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Eighteenth-Century Literary History An MLQ Reader

by Marshall Brown

Eighteenth-Century Literary History An MLQ Reader Synopsis

Viewed as a crucible of modernity, the eighteenth century has become a special focus of Modern Language Quarterly, a journal that has led the revival of literary history as a subject for empirical study and theoretical reflection. The essays in this volume, which cover a broad cross-section of eighteenth-century literary history, represent the best studies of this period recently published in MLQ. While examining different parts of the century, as well as different aspects and countries, contributors explore the intersection of literary studies with history, philosophy, psychology, and the visual arts. They discuss a creative range of topics, including feminism, nationalism, domestic ideology, the classical novel-drama-lyric poetry triad, and both aesthetic and philosophical writings. This span of subjects and approaches extends the focus of Eighteenth-Century Literary History beyond its period to project a spirit of inquiry onto literary history in general. Contributors. Nancy Armstrong, Marshall Brown, Sanford Budick, Catherine Gallagher, Thomas M. Kavanagh, Jon Klancher, Jill Kowalik, Jonathan Brody Kramnick, Christie McDonald, Jerome McGann, Ruth Perry, Michael B. Prince, Leonard Tennenhouse

Eighteenth-Century Literary History An MLQ Reader Press Reviews

[A] theoretically subtle and timely account of the kind of history that can have meaning as 'literary history' today. --Philip Smallwood, Comparative Literature Studies

Book Information

ISBN: 9780822322672
Publication date: 1st April 1999
Author: Marshall Brown
Publisher: Duke University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800,

About Marshall Brown

Marshall Brown is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and Editor of Modern Language Quarterly, also published by Duke University Press.

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