Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction: The Rise of Picture Identification, 1764-1835

Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction: The Rise of Picture Identification, 1764-1835

by Kamilla Elliott

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421407173
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kamilla Elliott is senior lecturer at Lancaster University and is author of Rethinking the Novel/Film Debate.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note to the Reader
Introduction
1. Theory and/of Picture Identification
2. The Politics of Picture Identification
3. "The Age of Portraiture" and the Portraiture of Politics
4. Matriarchal versus Patriarchal Picture Identification
5. Portraits, Progeny, Iconolatry, and Iconoclasm
6. Identifying Pictures
7. Pictures Identifying
8. Iconism and the Aesthetics of Gothic Fiction
9. Desiring Picture Identification
10. Fearing Picture Identification
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Jerrold E. Hogle

An outstanding contribution to Gothic studies, to cultural/literary history in general, and to our grasp of the spread of the 'portrait' across many different media since the early modern period.

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