• Publications of Neil F McWilliam

      • Books

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • Emile Bernard: Les Lettres d'un artiste (1884-1941).
          • 35 rue Colson, Dijon, France:
          • Les Presses du réel,
          • May, 2012.
          Publication Description

          Comprising some 430 letters, this selection of correspondence by the French painter Emile Bernard (1868- 1941) highlights one of the most complex and little known artists of the modern period. As a young member of the Parisian avant-garde during the 1880s, Bernard frequented Gauguin, Van Gogh, Anquetin and Redon before abandoning France for the Middle East in 1893. While there, he rejected modern art and became an outspoken champion of traditional values, for which he continued to fight after returning to Europe in 1904. Lively and intelligent, Bernard’s letters are rich in observations on his own art and the ideas that inspired it, as well as in critical assessments of his contemporaries. Bernard’s correspondence offers remarkable insights into the artist’s life and into the period during which he worked. It is destined to become an essential source for understanding modernist and anti-modernist currents during a period crucial to the history of French art.

          • N. McWilliam.
          • Rêves de bonheur. L'Art social et la gauche française (1830-1850).
          • Les Presses du réel,
          • 2007.
          Publication Description

          This is an updated and significantly expanded translation of my 1993 Princeton monograph Dreams of Happiness.

          • Monumental Intolerance. Jean Baffier, A Nationalist Sculptor in fin-de-siècle France.
          • Penn State University Press,
          • 2000.
          • Dreams of Happiness. Social Art and the French Left 1830-1850.
          • Princeton University Press,
          • 1993.
          • Hogarth.
          • Studio Editions, London,
          • 1993.
          • A Bibliography of Salon Criticism in Paris from the July Monarchy to the Second Republic 1831-1851.
          • Cambridge University Press,
          • 1991.
          • with
          • Vera Schuster, Richard Wrigley and Pascale Méker.
          • A Bibliography of Salon Criticism in Paris from the Ancien Régime to the Restoration 1699-1827.
          • Cambridge University Press,
          • 1991.
      • Articles Published

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "Au-delà de la 'République des arts': les artistes, l'état et le marché au 19e siècle."
          • Faire art comme on fait société. Les Nouveaux commanditaires.
          • Ed. Christian Joschke.
          • Les Presses du réel,
          • 2013.
          • 515-32.
          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "Patrie et pédagogie: l'art national selon Léon Rosenthal."
          • Léon Rosenthal (1870-1932), militant, critique et historien de l'art.
          • 6 rue Labrouste, 75015 Paris:
          • Editions Hermann,
          • 2013.
          • 209-222.
          • (Volume edited by Bertrand Tiller)
          Publication Description

          Article on books written by the socialist art historian on the history of French art and directed at a juvenile audience in the years around 1914. Investigates the status of "art national" in the light of broader currents within popular contemporary art-historical writings, and textbooks produced for use in the secondary schools of the Third Republic.

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "A Sense of Place. Representing the Region in Nineteenth-Century France."
          • Impressionist France. Le Gray to Monet.
          • Ed. Simon Kelly.
          • 1 Fine Arts drive, Forest Park, St Louis MO 63110:
          • Saint Louis Art Museum,
          • 2013.
          • 53-65.
          • (Catalog essay for an exhibition curated at SLAM by Simon Kelly)
          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • ""Entretien avec Neil McWilliam"."
          • Florilettres
          • .
          • Fondation de la Poste,
          • (Summer, 2012)
          • :
          • 2-17.
          Publication Description

          Interview with Nathalie Jungermann on the correspondence of Emile Bernard.

          • N.F. McWilliam, Laurence Bertrand-Dorléac, Eric Michaud, Yves Michaud,Michael Orwicz.
          • ""Art, état et idéologies au XIXe et XXe siècles."
          • Perspective
          • .
          • 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris:
          • Institut national d'histoire de l'art/ Armand Colin,
          • (June, 2012)
          • :
          • 41-55.
          Publication Description

          A round-table discussions on methodological issues relating to art and state power.

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • ""How to change the world: Claude-Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon"."
          • Utopian Moments: Reading Utopian Texts.
          • Ed. J. C. Davis & Miguel Angel Ramiro Avilés.
          • 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP:
          • Bloomsbury Academic, London,
          • May, 2012.
          • 106-112.
          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • ""Au-delà de Pont-Aven: A la poursuite d'Emile Bernard"."
          • Emile Bernard: Au-delà de Pont-Aven.
          • Ed. Neil McWilliam.
          • 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris:
          • Institut national d'histoire de l'art,
          • January, 2012.
          • 5-23.
          • (Exhibition catalogue)
          Publication Description

          Introductory essay to catalogue of an exhibition I have organized at the INHA, opening January 26, 2012

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • ""'Ténébreux compagnons de toute solitude': Emile Bernard et la littérature."
          • Emile Bernard: Au-delà de Pont-Aven.
          • Ed. Neil McWilliam.
          • 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris:
          • Institut national d'histoire de l'art,
          • January, 2012.
          • 27-53.
          • (Exhibition catalogue essay)
          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • ""A la recherche de l'Amérique profonde: l'art patriotique contemporain et l'idée de communauté nationale"."
          • Histoire de l'art
          • .
          • Institut national d'histoire de l'art,
          • (2012)
          • :
          • 95-107.
          Publication Description

          Article on contemporary American patriotic art (Thomas Kinkade, John McNaughton etc) to appear in special article on "Culture visuelle"

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "Avant-garde Anti-Modernism: Caricature and Cabaret Culture in Fin-de-siècle Montmartre."
          • L'art de la caricature.
          • Ed. Ségolène Le Men.
          • Les arts en correspondance,
          • Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre, 200 avenue de la République, 92001 Nanterre, France:
          • Presses universitaires de Paris Ouest,
          • November, 2011.
          • 275-295.
          Publication Description

          Study of the role of tradition, nostalgia and nationalism in caricatural publications of fin-de-siècle 'cabarets artistiques' in Montmartre

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "Emile Bernard, Vincent van Gogh et Octave Mirbeau: Critique de la critique."
          • Cahiers Octave Mirbeau
          • (Spring, 2011)
          • :
          • 169-177.
          Publication Description

          Critical study of Emile Bernard's attitude towards critical writings of the novelist Octave Mirbeau, based on two unpublished letters by Bernard.

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "Comment peindre un tableau fouriériste."
          • Charles Fourier -- l’écart absolu.
          • Besançon, France:
          • Musée des beaux-arts,
          • April, 2010.
          • 50-65.
          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "Qui a peur de George Sand? Antiromantisme et antiféminisme chez les maurrassiens."
          • L’Action française et la culture.
          • Ed. N.F. McWilliam, M. Leymairie and O. Dard (eds.).
          • Lilles, France:
          • Presses universitaires du Septentrion,
          • 2010.
          • 173-84.
          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "'L'energie de la race': La Provence dans la critique d'art de Joachim Gasquet."
          • Visages de la Provence.
          • Ed. Valerie Minogue and Patrick Pollard.
          • London:
          • Emile Zola Society,
          • 2009.
          • 165-77.
          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "'Au-delà de la "République des arts": les artistes, l'étate et le marché au XIXe siècle'."
          • Faire Art comme on fait société. Les Nouveaux Commanditaires.
          • Ed. Christian Joschke.
          • Paris and Dijon:
          • Les Presses du réel,
          • 2009.
          • 515-532.
          Publication Description

          A discussion of artists' attempts to organize professionally in mid-nineteenth-century France and to play an active role in the state's commissioning of work for public monuments and museums.

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "Emile Bernard’s Reactionary Idealism."
          • Academics, Pompiers, Official Artists and the Arrière-garde: Defining Modern & Traditional in France 1900-1960.
          • Ed. N. Adamson & T. Norris (eds.).
          • Cambridge Scholars Press,
          • 2009.
          • 25-49.
          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "‘Erudition et engagement politique: la double vie de Louis Dimier'."
          • L’Histoire de l’histoire de l’art en France au XIXe siècle.
          • Ed. R. Recht, P. Sénéchal, C. Barbillon & F.-R. Martin.
          • 29-31 Quai Voltaire, Paris 75007, france:
          • La Documentation française,
          • 2008.
          • 403-417.
          • N. McWilliam.
          • "The Culture of Nationalism."
          • Nations and Nationalism in Global Perspective: An Encyclopedia of Origins, Developments and Contemporary Transitions.
          • Ed. Guntram Herb.
          • 2008.
          • "Lieux de mémoire, sites de contestation. Le Monument public comme enjeu politique, 1880-1914."
          • La Statuaire publique au XIXe siècle.
          • Ed. S. Le Men.
          • Monum. Editions du Patrimoine,
          • January, 2005.
          • 104-115.
          • "Conflicting Manifestations: Parisian Commemoration of Joan of Arc and Etienne Dolet in the early Third Republic."
          • French Historical Studies.
          • 2004.
          • "Action française, Classicism, and the Dilemmas of Traditionalism in France 1900-1914."
          • Nationalism and French Visual Culture, 1870-1914.
          • Ed. J. Hargrove & N. McWilliam.
          • Studies in the History of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts,
          • 2005.
          • "Ordering the Past. Nineteenth-Century French History Painting in Retrospect."
          • History Painting in Nineteenth-Century France.
          • Ed. P. Cook and M. Ledbury.
          • Manchester University Press,
          • forthcoming.
          • "Entries on Jean Baffier, Hugues Lapaire, Maxime Réal del Sarte, and Félix Vallotton."
          • Dictionnaire biographique et géographique de l'Affaire Dreyfus.
          • Ed. P. Oriol.
          • Editions Champion,
          • forthcoming.
          • "Exercises de style. La Critique devant les Envois de Rome 1800-1873."
          • D'Ingres à Degas. Rome et les artistes français 1803-1873
          • .
          • Académie de France, Rome,
          • (March - June 2003)
          • :
          • 139-149.
          • (article commissioned for exhibition catalogue)
          • "'Contre-révolution, contre-romantisme . . .'. Esthétique et politique dans l'Action fran¢aise."
          • L'Invention du XIXe siècle. 2. Le XIXe siècle au miroir du XXe'.
          • Ed. Alain Corbin et al.
          • Klinckseick, Paris,
          • 2002.
          • 109-122.
          • "Von "Marat" bis "Thermidor": Die Interpretation der Revolution in der Dritten Republik in Frankreich."
          • Revolution, Republik und Reaction: Der Umgang mit dem Erbe der Französischen Revolution 1871-1914.
          • Ed. G. Gersmann and H. Kohle.
          • Franz Steiner, Stuttgart,
          • 2002.
          • 99-118.
          • "Champagne Socialism: Luxury in Fourier's Utopia."
          • Modern and Contemporary France
          • 9
          • .2
          • (2001)
          • :
          • 149-60.
          • "Peripheral Visions: Class, Cultural Aspiration and the Artisan Community in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France."
          • Politics and Aesthetics in the Arts.
          • Ed. I. Gaskell and S. Kemal.
          • Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts, Cambridge University Press,
          • 2000.
          • 140-73.
      • Articles Accepted

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "'L'Epoque n'a pas d'âme'. Critiques et chrétiens au Salon pendant la monarchie de juillet."
          • La Critique d'art de la Révolution à la monarchie de Juillet: enjeux et pratiques.
          • Ed. Lucie Lachenal and Catherine Méneux.
          • 2013.
          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "Le Romantisme comme enjeu."
          • L'Histoire de l'art en France 1890-1950: Acteurs, Institutions, Enjeux.
          • Ed. NeilMcWilliam and Michela Passini.
          • Paris and Dijon:
          • Les Presses du réel/ Institut national d'histoire de l'art,
          • 2013.
          Publication Description

          Discussion of the political critique of Romanticism, notably on the French right, and its impact on art-historical assessments of the movement during the first half of the 20th century.

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • ""David d'Angers et la socialisation de l'exemplarité"."
          • L'Art social en France de la Révolution à la Grande Guerre.
          • Ed. Neil McWilliam, Cathérine Meneux, Julie Ramos.
          • 2012.
          Publication Description

          Volume currently under review with the Presses universitaires de Rennes. Co-production with the Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Paris

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "'Michel Melot et l'historiographie de Daumier'."
          • L'Histoire sociale de l'art.
          • Ed. Philippe Bordes.
          • Dijon:
          • Les Presses du réel,
          • 2010.
      • Edited Volumes

          • N.F. McWilliam, eds.
          • Emile Bernard: Au-delà de Pont-Aven.
          • Ed. Neil McWilliam.
          • Institut national d'histoire de l'art,
          • January, 2012.
          • 118.
          • (Exhibition catalogue)
          Publication Description

          Catalog of an exhibition curated by N. McWilliam in the Salle Roberto Longhi, Galerie Colbert, Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Paris. Comprises two articles by N. McWilliam, and contributions by Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, Laura Karp-Lugo, and Dominique Morelon.

          • N.F. McWilliam, M. Leymairie and O. Dard (eds.), eds.
          • L'Action française et la culture.
          • Université de Lille:
          • Les Presses du Septentrion,
          • 2010.
          • N.F. McWilliam (ed.), eds.
          • Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Caricature.
          • Durham, NC:
          • Nasher Museum of Art (Duke University Press),
          • 2010.
          • Nationalism and French Visual Culture, 1870-1914.
          • Studies in the History of Art,
          • Ed. June Hargrove & Neil McWilliam.
          • National Gallery of Art, Washington & Yale University Press,
          • May, 2005.
      • Books in Progress

          • L'Histoire de l'art en France 1890-1950: Acteurs, institutions, enjeux.
          • Les Presses du réel/ Institut national d'histoire de l'art,
          • 2014.
          • (co-edited with Michela Passini (CNRS)).
          Publication Description

          Volume of essays covering aspects of the historiography of art history in France from the 1890s to the 4th Republic. Based upon a series of colloquia organized for the Institut national d'histoire de l'art.

          • L'Histoire sociale de l'art.
          • Paris and Dijon:
          • Les Presses du réel/ Institut national d'histoire de l'art,
          • 2013.
          Publication Description

          Essay collection on the historiography of the social history of art.

          • N.F. McWilliam, Cathérine Meneux, Julie Ramos.
          • L'art social en France de la Révolution à la Grande Guerre.
          • 2012.
          • (Edited volume based upon conference organized at the INHA, Paris, in June 2011).
          Publication Description

          Currently under review at the Presses Universitaires de Rennes. Co-production with the Institut national d'histoire de l'art

          • Scenes and Doctrines: Nationhood and Nationalism in French Art 1870-1914 (provisional title).
          • 2003.
          • (a book-length study on Nationalism and the visual arts in the French Third Republic, 1871-1914).
      • Other

          • N.F. McWilliam.
          • "Sanat/Utopya. Mutluluk Hayalleri: Sosyal Sanat ve Fransiz solu (1830-1850)."
          • Iletisim Han no. 7, Cagaloglu 34 122 Istanbul, Turkey:
          • Iletisim Yayinlari,
          • November, 2011.
          • 570 pp..
          Publication Description

          Turkish translation of "Dreams of Happiness. Social Art and the French Left 1830-1850" (Princeton University Press, 1993)