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FB-52459-06
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


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