The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1740-1830

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Thomas Keymer, Jon Mee
Cambridge University Press, 17 de juny 2004 - 308 pàgines
This volume offers an introduction to British literature that challenges the traditional divide between eighteenth-century and Romantic studies. Contributors explore the development of literary genres and modes through a period of rapid change. They show how literature was shaped by historical factors including the development of the book trade, the rise of literary criticism and the expansion of commercial society and empire. The wide scope of the collection, juxtaposing canonical authors with those now gaining new attention from scholars, makes it essential reading for students of eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism.
 

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Readers writers reviewers and the professionalization
3
London printsellers Laurie and Whittle 1804
20
Criticism taste aesthetics
24
Literature and politics
43
James Gillray New Morality from the AntiJacobin Review
52
Literature national identity and empire
61
Sensibility
80
Theatrical culture
100
Johnson Boswell and their circle
157
Blake and the poetics of enthusiasm
194
William Blakes watercolour illustration for Night I of
202
Barbauld Robinson and Smith
211
Wordsworth and Coleridge
227
Jane Austen and the invention of the serious modern novel
244
Keats Shelley Byron and the Hunt circle
263
John Clare and the traditions of labouringclass verse
280

Wonderful Exhibition mock playbill by Robert Merry 1794
105
Gothic
119
Richardson Henry Fielding and Sarah Fielding
139

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Sobre l'autor (2004)

Jon Mee was educated at Newcastle University and the University of Cambridge. After a Junior Research Fellowship at Jesus College, Oxford, he took up his first permanent position at the Australian National University. He returned to the University of Oxford to take up the Margaret Candfield Fellowship in English at University College and a post in the Oxford English Faculty. He moved to the University of Warwick in 2007 and then took his current position as Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of York in October 2013.

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