Finding Hogarth in the Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Date / time: 31 October, 12:00 am


Call for Papers, deadline – 31 October 2022

Hosted by St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and Hogarth House

Academics and independent researchers at all levels are invited to submit an abstract for this one-day interdisciplinary conference which analyses the impact of artist and social critic William Hogarth. Renowned in his lifetime as one of the most significant artists of his generation, Hogarth’s influence continues to inspire artists, authors and the media from the eighteenth century to the present day. We welcome submissions from all historical and geographical regions and encourage those interested to tailor their submission to their own research, noting how Hogarth offers inspiration or commentary within their subjects.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Religious interpretations of Hogarth and his works
  • Hogarth and the modern moral subject
  • Reinterpretations of Hogarth and his works in film and media
  • Hogarth and social commentary in art and print
  • Passions and feelings in Hogarth’s art
  • Hogarth’s aesthetics
  • Politics and Hogarth’s satire
  • Moral and ethical questions in Hogarth
  • Hogarth’s influence and reputation
  • Hogarth and material culture
  • Representations of food and consumption by Hogarth
  • Hogarth’s London
  • Hogarth and the River Thames

Please submit abstracts (up to 300 words) for 20 minute papers to the conference convenors at by the end of Monday 31 October, 2022.