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The Resource Byron : the image of the poet, edited by Christine Kenyon Jones

Byron : the image of the poet, edited by Christine Kenyon Jones

Label
Byron : the image of the poet
Title
Byron
Title remainder
the image of the poet
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christine Kenyon Jones
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fame of the Romantic poet Lord Byron rests not only on his work but also on the way he looked and the way he was portrayed during his lifetime and after his death. Originating in a conference held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, this is the first collection of papers to be published on the visual aspects of Byron and Byronism. Topics explored include Byron's relations with the artists who sketched, painted, and sculpted him and those who commissioned portraits of him (including his publisher); his self-image and its expression in his work; the way in which his features were used in illustrations of the heroes of his poems; his role in the early forms of modern celebrity culture such as prints, medals, and other forms of memorabilia; the way he has been represented on screen; and his role as a political icon." "Discussion of the relationship between the different literary "Byrons" created by the poet has long been a part of Byron commentary. Less well explored is the wide range of visual manifestations of Byron: not only those recorded ad vivum (face to face) with the poet, and not only the "authorized" paintings and busts whose production Byron tried to control during his lifetime, but also the caricatures, informal sketches, engravings, memorabilia, and the film portrayals through which Byron and his image have been presented and interpreted in the nearly two centuries since his death." "This range of representations demonstrates the trajectory from Byron to Byronism: from the poet (who may or may not be identified with the "real" George Gordon Byron, sixth Baron Byron of Rochdale) to the mythic persona that is the creation not just of Byron but also of many other hands. These papers study Byron as an object as well as a subject in terms of cultural production."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
821/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4381
LC item number
.B83 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kenyon-Jones, Christine
  • National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Byron, George Gordon Byron
  • Byron, George Gordon Byron
  • Popular culture
  • Byron, George Gordon Byron
Label
Byron : the image of the poet, edited by Christine Kenyon Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Papers from a conference organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London, the London Byron Society and King's College London, held on 8 February 2003 at the National Portrait Gallery in London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lord Byron's image / Germaine Greer -- "Famous in my time": publicization of portraits of Byron during his lifetime / Annette Peach -- Ways of seeing Byron / Tom Mole -- Byron memorabilia / Geoffrey Bond -- Byron: the cinematic image / Peter Cochra -- Byron's body / Christine Kenyon Jones -- Byron as a political icon / Bernard Beatty
Control code
137325200
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9780874139976
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007022337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)137325200
Label
Byron : the image of the poet, edited by Christine Kenyon Jones
Publication
Note
Papers from a conference organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London, the London Byron Society and King's College London, held on 8 February 2003 at the National Portrait Gallery in London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lord Byron's image / Germaine Greer -- "Famous in my time": publicization of portraits of Byron during his lifetime / Annette Peach -- Ways of seeing Byron / Tom Mole -- Byron memorabilia / Geoffrey Bond -- Byron: the cinematic image / Peter Cochra -- Byron's body / Christine Kenyon Jones -- Byron as a political icon / Bernard Beatty
Control code
137325200
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9780874139976
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007022337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)137325200

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