A Companion to British Literature, The Long Eighteenth Century, 1660 - 1830.Material type: TextSeries: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture: Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013Edition: 1Description: 1 online resource (714 p.)ISBN: 9781118732427Subject(s): English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism | English literature | France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Influence | Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | LiteratureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to British Literature, The Long Eighteenth Century, 1660 - 1830DDC classification: 820.9 | 820.9/3584404 | 820.9358 LOC classification: PR448.S64Online resources: Click here to access online
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Cover; Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture; Title page; Copyright page; Editors; Notes on Contributors to Volume III; General Introduction; Acknowledgments; Introduction to Long Eighteenth-Century Literature; Chronology 1658-1835; 1: Understanding Genre: Epic, Mock Epic, and Some Versions of Heroism from Milton to Pope; 2: History and Literature from Milton to Wollstonecraft; True History; History as Experience; The Politics of Historical Feeling; 3: Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century; 4: Aphra Behn and the Profession of Writing in the Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century
5: The Virgilian Way from Milton to Wordsworth6: Women Readers and the Rise of the Periodical Essay; Writing to a Mixed Audience; Women Readers; Women Writers and Periodical Culture; The Problem of Anonymity; 7: Female Satirists of the Eighteenth Century; 1680-1710; 1710-1720; 1720-1740; 1740-1750; 1750-1755; 8: Ireland, England, and Anglo-Irish Writers in England; 9: Alexander Pope: Religion, Politics, and Poetry; Religion; Politics; 10: Eighteenth-Century Science and the Literary Imagination; 11: Epistolary Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century; Familiar Letters; Epistolary Fiction
12: Poetry Anthologies, Taste, and the CanonI; II; III; IV; 13: Performance in Eighteenth-Century English Verse: Oral Expressiveness; 14: Ranging Knowledge by the Alphabet: The Literature of Categorization and Organization 1700-1830; Reference Books and the Republic of Learning; Knowledge, Anxiety, and Progress; Collecting Knowledge; Ordering Knowledge; Cataloguing and Control; 15: History, Biography, and Anecdote; Fame and Oblivion; Privacy; Johnsonian Biography and Anecdote; Biography, History, and the Novel; The Moral of Biography; 16: The Other in the British Eighteenth Century
17: Aesthetics and Taste: The Beautiful, the Sublime, and Beyond in the Eighteenth CenturyWhy Beauty? Idealism and Empiricism; Aesthetics as a Unified Field; Imagination; Job: Religious Poetry, Aesthetics, and the Culture of Taste; Problems of Materialism; 18: The Poetry of Melancholy from Finch to Keats; 1700 to 1740; 1740s through 1760s; 1770-1819; 19: Jane Austen and the Conditions of Knowledge; 20: Genius and Originality 1750-1830: Young, Wordsworth, and Shelley; Born or Acquired? Locke and Sharpe on the Nature of Genius; Original vs. Copy: Young''s Account of Creativity
On Being Misunderstood: Wordsworth on Artistic GeniusUnacknowledged Legislators: Shelley''s Defence; 21: Blake and His Contemporaries; 22: Romantic Celebrities: Poets in an Age of Print; I; II; III; IV; V; 23: Gothic and Celtic Revivals: Antiquity and the Archipelago; From "Four Nations" to the Archipelago; Gothic; Celtic; Conclusion: Archipelagic Antiquity; 24: Romantic Women Writers in the Lecture Room; "Philosophy in Fashion," and Other Strictures; Catherine Maria Fanshawe''s Conversation Poems; Lady Charlotte Bury: Patronage and Prose; Mary Russell Mitford: The Apprentice
Anna Letitia Barbauld: The Rival
A Companion to British Literature, The Long Eighteenth Century, 1660 - 1830
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Robert DeMaria, Jr. is the Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English Literature at Vassar College, USA. He is the General Editor of the Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson, the editor of the Johnsonian News Letter , and the author of Johnson's Dictionary and the Language of Learning (1986), The Life of Samuel Johnson (Blackwell, 1993), and Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading (1997). He is also the editor of Classical Literature and Its Reception (with Robert Brown, Blackwell, 2007) and British Literature 1640-1789: An Anthology (Blackwell, 1996; 3rd edn, 2008).
Heesok Chang is Associate Professor of English at Vassar College, USA. He is the author of the forthcoming Wiley Blackwell title Handbook to British Modernism , and is currently working on a book on literary modernism and media technologies. In addition, he is the author of articles on critical theory and literary modernism.
Samantha Zacher is an Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Cornell University, USA, where she teaches Old and Middle English Literature. She is the author of Preaching the Converted: The Style and Rhetoric of the Vercelli Book Homilies ( 2009) and co-editor, with Andy Orchard, of New Readings in the Vercelli Book (2009). Her new monograph, Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon Verse: Becoming the Chosen People is forthcoming (2013). She is also editing a new collection of essays entitled Imagining the Jew: Jewishness in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture (forthcoming, 2013).