DescriptionA keynote lecture to the International Dickens Fellowship. The lecture coincided with a pilot project exhibition on the Dickens photographic portraits at Carrara Cathedral, as part of an impact case for REF 2021.
|Period||23 Jul 2017|
|Held at||Dickens Fellowship|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
- Dickens, Charles
Dickens Posing for Posterity: The Photographs of Herbert Watkins: Review in Dickens Studies Annual 50 (2019), p. 139: "Leon Litvack’s essay addresses the role played by photography in the establishment of Dickens’s authorial persona. In this exhaustively researched study of Herbert Watkins’s photographs of Dickens, Litvack demonstrates Dickens’s engagement with photography and the extent to which the technology facilitated “the ownership and consumption of ‘authentic’ Dickens images by a multitude of readers and admirers,” thus “enhancing his reputation” (100). Litvack details photographic studio practices, and notes that Dickens “recognized the value of photography in developing” the authorial persona—and observes that “studies of Dickens and photography are still rather few”.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Dickens in the Eye of the Beholder: Photographic Portraiture and the Cultivation of Celebrity: An exhibition curated by Leon Litvack, Carrara, Italy
Research output: Non-textual form › Exhibition