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ENGL2027
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Eighteenth Century Literature, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Richard De Ritter
r.deritter@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Bibliography

Texts for Purchase

Congreve, William, The way of the world. (1700), ed. by Brian Gibbons, 2nd edn (London: New Mermaids, 2002)

Defoe, Daniel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), ed. by Thomas Keymer (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

Fairer, David and Christine Gerrard (eds), Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology , 3rd edition (Oxford: Blackwell, 2014)

Richardson, Samuel Pamela, or, Virtue rewarded (1740), ed. by Thomas Keymer and Alice Wakely (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, The school for scandal [electronic resource] (1777), ed. by Ann Blake (London: New Mermaids, 2004)

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General Studies of the Eighteenth Century

Altman, Janet Gurkin, Epistolarity : approaches to a form (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1982)

Barker, Hannah and Elaine Chalus, eds, Gender in eighteenth-century England : roles, representations and responsibilities (London: Longman, 1997)

Barker-Benfield, G. J., The culture of sensibility : sex and society in eighteenth-century Britain (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992)

Barrell, John, English literature in history. 1730-80 : an equal, wide survey (London: Hutchinson, 1983)

Brewer, John, The pleasures of the imagination : English culture in the eighteenth century (London: HarperCollins, 1997)

Brown, Marshall, Preromanticism (Stanford, Ca.: Stanford University Press, 1991)

Carter, Philip, Men and the emergence of polite society : 1660-1800 (Harlow: Longman, 2000)

Clery, E.J., The feminization debate in eighteenth-century England : literature, commerce and luxury (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

Copley, Stephen, ‘Commerce, Conversation and Politeness in the Early Eighteenth-Century Periodical’, British Journal of 18th Century Studies 18 (1995), 63-77 - Available online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1754-0208.1995.tb00182.x/epdf

——— , ed., Literature and the social order in eighteenth-century England (London: Croom Helm, 1984)

Dowling, William C., The epistolary moment : the poetics of the eighteenth-century verse epistle (Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1991)

Fairer, David, English poetry of the eighteenth century 1700-1789 (London: Longman, 2003)

Guest, Harriet, Small change : women, learning, patriotism, 1750-1810 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000)

Harvey, Karen, The Little Republic: Masculinity and Domestic Authority in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Jones, Vivien, ed., Women and literature in Britain, 1700-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

Klein, Lawrence E., ‘Gender, Conversation and the Public Sphere in Early Eighteenth-Century England’ in Textuality and sexuality : reading theories and practices , ed. Judith Still and Michael Worton (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1993), pp. 100-116

Langford, Paul, The Eighteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

——— , A Polite and Commercial People: England 1727-83 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989)

Lynch, Deidre Shauna, The economy of character : novels, market culture, and the business of inner meaning (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998)

Mullan, John, Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988)

Nussbaum, Felicity, The limits of the human : fictions of anomaly, race, and gender in the long eighteenth century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Nussbaum, Felicity and Laura Brown, eds, The new eighteenth century : theory, politics, English literature (London: Methuen, 1987)

Peltonen, Markku, The duel in early modern England : civility, politeness and honour (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Porter, Roy, The Enlightenment (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001)

——— , Enlightenment : Britain and the creation of the modern world (London: Allen Lane, 2000)

Porter, Roy and Marie Mulvey Roberts, eds, Pleasure in the eighteenth century (London: Macmillan, 1996)

Richetti, John ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Shoemaker, Robert B., Gender in English Society, 1650-1850: The Emergence of Separate Spheres? (London: Longman, 1998)

Skinner, John, An introduction to eighteenth-century fiction : raising the novel (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001)

Stone, Lawrence, The Family, Sex and Marriage, 1550-1800 , abr. and rev. ed., (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1979)

Stallybrass, Peter and Allon White, The politics and poetics of transgression (London: Routledge, 1986)

Thomas, David and Arnold Hare, eds, Restoration and Georgian England, 1660-1788 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Tobin, Beth Fowkes ed, History, gender & eighteenth-century literature (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1994).

Watt, Ian, The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding (1957; rpt. London: Hogarth Press, 1987)

Weinbrot, Howard D. Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993)

Zwicker, Steven N., The Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1650-1740 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

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Author Criticism

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Anna Letitia Barbauld

Armstrong, Isobel, ‘The Gush of the Feminine: How Can We Read Women’s Poetry of the Romantic Period? ’, in Romantic women writers : voices and countervoices , ed. by Paula R. Feldman and Theresa M. Kelley (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1995), pp. 13-32

Bradshaw, Penny, ‘Gendering Enlightenment: Conflicting Images of Progress in the Poetry of Anna Laetitia Barbauld’, Women's writing , 5 (1998), 353-71

Jones, Robert, ‘What Then Should Britons Feel? Anna Laetitia Barbauld and the Plight of the Corsicans’, Women's writing , 9:2 (2002), 285-304.

McCarthy, William, Anna Letitia Barbauld : voice of the enlightenment (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)

——, ‘“We Hoped the Woman Was Going to Appear”: Desire, Repression, and Gender in Anna Barbauld’s Early Poems’, in Romantic women writers : voices and countervoices, ed. by Paula Feldman and Theresa Kelly (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1995), pp. 113-137

Mandell, Laura, “Those Limbs Disjointed of Gigantic Power’: Barbauld’s Personifications and the (Mis)Attribution of Agency’, Studies in Romanticism., 37:1 (Spring 1998), 27-41

Morris, Adelaide, ‘Women Speaking to Women: Retracing the Feminine in Anna Laetitia Barbauld’, Women's writing , 10:1 (2003), 47-72

Stabler, Jane, ‘Space for Speculation: Coleridge, Barbauld, and the Poetics of Priestley’, in Nicholas Roe (ed.), Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the sciences of life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 175-204

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William Congreve

Brookner Bender, Ashley, ‘Containing Identity in The Plain Dealer and The Way of the World ’, Eighteenth-century life. , 37:2 (2013), 1-25

Caldwell, Lauren, ‘“Drink Up All the Water in the Sea”: Contracting Relationships in Congreve’s Love for Love and The Way of the World’ , ELH. , 82:1 (Spring 2015), 183-219

Davis, Robert Timothy, ‘Congreve’s The Way of the World’ , The Explicator. , 57:4 (1999), 201-202

Davis, Vivian, ‘’Dramatizing the Sexual Contract: Congreve and Centlivre’, Studies in English literature, 1500-1900. , 51:3 (2011), 519-543

Hoffman, Arthur W., Congreve's comedies (Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria, 1993)

Love, Harold, Congreve (Oxford: Balckwell, 1974)

Markley, Robert, Two-edg'd weapons : style and ideology in the comedies of Etherege, Wycherley, and Congreve (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988)

McKloskey, Susan, ‘Knowing One’s Relations in Congreve’s The Way of the World ’, Theatre journal. , 33:1 (1981), 69-79

Weber, Harold, ‘A “Double Portion of his Father’s Art”: Congreve, Dryden, Jonson, and the Drama of Theatrical Succession’, Criticism : a quarterly for literature and the arts. , 39:3 (1997), 359-382

Velissariou, Aspasia, ‘The Hobbesian Other in Congreve’s Comedies’, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research , 23:1 (2008), 68-81 Available online

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Daniel Defoe

Bell, Ian A., Literature and crime in Augustan England (London: Routledge, 1991)

Blewett, David, Defoe's art of fiction : Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Colonel Jack & Roxana (Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1979)

Brown, Laura, Ends of empire : women and ideology in early eighteenth-century English literature (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993)

Flynn, Carol Houlihan, The Body in Swift and Defoe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991)

Novak, Maximillian E., Economics and the fiction of Daniel Defoe (Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 1962)

Richetti, John J., Defoe's narratives ; situations and structures (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975)

Schonhorn, Manuel, Defoe’s Politics: Parliament, Power, Kingship and Robinson Crusoe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991)

Sherman, Sandra, Finance and fictionality in the early eighteenth century : accounting for Defoe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Trotter, David, Circulation : Defoe, Dickens, and the economies of the novel (London: Macmillan, 1988)

Watt, Ian, The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding (1957; rpt. London: Hogarth Press, 1987)

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Anne Finch

Gavin, Michael, Critics and Criticism in the Poetry of Anne Finch, ELH. , 78:3 (2011), 633-655

Hamrick, Wes, ‘Trees in Anne Finch’s Jacobite Poems of Retreat’, Studies in English literature, 1500-1900. , 53:3 (2013), 541-563

Hinnant, Charles H., The poetry of Anne Finch : an essay in interpretation (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1994)

McGovern, Barbara, Anne Finch and her poetry : a critical biography (Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia, 1992)

Messenger, Ann, Pastoral tradition and the female talent : studies in Augustan poetry (New York: AMS Press, 2001)

Miller, Christopher, ‘Staying Out Late: Anne Finch’s Poetics of Evening’, Studies in English literature, 1500-1900., 45:3 (Summer 2005), 603-623

Pickard, Richard, ‘Environmentalism and “Best Husbandry”: Cutting Down Trees in Augustan Poetry’, Lumen: Selected Proceedings from the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies , 17 (1998), 103-126 - Available online: https://www.erudit.org/revue/lumen/1998/v17/n/1012384ar.pdf

Rogers, Katharine, ‘Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea: An Augustan Woman Poet’, in Shakespeare's sisters : feminist essays on women poets , ed. Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979), pp. 32-46

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Oliver Goldsmith

Brown, Marshall, Preromanticism (Stanford, Ca.: Stanford University Press, 1991), pp. 113-195

Griffin, Dustin, Patriotism and poetry in eighteenth-century Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)

Kazim, Roman, ‘Oliver Goldsmith’s The Traveller and The Deserted Village : Moral Economy of Landscape Representation’, English studies. , 87:6 (2006), 653-668.

Newey, Vincent, ‘Goldsmith’s “Pensive Plain”: Re-viewing The Deserted Village’ in Early Romantics : perspectives in British poetry from Pope to Wordsworth , ed. Thomas Woodman (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998), pp. 93-116.

Rousseau, G.S., ed., Goldsmith, the critical heritage (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974)

Todd, Janet, Sensibility : an introduction (London: Methuen, 1986)

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Thomas Gray

Brown, Marshall, Preromanticism (Stanford, Ca.: Stanford University Press, 1991), pp. 40-49

Bygrave, Stephen, ‘Gray’s “Elegy”: inscribing the Twilight’ in Post-structuralist readings of English poetry , ed. Richard Machin and Christopher Norris (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987), pp. 162-175

Gleckner, Robert F., Gray agonistes : Thomas Gray and masculine friendship (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997)

Griffin, Dustin, Patriotism and poetry in eighteenth-century Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)

Guillory, John, ‘Gray’s “Elegy”, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and the Vernacular Canon’ in Early modern conceptions of property , ed. John Brewer and Susan Staves (London: Routledge, 1995), pp. 389-410

Hutchings, W.B. and William Ruddick, eds., Thomas Gray : contemporary essays (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press 1993)

Kaul, Suvir, Thomas Gray and literary authority : ideology and poetics in eighteenth-century England (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1992)

McCarthy, B. Eugene, Thomas Gray : the progress of a poet (London: Associated University Press, 1997)

McGann, Jerome, The poetics of sensibility : a revolution in literary style (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996)

Sitter, John, Literary loneliness in mid-eighteenth century England (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1982)

Weinbrot, Howard D., Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993)

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Alexander Pope

Barrell, John and Harriet Guest, ‘On the Use of Contradiction: Economics and Morality in the Eighteenth-Century Long Poem’ in The new eighteenth century : theory, politics, English literature , ed. Laura Brown and Felicity Nussbaum (London: Methuen, 1987), pp. 121-143

Brown, Laura, Alexander Pope. (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1985)

Stewart Crehan, ‘ The Rape of the Lock and the Economy of “Trivial Things”’, Eighteenth-century studies. , 31:1 (1997), 45-68

Fairer, David, Pope's imagination (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1984)

———— , The poetry of Alexander Pope (London: Penguin Books, 1989)

———— , ed., Pope : new contexts (Brighton: Harvester, 1990)

Gerrard, Christine, ‘Alexander Pope: Windsor-Forest’ in A companion to literature from Milton to Blake , ed. David Womersley (Edinburgh: Blackwood, 2000), pp. 253-58

Hammond, Brean, Pope: A Critical Reader (London: Longmans, 1996)

Knellwolf, Christa, A contradiction still : representations of women in the poetry of Alexander Pope (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998)

Kroll, Richard, ‘Pope and Drugs: The Pharmacology of The Rape of the Lock ’, ELH. , 67 (2000), 99-141

Latimer, Bonnie, ‘Alchemies of Satire: A History of the Sylphs in “The Rape of the Lock”’, Review of English studies. , 57:232 (2006), 684-700

Nicholson, Colin, Writing and the rise of finance : capital satires of the early eighteenth century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Pollak, Ellen, The poetics of sexual myth : gender and ideology in the verse of Swift and Pope (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985)

Rogers, Pat, Essays on Pope (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993)

Santesso, Aaron, ‘The Conscious Swain: Political Pastoral in Pope’s Epic’, Eighteenth-century studies. , 37 (2004), 253-271

Staves, Susan, ‘Pope’s Refinement’ , Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation , 29 (1988), 145-64

Williams, Carolyn D., Pope, Homer, and manliness : some aspects of eighteenth-century classical learning (London: Routledge, 1993)

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Samuel Richardson

Doody, Margaret Anne and Peter Sabor (eds.), Samuel Richardson : tercentenary essays (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Eagleton, Terry, The rape of Clarissa : writing, sexuality and class struggle in Samuel Richardson (Oxford: Blackwell, 1982)

Gooding, Richard, ‘ Pamela , Shamela , and the Politics of the Pamela Vogue’, Eighteenth-century fiction. , 7: 2 (January 1995), 109-130

Gwilliam, Tassie, Samuel Richardson's fictions of gender (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993)

Keymer, Thomas and Peter Sabor, 'Pamela' in the marketplace : literary controversy and print culture in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005)

Leiman, Jessica L. ‘“Booby’s Fruitless operations”’: The Crisis of Male Authority in Richardson’s Pamela ’, Eighteenth-century fiction. , 22: 2 (Winter 2009-2010), 223-248

Pierce, John B., ‘Pamela’s Textual Authority’, Eighteenth-century fiction. , 7: 2 (January 1995), 131-146

Rivero, Albert J., ‘Pamela / Shamela / Joseph Andrews : Henry Fielding and the Duplicities of Representation’, in Augustan subjects : essays in honor of Martin C. Battestin , ed. by Albert J. Rivero (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1997), pp. 207-228

Rothstein, Eric, ‘The Framework of Shamela ’, ELH. , 35 (1968), 381-402

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Auburn, Mark S., Sheridan's comedies : their contexts and achievements (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977)

Brown, Marshall, Preromanticism (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991), pp. 196-238

Donoghue, Frank, ‘Avoiding the “Cooler Tribunal of the Study”: Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s Writer’s Block and late Eighteenth-Century Print Culture’, ELH. , 68 (2001), 831-857

Durant, Jack C., Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Boston: Twayne, 1975)

Hogan, Robert, ‘Plot, Character and Comic Language in Sheridan’ in Comedy from Shakespeare to Sheridan : change and continuity in the English and European dramatic tradition : essays in honor of Eugene M. Waith , ed. A.R. Braunmuller and J.C. Bulman (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1986)

Hume, Robert D., ‘Goldsmith and Sheridan and the supposed revolution of “laughing” against “sentimental comedy”‘, in Studies in change and revolution : aspects of English intellectual history, 1640-1800 , ed. Paul J. Korshin (Menston: Scolar Press, 1972)

Loftis, John, Sheridan and the drama of Georgian England (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1976)

Morwood, James and David Crane eds., Sheridan studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

O’Toole, Fintan, A traitor's kiss : the life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (London: Granta, 1997)

Picker, John M., ‘Disturbing Surfaces: Representations of the Fragment in The School For Scandal ’, ELH. , 65 (1998), 637-652

Worth, Katharine, Sheridan and Goldsmith (London: Macmillan, 1992)

Yearling, Elizabeth M., ‘The Good-Natured Heroes of Cumberland, Goldsmith, and Sheridan’, The modern language review. , 67 (1972), 490-500

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Jonathan Swift

Brown, Laura, ‘Reading Race and Gender: Jonathan Swift’, Eighteenth-century studies. , 23 (1990), 425-443

Cope, Kevin L., Criteria of certainty : truth and judgment in the English Enlightenment (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1990), ch. 5, ‘Swift: Residual Conflicts and Casual Systems’, pp. 115-139

DePorte, Michael V., Nightmares and hobbyhorses: Swift, Sterne, and Augustan ideas of madness (San Marino: Huntington Library, 1974)

Donoghue, Denis, ‘Swift and the Association of Ideas’, The yearbook of English studies. , 18 (1988), 1-17

Doody, Margaret Anne, ‘Swift among the Women’, The yearbook of English studies. , 18 (1988), 68-92

Douglas, Aileen, Patrick Kelly and Ian Campbell Ross, eds., Locating Swift : essays from Dublin on the 250th anniversary of the death of Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1998)

Downie, J.A., Jonathan Swift : political writer (London: Routledge, 1984)

Flynn, Carol Houlihan, The Body in Swift and Defoe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990)

Frye, Northrop, Anatomy of Criticism (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1957)

Mack, Maynard, ‘The Muse of Satire’, Yale Review , 41 (1951), 80-92 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Nicholson, Colin, Writing and the rise of finance : capital satires of the early eighteenth century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Price, Martin, Swift's rhetorical art : a study in structure and meaning. (London: Archon Books, 1963)

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James Thomson

Barrell, John, The dark side of the landscape : the rural poor in English paintings, 1730-1840 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979)

———— , English literature in history. 1730-80 : an equal, wide survey (London: Hutchinson, 1983)

———— , Poetry, language and politics (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986)

———— and Harriet Guest, ‘On the Use of Contradiction: Economics and Morality in the Eighteenth-Century Long Poem’ in The new eighteenth century : theory, politics, English literature , ed. Laura Brown and Felicity Nussbaum (London: Methuen, 1987), pp. 121-143

Cohen, Ralph, The unfolding of 'The seasons' (London: RKP, 1970)

Fulford, Tim, Landscape, Liberty and Authority: Poetry , Criticism and Politics from Thomson to Wordsworth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Goodridge, John, Rural Life in Eighteenth-Century English Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Inglesfield, Robert, ‘James Thomson, Aaron Hill and the Poetic “Sublime”‘, British journal for eighteenth-century studies. , 13 (1990), 215-221

Sambrook, James, James Thomson 1700-1748: A Life (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991)

Scott, Mary Jane W., James Thomson, Anglo-Scot (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1988)

Reid, David, ‘Thomson’s Poetry of Reverie and Milton’, Studies in English literature, 1500-1900. , 43 (2003), 667-682

Terry, Richard, ed., James Thomson : essays for the tercentenary (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000)

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Bohls, Elizabeth A., Women travel writers and the language of aesthetics, 1716-1818 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Campbell, Jill, ‘Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and the Historical Machinery of Female Identity’ in History, gender & eighteenth-century literature , ed. Beth Fowkes Tobin (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1994), pp. 64-85

Frith, Wendy, ‘Sex, Smallpox and Seraglios’ in Femininity and masculinity in eighteenth-century art and culture , ed. Gill Perry and Michael Rossington (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994), pp. 98-122

Grundy, Isobel, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999)

Pointon, Marcia, ‘Killing Pictures’ in Painting and the politics of culture : new essays on British art 1700-1850 , ed. John Barrell (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992), pp. 39-72

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Themes

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Comedy

Bevis, Richard, English drama : Restoration and the eighteenth century, 1660-1789 (London: Longman, 1988)

———— , The laughing tradition : stage comedy in Garrick's day (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1980)

Braunmuller, A.R. and J.C. Bulman, eds., Comedy from Shakespeare to Sheridan : change and continuity in the English and European dramatic tradition : essays in honor of Eugene M. Waith (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1986)

Ellis, Frank H., Sentimental comedy : theory and practice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991)

Hume, Robert D., ‘Goldsmith and Sheridan and the supposed revolution of “laughing” against “sentimental comedy”‘ in Studies in change and revolution : aspects of English intellectual history, 1640-1800 , ed. Paul J. Korshin (Menston: Scolar Press, 1972)

———— , ‘The Multifarious Forms of Eighteenth-Century Comedy’, in The Stage and the page : London's "whole show" in the eighteenth-century theatre , ed. George W. Stone (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981)

———— , The rakish stage : studies in English drama, 1660-1800 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1983)

———— , ed., The London theatre world, 1660-1800 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1980)

Price, Cecil, Theatre in the age of Garrick (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1973)

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Poetry

Alpers, Paul, What is Pastoral? (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1996)

Doody, Margaret Anne, The daring muse : Augustan poetry reconsidered (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985)

———— , ‘Women Poets of the Eighteenth Century’, in Women and literature in Britain, 1700-1800 , ed. Vivien Jones (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000), pp. 217-237

Crawford, Rachel, ‘English Georgic and British Nationhood’, ELH. , 65 (1998), 123-58

Fairer, David, English poetry of the eighteenth century 1700-1789 (London: Longman, 2003)

———— , ‘Organizing Verse: Burke’s Reflections and Eighteenth-Century Poetry’, Romanticism. , 3 (1997), 1-19; and in Early Romantics : perspectives in British poetry from Pope to Wordsworth , ed. Thomas Woodman (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998), pp. 9-29

Griffin, Dustin, Patriotism and poetry in eighteenth-century Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)

McKeon, Michael, ‘Surveying the Frontier of Culture: Pastoralism in Eighteenth-Century England’, Studies in eighteenth-century culture. , 26 (1998), 7-28

Prescott, Sarah, and David E. Shuttleton, eds., Women and poetry, 1660-1750 (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2003). [Includes essays on Finch, Montagu, and Leapor.]

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The Novel

Armstrong, Nancy, Desire and domestic fiction : a political history of the novel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987)

Davis, Lennard J., Factual fictions : the origins of the English novel (New York: Columbia University Press, 1983)

Gallagher, Catherine, Nobody’s Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670-1820 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994)

Hammond, Brean and Shaun Regan, Making the novel : fiction and society in Britain, 1660-1789 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

Hunter, J. Paul, Before novels : the cultural contexts of eighteenth-century English fiction (New York: Norton, 1990)

McKeon, Michael, The Origins of the English Novel 1600-1740 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987)

Richetti, John J., The English novel in history, 1700-1780 (London: Routledge, 1999)

Skinner, John, An introduction to eighteenth-century fiction : raising the novel (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001)

Spencer, Jane, The rise of the woman novelist : from Aphra Behn to Jane Austen (Oxford: Blackwell, 1986)

Warner, William B., Licensing entertainment : the elevation of novel reading in Britain, 1684-1750 (Berkley: University of California Press, 1998)

Watt, Ian, The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding (London: Chatto & Windus, 1957)

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Sensibility

Barker-Benfield, G. J., The culture of sensibility : sex and society in eighteenth-century Britain (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992)

Benedict, Barbara M., Framing feeling : sentiment and style in English prose fiction, 1745-1800 (New York: AMS Press, 1994)

Brissenden, R. F., Virtue in distress : studies in the novel of sentiment from Richardson to Sade (London: Macmillan, 1974)

Conger, Syndy McMillen, ed., Sensibility in transformation : creative resistance to sentiment from the Augustans to the Romantics : essays in honor of Jean H. Hagstrum (London: Associated University Press, 1990)

Ellis, Markman, The politics of sensibility : race, commerce, and gender in the sentimental novel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Hagstrum, Jean H., Sex and sensibility : ideal and erotic love from Milton to Mozart (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1980)

McGann, Jerome, The poetics of sensibility : a revolution in literary style (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996)

Mullan, John, Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988)

Pinch, Adela, Strange fits of passion : epistemologies of emotion, Hume to Austen (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996)

Todd, Janet, Sensibility : an introduction (London: Methuen, 1986)

Van Sant, Ann Jessie, Eighteenth-century sensibility and the novel : the senses in social context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993)

This list was last updated on 19/09/2016