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Collecting French Writers: Photojournalism, Fame, and the Birth of the "Author House"
Elizabeth Emery, Montclair State University

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Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914): Privacy, Publicity, and Personality (Book)
Title: Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914): Privacy, Publicity, and Personality
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: Why did writers' private homes become so linked to their work that contemporaries began preserving them as museums? Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum addresses this and other questions by providing an overview of the social forces that brought writers' homes to the forefront of the French imagination at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. This study analyzes representations of the apartments and houses of Corneille, Hugo, Balzac, Dumas, Sand, Zola, Loti, Montesquiou, Mallarme, and Proust, among others, arguing that the writer's home became a contested space and an important part of the French patrimony at this time. This is the first book to emphasize the house museum as an essentially modern construct, and to trace the history of ideas leading to its institutionalization in twentieth-century France. The interdisciplinary study also brings new attention to the importance of photojournalism for fin-de-siecle France and brings to light fascinating and forgotten examples of "at home" photography by Dornac and Henri Mairet, neither of whom are commonly included on lists of active nineteenth-century photographers. Elizabeth Emery provides a fresh and compelling perspective on conjunctions between visual and literary culture.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: https://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&pageSubject=3132&sort=pubdate&forthcoming=1&title_id=9977&edition_id=13303&lang=cy-GB
Publisher: Ashgate Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-1-4094-087

“Misunderstood Symbolism: Rereading the Subjective Objects of Montesquiou’s First Maison d’un artiste.” Subjective Objects (Book Section)
Title: “Misunderstood Symbolism: Rereading the Subjective Objects of Montesquiou’s First Maison d’un artiste.” Subjective Objects
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Editor: Claire IR O'Mahony
Abstract: This article examines the collecting and display practices of Comte Robert de Montesquiou and their misunderstanding by the nineteenth-century French public. It raises questions about Symbolist concepts of art and the legibility of their incarnation in material form.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.rivendalepress.com/oxford.htm
Publisher: Rivendale Press
Book Title: Symbolist Objects: Materiality and Subjectivity at the Fin-de-Siècle
ISBN: 978 1 904201 1

“Art as Passion in Anatole France’s Le Lys Rouge.” (Article)
Title: “Art as Passion in Anatole France’s Le Lys Rouge.”
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: At first glance, Anatole France’s Le Lys rouge (1894) is a straightforward love story capitalizing on a fin-de-siècle vogue for medieval Italian art. Closer study, however, reveals a mordant satire of contemporaries’ æsthetic pronouncements. A regular guest on the salon circuit, France was a privileged witness to contemporary taste and a powerful arbiter of aesthetic trends. Although Le Lys rouge is a work of fiction, his careful descriptions of fin-de-siècle taste and his sly references to real-life writers, artists, and collectors influenced his readers, while providing twenty-first century scholars with a valuable appreciation of late nineteenth-century French attitudes to art. Published in 35:3-4 (2007): 129-140.
Year: 2007
Primary URL: http://ncfs.unl.edu/view_abstract.php?year=2007&record=28198
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Nineteenth-Century French Studies

“Dornac's ‘At Home’ Photographs, Relics of French History.” (Article)
Title: “Dornac's ‘At Home’ Photographs, Relics of French History.”
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: This essay examines the work of little-known nineteenth-century photographer using the pseudonym Dornac, and its implications for the fin-de-siècle cult of celebrity. As the camera began to chronicle the private life of public figures and as editors published these images in the flourishing periodical industry, viewers became aware of the milieu surrounding famous figures. No longer mysterious and untouchable, they began to be treated like scientific specimens on display in their native "habitats." Photography was thus partly responsible for facilitating a shift from interest in grands hommes as revered national heroes, worthy of public monuments, to more intimate and obsessive celebrity cults housed in private rooms, apartments, and museums. Published in 36 (2008) [2009]: 209-24.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/w/wsfh/0642292.0036.016?rgn=main;view=fulltext
Access Model: Open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Proceedings of the Western Society for French History

“Observing One’s Own Dissection: Medical Inquiry and Writer Confidences in Fin-de-siècle French Periodicals.” (Article)
Title: “Observing One’s Own Dissection: Medical Inquiry and Writer Confidences in Fin-de-siècle French Periodicals.”
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: Nineteenth-century writers' and artists' willingness to be interviewed and photographed for scientific studies published in the periodical press stems from a confluence of scientific, amateur, and journalistic curiosity about what made great public figures successful.
Year: 2012
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: The South Central Review

"Staging Domesticity in La Revue Illustrée’s Photo-Interviews: Belle Epoque Celebrity Homes in the Periodical Press." (Article)
Title: "Staging Domesticity in La Revue Illustrée’s Photo-Interviews: Belle Epoque Celebrity Homes in the Periodical Press."
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: Chapter contributed to Designing the French Interior: Modernity, Design and Media 1770-1970. Ed. Anca I. Lasc, Georgina Downey and Mark Taylor. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. 157-66.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/designing-the-french-interior-9780857857835/
Format: Other
Periodical Title: Designing the French Interior: Modernity, Design and Media 1770-1970
Publisher: Bloomsbury

En toute intimité...Quand la presse people de la Belle Epoque s’invitait chez les célébrités (Book)
Title: En toute intimité...Quand la presse people de la Belle Epoque s’invitait chez les célébrités
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Editor: Parigramme
Abstract: Que mangez-vous, Jules Verne ? Combien gagnez-vous, Émile Zola ? À quelle heure vous levez-vous, Alexandre Dumas ?... Les reporters de « La Revue illustrée » ne reculent devant aucune question et offrent à leurs lecteurs de découvrir, par la photographie, les intérieurs des personnalités de leur temps. Le XIXe siècle touche à sa fin, la presse du voyeurisme s’annonce ! Les lecteurs apprécient la nouveauté, tandis que les grands hommes se prêtent volontiers au jeu, ne mesurant pas toujours les dangers d’une telle exposition. Pierre Loti, Alphonse Daudet, Jules Ferry, Victorien Sardou, Réjane, Camille Flammarion et bien d’autres ouvrent donc largement leurs portes et se laissent aller à des confidences dont la fraîcheur et la naïveté nous étonnent aujourd’hui.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.parigramme.com/livre-en-toute-intimite-422.htm
Publisher: Parigramme
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9782840969587
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Victor Hugo's Breakfast of Champions (Blog Post)
Title: Victor Hugo's Breakfast of Champions
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: Blog post about celebrity images used to sell breakfast products, from the nineteenth-century to the Wheaties box.
Date: 02/03/2016
Primary URL: http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2016/02/victor-hugos-breakfast-of-champions.html
Blog Title: Bric-a-brac-o-mani/Wonders & Marvels
Website: http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2016/02/victor-hugos-breakfast-of-champions.html

Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914): Privacy, Publicity, and Personality (Book)
Title: Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914): Privacy, Publicity, and Personality
Author: Emery, Elizabeth N.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9781409408772
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Ashgate Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781409408772

Le Photojournalisme et la naissance des maisons-musées d’écrivains en France (1881-1914) (Book)
Title: Le Photojournalisme et la naissance des maisons-musées d’écrivains en France (1881-1914)
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: French Translation of Photojournalism and the Origins of the Writer House Museum.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.llseti.univ-smb.fr/web/llseti/581-le-photojournalisme-et-la-naissance-des-maisons-musees-decrivains-en-france.php
Publisher: Les Editions de l’Université Savoie Mont Blanc
Type: Translation
ISBN: 978-2-919732-5
Translator: Christine Kiehl
Translator: Jean Kempf
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914): Privacy, Publicity, and Personality (Book)
Title: Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914): Privacy, Publicity, and Personality
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: Paperback edition of the 2012 hardback book.
Year: 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781138251564
Copy sent to NEH?: No

“L’écrivain en pantoufles: Les photoreportages des années 1890.” (Article)
Title: “L’écrivain en pantoufles: Les photoreportages des années 1890.”
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: This article for a generalist French readership traces the popularity of nineteenth-century photographs of writers at home ("en pantoufles"/"in their slippers").
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://etudes-romantiques.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/magasin.html
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal

Methods and Challenges in Deciphering Representations of Authorial Intimacy in Late Nineteenth-Century French Photoreportages (Article)
Title: Methods and Challenges in Deciphering Representations of Authorial Intimacy in Late Nineteenth-Century French Photoreportages
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: A popular Romantic myth holds that writers sequester themselves in ivory towers where they dedicate themselves solely to the production of literature, a myth that has contributed to the international popularity of museums established in writers’ former homes and haunts. This misconception has long been reinforced and perpetuated by visual media such as paintings, drawings, and photographs, which emphasize the solitary nature of the literary endeavor. This article revisits such question through an examination of a nineteenth-century photographs of writers at home.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781611496376/French-Cultural-Studies-for-the-Twenty-First-Century
Access Model: Subscription
Periodical Title: French Cultural Studies for the Twenty-First Century
Publisher: University of Delaware Press

“Disruptive Technology: Social Media from Modiano to Zola and Proust.” (Article)
Title: “Disruptive Technology: Social Media from Modiano to Zola and Proust.”
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: In this article, Patrick Modiano’s 2014 Nobel Prize acceptance speech serves as a springboard to consider the lieu commun that “disruptive technology” is killing both literature and the contemporary press. Modiano’s depiction of himself as part of an “intermediate generation,” trapped between the intense focus of great nineteenth-century novelists and the many distractions of contemporary writers, cleverly invoked millennial anxieties related to new technology in order to establish his own place within literary history.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/fpcs/
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: French Culture, Politics, & Society 35:1 (Spring 2017): 76–89.

Viral Marketing: Mariani Wine Testimonials in Early French and American Newspaper Advertising (Article)
Title: Viral Marketing: Mariani Wine Testimonials in Early French and American Newspaper Advertising
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Abstract: Le Vin Mariani, a tonic of Bordeaux wine and cocaine concocted by chemist Angelo Mariani in 1863 Paris, had, by the 1890s, become the ultimate international energy drink, extolled in the pages of Life magazine (1894) by world-renowned Naturalist novelist Emile Zola as “the Elixir of Life, giv[ing] vigor, health, and energy.” Mariani’s wine has become an obligatory reference in the history of cocaine addiction, yet much less attention has been devoted to exploring the commercial mechanisms behind its tremendous international success. This article focuses on one aspect of the Mariani Company’s publicity machine: innovative celebrity testimonials pioneered by Mariani and published in newspapers and magazines in France and the United States.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08905495.2017.1284567
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 39:2, 117-129
Publisher: Routledge

Genius Dissected: The Medical Betrayal of Writer Confidences in the Fin-de-siècle (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Genius Dissected: The Medical Betrayal of Writer Confidences in the Fin-de-siècle
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Genius Dissected: The Medical Betrayal of Writer Confidences in the Fin-de-siècle
Date: 05/31/2007
Conference Name: University of Florida Paris Research Center workshop on “Cultural Production in the 19th Century.”

Portraits of the Artist at Home: Photojournalism and the Voice of Modernity (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Portraits of the Artist at Home: Photojournalism and the Voice of Modernity
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Portraits of the Artist at Home: Photojournalism and the Voice of Modernity
Date: 06/07/2007
Conference Name: University of Florida Paris Research Center workshop on “Cultural Production in the 19th Century.” Paris, France

From Nineteenth-Century French Bedrooms to MTV Cribs: The Public’s Obsession with Celebrity Homes (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: From Nineteenth-Century French Bedrooms to MTV Cribs: The Public’s Obsession with Celebrity Homes
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: From Nineteenth-Century French Bedrooms to MTV Cribs: The Public’s Obsession with Celebrity Homes
Date: 09/20/2006
Conference Name: Lecture at Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Robert de Montesquiou and the Art of Newspaper Living (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Robert de Montesquiou and the Art of Newspaper Living
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Robert de Montesquiou and the Art of Newspaper Living
Date: 06/05/2008
Conference Name: University of Florida Paris Research Center workshop, “Le Quotidien à la lettre.” Paris, France

Edmond de Goncourt and his Maison d'un artiste: A Poetics of Economy (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Edmond de Goncourt and his Maison d'un artiste: A Poetics of Economy
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Edmond de Goncourt and his Maison d'un artiste: A Poetics of Economy
Date: 06/04/2009
Conference Name: University of Florida Paris Research Center workshop, “Economies socials et politiques.” Paris, France

J.-K. Huysmans and the Nineteenth-Century Cult of Interior Design (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: J.-K. Huysmans and the Nineteenth-Century Cult of Interior Design
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: J.-K. Huysmans and the Nineteenth-Century Cult of Interior Design
Date: 10/26/2009
Conference Name: Lecture at Texas State University-San Marcos

Strolling through the Salons of Belle Epoque (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Strolling through the Salons of Belle Epoque
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Strolling through the Salons of Belle Epoque
Date: 09/08/2012
Primary URL: http://byronjanis.com/pdf/NAC-September-Calendar-FINAL.pdf
Conference Name: Invited lecture for the National Arts Club, New York, NY

Le Vin Mariani and the Potency of Viral Marketing: Strengthening Bodies and Brains (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Le Vin Mariani and the Potency of Viral Marketing: Strengthening Bodies and Brains
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Le Vin Mariani and the Potency of Viral Marketing: Strengthening Bodies and Brains
Date: 03/27/2014
Primary URL: http://incsscholars.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2014-program.pdf
Conference Name: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, Houston, TX

Staging Domesticity in the Revue Illustrée’s Photo-Interviews (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Staging Domesticity in the Revue Illustrée’s Photo-Interviews
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Staging Domesticity in the Revue Illustrée’s Photo-Interviews
Date: 04/25/2014
Conference Name: George Washington University Symposium on French Popular Culture. Washington, DC

Verlaine and the Politics of Self-Representation (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Verlaine and the Politics of Self-Representation
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Verlaine and the Politics of Self-Representation
Date: 06/24/2014
Conference Name: Cultural Production in the Nineteenth Century: Aesthetics and Politics. Bibliothèque Jacques Seebacher at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7

The Performance of Authorial Intimacy in the Age of Information Technology: Modiano, Houellebecq, Zola, Proust. (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: The Performance of Authorial Intimacy in the Age of Information Technology: Modiano, Houellebecq, Zola, Proust.
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: The Performance of Authorial Intimacy in the Age of Information Technology: Modiano, Houellebecq, Zola, Proust
Date: 03/06/2015
Primary URL: http://maisonfrancaise.as.nyu.edu/object/lmf-15-press.html
Conference Name: Symposium on Literature and the Press (19th-21st centuries): New Media, New Stakes, New Challenges. New York University, New York, NY

Technological Disruption or Literary Innovation? Photo-Interviews from Balzac and Zola to Proust and Modiano (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Technological Disruption or Literary Innovation? Photo-Interviews from Balzac and Zola to Proust and Modiano
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Technological Disruption or Literary Innovation? Photo-Interviews from Balzac and Zola to Proust and Modiano
Date: 06/10/2015
Conference Name: Cultural Production in the Nineteenth Century: Humanities. Bibliothèque Jacques Seebacher at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7

‘Vanity Fair’: At Home with Writers of the Belle Epoque (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: ‘Vanity Fair’: At Home with Writers of the Belle Epoque
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: What did Jules Verne eat? Where did Emile Zola sleep? What did Alexandre Dumas fils do in his free time? This illustrated lecture brings to life the private activities of French celebrities of the Belle Epoque as they were recorded in early examples of photojournalism. While interviews with the leading figures of 1890s Paris may seem, at first glance, mere vanity pieces published to titillate readers and spread gossip, they also provide valuable perspective on the importance of sociability for the creative process.
Date: 09/24/2015
Primary URL: http://maisonfrancaise.as.nyu.edu/object/lmf-15-belleepoque.html
Conference Name: Lecture for La Maison Francaise, New York University, New York, NY

Better Homes and Gardens: Belle Epoque Writers at Work and Play (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Better Homes and Gardens: Belle Epoque Writers at Work and Play
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Better Homes and Gardens: Belle Epoque Writers at Work and Play
Date: 04/30/2016
Conference Name: Lecture for the American Society of the French Academic Palmes. Librairie Albertine/French Consulate. New York, NY

If I Were not a Writer I Would be an Interior Designer”: Radical Fin-de-siècle French Writer Homes (Hugo, Goncourt, Zola, and Loti) (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: If I Were not a Writer I Would be an Interior Designer”: Radical Fin-de-siècle French Writer Homes (Hugo, Goncourt, Zola, and Loti)
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: If I Were not a Writer I Would be an Interior Designer”: Radical Fin-de-siècle French Writer Homes (Hugo, Goncourt, Zola, and Loti)
Date: 02/04/2017
Primary URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interior-provocations-radical-domesticities-symposium-tickets-28662513349#
Conference Name: Pratt Institute Symposium “Interior Provocations: Radical Domesticities.” Brooklyn, New York.

Paul Verlaine on Display: The Mise-en-scène of a Derelict Poet in Fin-de-siècle French Paintings and Photographs (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Paul Verlaine on Display: The Mise-en-scène of a Derelict Poet in Fin-de-siècle French Paintings and Photographs
Author: Emery, Elizabeth
Abstract: Paul Verlaine on Display: The Mise-en-scène of a Derelict Poet in Fin-de-siècle French Paintings and Photographs
Date: 04/06/2017
Primary URL: http://www.daheshmuseum.org/programs-and-events/salon-thursdays/
Conference Name: Lecture for the Dahesh Museum of Art


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