Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915

Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915

by O. Clayton

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Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915 by O. Clayton

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349500994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 233
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 Contents

List 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

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