Leigh Wetherall Dickson


Leigh Wetherall Dickson is Associate Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at Northumbria University. She has published and edited many works on the nature and representation of illness, fashion and suicide in the long eighteenth century. Her conference paper is the first step towards developing an examination of the relationship between literature, celebrity and the material culture of mourning in the early decades of the nineteenth century.


Panel 4: Death, Mourning & Commemoration

‘A name, a wretched picture, and worse bust’: Byron and the Visual Art of (Posthumous) Fame