Eighteenth-Century Literature Handbook / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The Eighteenth-Century Literature Handbook is an invaluable introduction to literature and culture in the eighteenth century. It provides a one-stop resource for students with the essential information and guidance needed from the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills. It includes:
introductions to authors, texts and contexts
guides to key critics, concepts and topics
an overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research
case studies in reading literary and theoretical and critical texts
annotated further reading (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms.
Written in clear language by leading academics, it is an indispensable starting point for anyone beginning their study of eighteenth-century literature.
About the Author
Gary Day is Principal Lecturer in English at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Bridget Keegan is Professor of English at Creighton University, USA.
Table of Contents
General Editors' Introduction
1 Introduction Gary Day Bridget Keegan
Timeline Gemma Palmer
2 Contexts, Identities and Consumption: Britain 1688-1815 R. M. Larsen
3 Literary and Cultural Contexts: Major Figures, Institutions, Topics, Events, Movements Gavin Budge
4 Case Studies in Reading 1: Key Primary Literary Texts Anne Chandler
5 Case Studies in Reading 2: Key Theoretical and Critical Texts Bridget Keegan
6 Key Critical Concepts and Topics Richard Terry
7 'Dead Keen on Reason?' Changes in Critical Responses and Approaches to the Eighteenth Century Philip Smallwood
8 Questioning Canonicity Bridget Keegan Amber Haschenburger
9 Issues of Sexuality, Gender and Ethnicity Chris Mounsey
10 The Future of Eighteenth-Century Studies Donna Landry
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terminology Teresa Barnard
Appendix: Teaching and Learning Strategies Ian McCormick
Notes on Contributors