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Creating a Public Domain in Eighteenth-Century England  

Simon Stern

The advent of statutory copyright in eighteenth-century England raised questions about ensuring access to the materials that writers need to produce new books. The public domain did not ... More

The Eighteenth-Century Psalm  

Jayne Elizabeth Lewis

Integral to both Anglican liturgy and nonconformist devotional practice in the eighteenth century, the “Englished” Psalm supplied a common currency between competing but increasingly ... More

Literature and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century  

Stephen Bending

Drawing on literary, visual, and philosophical sources from the period, this article asks what is landscape, how was it represented and understood in the eighteenth century, and how might ... More

Literature and Time in the Eighteenth Century and the Romantic Period  

Marcus Tomalin

This article explores how changing ideas about time and time-telling had a powerful and lasting impact upon the literature of the long eighteenth century (i.e., c. 1660–c. 1830). After a ... More

Media and Mediation in the Eighteenth Century  

Paula McDowell

This article begins by discussing seventeenth- and eighteenth-century notions of media, mediation, and communication. How did early modern notions of the “medium” and of “mediation” ... More

Treason, Seditious Libel, and Literature in the Romantic Period  

Jon Mee

This article examines the effects of the unprecedented number of prosecutions for political opinion in the 1790s and afterward on romantic period literature. The chief instrument for these ... More

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