I’m thrilled to announce that my article, ‘Reflective and Reflexive Forms: Intimacy and Medium Specificity in British and American Sentimental Albums, 1800-1860’ has now been published in Journal18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture. The article develops initial primary research conducted for my Collage before Modernism research project at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, and Yale Center for British Art, and focuses on how album’s emotional lives related to, and were shaped by, their formal characteristics. Read it here.
The essay is part of a broader special issue examining albums in the (very) long eighteenth century, which takes a trans-geographical approach to albums made during this period. Check it out here.