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Victorian literature and the Victorian visual imagination

Author: Carol T Christ; John O Jordan
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nineteenth-century British culture frequently represented the eye as the preeminent organ of truth. These essays explore the relationship between the verbal and the visual in the Victorian imagination. They range broadly over topics that include the relationship of optical devices to the visual imagination, the role of photography in changing the conception of evidence and truth, the changing partnership between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Illustrated works
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol T Christ; John O Jordan
ISBN: 0520086414 9780520086418 0520200225 9780520200227
OCLC Number: 31328508
Description: xxix, 371 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Were they having fun yet? Victorian optical gadgetry, modernist selves / Susan R. Horton --
Shared lines : pen and pencil as trace / Gerard Curtis --
Image versus text in the illustrated novels of William Makepeace Thackeray / Judith L. Fisher --
"The right thing in the right place" : P.H. Emerson and the picturesque photograph / Jennifer M. Green --
Dust piles and damp pavements : excrement, repression, and the Victorian city in photography and literature / Ellen Handy --
Making darkness visible : capturing the criminal and observing the law in Victorian photography and detective fiction / Ronald R. Thomas --
Victoria's sovereign obedience : portraits of the Queen as wife and mother / Margaret Homans --The author as spectacle and commodity : Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Thomas Hardy / Linda M. Shires --
The hero as spectacle : Carlyle and the persistence of dandyism / James Eli Adams --
Street figures : Victorian urban iconography / Richard L. Stein --
Seeing the unseen : pictorial problematics and Victorian images of class, poverty, and urban life / Susan P. Casteras --
John Millais's children : faith and erotics: The Woodman's daughter (1851) / Robert M. Polhemus --Seeing is believing in Enoch Arden / Miriam Bailin --Spectacular sympathy : visuality and ideology in Dicken's A Christmas carol / Audrey Jaffe --
Reading figures : the legible image of Victorian textuality / Garrett Stewart.
Responsibility: edited by Carol T. Christ and John O. Jordan.
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19th-century British culture frequently represented the eye as the pre-eminent organ of truth. These essays explore the relationship between the verbal and the visual in the Victorian imagination.  Read more...

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