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The Resource Private interests : women, portraiture, and the visual culture of the English novel, 1709-1791, Alison Conway

Private interests : women, portraiture, and the visual culture of the English novel, 1709-1791, Alison Conway

Label
Private interests : women, portraiture, and the visual culture of the English novel, 1709-1791
Title
Private interests
Title remainder
women, portraiture, and the visual culture of the English novel, 1709-1791
Statement of responsibility
Alison Conway
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This ambitious interdisciplinary study undertakes a new definition of the eighteenth-century novel's investment in vision and visual culture, tracing the relationship between the development of the novel and that of the equally contentious genre of the portrait, particularly as represented in the novel itself. Working with the novels of Richardson, Fielding, Haywood, Manley, Sterne, Wollstonecraft and Inchbald, and the portraits of Reynolds, Gainsborough, Highmore, Hudson, Hogarth, and others, Private Interests points to the intimate connections between the literary works and the paintings. Arguing that the novel's representation of the portrait sustains a tension between competing definitions of private interests, Conway shows how private interests are figured as simultaneously decorous and illicit in the novel, with the portrait at once an instrument of propriety and of scandal. Examining women's roles as both authors of and characters in the novel and the novel's encounters with the portrait, the author provides a new definition of private interests, one which highlights the development of women's agency as both spectacles and spectators
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conway, Alison
Dewey number
823/.509357
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.A74
LC item number
C66 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Art and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Portraits in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Frau
  • Roman anglais
  • Portraits dans la littérature
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Art and literature
  • English fiction
  • Portraits in literature
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • England
  • Bildnis
  • Frauenporträt
  • Frauenroman
  • Roman
  • Frau
  • Roman
  • Malerei
  • Roman
  • Porträt
  • Roman
  • Frau
  • Geschichte 1709-1791
  • Englisch
Label
Private interests : women, portraiture, and the visual culture of the English novel, 1709-1791, Alison Conway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The novel and the portrait in eighteenth-century England -- Envisioning literary interest: Manley's The New Atalantis -- "Ravished sight": picturing Clarissa -- Refiguring virtue: The history of Miss Betsy Thoughtless and Amelia -- "Paint her to your own mind": Sterne's concupiscible narratives -- Portraits of the woman artist: Kauffman, Wollstonecraft, and Inchbald
Control code
666906260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 293 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442678767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59xww
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666906260
Label
Private interests : women, portraiture, and the visual culture of the English novel, 1709-1791, Alison Conway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The novel and the portrait in eighteenth-century England -- Envisioning literary interest: Manley's The New Atalantis -- "Ravished sight": picturing Clarissa -- Refiguring virtue: The history of Miss Betsy Thoughtless and Amelia -- "Paint her to your own mind": Sterne's concupiscible narratives -- Portraits of the woman artist: Kauffman, Wollstonecraft, and Inchbald
Control code
666906260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 293 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442678767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59xww
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666906260

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