Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture: A Companion to Literature from Milton to Blake

Editor/Author Womersley, David
Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $67.00
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ISBN: 978-0-631-21285-0
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Book Status: Available
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This definitive Companion provides a critical overview of literary culture in the period from John Milton to William Blake. Its broad chronological range responds to recent reshapings of the canon and identifies new directions of study. The Companion is composed of over fifty contributions from leading scholars in the field, its essays offer students a comprehensive and accessible survey of the field from a wide range of perspectives. It also, however, gives researchers and faculty the opportunity to update their acquaintance with new critical and scholarly work. The volume meets the needs of an intellectual world increasingly given over to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary study by covering philosophical, political, cultural and historical writing, as well as literary writing. Unlike other similar volumes, the main body of the Companion consists of readings of individual texts, both those commonly and less commonly studied.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Notes on Contributors
  • PART ONE Contexts, Issues and Debates
  • 1 Literature, War and Politics, 16421668 - Martin Dzelzainis
  • 2 Women Writers and Women Readers - Sue Wiseman
  • 3 Literature and Party, 16751760 - Brean Hammond
  • 4 Furnishing the Mind, Creating Social Bonds - Ann Jessie Van Sant
  • 5 Classical Translation and Imitation - David Hopkins
  • 6 Forgery and Plagiarism - Nick Groom
  • 7 Literature and Nationhood - Murray Pittock
  • 8 The Business of Literature: The Book Trade in England from Milton to Blake - Michael F. Suarez
  • PART TWO Readings
  • 9 John Milton, Areopagitica - Martin Dzelzainis
  • 10 Robert Herrick, Hesperides - Peter Davidson
  • 11 Andrew Marvell, An Horatian Ode upon Cromwells Return from Ireland - Thomas Healy
  • 12 Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan - David Wootton
  • 13 Katherine Philips, Poems - Jane Spencer
  • 14 Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs - David Norbrook
  • 15 John Bunyan, Grace Abounding - Anita Pacheco
  • 16 John Milton, Paradise Lost - Nicholas von Maltzahn
  • 17 Aphra Behn, The Rover - Ros Ballaster
  • 18 John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Satire against Mankind - Paddy Lyons
  • 19 Aphra Behn, Poems - Sarah Prescott
  • 20 John Dryden, Fables - David Hopkins
  • 21 William Congreve, The Way of the World - Malcolm Kelsall
  • 22 Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub - Claude Rawson
  • 23 Alexander Pope, Windsor-Forest - Christine Gerrard
  • 24 John Gay, Trivia - David Nokes
  • 25 Daniel Defoe, Journal of the Plague Year - David Womersley
  • 26 Eliza Haywood, Fantomina - Sarah Prescott
  • 27 James Thomson, The Seasons - David Fairer
  • 28 Alexander Pope, The Dunciads - Valerie Rumbold
  • 29 Stephen Duck, Poems on Several Occasions - Bridget Keegan
  • 30 Mark Akenside, The Pleasures of Imagination - David Fairer
  • 31 William Collins, Ode on the Poetical Character - Katherine Turner
  • 32 Samuel Richardson, Clarissa - Tom Keymer
  • 33 Samuel Johnson, The Vanity of Human Wishes - Thomas Kaminski
  • 34 Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones - Richard Braverman
  • 35 Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard - Katherine Turner
  • 36 Samuel Johnson, Dictionary - Anne McDermott
  • 37 Samuel Johnson, Rasselas - Anne McDermott
  • 38 Christopher Smart, Jubilate Agno - Alun David
  • 39 Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy - David Fairer
  • 40 James Macpherson, Fingal and Other Poems - Dafydd Moore
  • 41 Henry Mackenzie, The Man of Feeling - David Womersley
  • 42 James Boswell, The Life of Johnson - Bruce Redford
  • 43 William Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience - Jon Mee
  • PART THREE Periods
  • 44 Literature, 16811688 - Abigail Williams
  • 45 Literature, 17011713 - Stuart Sherman
  • 46 Literature, 17331742 - Christine Gerrard
  • 47 Literature, 17571776 - Nick Groom
  • PART FOUR Genres and Modes
  • 48 Pamphlets and News - Joad Raymond
  • 49 Political Writing - David Wootton
  • 50 Philosophical Writing - Peter Walmsley
  • 51 Historical Writing - Karen OBrien
  • 52 Religious Writing - Brian Young
  • 53 The Novel - Simon Varey
  • 54 Poetry - David Fairer
  • 55 Shakespeare and New Drama - Paulina Kewes