The Art of the Sublime

Contributors

Project team
Christine Riding, former Curator, 18th- and 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Lydia Hamlett, Research Assistant
Philip Shaw, Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Leicester (Co-Investigator)
Alison Smith, Curator, Head of British Art to 1900, Tate Britain (Co-Investigator)
Richard Humphreys, former Senior Curator, Programme Research, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2007–9)
Peter de Bolla, Professor of English, King’s College, University of Cambridge (Consultant)
Denise Riley, Professor of Literature with Philosophy, University of East Anglia (Co-Investigator)
With additional help from
Helena Bonett, Research Coordinator, Tate
David Buckland, Cape Farewell and Greg Hilty, Lisson Gallery (Consultants)
Steven Connor, Academic Director, London Consortium (PhD supervisor)
Rikke Hansen (PhD student)
Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research, Tate
Jennifer Mundy, Head of Collection Research, Tate
Jacqueline Riding, University of York
Authors
Rina Arya, Reader in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wolverhampton
Christine Battersby, Reader Emerita in Philosophy and Associate Fellow of the Centre for Philosophy, Literature and the Arts, University of Warwick
Julian Bell, artist and writer
Helena Bonett, Research Coordinator, Tate
Diana Donald, retired Head of Department of History of Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University
Emma Gilby, Lecturer in French, University of Cambridge and Fellow, Sidney Sussex College
Lydia Hamlett, Research Assistant
Anne Janowitz, Professor of Romantic Poetry, Queen Mary, University of London
Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research, Tate
Anne Lyles, Curator, 18- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain
Timothy D. Martin, Reader in Architecture and Cultural Theory, De Montfort University
Sarah Monks, Lecturer in European Art History, School of World Art Studies and Museology, University of East Anglia
David Norbrook, Merton Professor of English Literature, Oxford University
Ian Patterson, Fellow, Tutor, Director of Studies in English and Librarian at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
Charlotte Purkis, Principal Lecturer in Performing Arts, University of Winchester
Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity & the Arts, King’s College London
Mark Rawlinson, Reader in English Literature and Academic Director of the College of Arts, Humanities and Law, University of Leicester
Christine Riding, former Curator, 18th- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Aris Sarafianos, Lecturer in Art History, History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece
Philip Shaw, Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Leicester (Co-Investigator)
Eugénie Shinkle, Senior Lecturer in Photographic Theory and Criticism, University of Westminster
Alison Smith, Curator, Head of British Art to 1900, Tate Britain (Co-Investigator)
Nicholas Tromans, Senior Lecturer, School of Art & Design History, Kingston University
Luke White, Lecturer in Visual Culture and History of Art and Design, Middlesex University

Conferences, seminars and symposia

‘The Sublime Now’, 19–20 October 2007

Convenors:
Tate, Middlesex University and London Consortium
Speakers:
Jane Bennett, Johns Hopkins University
Suzannah Biernoff, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Visual Culture, Birkbeck, University of London
Iain Boal, University of California
Peter de Bolla, Professor of English, King’s College, University of Cambridge (Consultant)
k r buxey, artist
Eu Jin Chua, London Consortium
Richard Humphreys, former Senior Curator of Programme Research, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2007–9)
Jamal Jumá, poet
Cornelia Klinger, Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna
Esther Leslie, Professor in Political Aesthetics, Birkbeck College, University of London
Claire Pajaczkowska, School of Arts and Education, Middlesex University
Cornelia Parker, artist
Gene Ray, critic and theorist
Bettina Reiber, Central St Martins
Adrian Rifkin, Professor of Visual Culture, Middlesex University
Jan Rosiek, Professor of Scandinavian Literature, University of Copenhagen
Rob Stone, Senior Research Fellow, School of Arts and Education, Middlesex University
Marina Wallace, Professor of Curating and Director of Artakt, Central St Martins

‘The Baroque Sublime’, 9 May 2008

Convenors:
Lydia Hamlett, Research Assistant
Anne Janowitz, Professor of Romantic Poetry, Queen Mary, University of London
Richard Humphreys, former Senior Curator of Programme Research, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2007–9)
Speakers:
Suzanne Aspden, Fellow and Tutor in Music, University Lecturer in Music, Jesus College, University of Oxford
Peter de Bolla, Professor of English, King’s College, University of Cambridge (Consultant)
Emma Gilby, Lecturer in French, University of Cambridge and Fellow, Sidney Sussex College
Anne Janowitz, Professor of Romantic Poetry, Queen Mary, University of London
David Norbrook, Merton Professor of English Literature, Oxford University
Denise Riley, Professor of Literature with Philosophy, University of East Anglia (Co-Investigator)
Jeremy Robbins, Lecturer, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Edinburgh

‘The Sublime Affect’, 28 November 2008

Convenor:
Peter de Bolla, Professor of English, King’s College, University of Cambridge (Consultant)
Speakers:
Derek Attridge, Professor of English, University of York
Peter de Bolla, Professor of English, King’s College, University of Cambridge (Consultant)
Richard Hamblyn, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
Eugénie Shinkle, Senior Lecturer in Photographic Theory and Criticism, University of Westminster
David Ward, artist

‘Sublime: Late at Tate’, 6 February 2009

Convenors:
Victoria Walsh, Head of Adult Learning
Madeleine Keep, Curator, Adult Programmes
Participants:
David Buckland, artist, Cape Farewell (Consultant)
Siobhan Davies, choreographer
Max Eastley, sound artist
Ruth Little, writer
Ian McEwan, novelist
Michèle Noach, cartoonist
Sunand Prasad, architect and President of RIBA
Philip Shaw, Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Leicester (Co-Investigator)
Shlomo, beatboxer

‘The Sublime in Crisis? New Perspectives on the Sublime in British Visual Culture 1760–1900’, 14–15 September 2009

Convenors:
Christine Riding, former Curator, 18th- and 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Alison Smith, Curator, Head of British Art to 1900, Tate Britain (Co-Investigator)
Speakers:
Sandra Adler, Assistant Curator, English Heritage Collections and former Curatorial Assistant, Tate Britain
Diana Donald, retired Head of Department of History of Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University
Carol Jacobi, Associate Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century Art, Birkbeck, University of London
Sarah Monks, Lecturer in European Art History, School of World Art Studies and Museology, University of East Anglia
Charlotte Purkis, Principal Lecturer in Performing Arts, University of Winchester
Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, King’s College London
Aris Sarafianos, Lecturer in Art History, History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece
Philip Shaw, Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Leicester (Co-Investigator)
Philippa Simpson, former Assistant Curator, Tate Britain
Colin Trodd, Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Manchester
Nicholas Tromans, Senior Lecturer, School of Art & Design History, Kingston University
Hilary Underwood, Staff Tutor for History of Art, University of Surrey

‘“Wrong from the Start”: Modernism and the Sublime’, 30 November 2009

Convenor:
Philip Shaw, Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Leicester (Co-Investigator)
Speakers:
Christine Battersby, Reader Emerita in Philosophy and Associate Fellow of the Centre for Philosophy, Literature and the Arts, University of Warwick
Scott Freer, University Tutor in Literary Modernism, Critical Theory and Cinema, University of Leicester and Associate Lecturer in the Nineteenth-Century Novel, The Open University
Timothy D. Martin, Reader in Architecture and Cultural Theory, De Montfort University
Ian Patterson, Fellow, Tutor, Director of Studies in English and Librarian at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
Gavin Parkinson, Lecturer in European Modernism, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Mark Rawlinson, Reader in English Literature and Academic Director of the College of Arts, Humanities and Law, University of Leicester
Steven Vine, College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University

‘The Contemporary Sublime’, 20 February 2010

Convenor:
Rikke Hansen, PhD student
Speakers:
Rina Arya, Reader in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wolverhampton
Emily Brady, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh
David Buckland, artist, Cape Farewell (Consultant)
Sas Mays, Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Critical Theory, Department of English and Linguistics, University of Westminster
Rod Mengham, Reader in Modern English Literature, Jesus College, Cambridge University
Luke White, Lecturer in Visual Culture and History of Art and Design, Middlesex University
‘Art and the Sublime: The British Baroque’, 13 May 2010
Lydia Hamlett, Research Assistant

Films

The Art of the Sublime
Ida Akesson, Director
Jennifer Batchelor, Convenor: Interpretation, Tate
Phil Carr, Jib Operator
Steven Chatterton, Director’s Assistant
Dan Crompton, Audio Visual Service Manager, Tate
Barney Davies, Steadicam Operator
Gernot Fuhrmann, Sound Designer
Leon Lazarevic, Sound Recordist
Sam Mitchell, Cinematography
Nick Norman-Butler, Camera Assistant
Ann O’Farrell, Grip
Christine Riding, former Curator, 18th- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Jacqueline Riding, University of York
J.M.W. Turner and Glencoe, Scottish Highlands
Christine Riding, former Curator 18th- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Jacqueline Riding, University of York
James Morton-Haworth, Camera Operator and Editor, Gramafilm
Andrew Halley, Camera Operator
J.M.W. Turner and Fingal’s Cave, Isle of Staffa
Christine Riding, former Curator 18th- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Jacqueline Riding, University of York
Andrew Halley, Camera Operator
Thomas Ardill, Assistant Cataloguer, Tate Britain
John Constable and Salisbury Cathedral
Christine Riding, former Curator 18th- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Jacqueline Riding, University of York
Anne Lyles, Curator 18th- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain
The Reverend Canon Mark Bonney, Salisbury Cathedral
James Morton-Haworth, Camera Operator and Editor, Gramafilm
James Ward and Gordale Scar, Yorkshire
Christine Riding, former Curator 18th- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Jacqueline Riding, University of York
David Blayney Brown, Curator 18th- & 19th-Century British Art), Tate Britain
James Morton-Haworth, Editor, Gramafilm
Steve Lord, Camera Operator
The unrolling of Benjamin Robert Haydon’s painting The Raising of Lazarus
Lydia Hamlett, Research Assistant
Richard Humphreys, former Senior Curator of Programme Research, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2007–9)
Douglas Gordon and Tate Britain
Christine Riding, former Curator, 18th- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Jacqueline Riding, University of York
Douglas Gordon, artist
James Morton-Haworth, Camera Operator and Editor, Gramafilm
Bill Viola and St Paul’s Cathedral
Christine Riding, former Curator, 18th- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Jacqueline Riding, University of York
Bill Viola, artist
James Morton-Haworth, Camera Operator and Editor, Gramafilm
Kate Vogel, Producer, Tate Media
Sofie Roberts, Production Assistant, Tate Media

Exhibitions

‘Art and the Sublime’, 1 February – 14 November 2010, Tate Britain
Christine Riding, former Curator 18th- & 19th-Century British Art, Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Lydia Hamlett (Research Assistant)
Jacqueline Riding, University of York
Jennifer Batchelor, Convenor: Interpretation, Tate Learning
‘Douglas Gordon’, 16 February – 23 May 2010, Tate Britain
Christine Riding, former Curator 18th- & 19th-Century British Art), Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Lydia Hamlett (Research Assistant)
Jacqueline Riding, University of York
Jennifer Batchelor, Convenor: Interpretation, Tate Learning
‘Riviere in Context’, 16 May – 6 November 2011, Tate Britain
Christine Riding, former Curator 18th- & 19th-Century British Art), Tate Britain (Principal Investigator 2009–11)
Susan Breen, Painting Conservator, Tate
Jennifer Batchelor, Convenor: Interpretation, Tate Learning
Publication team
Alex Cary, Digital Editor (Research)
Diane Hall, Database Architect, Tate
John Sidney-Woollett, Technical Architect
John Stack, Head of Tate Online
Alex Pilcher, Web Designer, Tate

How to cite

‘Contributors’, in Nigel Llewellyn and Christine Riding (eds.), The Art of the Sublime, January 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/the-sublime/contributors-r1141245, accessed 05 July 2015.