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Title: A Portrait of the Author as an Author
Authors: Portela, Manuel 
Keywords: pintura de retratos; história da autoria; Inglaterra; século XVIII
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: CoimbraMinerva
Serial title, monograph or event: Novas Histórias Literárias/ New Literary Histories
Place of publication or event: Coimbra
Abstract: The growth of the literary market in the eighteenth century changed concepts of authorship. Portrait conventions were also used to frame authorial personality. By looking at pictorial representations of men and women authors, in paintings and prints, I identify conflicting images of authorship. Idealised representations of the author as gentleman or lady are contrasted with images of the violence of market forces. Polite restraint of the self-conscious individual genius has to face the unruly passions and interests that characterise the new social relations of literary production.
ISBN: 972-798-126-7
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FLUC Secção de Estudos Anglo-Americanos - Vários

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