Byron's romantic celebrity : industrial culture and the hermeneutic of intimacy
Part of the Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and cultures of print series
"Byron's Romantic Celebrity" offers a new history and theory of modern celebrity.
It argues that celebrity is a cultural apparatus that emerged in response to the Romantic industrialization of print and culture and that Lord Byron should be understood as one of its earliest examples and most astute critics.
Under that rubric, it investigates the often strained interactions of artistic endeavour and commercial enterprise, the material conditions of Byron's publications, and the place of celebrity culture in history of the self.