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Stella: “A Conjugall love without any Conjugall act”

Louise Barnett

in Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

A scholar who has dedicated his professional career to studying Swift starts an essay on “Stella's Books” with the following statement: “About Esther Johnson, better known to the world by the name of ... More


Epilogue: Wandered too far? Swift's Monstrous Voice

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This epilogue argues that in anger at, yet sensitive mimicry of, the discursive freedom of Dryden and other ‘moderns’ in the marketplace, Swift's A Tale of a Tub (1704) heightens the self-authorizing ... More


Poetic Enthusiasm: The City, the Country, and Extended Accumulation

Jordana Rosenberg

in Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764266
eISBN:
9780199895359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764266.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

Chapter Five describes the intersection of moral philosophy and poetics, and uncovers what I term the “enthusiastic aesthetics of history.” The guiding question that I ask here is: how did the ... More


Introduction

Louise Barnett

in Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Jonathan Swift's relations with women, and particular representations of women in his works, have obtained strong reactions and tempted assumption from his own generation to ours. Swift never ... More


Metropolitan Province

S. J. Connolly

in Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199543472
eISBN:
9780191716553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543472.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Continued friction over Ireland's constitutional status found expression in key texts of patriot constitutional argument by William Molyneux and Jonathan Swift. Following the Wood's Halfpence ... More


Delarivier Manley's Public Representations

Paula McDowell

in The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

By 1714, when she pretended to renounce politics as ‘not the business of a Woman’, Delarivier Manley was a recognized force as a political writer. In 1709, she was arrested for The New Atalantis, ... More


Doctrines Détestables: Jonathan Swift, Despotism, And Virtue

Christopher F. Loar

in Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Swift’s interest in the decline of a politics of exemplary virtue. Swift uses two sorts of objects-technological devices and luxury commodities-to parodically restage Robinson ... More


The Four Last Years of Queen Anne (1710–1714)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Curll's determination to set up more consistently productive literary series. However, his successful negotiation of the events of 1710 changed the nature of his manner of ... More


‘A Defect in the Mind’: Cognitive Ableism in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

D. Christopher Gabbard

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

While John Locke’s impact on Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, an eighteenth-century satire, is a well-worn topic of scholarly discussion, Gulliver as the butt of a satire concerning an important ... More


Gulliver Goes to War

David Francis Taylor

in The Politics of Parody: A Literary History of Caricature, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300223750
eISBN:
9780300235593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223750.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels as a source for graphic satire, specifically considering James Gillray's King of Brobdingnag, and Gulliver (1803). In a parodic reimagining ... More


Political Science

Tita Chico

in The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605442
eISBN:
9781503606456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605442.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Late seventeenth-century natural philosophers inherited the conjunction of politics and science at the core of Francis Bacon’s experimental project. Thomas Sprat’s The History of the Royal Society, ... More


A Tale of Two Poems

Don Herzog

in Household Politics: Conflict in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300180787
eISBN:
9780300195170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180787.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on early modern English society and its views about a woman and her body, by presenting and analysing two poems. The first poem, “The Lady's Dressing-room,” was written by ... More


Lady Acheson’s Privy for Two

Danielle Bobker

in The Closet: The Eighteenth-Century Architecture of Intimacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198231
eISBN:
9780691201542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198231.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a new view of Jonathan Swift's “excremental vision” by approaching it not as a personal quirk or neurotic symptom but as a perceptive critique of the excretory autonomy that ... More


‘A Miserable Divided Nation’ 1

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0047
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Daniel Defoe seems to have set out at the beginning of 1712 by boldly, perhaps foolishly, trying to pursue an independent line. Jonathan Swift’s Conduct of the Allies had appeared at the end of ... More


Rush, Urgency, Wound, and Rescue

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Woolf’s 1925 diary repeats the alarming scenario of her 1921 diary. In January and February 1925, Woolf gives over her diary time to ready The Common Reader and Mrs. Dalloway for Hogarth Press. She ... More


Schematics and Models of Genre: Bakhtin and Soviet Satire

Robert Bird

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter calls for a Historical Poetics that would construe and construct genre not as a schema, to which a given text may conform, but as a model of engaging with the reality, a model that would ... More


Swift's Tale of a Tub and the Anthropology of Religion

in The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758772
eISBN:
9780804769792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758772.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the evidence of Jonathan Swift's infidelity as exhibited in A Tale of a Tub, arguing that a pervasive sense of Swift's doubt is the fruit of a careful study of his belief. It ... More


Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Christopher F. Loar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Political Magic examines British fictions of exploration and colonialism from 1650 to 1750, arguing that narratives of intercultural contact reimagine political categories such as sovereignty and ... More


Suspending Disbelief: Swift, Credulity, and the Pious Fraud

in The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758772
eISBN:
9780804769792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758772.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows that Jonathan Swift remained profoundly committed to safeguarding religion's place in the social and political institutions of eighteenth-century England. In Swift's various ... More


The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking, 1660-1760

Sarah Ellenzweig

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758772
eISBN:
9780804769792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758772.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is the first literary study of freethinking and religious skepticism in the English Enlightenment. The book aims to redress this scholarly lacuna, arguing that a literature of English ... More


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