Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

by Alvaro Ribeiro, Ribeiro/Basker, S. J. Basker, James G. Basker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198182880

ISBN-13: 9780198182887

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

These eighteen essays represent a new generation of eighteenth-century scholarship. Writing in honor of Professor Roger Lonsdale of the University of Oxford, the contributors—including Marilyn Butler, David Fairer, Christine Gerrard, Nicholas Hudson, Richard Wendorf, and April London—focus on the three main areas of scholarship to which Lonsdale has made

Overview

These eighteen essays represent a new generation of eighteenth-century scholarship. Writing in honor of Professor Roger Lonsdale of the University of Oxford, the contributors—including Marilyn Butler, David Fairer, Christine Gerrard, Nicholas Hudson, Richard Wendorf, and April London—focus on the three main areas of scholarship to which Lonsdale has made signal contributions: women writers, marginalized authors and texts, and the shape of the eighteenth-century canon of English Literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198182887
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributorsxiii
Part 1Women Writers
1.Poetry, Pudding, and Epictetus: The Consistency of Elizabeth Carter3
2.The 'Chit-Chat way': The Letters of Mrs Thrale and Dr Burney25
3.Radical Affinities: Mary Wollstonecraft and Samuel Johnson41
4.Jane West and the Politics of Reading56
5.Edgeworth's Stern Father: Escaping Thomas Day, 1795-180175
Part 2Marginal Texts
6.I was a kind of an Historian': The Productions of History in Defoe's Colonel Jack97
7.Master and Servant: Social Mobility and the Ironic Exchange of Roles in Swift's Directions to Servants111
8.Boswell at Work: The Revision and Publication of The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides127
9.At the Boundaries of Fiction: Samuel Paterson's Another Traveller!144
10.'Oral Tradition': The Evolution of an Eighteenth-Century Concept161
11.Sir Joshua's French Revolution177
12.'Great as he is in his own good opinion': The Bounty Mutiny and Lieutenant Bligh's Construction of Self198
Part 3The Eighteenth-Century Canon
13.Parnell, Pope, and Pastoral221
14.Poetry from the Provinces: Amateur Poets in the Gentleman's Magazine in the 1730s and 1740s241
15.William Collins and the Idea of Liberty257
16.Celts, Goths, and the Nature of the Literary Source275
17.Trafficking in the Muse: Dodsley's Collection of Poems and the Question of Canon297
18.'Sweet native stream!': Wordsworth and the School of Warton314
Index339

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