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The Resource Confounding Images : Photography and Portraiture in Antebellum American Fiction, Susan S. Williams

Confounding Images : Photography and Portraiture in Antebellum American Fiction, Susan S. Williams

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Confounding Images : Photography and Portraiture in Antebellum American Fiction
Title
Confounding Images
Title remainder
Photography and Portraiture in Antebellum American Fiction
Statement of responsibility
Susan S. Williams
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Susan Williams recovers the literary and cultural significance of early photography in an important rereading of American fiction in the decades preceding the Civil War. The rise of photography occurred simultaneously with the rapid expansion of magazine publication in America, and Williams analyzes the particular role that periodicals such as Godey's Lady's Book, Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, and Atkinson's Casket played in defining how photography was received. At the center of the book are readings of a stunning array of fiction by forgotten and canonical writers alike, including Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, and Sarah Hale, as well as extended interpretations of Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables and The Marble Faun and Herman Melville's Pierre. In a concluding section, Williams offers a view of the fictional portrait in the later nineteenth century, when the proliferation of illustrated books once again transformed the relation between word and image in American culture
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DEGRU
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Williams, Susan S
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Melville, Herman
  • American fiction
  • Literature and photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Art and literature
  • Ekphrasis
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • American fiction
  • Art and literature
  • Ekphrasis
  • Literature and photography
  • Portrait photography
  • United States
Label
Confounding Images : Photography and Portraiture in Antebellum American Fiction, Susan S. Williams
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Hawthorne, Daguerreotypy, and The House of the Seven Gables
  • 5. Melville's Pierre and the Burden of Imitation
  • 6. The Photography of Travel: Reading The Marble Faun
  • Afterword: Photography and Portraiture in the Later Nineteenth Century
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Confounding Images
  • 1. The Portrait and the Social Construction of Ekphrasis
  • 2. "The Inconstant Daguerreotype": The Narrative of Early Photography
  • 3. The Haunted Portrait and Models of Authorship in Periodicals and Gift Books
Control code
ocn979581771
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512808872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9781512808872
Other physical details
27 illus
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22573/ctv4rv5r5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979581771
Label
Confounding Images : Photography and Portraiture in Antebellum American Fiction, Susan S. Williams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Hawthorne, Daguerreotypy, and The House of the Seven Gables
  • 5. Melville's Pierre and the Burden of Imitation
  • 6. The Photography of Travel: Reading The Marble Faun
  • Afterword: Photography and Portraiture in the Later Nineteenth Century
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Confounding Images
  • 1. The Portrait and the Social Construction of Ekphrasis
  • 2. "The Inconstant Daguerreotype": The Narrative of Early Photography
  • 3. The Haunted Portrait and Models of Authorship in Periodicals and Gift Books
Control code
ocn979581771
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512808872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9781512808872
Other physical details
27 illus
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4rv5r5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979581771

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