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Editor: Marion Romberg
The book analyzes the evolving interaction between court and media from various perspectives. Eight case studies focus on different European Empress consorts and Queen regnants from the 17th to the 20th centuries, using a unique, comparative, cross-media, and cross-period approach. The volume raises a multitude of issues, ranging from how female figures were achieved public prominence through their portraits; how their faces and bodies were moulded and rearticulated to fit varying expectations in multiple public spheres; and the degree to which they, as female subjects, engaged with or had agency within the processes of production and reception. In particular, two types of female rulership are contrasted, their relationship to diverse media explored, and lesser-known and under-researched dynastic women are spotlighted.

Contributors include: Christine Engelke, Anna Fabiankowitsch, Inga Lena Ångström Grandien, Titia Hensel, Andrea Mayr, Alison McQueen, Marion Romberg, and Alison Rowley.
Marxist Essays on British Art and Art Theory, 1750–1850
At a time of growing interest in relations between Marxism and Romanticism, Andrew Hemingway’s essays on British art and art theory reopen the question of Romantic painting’s ideological functions and, in some cases, its critical purchase. Half the volume exposes the voices of competing class interests in aesthetics and art theory in the tumultuous years of British history between the American Revolution and the 1832 Parliamentary Reform Act. Half offers new perspectives on works by some of the most important landscape painters of the time: John Constable, J.M.W. Turner, John Crome, and John Sell Cotman. Four essays are hitherto unpublished, and the remainder have been updated and in several cases substantially rewritten for this volume.