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Knowledge, necromancy and the engraving: a case study

Walford Davies, Damian ORCID: 2015. Knowledge, necromancy and the engraving: a case study. T. H. Parry-Williams Memorial Lectures, Aberystwyth: Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies.

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Taking as its subject the layered anxieties of T. H. Parry-Williams’s 1935 essay, ‘Bwrn’ (burden, weight on the mind), this lecture unpicks the complex strata of knowledge and unknowing that gather round a distressful engraving (hanging in a shop window) of three cowled figures that the writer cannot exorcize. Bringing Parry-Williams into a complex relationship with William Blake and artist Henry Fuseli, the lecture reflects on pathological acts of looking and reading, offering a bold new diagnosis of Parry-Williams’s neurotic worlds.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
ISBN: 9781907029196
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 09:52

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