Rising Star: Dandyism, Gender, and Performance in the Fin de Siecle

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Princeton University Press, 19‏/12‏/1999 - 231 من الصفحات
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Celebrity personalities, who reign over much of our cultural landscape, owe their fame not to specific deeds but to the ability to project a distinct personal image, to create an icon of the self. Rising Star is a fascinating look at the roots of this particular form of celebrity. Here Rhonda Garelick locates a prototype of the star personality in the dandies and aesthete literary figures of the nineteenth century, including Beau Brummell, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Oscar Wilde, and explores their peculiarly charged relationship with women and performance.


When fin-de-siècle aesthetes turned their attention to the new, "feminized" spectacle of mass culture, Garelick argues, they found a disturbing female counterpart to their own highly staged personae. She examines the concept of the broadcasted self-image in literary works as well as in such unwritten cultural texts as the choreography and films of dancer Loie Fuller, the industrialized spectacles of European World Fairs, and the cultural performances taking place today in fields ranging from entertainment to the academy. Recent dandy-like figures such as the artist formerly known as Prince, Madonna, Jacques Derrida, and Jackie O. all share a legacy provided by the encounter between "high" and early mass culture. Garelick's analysis of this encounter covers a wide range of topics, from the gender complexity of the European male dandy and the mechanization of the female body to Orientalist performance, the origins of cinema, and the emergence of "crowd" theory and mass politics.

 

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Rising star: dandyism, gender, and performance in the fin de siècle

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Garelick (comparative literature, Univ. of Colorado) finds the birth of the modern celebrity in the "dandy" of 19th-century France and England. From Mallarme to Madonna, Oscar Wilde to Jackie O ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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The Treaties of Dandyism
14
Barbeys Du Dandysme et de George Brunmmell
19
Baudelaires Le Peintre de la vie moderne
27
Jean Lorrains Une Femme par jour
40
Mallarme Crowds Performance and the Fashionable Woman
47
Robotic Pleasures Dance and the Media Personality
78
Electric Salome The Mechanical Dances of Loie Fuller
99
Camp Salome Oscar Wildes Circles of Desire
128
AFTERWORD
154
NOTES
169
BIBLIOGRAPHY
213
INDEX
227
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Rhonda K. Garelick is Assistant Professor of French at Connecticut College. She has written on European literature, mass culture, female performance, and modern dance. She is currently writing a book on the dancer Loie Fuller.

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