A Companion to the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

A Companion to the Eighteenth-Century English Novel and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

By: Catherine Ingrassia (editor), Paula R. Backscheider (editor)Hardback

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"A Companion to the Eighteenth-century Novel" furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral contexts. It is an up-to-date resource for the study of the eighteenth-century novel. It furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral context. It foregrounds those topics of most historical and political relevance to the twenty-first century. It explores formative influences on the eighteenth-century novel, its engagement with the major issues and philosophies of the period, and its lasting legacy. It covers both traditional themes, such as narrative authority and print culture, and cutting-edge topics, such as globalization, nationhood, technology, and science. It considers both canonical and non-canonical literature.

About Author

Paula R. Backscheider is Philpott-Stevens Eminent Scholar at Auburn University. A former president of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, she is best known as the author of Daniel Defoe: His Life (1992). Catherine Ingrassia is Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the author of Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England (1998).


Notes on Contributors. Introduction: Catherine Ingrassia (Virginia Commonwealth University). Shared Bibliography. PART I: Formative Influences. 1 'I have now done with my island, and all manner of discourse about it': Crusoe's Farther Adventures and the Unwritten History of the Novel: Robert Markley (University of Illinois). 2 Fiction/Translation/Transnation: The Secret History of the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Srinivas Aravamudan (Duke University). 3 Narrative Transmigrations: The Oriental Tale and the Novel in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Ros Ballaster (Mansfield College, Oxford University). 4 Age of Peregrination: Travel Writing and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Elizabeth A. Bohls (University of Oregon). 5 Milton and the Poetics of Ecstasy in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Robert A. Erickson (University of California, Santa Barbara). 6 Seduction Stories and Subaltern Resistance: Gender, Party, Nation: Toni Bowers (University of Pennsylvania). PART II: World of the Eighteenth-Century Novel. 7 Why Fanny Can't Read: Joseph Andrews and the (Ir)relevance of Literacy: Paula McDowell (Rutgers University). 8 Memory and Mobility: Fictions of Population in Defoe, Goldsmith, and Scott: Charlotte Sussman (University of Colorado). 9 The Erotics of the Novel: James Grantham Turner (University of California, Berkeley). 10 The Original American Novel: or, The American Origin of the Novel: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Yale University). 11 The Early Novel and its Readers: The Case of Eliza Haywood, Aaron Hill, and the Hillarians: Kathryn R. King (University of Montevallo). 12 Momentary Fame: Female Novelists in Eighteenth-Century Book Reviews: Laura L Runge (University of South Florida). 13 Women, Old Age, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Devoney Looser (University of Missouri-Columbia). 14 Joy and Happiness: Adam Potkay (College of William & Mary). PART III: The Novel's Modern Legacy. 15 The Eighteenth-Century Novel and Print Culture: A Proposed Modesty: Christopher Flint (Case Western Reserve University). 16 An Emerging New Canon of the British Eighteenth-Century Novel: Feminist Criticism, the Means of Cultural Production, and the Question of Value: John Richetti (University of Pennsylvania). 17 Queer Gothic: George E. Haggerty (University of California, Riverside). 18 Conversable Fictions: Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford University). 19 Racial Legacies: The Speaking Countenance and the Character Sketch in the Novel: Roxann Wheeler (Ohio State University). 20 Home Economics: Representations of Poverty in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Ruth Perry (MIT). 21 Whatever Happened to the Gordon Riots? : Problems in Revolutionary Representation: Carol Houlihan Flynn (Tufts University). 22 The Novel Body Politic: Susan S. Lanser (Brandeis University). 23 Literary Culture as Immediate Reality: Paula R. Backscheider (Auburn University). Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781405101578
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781405101578
  • weight: 1286
  • ISBN10: 1405101571

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