Modern Antiques: The Material Past in England, 1660-1780

Modern Antiques: The Material Past in England, 1660-1780

by Barrett Kalter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611483789
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication date: 11/16/2011
Series: Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850 Series
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Barrett Kalter is associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Time Bound and the Modern Antique
Chapter 1 The "Cobweb-Law" and the Fundamental Law: History, Chronology, and Poetic License
Chapter 2 Chaucer Ancient and Modern: Standardization, Modernization, and the Eighteenth-Century Reception of The Canterbury Tales
Chapter 3 DIY Gothic: Thomas Gray and the Medieval Revival
Chapter 4 Horace Walpole's Fugitive Pieces: Collecting and Ephemerality

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