18th Century Literature Products

  • Closet Drama

    History, Theory, Form

    Edited by Catherine Burroughs

    Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form introduces the emerging field of Closet Drama Studies by featuring twelve original essays from distinguished scholars who offer fresh and illuminating perspectives on closet drama as a genre. Examining an unusual mix of historical narratives, performances, and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-13 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Routledge Revivals: Henry Fielding and the Augustan Ideal Under Stress (1972)

    'Nature's Dance of Death' and Other Studies

    By Claude Rawson

    Originally published in 1972, Henry Fielding and the Augustan Ideal Under Stress, focuses upon the various disruptive forces in the literary culture of the Augustan period – upon ‘Nature’s Dance of Death’. His discussion centres on aspects of Fielding’s writing in relation to Augustan culture and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 

  • Order from Confusion Sprung

    Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature from Swift to Cowper

    By Claude Rawson

    Originally published in 1985, Order From Confusion Sprung brings together some of Claude Rawson's more important essays and articles on eighteenth-century subjects, most belong to the last decade or so, but a few earlier pieces have also been included. Swift, Pope and Fielding are extensively…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Romantic Women Writers

    By Ann R Hawkins, Maura Ives

    Recovery efforts in the last 25 years have dramatically expanded our understanding of the numbers of women in the Romantic book trade. Responding to the need for a guide to this important field, The Ashgate Research Companion to Romantic Women Writers provides scholars with a comprehensive…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 

  • Reading Literary Animals

    Medieval to Modern

    Edited by Jane Spencer, Derek Ryan, Karen Edwards

    Reading Literary Animals takes a broad chronological sweep, from medieval times to present day, to explore the literary status and the representation of animals in literature, Editors, Jane Spencer, Derek Ryan and Karen Edwards have assembled some of the field’s leading scholars to demonstrate how…

    Paperback – 2018-06-15 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Reimagining Society in 18th Century French Literature

    Happiness and Human Rights

    By Jonas Ross Kjaergard

    The French revolutionary shift from monarchical to popular sovereignty came clothed in a new political language, a significant part of which was a strange coupling of happiness and rights. In Old Regime ideology, Frenchmen were considered subjects who had no need of understanding why what was…

    Hardback – 2018-06-08 
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • Perceptions of the Crusades in the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Edited by Jonathan Phillips, Mike Horswell

    Engaging the Crusades is a series of volumes which offer windows into a newly-emerging field of historical study: the memory and legacy of the crusades. Together these volumes examine the reasons behind the enduring resonance of the crusades and present the memory of crusading in the modern period…

    Hardback – 2018-06-07 
    Engaging the Crusades

  • Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret

    What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms

    By Harry Rand

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 

  • Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture

    Representation, Hybridity, Ethics

    Edited by Frank Palmeri

    Combining historical and interpretive work, this collection examines changing perceptions of and relations between human and nonhuman animals in Britain over the long eighteenth century. Persistent questions concern modes of representing animals and animal-human hybrids, as well as the ethical…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context

    From Consumerism to Celebrity Culture

    Edited by Ileana Baird, Christina Ionescu

    Exploring Enlightenment attitudes toward things and their relation to human subjects, this collection offers a geographically wide-ranging perspective on what the eighteenth century looked like beyond British or British-colonial borders. To highlight trends, fashions, and cultural imports of truly…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Women’s Deliberation: The Heroine in Early Modern French Women’s Theater (1650–1750)

    By Theresa Varney Kennedy

    Deliberating the Heroine in Early Modern French Women’s Theater argues that women playwrights used their heroines as a vehicle through which to question traditional views on women. Denied the powers of cleverness, the authority of deliberation, and the right to speak, heroines were often excluded…

    Hardback – 2018-04-13 

  • Women and Gender in 18th-Century Russia

    Edited by Wendy Rosslyn

    This title was first published in 2003. Although the topic of gender has been comparatively well explored with respect to Russia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the eighteenth century (1700-1825) is still under-researched. This collection of essays by authorities in the field from the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge Revivals

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