British and American Visual Culture During the Second World War (Yale University)

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source: Yale University      上次更新日期:2015年6月18日
On December 8, 1941, immediately following the declaration of the American entry into World War II, President Roosevelt telegraphed Prime Minister Churchill, “Today all of us are in the same boat with you and the people of the empire and it is a ship which will not and cannot be sunk.”

This two-day conference in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University, held on the seventieth anniversary of VE-day, investigated the textured relationship between war-time visual cultures of America and Britain. The papers considered the cultural origins of the postwar political and economic bond which came to be called the “special relationship,” and explored the various political and social pressures that shaped image-making in the two countries. This conference focused on the visual cultural exchange between the two countries, identifying parallels between the way images and culture were politically mobilized and influenced by the social impacts of war itself.

This conference was made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. It was also generously sponsored by the Yale University Department of the History of Art, the Yale Center for British Art, the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

"In the Same Boat”: Welcome Remarks and Introduction 21:40
Displaying a Democratic Future: 'Rebuilding Britain' and 'American Housing in War and Peace' 28:14
'The Exhibition of Modern British Crafts' in the United States 27:39
Suffering at Sea: Peter Blume’s Nautical Trauma 25:20
Kindred Spirits of Place: Charles Burchfield and Paul Nash 24:05
“The Inevitable Triumph”: Violet Oakley’s 'The Angel of Victory' (1941) 25:12
The Shining Example: Voice, Action, and Wartime Cartoons in the African American Press 24:21
“Right at the Ringside”: Life Magazine’s War Art Program, 1941-1945 25:53
Defending the Land, Reinventing the Landscape 47:57
David Sylvester: The Making of an Art Critic 1941-1956 37:52
Plain Words and War Paint: A Portrait of London’s Civil Defense by Meredith Frampton 27:25
Rowing side by side: Women War Artists in Britain and America during the Second World War 29:15
Viewing Airstrip One: Anglo-American Exchanges in Wartime 55:14
"In the Same Boat”: Introduction to the film "A Canterbury Tale" 9:30
"In the Same Boat”: Roundtable Discussion of the Film "A Canterbury Tale" 48:36

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