1st Edition

Pleasures Taken
Performances of Sexuality and Loss in Victorian Photographs

ISBN 9781860641169
Published December 31, 1996 by Routledge
204 Pages

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Book Description

Lewis Carroll's photographs of young girls, Julia Margaret Cameron's photographs of Madonnas and the photographs of Hannah Cullwick, "maid of all work", pictured in masquerade - Carol Mavor addresses the erotic possibilities of these images, exploring not ony the sexualities of the girls, maids and Madonnas, but the pleasures taken - by the viewer, the photographer, the model - in imagining these sexualities.

Table of Contents

Dream rushes - Lewis Carroll's photographs of little girls; to make Mary - Julia Margaret Cameron's photographs of altered Madonnas; touching netherplaces - invisibility in the photographs of Hannah Cullwick; conclusion - after-time.

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