Literature and photography in transition, 1850-1915

Clayton, Owen (2014) Literature and photography in transition, 1850-1915. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 1137471492, 9781137471499

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Abstract

Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915 looks at 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, each of whom deals with the transition between photographic methodologies. The book argues that their writing can be analysed most fruitfully via a consideration of technological difference.

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Keywords:Photography, literature, the transatlantic, history of photography, photographic realism, photographic transition, Henry Mayhew, representations of poverty, daguerreotype, engraving, the picturesque, John Ruskin, working-class photography, Robert Louis Stevenson, Amy Levy, California, Edweard Muybridge, Francis Galton, divided selfhood, gender performativity, sexuality, William Dean Howells, Nathaniel Hawthorne, literary realism, carte-de-visite, photography-as-flirtation, posing, the Kodak, anticipations of modernism, Jack London, slumming, photographic manipulation, early film, cinema of attractions, moving pictures and capitalism, digital photography, photography-as-theatricality, moving-picture fiction.
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
W Creative Arts and Design > W630 History of Cinematics and Photography
W Creative Arts and Design > W640 Photography
T Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects > T720 American Literature studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W632 History of Photography
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q321 English Literature by period
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q300 English studies
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q323 English Literature by topic
W Creative Arts and Design > W690 Cinematics and Photography not elsewhere classified
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q322 English Literature by author
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:16346
Deposited On:04 Jan 2015 12:08

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