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Allusion  

Marcus Walsh

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Oct 2016
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Dec 2016
Beginning with an examination of some of the ways in which allusion was conceptualized in the eighteenth century, this chapter focuses on verbal literary allusion, which exists on the ... More

American Constitutional Elegy  

Max Cavitch

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the American constitutional elegy. It argues that American national difference in literature can be tracked in the terms of its engagement with specifically American ... More

‘Anguish no Cessation Knows’: Elegy and the British Woman Poet, 1660–1834  

Anne K. Mellor

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article addresses the female-authored elegy. By far the greatest number of elegies penned by women between 1660 and 1834 confront the loss of a dearly beloved family member or friend. ... More

Anonymity in the Eighteenth Century  

Gillian Paku

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Aug 2015
Most eighteenth-century texts appeared without the author’s proper name on the title page. This absence could signal a writer’s modesty or scurrility, or the absence could result from ... More

The Anti-Jacobin Novel  

M. O. Grenby

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Jul 2016
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Sep 2013
This essay investigates the conservative, loyalist fiction published in Britain during the French Revolution and its aftermath. A substantial number and a wide variety of these novels were ... More

Augustan American Verse  

Chris Beyers

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2012
Augustan American verse is the essence of this article. The poetry composed by the colonial poets from New England are discussed in this article. Colonial poets often said they were ... More

Authorizing the Novel: Walter Scott’s Historical Fiction  

Ina Ferris

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Jul 2016
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Jan 2014
Walter Scott’s historical novel achieved unprecedented success, and almost single-handedly propelled the novel as a genre into the literary field. A potent synthesis of history, romance, ... More

Authorship in the Eighteenth Century  

Adam Rounce

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Mar 2015
This article looks at different questions facing authorship in the eighteenth century, from the widespread use of anonymity and its consequences; the perception of an over-abundance of ... More

Ballad  

Ruth Perry

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Oct 2016
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Dec 2016
This chapter defines literary qualities of ballads, those sung narratives which are part of our anonymous literary heritage. The conventions of the genre are discussed, such as the imagery ... More

The Beginnings of the American Novel  

Melissa J. Homestead

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2012
The beginnings of the American novel form the basis of this article. It traces the birth of novel as a genre in the American heartland. Edward Kimber recorded his experiences of New ... More

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