Eighteenth-Century Literary History: An MLQ Reader

Eighteenth-Century Literary History: An MLQ Reader

By: Marshall Brown (editor)Hardback

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Viewed as a crucible of modernity, the eighteenth century has become a special focus of Modern Language Quarterly, a journal that has led the revival of literary history as a subject for empirical study and theoretical reflection. The essays in this volume, which cover a broad cross-section of eighteenth-century literary history, represent the best studies of this period recently published in MLQ. While examining different parts of the century, as well as different aspects and countries, contributors explore the intersection of literary studies with history, philosophy, psychology, and the visual arts. They discuss a creative range of topics, including feminism, nationalism, domestic ideology, the classical novel-drama-lyric poetry triad, and both aesthetic and philosophical writings. This span of subjects and approaches extends the focus of Eighteenth-Century Literary History beyond its period to project a spirit of inquiry onto literary history in general. Contributors. Nancy Armstrong, Marshall Brown, Sanford Budick, Catherine Gallagher, Thomas M. Kavanagh, Jon Klancher, Jill Kowalik, Jonathan Brody Kramnick, Christie McDonald, Jerome McGann, Ruth Perry, Michael B. Prince, Leonard Tennenhouse

About Author

Marshall Brown is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and Editor of Modern Language Quarterly, also published by Duke University Press.


Acknowledgments Introduction: Provocations / Marshall Brown A Novel Nation; or, How to Rethink Modern England as an Emergent Culture / Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse Nobody's Story: Gender, Property, and the Rise of the Novel / Catherine Gallagher Reading Shakespeare's Novels: Literary History and Cultural Politics in the Lennox-Johnson Debate / Jonathan Brody Kramnick Godwin and the Republican Romance / Jon Klancher Feminine Identity Formation in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre / Jill Anne Kowalik Mary Robinson and the Myth of Sappho / Jerome McGann Reading the Moment and the Moment of Reading in Graffigny's Lettres d'une peruvienne / Thomas M. Kavanagh De-familiarizing the Family; or, Writing Family History from Literary Sources / Ruth Perry The Anxiety of Change: Reconfiguring Family Relations in Beaumarchais's Trilogy / Christie McDonald The Eighteenth-Century Beauty Contest / Michael B. Prince Descartes's Cogito, Kant's Sublime, and Rembrandt's Philosophers: Cultural Transmission as Occasion for Freedom / Sanford Budick Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780822321354
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780822321354
  • ISBN10: 0822321351

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