Byron's Romantic celebrity: industrial culture and the hermeneutic of intimacy

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 15, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 227 pages
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Byron's Romantic Celebrity offers a new history and theory of modern celebrity. It argues that celebrity is a cultural apparatus that emerged in response to the Romantic industrialization of print and culture and that Lord Byron should be understood as one of its earliest examples and most astute critics. Under that rubric, it investigates the often strained interactions of artistic endeavour and commercial enterprise, the material conditions of Byron's publications, and the place of celebrity culture in history of the self.

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Contents

Beginning the Hermeneutic
44
Scopophilia and Somatic Inscription in Byrons Verse Tales
60
The Visual Discourse of Byrons Celebrity
78
Copyright

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TOM MOLE is Assistant Professor of English at McGill University, Canada. He is the editor of a volume of Blackwood's Magazine 1817-1825 (2006) and has published articles in Romanticism, the Keats-Shelley Journal, the Byron Journal and Nineteenth-Century Contexts.

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