Feeling British: Sympathy and National Identity in Scottish and English Writing 1707-1832

Feeling British: Sympathy and National Identity in Scottish and English Writing 1707-1832

by Evan Gottlieb
     
 

Feeling British argues that the discourse of sympathy both encourages and problematizes a sense of shared national identity in eighteenth-century and Romantic British literature and culture.See more details below

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Feeling British argues that the discourse of sympathy both encourages and problematizes a sense of shared national identity in eighteenth-century and Romantic British literature and culture.

Editorial Reviews

Simon Fraser University, Eighteenth-Century Scotland, Spring 2008, n. 22 - Leith Davis
"Evan Gottlieb's Feeling British is a rewarding read. Rich in detail, acute in its analyses and theoretically informed without being weighed down by its critical apparatus, Feeling British offers a valuable contribution both to Scottish studies and to the larger field of British literature. While a number of previous critics have linked the interest in sympathy and society found in David Hume, Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson, and other Enlightenment thinkers to the peculiar position of Scotland after the Union and the Jacobite rebellions, Gottlieb both extends their perspective and revises it by focusing on the ideological complications found in the writings of these philosophers and in the literary works which are partially informed by their writing."
University Of Strathclyde, Journal of British Studies, 47:4, October 2008 - Richard J. Finlay
"Indeed, recent cultural and historical explorations of Englishness regularly conflate the terms 'England' and 'Britain.' So hats off to Evan Gottlieb for his study, which examines the way that Britishness (in the sense of its Anglo-Scottish dimension) was constructed in the eighteenth century."
University Of Georgia, New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, 6.1, Spring 2009 - John A. Vance
"...Feeling British is an excellent work of criticism and scholarship—a most readable book with a full and concentrated argument that appeals to broad interests in the eighteenth century. To be sure, Evan Gottlieb has given us a very fine addition to the recent studies devoted to the 'long eighteenth century.'"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611482805
Publisher:
Bucknell University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Series:
Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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