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John SeldenScholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton's Muse

John Selden: Scholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton's Muse

Jason P. Rosenblatt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192842923
eISBN:
9780191925535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192842923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The life of John Selden (1584–1654) was both contemplative and active. Seventeenth-century England’s most learned person, he continued in the Long Parliament of the 1640s his vigorous opposition, ... More

Alexander Pope in the Making

Alexander Pope in the Making

Joseph Hone

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198842316
eISBN:
9780191878312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842316.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

How did Alexander Pope become the greatest poet of the eighteenth century? Drawing on previously neglected texts and overlooked archival materials, Alexander Pope in the Making provides a radical new ... More

Vagrant FiguresLaw, Literature, and the Origins of the Police

Vagrant Figures: Law, Literature, and the Origins of the Police

Sal Nicolazzo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300241310
eISBN:
9780300255706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300241310.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book, demonstrating the important role of eighteenth-century literary treatments of policing and vagrancy, offers a prehistory of police legitimacy in a period that predates the establishment of ... More

Divining NatureAesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France

Divining Nature: Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France

Tili Boon Cuillé

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613362
eISBN:
9781503614178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Enlightenment remains widely associated with the rise of scientific progress and the loss of religious faith, a dual tendency that is thought to have contributed to the disenchantment of the ... More

Agents beyond the StateThe Writings of English Travelers, Soldiers, and Diplomats in Early Modern Europe

Agents beyond the State: The Writings of English Travelers, Soldiers, and Diplomats in Early Modern Europe

Mark Netzloff

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198857952
eISBN:
9780191905216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The early modern period is often seen as a pivotal stage in the emergence of a recognizably modern form of the state. In Agents Beyond the State, Mark Netzloff returns to this context in order to ... More

Futures of Enlightenment Poetry

Futures of Enlightenment Poetry

Dustin D. Stewart

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198857792
eISBN:
9780191890413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857792.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book offers a revisionist account of poetry and embodiment from Milton to Romanticism. Scholars have made much of the period's theories of matter, with some studies equating the eighteenth ... More

The Calamity FormOn Poetry and Social Life

The Calamity Form: On Poetry and Social Life

Anahid Nersessian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226701288
eISBN:
9780226701455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Romanticism coincided with two major historical developments: the Industrial Revolution and, with it, a turning point in our relationship to the earth, its inhabitants, and its climate. Drawing on ... More

Writing About Animals in the Age of Revolution

Writing About Animals in the Age of Revolution

Jane Spencer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857518
eISBN:
9780191890277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857518.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book argues that shifting attitudes to nonhuman animals in eighteenth-century Britain affected the emergence of radical political claims based on the concept of universal human rights. It ... More

The Tale of al-Barrāq Son of Rawḥān and Laylā the ChasteA bilingual edition and study

The Tale of al-Barrāq Son of Rawḥān and Laylā the Chaste: A bilingual edition and study

Marlé Hammond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266687
eISBN:
9780191905407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is a bilingual edition and study of a lengthy specimen of pre-modern Arabic storytelling. The tale’s origins are unknown but it probably dates from the seventeenth century. As a sustained ... More

Literary Manuscript Culture in Romantic Britain

Literary Manuscript Culture in Romantic Britain

Michelle Levy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474457064
eISBN:
9781474481205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457064.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Although we have more literary manuscripts from the Romantic period than for any previous period, these manuscripts have been consulted chiefly for the textual evidence they provide. This book begins ... More

Stepping WestwardWriting the Highland Tour c. 1720-1830

Stepping Westward: Writing the Highland Tour c. 1720-1830

Nigel Leask

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850021
eISBN:
9780191884498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850021.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Stepping Westward is the first book of its kind dedicated to the literature of the Scottish Highland tour 1720-1830, a major cultural phenomenon that attracted writers and artists like Pennant, ... More

The Author's EffectsOn Writer's House Museums

The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Nicola J. Watson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The Author’s Effects: On Writer’s House Museums is the first book to describe how the writer’s house museum came into being as a widespread cultural phenomenon across Britain, Europe, and North ... More

Textual TransformationsPurposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Tessa Whitehouse and N. H. Keeble (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198808817
eISBN:
9780191882500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808817.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This collection of twelve original essays by an international team of eminent scholars in the field of book history explores the many ways in which early modern books were subject to reworking, ... More

Poetics of the PilloryEnglish Literature and Seditious Libel, 1660-1820

Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel, 1660-1820

Thomas Keymer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198744498
eISBN:
9780191816314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744498.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

On the lapse of the Licensing Act in 1695, Thomas Macaulay wrote in his History of England, ‘English literature was emancipated, and emancipated for ever, from the control of the government’. It’s ... More

Wordsworth's Fun

Wordsworth's Fun

Matthew Bevis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652054
eISBN:
9780226652221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652221.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

“The next day Wordsworth arrived from Bristol at Coleridge’s cottage.... He answered in some degree to his friend’s description of him, but was more quaint and Don Quixote-like.... There was a ... More

Scholarly Milton

Scholarly Milton

Thomas Festa and Kevin J. Donovan (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781942954811
eISBN:
9781789623178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954811.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

A collection of original and previously unpublished essays concerned with the function of scholarship in both the invention and the reception of Milton’s writings in poetry and prose. Following the ... More

Lives of the Dead PoetsKeats, Shelley, Coleridge

Lives of the Dead Poets: Keats, Shelley, Coleridge

Karen Swann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284184
eISBN:
9780823286157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284184.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Biography has played an important role in the canonization of Keats, Shelley, and Coleridge. Each archive is saturated with stories of the life prematurely cut off or, in Coleridge’s case, of promise ... More

4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century FictionHow the Novel Found its Feet

4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet

Karin Kukkonen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190913045
eISBN:
9780190913076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913045.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The early novel developed modes of writing that are considered gripping and immersive, because they foreground physical states, meaningful gestures, and emotional excitement. This monograph shows how ... More

Disaffected PartiesPolitical Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

John Owen Havard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833130
eISBN:
9780191881558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Disaffected Parties reveals how alienation from politics effected crucial changes to the shape and status of literary form. Recovering the earliest expressions of grumbling, irritability, and ... More

Grammars of ApproachLandscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Cynthia Wall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467665
eISBN:
9780226467979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467979.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book explores how changes in eighteenth-century language and its expression on the page also reshaped the British landscape. The term “approach” shifted from verb to noun, creating a new ... More

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