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A Labouring Poet

Richard Greene

in Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth Century Women's Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119883
eISBN:
9780191671234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119883.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

Despite the significant number of labouring poets who published throughout the century, Elizabeth Hands assumed that her social position would constitute an obstacle to the acceptance of her work. ... More


Primitivism and Education

Richard Greene

in Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth Century Women's Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119883
eISBN:
9780191671234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119883.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

The cult of the primitive in eighteenth-century England contributed substantially to the development of new attitudes towards originality, nature, and emotion in literature. Although the gap between ... More


Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

As a very young man, one of the most celebrated English authors of the eighteenth century translated a tome about Ethiopia. This experience permanently marked Samuel Johnson, leaving traces of the ... More


Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ... More


Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Jon Mee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book addresses the emergence of the idea of ‘the conversation of culture’. Around 1700 a new commercial society was emerging that thought of its values as the product of exchanges between ... More


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


Boundaries and Paths: Storied Maps of the Virginia–North Carolina Dividing Line and Its Crossings

Angela Calcaterra

in Literary Indians: Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646947
eISBN:
9781469646961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646947.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Chapter 1 traces intersections between Indigenous maps in the early eighteenth-century colonial southeast and William Byrd II’s History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina ... More


‘Unconscious of her own double appearance’: Fanny Burney’s Brighton

Leya Landau

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Better known for her literary representations of Georgian London, Fanny Burney’s final, post-revolutionary novel, The Wanderer (1814), extends a more complex and radical geography than her earlier ... More


Syphilis and Sociability: The Impolite Bodies of Two Gentlemen, James Boswell (1740–1795) and Sylas Neville (1741–1840)

Leigh Wetherall-Dickson

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/9781786940520.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay considers the stain on one’s position within civil society represented by venereal disease. Drawing on the diaries of Boswell – for whom regular doses of syphilis seem to have been ... More


The Making of British Bourgeois Tragedy: Modernity and the Art of Ordinary Suffering

Alex Eric Hernandez

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846574
eISBN:
9780191881657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846574.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book assembles a body of print and performance concerned with the misfortunes of the middling sort, arguing that these works negotiated tragedy’s vexed relationship to ordinary life. This ... More


‘A man must make himself’: Hypochondria in Maria Edgeworth’s Ennui

Robin Runia

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/9781786940520.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lord Glenthorn, of Maria Edgeworth’s Ennui (1809), suffers with a debilitating apathy and indifference unless continuously stimulated by external factors. Robin Runia reads this symptomatology within ... More


Censorship and the Representation of the Sacred in Nineteenth-Century England

Jan-Melissa Schramm

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198826064
eISBN:
9780191878176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826064.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the early nineteenth century, the biblical sublime found expression in the visual arts, the novel, the oratorio, and poetry, but spoken drama remained secular by force of precedent and law. The ... More


‘Poetry and fiction intermixt with our history’: Druids, Patriots, and Critics in the Eighteenth Century

Martha Vandrei

in Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain: An Image of Truth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816720
eISBN:
9780191858352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816720.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on the boundaries between historical and political argument. It discusses the different ways that British antiquity could be politicized by historical writers of the eighteenth ... More


‘Sons of Belial’: Contaminated/Contaminating Victorian Male Bodies

Lesley A. Hall

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/9781786940520.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lesley A. Hall examines the fear of the sexualised male body as a vector for diseases capable of disrupting both familial and social dynamics. While academic research has tended to focus on the ... More


Draining the Irish Sea: The Colonial Politics of Water

Nick Groom

in Coastal Works: Cultures of the Atlantic Edge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795155
eISBN:
9780191836503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795155.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1722, an anonymous author published Thoughts of a Project for Draining the Irish Channel. This neglected work is a satire on both the South Sea Bubble and Anglo-Irish politics, capitalizing on the ... More


Nation and Migration: The Making of British Atlantic Literature, 1765-1835

Juliet Shields

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190272555
eISBN:
9780190272579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book provides a literary history for a nation that still considers itself a land of immigrants. Most studies of transatlantic literature focus primarily on what Stephen Spender has described as ... More


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