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Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture

The Geography of Enlightenment

edited by Timothy Erwin and Ourida Mostefai

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Volume 30
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Always interdisciplinary, the field of eighteenth-century studies has recently become genuinely international. To reflect this global emphasis, this volume of Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture gathers four essays under the rubric of "The Geography of Enlightenment." Set in a variety of local habitations from the European periphery to the American frontier, each of these essays addresses how a relative sense of place determines interpretation.

Other essays explore such topics as the aesthetics of novelty in Addison and Sterne, the influence of the religious lyric on Richardson's Clarissa, f...

Always interdisciplinary, the field of eighteenth-century studies has recently become genuinely international. To reflect this global emphasis, this volume of Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture gathers four essays under the rubric of "The Geography of Enlightenment." Set in a variety of local habitations from the European periphery to the American frontier, each of these essays addresses how a relative sense of place determines interpretation.

Other essays explore such topics as the aesthetics of novelty in Addison and Sterne, the influence of the religious lyric on Richardson's Clarissa, feminine authority in Eliza Haywood's spectatorial fiction, and the issue of male effeminacy in English dance history.

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Table of Contents

The Geography of Enlightenment (special section)
"The Ruins and the Construction of Time: Geological and Literary Perspectives in the Age of Goethe,"
"Constructing the Subaltern: White Creole Culture

The Geography of Enlightenment (special section)
"The Ruins and the Construction of Time: Geological and Literary Perspectives in the Age of Goethe,"
"Constructing the Subaltern: White Creole Culture and Raced Captivity in Eighteenth-Century Dutch Suriname"
"Gendering the 'Union of Hearts': Irish Politics between the Public and Private Spheres"
"Fair Trade: The Language of Love and Commerce in Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters
Other Essays: "John Adams Confronts Turgot"
"Swift's Servant Problem: Livery and Hypocrisy in the Project for the Advancement of Religion and the Directions to Servants"
"Clarissa's Relics and Lyric Community"
"Advertisements for Books in London Newspapers, 1760–1785"
"Officer and Lady: Pants and Politics in Caroline de la Motte-Fouqué's Das Heldenmädchen aus der Vendée (1816)"
"Spying, Writing, Authority: Eliza Haywood's Bath Intrigues"
"'Is He No Man?' Toward an Appreciation of Male Effeminacy in English Dance History"
"Lancashire Spiritual Culture and the Question of Magic"
"Parallel Forces: Identity and Authority in Roland Barthes and Tristram Shandy"
"Addison's Aesthetics of Novelty"

Author Bios
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Timothy Erwin

Timothy Erwin is a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also edited volumes 28–30 of Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture.