Esterhammer: Print and Performance in the 1820s

Angela Esterhammer, former Secretary of the ICLA theory committee, is the author of a new addition to the Cambridge Studies in Romanticism series. Titled Print and Performance in the 1820s: Improvisation, Speculation, Identity, the book shows how bestselling literature, popular theater, and periodical journalism self-consciously experimented with new media. Providing new contexts for figures such as Byron and Scott, and recovering the work of lesser-known contemporaries, Print and Performance in the 1820s explores the era’s influential representations of the way identity is constructed, performed, and perceived.