Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915 examines how British and American writers used early photography and film as illustrations and metaphors. It concentrates on five figures in particular: Henry Mayhew, Robert Louis Stevenson, Amy Levy, William Dean Howells, and Jack London.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2015|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Owen Clayton is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lincoln. His interests include transatlantic visual culture of the long nineteenth-century, working–class studies and, increasingly, Anglo-Saxonism. He is a previous winner of the William Dean Howells Essay Prize, and the British Association of American Studies Ambassador's Award.
Table of ContentsList of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction 1. E Pluribus Unum: History and Photographic Difference 2. Hybrid Photographies in London Labour and the London Poor 3. Composing Gendered Selfhoods in Robert Louis Stevenson and Amy Levy 4. 'We do the rest': Photography, Labour and Howellsian Realism 5. 'Literature of Attractions': Jack London and Early Cinema Afterword Endnotes Bibliography Index