Too Deep for the Vulgar: Hazlitt on Turner and Blake

Keynote Lecture, “Romanticism and Its Discontents” conference.
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Presented by the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, with support from The Program in Critical Theory.

T. J. Clark was born in Bristol, England in 1943, took a B.A. in Modern History at Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Art History at the Courtauld Institute, University of London. He taught at various places in England and the USA, and from 1988 to 2010 at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is George C. and Helen N. Pardee Chair Emeritus. Clark is the author of a series of books on the social character and formal dynamics of modern art: The Absolute Bourgeois: Artists and Politics in France 1848-1851 (1973); Image of the People: Gustave Courbet and the 1848 Revolution (1973); The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and his Followers (1984); and Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism (1999). A book-cum-pamphlet on current politics, Por uma esquerda sem futuro, was just published in Brazil.