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Originality and Intellectual Property in the French and English Enlightenment

Originality and Intellectual Property in the French and English Enlightenment

1st Edition

Edited By Reginald McGinnis
October 10, 2012

Are legal concepts of intellectual property and copyright related to artistic notions of invention and originality? Do literary and legal scholars have anything to learn from each other, or should the legal debate be viewed as separate from questions of aesthetics? Bridging what are usually ...

Sex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Sex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Jolene Zigarovich
April 12, 2013

This book discusses sex and death in the eighteenth-century, an era that among other forms produced the Gothic novel, commencing the prolific examination of the century’s shifting attitudes toward death and uncovering literary moments in which sexuality and death often conjoined. By bringing ...

The Rise of Literary Journalism in the Eighteenth Century Anxious Employment

The Rise of Literary Journalism in the Eighteenth Century: Anxious Employment

1st Edition

By Iona Italia
September 25, 2012

Recent years have witnessed a heightened interest in eighteenth-century literary journalism and popular culture. This book provides an account of the early periodical as a literary genre and traces the development of journalism from the 1690s to the 1760s, covering a range of publications by both ...

Print, Visuality, and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Satire “The Scope in Ev’ry Page”

Print, Visuality, and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Satire: “The Scope in Ev’ry Page”

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By Katherine Mannheimer
May 26, 2011

This study interprets eighteenth-century satire’s famous typographical obsession as a fraught response to the Enlightenment’s "ocularcentric" epistemological paradigms, as well as to a print-cultural moment identified by book-historians as increasingly "visual" — a moment at which widespread ...

Gender and the Fictions of the Public Sphere, 1690-1755

Gender and the Fictions of the Public Sphere, 1690-1755

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By Anthony Pollock
March 12, 2012

Challenging the longstanding interpretation of the early English public sphere as polite, inclusive, and egalitarian this book re-interprets key texts by representative male authors from the period—Addison, Steele, Shaftesbury, and Richardson—as reactionary responses to the widely-consumed and...

Eighteenth-Century Authorship and the Play of Fiction Novels and the Theater, Haywood to Austen

Eighteenth-Century Authorship and the Play of Fiction: Novels and the Theater, Haywood to Austen

1st Edition

By Emily Hodgson Anderson
October 11, 2011

This study looks at developments in eighteenth-century drama that influenced the rise of the novel; it begins by asking why women writers of this period experimented so frequently with both novels and plays. Here, Eliza Haywood, Frances Burney, Elizabeth Inchbald, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen ...

The Female Reader in the English Novel From Burney to Austen

The Female Reader in the English Novel: From Burney to Austen

1st Edition

By Joe Bray
July 14, 2010

This book examines how reading is represented within the novels of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Contemporary accounts portrayed the female reader in particular as passive and impressionable; liable to identify dangerously with the world of her reading. This study shows that ...

Thomas Reid and Scepticism His Reliabilist Response

Thomas Reid and Scepticism: His Reliabilist Response

1st Edition

By Philip De Bary, Philip de Bary
January 25, 2002

This book bears witness to the current reawakening of interest in Reid's philosophy. It first examines Reid's negative attack on the Way of Ideas, and finds him to be a devastating critic of his predecessors. Turning to the positive part of Reid's programme, the author then develops a fresh ...

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