This two-day symposium will consider the state and meaning of scholarship on J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), one of Britain’s most celebrated artists. Thinking through the extensive Turner historiography, this symposium will explore some of the key ideas, underlying assumptions, and future directions of research. Panelists will consider the place of their research within the broader field of British studies.
This symposium will be held online on Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, 2023.
A recording of this program will be made available online. Please check back here soon.
Turner Symposium Program
All times are Eastern Daylight Time.
Saturday, September 23
Panel 3: Early Turner
Chair: Martin Myrone, Paul Mellon Centre
Whither Early Turner?
Leo Costello, Rice University
J. M. W. Turner and the Landed Estate
John Bonehill, University of Glasgow
Panel 4: Curating Turner
Chair: Lucinda Lax, Yale Center for British Art
Turner at Petworth: Past Approaches and Future Directions
Emily Knight, National Trust
The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective
Helen Cobby, Bath Spa University
Panel 5: Varied Approaches: Language, Economy, and Ecology
Chair: Tim Barringer, Yale University
11:25 am–12:45 pm
The Ecological Turn(er)
Sarah Gould, Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne
“The Sun is God”: Turner, Angerstein, and Insurance
Matthew Hunter, McGill University
Translating Turner: The French Edition of the Correspondence
Aurélie Petiot, Université Paris Nanterre