Fashioning faces : the portraitive mode in British romanticism / Elizabeth A. Fay.
Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; 2010.
Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, 2010.
323 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism. | English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism. | Portraits in literature. | Self in literature. | Art and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century. | Art and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century. | Romanticism -- Great Britain.