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The Resource Portraiture and British gothic fiction : the rise of picture identification, 1764-1835, Kamilla Elliott

Portraiture and British gothic fiction : the rise of picture identification, 1764-1835, Kamilla Elliott

Label
Portraiture and British gothic fiction : the rise of picture identification, 1764-1835
Title
Portraiture and British gothic fiction
Title remainder
the rise of picture identification, 1764-1835
Statement of responsibility
Kamilla Elliott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Traditionally, kings and rulers were featured on stamps and money, the titled and affluent commissioned busts and portraits, and criminals and missing persons appeared on wanted posters. British writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, however, reworked ideas about portraiture to promote the value and agendas of the ordinary middle classes. According to Kamilla Elliott, our current practices of "picture identification" (driver's licenses, passports, and so on) are rooted in these late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century debates. Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction examines ways writers such as Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, and C.R. Maturin as well as artists, historians, politicians, and periodical authors dealt with changes in how social identities were understood and valued in British culture--specifically, who was represented by portraits and how they were represented as they vied for social power. Elliott investigates multiple aspects of picture identification: its politics, epistemologies, semiotics, and aesthetics, and the desires and phobias that it produces. Her extensive research not only covers Gothic literature's best-known and most studied texts but also engages with more than 100 Gothic works in total, expanding knowledge of first-wave Gothic fiction as well as opening new windows into familiar work."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elliott, Kamilla
Dewey number
823/.609357
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.A74
LC item number
E45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Art in literature
  • English fiction
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
Label
Portraiture and British gothic fiction : the rise of picture identification, 1764-1835, Kamilla Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Theory and/of picture identification -- The politics of picture identification -- "The age of portraiture" and the portraiture of politics -- Matriarchal versus patriarchal picture identification -- Portraits, progeny, iconolatry, and iconoclasm -- Identifying pictures -- Pictures identifying -- Iconism and the aesthetics of gothic fiction -- Desiring picture identification -- Fearing picture identification -- Conclusion
Control code
780288809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781421407173
Isbn Type
(hdbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012008901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)780288809
Label
Portraiture and British gothic fiction : the rise of picture identification, 1764-1835, Kamilla Elliott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Theory and/of picture identification -- The politics of picture identification -- "The age of portraiture" and the portraiture of politics -- Matriarchal versus patriarchal picture identification -- Portraits, progeny, iconolatry, and iconoclasm -- Identifying pictures -- Pictures identifying -- Iconism and the aesthetics of gothic fiction -- Desiring picture identification -- Fearing picture identification -- Conclusion
Control code
780288809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781421407173
Isbn Type
(hdbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012008901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)780288809

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