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Against Hypocrisy and Dissent  

Marcus Walsh

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Jul 2019
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Sep 2019
Focusing on writings by Samuel Butler (Hudibras), John Dryden (Absalom and Achitophel), and Jonathan Swift (A Tale of a Tub), this chapter examines satire in verse and prose attacking a ... More

Against the Experts: Swift and Political Satire  

Paddy Bullard

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Jul 2019
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Sep 2019
This chapter looks at Jonathan Swift’s political satire, focusing on a crucial, seldom-discussed and newly relevant theme: his deep hostility towards specialists and experts. It argues ... More

Alexander Pope and the Philosophical Horace  

Kristine Louise Haugen

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Jul 2019
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Sep 2019
Alexander Pope’s moralizing satires belong to the Augustan style of free translation. But in one crucial respect, Pope acted more like the Latin continental commentators through whom many ... More

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

“Annals of Europe and America” and Brown’s Contribution to Early American Periodicals  

Mark L. Kamrath

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
Charles Brockden Brown, who edited three periodicals between 1799 and 1809, used his experience as a novelist to engage readers on important cultural issues. His periodicals became ... 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

Antinomies of the Twenty-First-Century Neobaroque: Cormac McCarthy and Demian Schopf  

Monika Kaup

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Jul 2019
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Oct 2018
Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road (2006) and Chilean artist Demian Schopf’s photographic exhibits embody the Baroque’s notorious contradictory nature: the baroque is at once joyful and sad. ... 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

Augustan Romantics  

Matthew Scott

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Jul 2019
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Sep 2019
This chapter examines the influence and persistence of the Augustan tradition upon Romanticism. The role of Horace as an occasionally rather vexed model for both movements is used as a ... 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

Banter, Nonsense, and Irony: Churchill and his Circle  

Adam Rounce

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Jul 2019
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Sep 2019
The Nonsense Club was a confederacy of writers who gathered around the polemical satirist Charles Churchill and his friend Robert Lloyd during the 1760s. Churchill was celebrated as an ... More

The Baroque City  

David Mayernik

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2018
The city was a primary theater of Baroque rhetorical projection. At once political, anagogical, and aesthetic, from its built form to the ephemeral structures and processions that animated ... More

Baroque Diplomacy  

Timothy Hampton

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2018
Between the the late sixteenth and the mid-seventeenth century, European diplomacy undergoes a dramatic expansion. New forms of representation and negotiation—summed up in Richelieu’s call ... More

Baroque Discourse  

Christopher D. Johnson

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Jul 2019
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Oct 2018
This entry describes how discourse in the Baroque period variously functioned as a sophisticated, often subtle, and sometimes exorbitant means of mediating between words and things, ... More

Baroque Opera  

Downing A. Thomas

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2018
The fundamental assumption of commentators from the early modern period is that tasteful music functions simultaneously to express sentiment and to move listener-spectators. The three core ... More

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