist’ art history.

Day 1: Thursday 21 February (10:00-16:30)

Welcome and Opening remarks: Katherine Hinzman (University of York)

Panel 1 – Reassessing Influences

Glenda Youde (University of York)
Burne-Jones and the Rossetti Influence: But Which Rossetti?

Polina Tokmacheva (Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow)
The Art of E.C. Burne-Jones in the Context of Anglo-Italian Dialogue of Cultures

Katherine Hinzman (University of York)
‘Things that will never be out of me’: Burne-Jones, John Henry Newman and a Theology of Art

Panel 2 – Design and Innovation across Media

Colin Cruise (Aberystwyth University)
On the Aesthetics of Skin: Burne-Jones and Vellum

Adel Kormanik (University of York)
The Prioress’s Tale Wardrobe: A New Form of Pre-Raphaelite Altarpiece?

Samantha Timm (Jewel Spiegel Gallery, USA)

Panel 3 – Conservation, and Exhibition

Debbie Innes (University of York)
Edward Burne-Jones and the New Gallery

Alison Smith (National Gallery, London)
Curating the Edward Burne-Jones Exhibition in 2018

Rachel Scott (Tate)
The Making of a Triptych: The Annunciation and the Adoration of the Magi by Burne-Jones, 1861
(Paper prepared in collaboration with Joyce Townsend and Alastair Johnson (Tate))

Keynote 1

Fiona Mann (Oxford-Brookes University)


Pre-dinner drinks and Conference Dinner

Day 2: Friday 22 February (9:00-16:00)

Panel 4 – Christmas Carol Christianity: Christ and the Angels

Charlotte Horne (University of York)
Angel Wings: The Protest of Sir Edward Burne-Jones in Favour of the Soul’s Immortality

Madeleine Emerald Thiele (Aberystwyth University)
Edward Burne-Jones: A Mediating Angel?

Ciarán Rua O’Neill (University of York)
It ‘Will Be in Rome and Will Last for Ever’: Edward Burne-Jones, Architecture, and St. Paul’s Within-the-Walls

Ayla Lepine (Diocese of London)
Personal Jesus: Burne-Jones’ Images of Christ

Panel 5 – Music and Medievalism: Burne-Jones’s Unique Interpretations

Marte Stinis (University of York)
Edward Burne-Jones’s The Golden Stairs: Reassessing Music as Painted Movement

Pola Durajska (University of York)
Burne-Jones’s Two Versions of Chaucer’s Dream of Good Women

Carlo Scapecchi (University of Edinburgh)

Panel 6 – ‘Sick-sad dreams’: The Female Enigma

Elisa Korb
The ‘Pollution and Purification’ of Edward Burne-Jones’s Classical Heroines

Simon Poë
Burne-Jones and His Legacy: Let’s Talk About Sex

Melissa Gustin (Henry Moore Institute)
She’s a Maneater, Ooo: Burne-Jones’s Depths of the Sea and Contemporary Mermaid Culture

Panel 7 – International Acclaim

Maria Golovteeva (University of St Andrews)
Edward Burne-Jones and Fernand Khnopff: The ‘Last Pre-Raphaelite’ in Belgium.     

Piotr Kopszak (National Museum, Warsaw)
Burne-Jones Seen from Poland Before 1914

Mariela Saldias
Burne-Jones’s French Critical Reception (1878-1900)

Judith Stapleton (Yale University)
Edward Burne-Jones: Between East and West

Keynote 2

Stacey Sell (National Gallery, Washington)
“Sick of Dead Bodies”: Tomb Designs by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

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