Series : T. H. Parry-Williams Memorial Lectures
2014: 'An Engraving': T. H. Parry-Williams, Necromancy, Unknowing
|| Damian Walford Davies
||Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd Prifysgol Cymru
||247 x 148 mm
||Clawr papur / Paperback.
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.