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Air’s AppearanceLiterary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Air’s Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Jayne Elizabeth Lewis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226476698
eISBN:
9780226476711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226476711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In this book, the author enlists her readers in pursuit of the elusive concept of atmosphere in literary works. She shows how diverse conceptions of air in the eighteenth century converged in British ... More

The Animal ClaimSensibility and the Creaturely Voice

The Animal Claim: Sensibility and the Creaturely Voice

Tobias Menely

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226239255
eISBN:
9780226239422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239422.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Some of the perplexities of animal rights, as a historical phenomenon, are resolved if we regard rights as neither simply intrinsic to nature nor contingent on state recognition but as a ... More

An Archaeology of SympathyThe Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

James Chandler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the middle of the eighteenth century, something new made itself felt in European culture—a tone or style that came to be called the sentimental. The sentimental mode went on to shape not just ... More

Cruelty and LaughterForgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Simon Dickie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century British culture is often seen as polite and sentimental—the creation of an emerging middle class. This book disputes these assumptions, plunging into the forgotten comic literature ... More

The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

Julia V. Douthwaite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226160580
eISBN:
9780226160634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The French Revolution brings to mind violent mobs, the guillotine, and Madame Defarge, but it was also a publishing revolution: more than 1,200 novels were published between 1789 and 1804, when ... More

Loving Dr. Johnson

Loving Dr. Johnson

Helen Deutsch

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226143828
eISBN:
9780226143859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143859.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The autopsy of Samuel Johnson (1709–84) initiated two centuries of Johnsonian anatomy—both in medical speculation about his famously unruly body and in literary devotion to his anecdotal remains. ... More

PrivacyConcealing the Eighteenth-Century Self

Privacy: Concealing the Eighteenth-Century Self

Patricia Spacks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226768601
eISBN:
9780226768618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Today we consider privacy a right to be protected. But in eighteenth-century England, privacy was seen as a problem, even a threat. Women reading alone and people hiding their true thoughts from one ... More

William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Saree Makdisi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Modern scholars often find it difficult to account for the profound eccentricities in the work of William Blake, dismissing them as either ahistorical or simply meaningless. But this study develops a ... More

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