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Author Adams, Amanda, 1977-

Title Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tour / by Amanda Adams
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2014
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Series Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies
Ashgate series in nineteenth-century transatlantic studies.
Contents Introduction: In person: the nineteenth-century transatlantic lecture tour -- Seen and not heard: the transatlantic tours of Harriet Martineau and Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Performing ownership: Dickens, Twain, and copyright on the transatlantic stage -- Apostles in the flesh: Arnold, Wilde, and the reproduction of personality in America -- The voice of the master: Henry James and the paradox of performance -- Conclusion: Performing authorship beyond the nineteenth century
Summary Expanding our understanding of what it meant to be a nineteenth-century author, Amanda Adams takes up the concept of performative, embodied authorship in relationship to the transatlantic lecture tour. Adams examines tours by British and American authors, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, and Oscar Wilde, arguing that these tours were a central aspect of nineteenth-century authorship at a time when authors were becoming celebrities and celebrities were international
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American literature -- England -- 19th century -- Appreciation.
Authors, American -- England -- 19th century -- Travel.
Authors, English -- United States -- 19th century -- Travel.
Authorship -- Marketing.
American literature -- 19th century -- Appreciation.
Lectures and lecturing -- England.
Lectures and lecturing -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1472416651 (electronic bk.)
9781472416650 (electronic bk.)