Series : T. H. Parry-Williams Memorial Lectures

2014: 'An Engraving': T. H. Parry-Williams, Necromancy, Unknowing


Author/Editor  Damian Walford Davies
 Published 2015
 ISBN 978-1-907029-19-6
 Publisher Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd Prifysgol Cymru
 Price £5.00
 Size 247 x 148 mm
 Format Clawr papur / Paperback.

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.