Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives (Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850)

Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives (Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850)

By: William McCarthy (editor), Olivia Murphy (editor)Hardback

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Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives, the first collection of essays on the work of this major British writer, is the indispensable volume for everyone who wants an introduction to Barbauld and to the most current thinking about her. The book will be essential reading for academic students of English literature, 1740 to 1840, and will also attract non-specialists who care about the history of writing by women.

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William McCarthy is professor of English emeritus at Iowa State University. Olivia Murphy is lecturer in English at Murdoch University.


Contents List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface Gillian Dow and Felicity James Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction: Anna Letitia Barbauld Today William McCarthy 1"Slip-shod Measure" and "Language of Gods": Barbauld's Stylistic Range Isobel Grundy 2 Barbauld's Poetic Career in Script and Print Michelle Levy 3 Anna Letitia Barbauld: A Unitarian Poetics? Isobel Armstrong 4 Materiality, Affect, Event: Barbauld's Poetics of the Everyday Sonia Hofkosh 5 "The Things Themselves": Sensory Images in Lessons for Children and Hymns in Prose Joanna Wharton 6 "Hallowed by the Occasion of the Meeting": Priestley, Meetings, Utility and Address in Barbauld's Work of the 1790s Stephen Bygrave 7 Lady Defender of the Revolution: Anna Letitia Barbauld among the British Radicals ... Rachel Trethewey 8 Stoic Patriotism in Barbauld's Political Poems E. J. Clery 9 From Beauties to Selections: Barbauld's Design for The Spectator Scott Krawczyk 10 Assuming Authority: Barbauld as Critic Sabine Volk-Birke 11 Anna Letitia Barbauld, Jane Austen's Unseen Interlocutor Jocelyn Harris 12 "No Man Could Owe More": John Ruskin's Debt to Anna Barbauld's Books for Children Naomi Lightman 13 Riddling Sibyl, Uncanny Cassandra: the Recent Critical Reception of Anna Letitia Barbauld Olivia Murphy Bibliography Works of Anna Letitia Barbauld Secondary Works About the Contributors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781611485493
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 404
  • ID: 9781611485493
  • weight: 758
  • ISBN10: 1611485495

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