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The Britishness of the Present at Stowe

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The landscape garden was considered a uniquely English, uniquely modern art form—a uniqueness derived in part from the intensity of immediate tasteful experience that places like Stowe elicited. The ... More


The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Christine Gerrard

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is a full-length study of the so-called Patriot opposition to Robert Walpole, which reached its height during the clamour for war against Spain at the turn of the 1730s. The book examines ... More


Patriots and Patriotism

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book deals with patriotism, politics, and poetry in the age of Robert Walpole. It is especially concerned with the activities and writings of the dissident, or ‘Patriot’ Whigs, Walpole's most ... More


Whigs in Opposition

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century patriotism once seemed a relatively straightforward phenomenon. Recent cultural and historical research has rendered it more interesting and (inevitably) infinitely more ... More


Political Elizabethanism and the Spenser Revival

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the Elizabethan revival of the Robert Walpole era. Surprisingly little scholarship exists on one of the most inescapable features of this period: the widespread cult of ... More


Jacobites and Patriots: Johnson and Savage

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

By 1742, Robert Walpole had gone, only to be replaced by ‘politics as usual’, a Whig party reshuffle which in time came to include previous Patriot Whigs who abandoned their commitment to ... More


The Vanity of Human Wishes in Context

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The Vanity of Human Wishes is a highly political poem showing a deep concern with the processes of history. It explores two ways in which a state might suddenly change or be ... More


Frenzy: The Castle of Otranto

Elizabeth R. Napier

in The Failure of Gothic: Problems of Disjunction in an Eighteenth-Century Literary Form

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128601
eISBN:
9780191671678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128601.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. The Castle of Otranto is, in its exaggerated, frenzied atmosphere of medievalism, romance, and the supernatural, Walpole’s triumphant ... More


Introduction

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The chapter discusses the author's interest on Aaron Hill, which began when he was a graduate student in mid-1980s, working on the relationship between patriotism and poetry in the Walpole era. Hill ... More


‘Dipt in the Dirt’: Pope, Cultural Politics, and Grub Street, 1728–1733

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

One side of Aaron Hill's character — the entrepreneur, man of action, and practical improver — was left unsatisfied by the cloying intensity of the Hillarian Circle with its hidden intimacies and ... More


Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England (1762–1780)

Karen Junod

in ‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 and the following one focus on two biographical compendia: Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England (1762–80) and Beckford's satirical Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters ... More


Collusive Resistance and Complicit Virtue: Richardson's Pamela and Clarissa

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that Samuel Richardson used the representational structures he inherited from the seduction fiction of Behn, Manley, and Haywood to articulate tory sensibility in the wake of his ... More


Loving the past

Thomas A. Prendergast and Stephanie Trigg

in Affective medievalism: Love, abjection and discontent

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126863
eISBN:
9781526142009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126863.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Despite dramatic changes in the dynamics between medieval studies and medievalism, the medieval is still seen as the originary moment of medievalism, which is still regarded in turn as a screen for ... More


Fiction and Story of the Russian Revolution

David Ayers

in Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748647330
eISBN:
9781474453820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter gives an account of a selection of the earliest fiction and memoirs to come out of the British encounter with the Russian Revolution, including work by Douglas Goldring, Harold Williams, ... More


How Chinese Things Became Oriental

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

In the mid-eighteenth century, a series of literary debates over English aesthetics disrupts the intimate relationship between English identity and Chinese things established by earlier literature. ... More


Contested pasts: David Hume, Horace Walpole and the emergence of Gothic fiction

Jonathan Dent

in Sinister Histories: Gothic Novels and Representations of the Past, From Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095979
eISBN:
9781526115195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095979.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the complex, often antagonistic relationship between Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto and Hume’s The History of England (1754–62). As Walpole’s correspondence reveals, he had ... More


Virginia Woolf and the Book Society Limited

Nicola Wilson

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Woolf foresaw the appeal of what would shortly become the Book Society Ltd., a mail-order book club modeled on the American Book-of-the-Month Club. Woolf worked with the Book Society and came into ... More


Genre

James D. Lilley

in Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In chapter 1, I read the preface to Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto—the first work of modern fiction to identify itself as a romance—in order to discuss the ways in which the singular text ... More


No Thing in Common

James D. Lilley

in Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5 shows how Walpole and Poe refuse to imagine community as a simple collection of common things. They instead practice a philosophy of “uniquity” that values and collects the singular for its ... More


Past, present, and future in the Gothic graveyard

Serena Trowbridge

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the development of a Gothic aesthetic of mortality in Graveyard poetry that in turn provided a significant influence for later Gothic novels. In its reflective, psychologically ... More


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