Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Author's EffectsOn Writer's House Museums$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nicola J. Watson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198847571

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198847571.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 03 June 2020

Exit through the gift shop

Exit through the gift shop

Chapter:
(p.212) 9 Exit through the gift shop
Source:
The Author's Effects
Author(s):

Nicola J. Watson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0010

Chapter 9 turns its attention from museum objects and spaces to museum visitors, tracing the history of how readers have behaved at writer’s houses and how they have interacted with objects, spaces, and each other. It thus completes the book’s trajectory from the author’s body to that of the reader. It outlines and details nineteenth-century tourist sentimental practices and experiments at sites associated with Petrarch, Rousseau, and Shakespeare. It looks at what tourists brought with them, what they left behind, and what they took away with them. It concludes by describing the writer’s house museum as not so much the scene of writing as the scene of (disavowed) reading.

Keywords:   Francesco Petrarch, Casa Petrarca Arquà, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ile St Pierre, William Shakespeare, Birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon, guidebooks, inscription, visitor books, souvenirs

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .