This article asks how ‘Camp,’ as defined in Sontag’s 1964 essay, ‘Notes on Camp,’ might provide a valuable framework for the analysis of late eighteenth-century satirical prints, specifically those featuring images of the so-called ‘macaroni.’ Discussing a number of satirical prints and contemporary writings on the macaroni, the article reads them against Sontag’s text in order to establish its utility as a critical framework for understanding the images’ complex relationship of content, form, and function.
camp, macaroni, satire, print culture, eighteenth-century, masculinity
"Representing Camp: Constructing Macaroni Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century Visual Satire,"
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830: Vol.9: Iss.1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/vol9/iss1/4