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Eighteenth Century Literature, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Robert Jones
r.w.jones@leeds.ac.uk
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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).  Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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

——— , A polite and commercial people : England, 1727-1783 ISBN: 0192852531 (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).  Extract available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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

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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).  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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).  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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).  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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).  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

———— , 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.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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).  Extract available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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