Art, Art History, Book launch, Italian Studies

Book launch: Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art

Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art, edited by Pierpaolo Antonello, Matilde Nardelli and Margherita Zanoletti, will be launched at 6pm on Wednesday 21 February at the Museo del Novecento in Milan. Speakers will include the architect Mario Piazza, the designer and curator Federica Sala and Francesco Tedeschi, an art historian from Milan's Università Cattolica del… Continue reading Book launch: Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art

Art, Comparative Literature, Literary Studies, Literature

Natasha’s Dress published

«Paola Colaiacomo’s book is a remarkable and vital study of Bloomsbury and its afterlife in literature, art and fashion. It moves subtly from Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry on to Katherine Mansfield and Luigi Pirandello. The illumination of a crucial period in modern culture is accomplished with skill and eloquence.» (Harold Bloom) «Colaiacomo provides fascinating… Continue reading Natasha’s Dress published

Art, French, Ireland, Irish Studies, Literature, Music

Editor of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives writes about artist Mike Stilkey in the Irish Times

Dr Mary Pierse, co-editor of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives, has published an article in the Irish Times about Mike Stilkey, a Californian artist who creates installations from discarded books. Stilkey’s 2010 work The Piano Has Been Drinking is featured on the front cover of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives, appropriately illustrating the… Continue reading Editor of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives writes about artist Mike Stilkey in the Irish Times

Art History, English literature, theatre

New publication: Will the Modernist

Why was the Bard of Avon so frequently on the agenda of avant-garde writers in Britain, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Ireland? This volume explores the rich and diverse landscape of Shakespearean encounters in the tormented aesthetics of pre- and post-World War I Europe. However manipulated, deformed or transfigured, the Renaissance dramatist was revived in… Continue reading New publication: Will the Modernist

Architecture, Art, Art History, Book launch, Film Studies, Irish Studies, Visual Culture

Book launch: Visualizing Dublin

Visualizing Dublin: Visual Culture, Modernity and the Representation of Urban Space, edited by Justin Carville, will be launched from 6.30-8.30pm on Thursday 27 February at the Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. The event is organized by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, and the guest speaker will… Continue reading Book launch: Visualizing Dublin

Art, Cultural Studies, Philosophy

Making Sense

This book is a collection of essays and creative expressions, written and produced in response to the second Making Sense colloquium, which was held in 2010 at the Centre Pompidou and the Institut Télécom in Paris. The contributions to the volume represent the ongoing aim of Making Sense: providing a voice that is at once… Continue reading Making Sense

Art, Film Studies, gender, Visual Culture

Now Available: Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture

Why are we so obsessed with cars? Shiny objects of desire, cars never cease to fascinate us. As symbols of freedom they return again and again in art and film, even if real freedom is sometimes only achieved in the final explosive crash – the climax of the sheer exhilaration of speed.  ‘Car crash culture’… Continue reading Now Available: Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture

Visual Culture

Roger Fry’s ‘Difficult and Uncertain Science’

This new study traces the development and evolution of the writings of Roger Fry (1866-1934), a highly influential art critic who introduced modern French painting to Britain in the early twentieth century. Through close analysis of his writings, the author examines the role that emerging psychological theories played in the formulation and expression of Fry's… Continue reading Roger Fry’s ‘Difficult and Uncertain Science’


Fashion, Devotion and Contemplation

  Italian Renaissance 'plaquettes' are often stored and displayed as a homogeneous category or genre in museum collections due to their apparently uniform small relief format. This has resulted in a scholarly literature that has concentrated largely on connoisseurship and taken the form of catalogues, thereby both responding to and propagating the myth of this… Continue reading Fashion, Devotion and Contemplation

Art, French, Literary criticism, Literature

Le Coeur dans tous ses états

Ce volume examine les différents aspects de la notion de coeur afin de mieux définir ce concept auquel il est souvent fait allusion dans différents contextes sans qu'il soit pour autant rigoureusement défini. Sans ignorer la métaphore traditionnelle de l'amour et des sentiments qu'est le coeur, les différents chapitres qui composent le volume s'intéressent également… Continue reading Le Coeur dans tous ses états