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Thomas Gray Among the Disciplines

Thomas Gray Among the Disciplines

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Ruth Abbott, Ephraim Levinson
December 02, 2024

Throughout the 250 years that have passed since Thomas Gray’s death, he has primarily been celebrated as a poet. This makes sense because, although he published relatively little verse, he published less – indeed, precisely nothing – of his abundant polymathic writing in other fields. His place ...

Eighteenth-Century Transplantations New Literary Lives, Forms and Contexts

Eighteenth-Century Transplantations: New Literary Lives, Forms and Contexts

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Anna Paluchowska-Messing, Jakub Lipski, Joanna Maciulewicz
October 01, 2024

This collection studies eighteenth-century British literature as enmeshed within a dynamic intercultural traffic, participating in the import and export of literary and cultural forms. Eighteenth-Century Transplantations places this transcultural circulation at the centre of ...

Writing the Poetry of Place in Britain, 1700–1807 Self in Landscape

Writing the Poetry of Place in Britain, 1700–1807: Self in Landscape

1st Edition

By Elizabeth R. Napier
May 27, 2024

This book discusses the intrusion, often inadvertent, of personal voice into the poetry of landscape in Britain, 1700– 1807. It argues that strong conventions, such as those that inhere in topographical verse of the period, invite original poets to overstep those bounds while also shielding them ...

Samuel Johnson and the Powers of Friendship

Samuel Johnson and the Powers of Friendship

1st Edition

Edited By A. D. Cousins, Daniel Derrin, Dani Napton
November 30, 2023

This book is the first to assess Johnson’s diverse insights into friendship—that is to say, his profound as well as widely ranging appreciation of it—over the course of his long literary career. It examines his engagements with ancient philosophies of friendship and with subsequent reformulations ...

Hannah More in Context

Hannah More in Context

1st Edition

Edited By Kerri Andrews, Sue Edney
September 25, 2023

This book relocates the long life and literary career of the poet, playwright, novelist, philanthropist and teacher Hannah More (1745-1833) in the wider social and cultural contexts that shaped her, and which she helped shape in turn. One of the most influential writers and campaigners of the late ...

Narrating Cultural Encounter Representations of India by Select Enlightenment Women Writers

Narrating Cultural Encounter: Representations of India by Select Enlightenment Women Writers

1st Edition

By Arnab Chatterjee
September 25, 2023

This book interrogates and historicises eighteenth-century British women writers’ responses to India through the novel and travel writing to bring out the polyvalent space arising out of their complex negotiation with the colonial discourse. Though British women enjoyed their privileged racial ...

A Spy on Eliza Haywood Addresses to a Multifarious Writer

A Spy on Eliza Haywood: Addresses to a Multifarious Writer

1st Edition

Edited By Aleksondra Hultquist, Chris Mounsey
May 31, 2023

Eliza Haywood was one of the most prolific English writers in the Age of the Enlightenment.  Her career, from Love in Excess (1719) to her last completed project The Invisible Spy (1755) spanned the gamut of genres: novels, plays, advice manuals, periodicals, propaganda, satire, and translations. ...

Alexander Pope in The Reign of Queen Anne Reconsiderations of His Early Career

Alexander Pope in The Reign of Queen Anne: Reconsiderations of His Early Career

1st Edition

By A. D. Cousins, Daniel Derrin
May 31, 2023

This is the first collection of essays since George Sherburn’s landmark monograph The Early Career of Alexander Pope (1934) to reconsider how the most important and influential poet of eighteenth-century Britain fashioned his early career. The volume covers Pope’s writings from across the reign of ...

Marie Jeanne Riccoboni’s Epistolary Feminism Fact, Fiction, and Voice

Marie Jeanne Riccoboni’s Epistolary Feminism: Fact, Fiction, and Voice

1st Edition

By Marijn S. Kaplan
May 31, 2023

Marie Jeanne Riccoboni’s Epistolary Feminism: Fact, Fiction, and Voice argues that Riccoboni is among the most significant women writers of the French Enlightenment due to her "epistolary feminism". Locating its source in her first novel Lettres de Mistriss Fanni Butlerd (1757), between fact and ...

Pope’s Mythologies Alexander Pope and Myth in the Early British Enlightenment

Pope’s Mythologies: Alexander Pope and Myth in the Early British Enlightenment

1st Edition

Edited By A.D. Cousins, Daniel Derrin
May 05, 2023

This volume is the first to discuss the canon of Pope’s verse in relation to Early British Enlightenment thinking about mythology and mythography. Pope did not merely use classical (along with non-classical) mythology in his verse as a traditional, richly diverse medium through which to represent ...

Castration, Impotence, and Emasculation in the Long Eighteenth Century

Castration, Impotence, and Emasculation in the Long Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

By Anne Greenfield
November 27, 2019

This essay collection examines one of the most fearsome, fascinating, and hotly-discussed topics of the long eighteenth century: masculinity compromised. During this timespan, there was hardly a literary or artistic genre that did not feature unmanning regularly and prominently: from harrowing ...

Nation-Space in Enlightenment Britain An Archaeology of Empire

Nation-Space in Enlightenment Britain: An Archaeology of Empire

1st Edition

By Mita Choudhury
March 12, 2019

Nation-Space in Enlightenment Britain: An Archaeology of Empire is a provocative intervention that extends considerably the parameters of on-going dialogues about British identity during the Enlightenment. Thoughtfully interdisciplinary and with an allegiance to the culture which literary ...

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