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Fay, Elizabeth A., 1957-

Fashioning faces : the portraitive mode in British romanticism / Elizabeth A. Fay.

1st ed.
Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; 2010.
Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, 2010.
Physical Description:
323 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
PR457 .F34 2009 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Art and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Art and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Portraits in literature.
Romanticism -- Great Britain.
Self in literature.

  • Ch. 1. The portraitive mode. Wordsworth's self-portrait
  • Taste, fashionable consumption, and congruence
  • Heightened impressions : imagination, desire, and identity
  • Ch. 2. Making faces. Legible bodies
  • Seeing, consumption, and strategies of space
  • Painted figures and Plutarch's heirs
  • Reading reproduction
  • Bodies in time
  • Ch. 3. Consuming portraits. A new socius : Josiah Wedgwood and Rudolph Ackermann
  • Miniatures : Richard Cosway and John Boydell
  • Facing history
  • Ch. 4. Practicing aesthetics. Aesthetics, taste, and the collection
  • Collecting fetishes
  • House museums
  • Instituting the portrait
  • Ch. 5. Living portraits. Reflexive staging, fashionability, and travel practice
  • Mary Robinson, acting the self
  • Byronic travel and the theater of the self
  • Consumable subjects : Manfred, Sappho, and fame.