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Captain John Smith  

Steven Olsen-Smith

Print publication date:
Mar 2008
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article focuses on the famous American explorer Captain John Smith. Decisive leader, prolific writer, and astute American visionary, Captain John Smith was the crucial founder of the ... More

Captivity Literature  

Lorrayne Carroll

Print publication date:
Mar 2008
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
The essence of this article is captivity literature. In a few pages, the article captures the fascinating genre. Captivity narratives present examples of several literary genres familiar ... More

The Continental Influence on the Eighteenth-Century Novel: ‘The English Improve What Others Invent’  

Walter L. Reed

Print publication date:
Jul 2016
Online publication date:
Sep 2013
The eighteenth-century English novel was influenced by earlier prose fiction from the Continent; the English improved what others had invented. Individual novels from the Continent were ... More

John Aubrey’s Brief Lives and Life-Writing  

Kate Bennett

John Aubrey constructed an intimate and nonthreatening biographical persona, which allowed him to collect sensitive material about people in a politically turbulent period. He preserved ... More

Literature and Pornography, 1660‒1800  

Hal Gladfelder

This essay offers a critical overview of recent and current debates on the cultural significance of erotic, obscene, and pornographic writing from the long eighteenth century. The period ... 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

Politics, Imagination, and Desire in the Work of Fulke Greville  

Freya Sierhuis

This article examines a number of the key political and philosophical questions in the poetry, drama, and philosophical treatises of Fulke Greville, first Lord Brooke (1554–1628), arguing ... More

Restoration Fiction  

Thomas Keymer

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Jul 2016
Online publication date:
Oct 2013
Fiction before Defoe had little or no place in the histories and anthologies that defined the novel genre in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In twentieth-century ... More

The Spanish Baroque Novel  

Enrique García Santo-Tomás

Don Quixote’s immediate success in Spain and abroad provides us with many tools to analyze the development of the novel in early modern culture not only from aesthetic and political ... More

Travel Literature and the Early Novel  

Cynthia Wall

Travel literature emerges in letters, diaries, journals, biographies, travel narratives, country house guides, ship’s logs, poems, plays—and the novel feeds on them all. From London as a ... More

Word and Image in the English Renaissance  

Claire Preston

The rich and expanding rhetorical universe of the English Renaissance annexed the expressive possibilities of painting and the plastic arts using a variety of figures and tropes. ... More