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Illustrations, Optics and Objects in Nineteenth-Century Literary and Visual Cultures

  • Luisa Calè
  • Patrizia Di Bello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: Nineteenth-Century Objects and Beholders

    1. Luisa Calè, Patrizia Di Bello
      Pages 1-21
  3. Blinding Visions

  4. Photographs and their Pleasures

  5. Illustrations and Latent Images

  6. Precious Objects

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 185-206

About this book


Paying attention to the historically specific dimensions of objects such as the photograph, the illustrated magazine and the collection, the contributors to this volume offer new ways of thinking about nineteenth-century practices of reading, viewing, and collecting, revealing new readings of Wordsworth, Shelley, James and Wilde, among others.


Great Britain Oscar Wilde Percy Bysshe Shelley Romanticism Visual Culture William Wordsworth

Editors and affiliations

  • Luisa Calè
    • 1
  • Patrizia Di Bello
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

About the editors

STEFANO EVANGELISTA Fellow, Trinity College and University Lecturer in English Literature, University of Oxford, UK HILARY FRASER Geoffrey Tillotson Professor in Nineteenth-Century Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, UK MICHAEL HATT Professor of History of Art, University of Warwick, UK LORRAINE JANZEN KOOISTRA Professor of English, Ryerson University, Canada VICTORIA MILLS Associate Tutor, Department of Museum Studies, Leicester University, UK GRAHAM SMITH Professor of Art History, University of St Andrews, UK LINDSAY SMITH Professor of English, University of Sussex, UK, and Fouder Director of the Sussex Centre for Visual Fields SOPHIE THOMAS Associate Professor of English, Ryerson University, Canada HEATHER TILLEY School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

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