"Johnson After Three Centuries: New Light on Texts and Contexts" examines several aspects of Johnson's career through fresh perspectives and original interpretations by some of the best-known and widely-repsected scholars of our time. Included are essays by James Basker, James Engell, Nicholas Hudson, Jack Lynch, and Allen Reddick.
Thomas A. Horrocks is Associate Librarian for Collections, Houghton Library of Harvard University. Howard D. Weinbrot is Ricardo Quintana Professor of English and William Freeman Vilas Research Professor in the College of Arts and Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. James G. Basker is the Richard Gilder Professor of Literary History at Barnard College, Columbia University, and President of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. James Engell, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard, is the author of The Creative Imagination, editor and contributor to Johnson and His Age, and coeditor (with David Perkins) of Teaching Literature: What is Needed Now, all published by Harvard University Press. He is also coeditor of the Bollingen edition of the Biographia Literaria for the Collected Works of Coleridge. Nicholas Hudson is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia Jack Lynch is Professor of English at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. Allen Reddick is Professor of English Literature at the University of Zurich.