English Literature (18th Century)

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The Savage and Modern Self: North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
The Savage and Modern Self: North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
By Robbie Richardson

The Savage and Modern Self examines the representation of North American "Indians" in novels, poetry, plays, and material culture from eighteenth-century Britain.

Available May 2018
Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind
Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind
By Susan Carlile

Charlotte Lennox (c. 1729–1804) was an eighteenth-century English novelist whose most celebrated work, The Female Quixote (1752), is just one of eighteen works spanning a forty-three year career. Susan Carlile’s critical biography of Lennox focuses on her role as the central figure in the professionalization of authorship in England.

Available Feb 2018
Marking Time: Romanticism and Evolution
Marking Time: Romanticism and Evolution
Edited by Joel Faflak

Marking Time, edited by Joel Faflak, analyses prevailing notions of evolution by tracing its origins to the literary, scientific, and philosophical discourses of the long nineteenth century.

Available Jan 2018
Sporting Cultures, 16501850:
Sporting Cultures, 1650–1850:
Edited by Daniel O’Quinn and Alexis Tadié

Sporting Cultures, 1650–1850 is a collection of essays that charts important developments in the study of sport in the eighteenth century.

Available Dec 2017
The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism
The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism
By Alice A. Kuzniar

Alice A. Kuzniar critically examines the alternative medical practice of homeopathy within the Romantic culture in which it arose. In The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism, Kuzniar argues that Hahnemann was a product of his time rather than an iconoclast and visionary.

Published Apr 2017
Romantic Prophecy and the Resistance to Historicism
Romantic Prophecy and the Resistance to Historicism
By Christopher M. Bundock

In this remarkably erudite work, Christopher Bundock argues that the repeated failure of prophecy in Romantic thought is creative and enables a renewable potential for expression across disciplines.

Published Sep 2016
Life Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century
Life Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century
Edited by Keith Michael Baker and Jenna M. Gibbs

Life Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century is a unique reappraisal of Enlightenment thought on nature, biology, and the organic world.

Published May 2016
Mind, Body, Motion, Matter: Eighteenth-Century British and French Literary Perspectives
Mind, Body, Motion, Matter: Eighteenth-Century British and French Literary Perspectives
Edited by Mary Helen McMurran and Alison Conway

Mind, Body, Motion, Matter investigates the relationship between the eighteenth century’s two predominant approaches to the natural world in the works of leading British and French writers such as Daniel Defoe, William Hogarth, Laurence Sterne, the third Earl of Shaftesbury and Denis Diderot.

Published Mar 2016
Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain
Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain
Edited by Christine Lehleiter

Fact and Fiction explores the intersection between literature and the sciences, focusing on German and British culture between the eighteenth century and today.

Published Feb 2016
Knights in Arms: Prose Romance, Masculinity, and Eastern Mediterranean Trade in Early Modern England, 1565-1655
Knights in Arms: Prose Romance, Masculinity, and Eastern Mediterranean Trade in Early Modern England, 1565-1655
By Goran Stanivukovic

Knights in Arms moves beyond the best-known examples of the genre, such as Philip Sidney’s Arcadia, to consider the broad range of texts which featured the Eastern Mediterranean in this era.

Published Jan 2016