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Laurence Sterne and the ‘Sociality’ of the Novel

John Mullan

in Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The anonymous pamphlet A Funeral Discourse, Occasioned by the Much Lamented Death of Mr Yorick, published in 1761, was but one of the many spoofs and rejoinders which attached themselves to Laurence ... More


Sterne and the ‘New Species of Writing’

Thomas Keymer

in Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245925
eISBN:
9780191715341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245925.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Of the plurality of discourses and traditions that bump up against one another in Tristram Shandy, two have dominated attempts to make generic and hence interpretative sense of Sterne's richly ... More


The Literature of Whiggism and the Politics of War

Thomas Keymer

in Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245925
eISBN:
9780191715341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245925.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter resumes the relationship between Tristram Shandy and specific poetic intertexts which had vogues of their own during the period of serialization, and which retain an ambient presence in ... More


Tristram Shandy and the Divided Worlds of Politics

John Owen Havard

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833130
eISBN:
9780191881558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833130.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the extent to which The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne engaged with politics. Beginning with Sterne’s fleeting involvement in Whig political ... More


“When Things Move upon Bad Hinges”: Sterne and Stoicism

Jörg Kreienbrock

in Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245284
eISBN:
9780823250721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245284.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the anger caused by malicious objects in Laurence Sterne's novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. It analyzes the disturbances to the bourgeois household in ... More


Sterne Challenges

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter begins the process of looking in detail at Marías's translations themselves, as will also be the case in Chapters 5 and 8. Chapter 3 analyses his version of Laurence Sterne's Life and ... More


Tristram Shandy and the Development of the Novel

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the eighteenth-century novel Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. This is a work that, according to Russian critic Victor Shklovsky, consciously made effective use of the full ... More


Following the Precedent: Marías's Shandean Novel

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues for an interpretation of Marías's novel Negra espalda del tiempo (NET) as a Shandean autobiography. It argues that Marías consciously echoes Sterne's masterful literary precedent, ... More


The Comedy of Educational Errors

Michael Bell

in Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208098
eISBN:
9780191709227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208098.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers two novels written in the wake of Rousseau which, although they are not consciously answering him, subject the theme of pedagogical authority to an almost fatal irony. ... More


Pricksongs in Gotham: or, the Sexual Oeconomy of State Imagining

Carol Watts

in The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter illustrates that naming is about paternal control, and it brings with it a history of state fantasy that haunted the mid-eighteenth century. It also examines the sexual politics in order ... More


Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel

Thomas Keymer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245925
eISBN:
9780191715341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245925.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The author of Tristram Shandy (1759-67) is often seen as an anachronism — either a belated exponent of learned-wit satire whose kinship is with Montaigne, or a proto-modernist whose narrative ... More


Patriot Games: Military Masculinity and the Recompense of Virtue

Carol Watts

in The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter demonstrates the moment of Quebec. The story of Tristram Bates is also discussed. It then investigates the spectacle of the military veteran in more detail, concentrating on the popular ... More


‘’Tis My Father’s Fault’: Tristram Shandy and Paternal Imagination

Jenifer Buckley

in The Male Body in Medicine and Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786940520
eISBN:
9781789629170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940520.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jenifer Buckley commences her analysis of Sterne from the notion, influenced by the findings of Leeuwenhoek, that the thoughts of a father at the point of ejaculation could positively affect the ... More


Laurence Sterne in the Romantic Anthology

Jeanne M. Britton

in Vicarious Narratives: A Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198846697
eISBN:
9780191881701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846697.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter describes the fictional forms by which Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey present confrontations between characters separated by differences of ethnicity, race, ... More


The Novelty of Laurence Sterne

James Chandler

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the novelty of Laurence Sterne. Sterne's early writings consisted mainly of sermons. He won both immediate celebrity and lasting literary fame, however, with two works that he ... More


Sentimental Translation in Mackenzie and Sterne

David Fairer

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores sentimental translation and its reliance upon the ability to connect matter and idea. It argues that the literature of Sensibility is preoccupied with those moments when the ... More


Fielding’s Statues of Surprize

Christopher R. Miller

in Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453694
eISBN:
9780801455780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453694.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines how Henry Fielding makes surprise eminently visible in his novels. It shows that Fielding's fiction incorporates the gendered forms of surprise exemplified by both Robinson ... More


Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Patricia Spacks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This study provides an account of the early history of the English novel. It departs from the traditional, narrow focus on the development of the realistic novel to emphasize the many kinds of ... More


Only Revolutions, or, The most typical poem in world literature

Brian McHale

in Mark Z. Danielewski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Brian McHale considers the verse form of Only Revolutions, noting that ‘novel or not, Only Revolutions is certainly a narrative text’, and claiming that this aligns it with the mainstream of poetry ... More


Introduction: Smeathmania

Deirdre Coleman

in Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Introduction describes the setting up of Smeathman’s collecting expedition in London in 1771, including details of his main sponsors, Dru Drury, Joseph Banks, and the Quaker physician John ... More


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