(p. xi) Notes on Contributors
(p. xi) Notes on Contributors
Jennifer Batt is Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century English Literature at the University of Bristol, and was formerly Postdoctoral Project Coordinator of the Digital Miscellanies Index project (http://digitalmiscellaniesindex.org) at the Faculty of English, University of Oxford. She has published on laboring-class poetry and eighteenth-century miscellany culture, and her essay on eighteenth-century lyric verse won the Review of English Studies essay prize in 2010. She is completing a monograph on the iconic laboring-class poet, Stephen Duck.
Richard Bradford is Research Professor of English at Ulster University. He has published twenty-seven books. He recently published Is Shakespeare Any Good? And Other Questions on How We Evaluate Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), along with The Importance of Elsewhere: Philip Larkin’s Photographs (Frances Lincoln, 2015).
Marshall Brown is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and editor of Modern Language Quarterly. His books include The Shape of German Romanticism (Cornell Univ. Press, 1979), Preromanticism (Stanford Univ. Press, 1991), Turning Points: Essays in the History of Cultural Expressions (Stanford Univ. Press, 1997), The Gothic Text (Stanford Univ. Press, 2004), “The Tooth That Nibbles at the Soul”: Essays on Music and Poetry (Univ. of Washington Press, 2010), and, as editor, the Romanticism volume of The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000).
Conrad Brunström is Lecturer in English at Maynooth University. He has published two monographs on the poetry of William Cowper (2004) and the oratory of Thomas Sheridan (2011). He has also published and presented papers internationally on topics as diverse as religious literature, poetic form, theater history, political rhetoric, and Queer Studies and on authors as varied as Samuel Johnson, James Beattie, Charles Churchill, Matthew Prior, and Frances Burney. He is researching Irish and Canadian nationalisms and the role of speech-making in the formation of a sense of collective political identity.
Tanya Caldwell is Professor of English and Associate Graduate Director at Georgia State University. She has published widely on various topics across the eighteenth century. Her most significant works on the classics in translation include Time to Begin Anew: Dryden’s Georgics and Aeneis (Bucknell Univ. Press, 2000) and Virgil Made English: The Decline of Classical Authority (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Her most recent work focuses on drama. She has published the anthology Popular Plays by Women in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (Broadview, 2011) and is working on a biography of Hannah Cowley.
Lorna Clymer is Professor of English, Emerita, California State University, Bakersfield. She is an independent scholar in Washington, D.C.
Leith Davis, Professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University in Greater Vancouver, is author of Acts of Union: Scotland and the Negotiation of the British Nation (p. xii) (Stanford Univ. Press, 1998) and Music, Postcolonialism and Gender: The Construction of Irish National Identity, 1725–1875 (Notre Dame Univ. Press, 2005), as well as co-editor of Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004) and Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture (Ashgate, 2012). Her current book project examines the articulation of cultural memory through print culture in the early eighteenth century. She serves as the Director of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Scottish Studies.
William Donaldson is author of numerous books on Scottish literature and music, including Popular Literature in Victorian Scotland (Aberdeen Univ. Press, 1986), The Jacobite Song: Political Myth and National Identity (Aberdeen Univ. Press, 1988), and The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society (Tuckwell, 2000). He worked for many years in the Open University, and now teaches in the Literature Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is now engaged in two substantial projects: a history of Scottish song and its links with the wider definition of Scottish culture, and a variorum online edition of ceol mor, the classical music of the Highland bagpipe.
Rodney Stenning Edgecombe lectures in English literature at the University of Cape Town, and holds one of its Distinguished Teacher Awards. He took his MA with distinction at Rhodes University, where he won the Royal Society of St. George Prize for English, and his PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was awarded the Members’ English Prize, 1978/79. He has published 11 books—the most recent being on Thomas Hood—and 400 articles on topics that range from Shakespeare to nineteenth-century ballet and opera.
Daniel J. Ennis serves as Dean of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. He is the author of Enter the Press-Gang: Representations of Naval Impressment in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (Univ. of Delaware Press, 2002) and edited, with Judith B. Slagle, a collection entitled Prologues, Epilogues, Curtain-Raisers and Afterpieces: The Rest of the Eighteenth-Century London Stage (Univ. of Delaware Press, 2007). He also edited, with Jack DeRochi, the collection Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The Impresario in Political and Cultural Context (Bucknell Univ. Press, 2013). He has published essays on John Dryden, Christopher Smart, and Lord Byron among others.
Timothy Erwin, Professor of English and former Chair of Cultural Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, works on the interdisciplinary relations of literature and art and is the author of Textual Vision: Augustan Design and the Invention of Eighteenth-Century British Culture (Bucknell Univ. Press, 2015).
David Fairer is Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature at the University of Leeds. His most recent book, Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle 1790–1798 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2009), traces poetry’s development during the 1790s, building on the concerns of his previous comprehensive study, English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700–1789 (Longman, 2003). He is also the author of Pope’s Imagination (Manchester Univ. Press, 1984), The Poetry of Alexander Pope (Penguin, 1989), and editor of Pope: New Contexts (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1990). He has edited The Correspondence of Thomas Warton (Univ. of Georgia Press, 1995) and the first complete printing of Warton’s History of English Poetry (Routledge, 1998). With Christine Gerrard he has edited Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell, 3rd ed. 2015). His reading of the ecological potential of georgic (p. xiii) writing has been developed in a recent article, “ ‘Where Fuming Trees Refresh the Thirsty Air’: The World of Eco-Georgic.”
Antonia Forster is Professor of English at the University of Akron. Her publications include an edition of Taming of the Shrew for Sourcebooks in 2008, Index to Book Reviews in England, 1749–1774 (Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1990) and Index to Book Reviews in England, 1775–1800 (British Library, 1997). Vol. 1 (1770–1799) of The English Novel, 1770–1829: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles (with James Raven) was published by Oxford University Press in 2000.
Anna M. Foy is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She is at work on a book examining Restoration and eighteenth-century conceptions of poetry’s civic utility.
James D. Garrison is the author of A Dangerous Liberty: Translating Gray’s Elegy (Univ. of Delaware Press, 2009).
Christine Gerrard is Professor of English at Oxford University and the Barbara Scott Fellow in English at Lady Margaret Hall Oxford. She has recently edited the first volume of The Complete Correspondence of Samuel Richardson (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013), and has co-edited with David Fairer Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell, 3rd ed., 2015). She is working on a study of eighteenth-century women poets.
Nick Groom is Professor in English at the University of Exeter. He is a leading authority on Percy’s Reliques (the subject of his first monograph, published by Clarendon Press in 1999) and Thomas Chatterton, on whom he has written many articles and essays. Among his books are The Forger’s Shadow: How Forgery Changed the Course of Literature (Picador, 2002), The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012), and The Seasons: An Elegy for the Passing of the Year (Atlantic, 2013), and he has edited Chatterton’s poetry (Cyder Press, 2003), as well as Horace Walpole’s Castle of Otranto and Matthew Lewis’s Monk (Oxford World’s Classics, 2014 and 2016, respectively).
Isobel Grundy, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta, Canada, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was until 2003 Henry Marshall Tory Professor in that university’s Department of English. She holds a DPhil from Oxford University (St. Anne’s College) and taught at Queen Mary, London University, 1971–90. She is author of Samuel Johnson and the Scale of Greatness (Univ. of Georgia Press, 1986), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Comet of the Enlightenment (Oxford Univ. Press, 1999), and (with Virginia Blain and Patricia Clements) The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present (Yale Univ. Press, 1990). She has edited various texts by Montagu, and Secresy (1795) by Eliza Fenwick. She is a Patron of Chawton House Library, and co-editor (with Susan Brown and Patricia Clements) of Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present, Cambridge University Press, http://orlando.cambridge.org.
Brean Hammond is Emeritus Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of many books and articles ranging from Shakespeare’s period to the Romantics, as well as on modern theater. His best-known publications are Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: “Hackney for Bread” (Clarendon Press, 1997), (p. xiv) and an edition of Shakespeare’s “lost play,” Double Falsehood (Methuen, 2010), for the Arden Shakespeare.
Moyra Haslett is Professor in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature in the School of English, Queen’s University Belfast. Among her publications is a book-length study of ideas of community and conversation in the eighteenth century, Pope to Burney, Scriblerians to Bluestockings (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), and several essays on poetry and club culture: “Becoming Bluestockings: Contextualising Hannah More’s ‘The Bas Bleu,’ ” and “Swift and Conversational Culture.” A recent essay on the culture of song in early eighteenth-century Dublin is also forthcoming: “Singing at the Club: Songs on the Wood’s Halfpence Affair, Dublin 1724–25.”
J. Paul Hunter has taught at Williams, Emory, Rochester, and Virginia, and he is now Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. His Before Novels (Norton, 1990) won the Gottschalk Prize, and he has published widely on the British novel and (more recently) on early modern and eighteenth-century poetry. He is the longtime author of The Norton Introduction to Poetry, now in its 9th edition.
Andrea Immel is the Curator of the Cotsen Children’s Library in the Princeton University Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. She contributed chapters to the fifth and sixth volumes of the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009) and the Oxford Companion to the History of the Book (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010). Immel was also a senior editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature (Oxford Univ. Press, 2006) and co-editor of four volumes: (with M. Witmore) Childhood and Children’s Books in Early Modern Europe (Routledge, 2006); (with E. Goodenough) Under Fire: Childhood in Shadow of War (Wayne State Univ. Press, 2008); (with M. O. Grenby) The Cambridge Companion to Children’s Literature (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009); and (with Emer O’Sullivan) Imagining Sameness and Difference for Children (forthcoming). Her most recent publication was a scholarly facsimile edition of Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song-Book (Cotsen Occasional Press, 2013), the first collection of English nursery rhymes.
Catherine Ingrassia is Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her publications on the literature and culture of the eighteenth century include Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Culture (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998), Anti-Pamela and Shamela (editor, Broadview, 2004), and British Women Poets of the Long Eighteenth Century (co-editor, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2009). She is a past editor of Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing in Britain, 1660–1789 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015).
Sandro Jung is Director of the Centre for the Study of Text and Print Culture at Ghent University, President of the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and EURIAS Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute of Advanced Studies. He is the author, among other publications, of David Mallet, Anglo-Scot: Poetry, Politics, and Patronage in the Age of Union (Univ. of Delaware Press, 2008), The Fragmentary Poetic: Eighteenth-Century Uses of an Experimental Mode (Lehigh Univ. Press, 2009), and James Thomson’s “The Seasons,” Print Culture, and Visual Interpretation, 1730–1842 (Lehigh Univ. Press, 2015). He edited the English Association’s 2013 Essays and Studies volume on British Literature and (p. xv) Print Culture, and co-edited the 2015 number of Yearbook of English Studies on the History of the Book.
Bridget Keegan is Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at Creighton University. She is the author of British Labouring-Class Nature Poetry, 1730–1837 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), and has published numerous articles on laboring-class writing, and edited several collections of essays devoted to the topic. She also served as an editor for the anthologies Eighteenth-Century English Labouring-Class Poets (Pickering & Chatto, 2003) and Nineteenth-Century English Labouring-Class Poets (Pickering & Chatto, 2006). With John Goodridge she is editing the forthcoming Cambridge History of British Working-Class Literature.
Jennifer Keith is Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has edited, with Claudia Thomas Kairoff, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea, comprising Volume 1: Early Manuscript Books and Volume 2: Later Collections, Print and Manuscript (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016). The Anne Finch Digital Archive http://library.uncg.edu/dp/annefinch provides selected digitized manuscript and print images and contexts that complement the scholarly edition. Keith is also author of Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper (Univ. of Delaware Press, 2005) and essays on eighteenth-century poetry and poetics.
Thomas Keymer is University Professor and Chancellor Jackman Professor of English at the University of Toronto, where he directs the university’s Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture. His publications include Richardson’s Clarissa and the Eighteenth-Century Reader (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1992), Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel (Oxford Univ. Press, 2002), Pamela in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005, with Peter Sabor), and numerous edited volumes. He is completing Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel, 1660–1830 for Oxford Univ. Press’s Clarendon Lectures in English series.
Donna Landry is Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Kent, and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. She is the author of The Muses of Resistance: Laboring-Class Women’s Poetry in Britain, 1739–1796 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1990; 2005) and The Invention of the Countryside: Hunting, Walking, and Ecology in English Literature, 1671–1831 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001), and the co-editor of The Country and the City Revisited: England and the Politics of Culture, 1550–1850, with Gerald MacLean and Joseph P. Ward (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999; 2006). Her most recent book is Noble Brutes: How Eastern Horses Transformed English Culture (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2009). Landry is a founder-member of the Evliya Çelebi Way Project, a team of scholars and equestrians who rode across western Anatolia on horseback following the great Ottoman travel writer Evliya Çelebi, establishing a UNESCO Cultural Route. Project website: http://www.kent.ac.uk/english/evliya/index.html
Jack Lynch is Professor of English at Rutgers University–Newark, and author of The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003) and Deception and Detection in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Ashgate, 2008). With John T. Scanlan he edits The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual. (p. xvi)
James McLaverty is Emeritus Professor of Textual Criticism at Keele University. He is the author of Pope, Print, and Meaning (Oxford Univ. Press, 2001) and of essays on Swift, Pope, Johnson, and the theory of textual criticism. He serves as one of the general editors of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift.
Ashley Marshall is Associate Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the author of The Practice of Satire in England, 1658–1770 (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2013) and of Swift and History: Politics and the English Past (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015), as well as articles in Modern Philology, Review of English Studies, The Library, Huntington Library Quarterly, Philological Quarterly, Eighteenth-Century Life, Swift Studies, and other journals.
Emma Mason is Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. Recent publications include Reading the Abrahamic Faiths: Rethinking Religion and Literature (Bloomsbury, 2014), Elizabeth Jennings: The Collected Poems (Carcanet, 2012), and The Cambridge Introduction to Wordsworth (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010). She is a co-editor of On Human Flourishing: A Poetry Anthology (McFarland, 2015), The Oxford Handbook to the Reception History of the Bible (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011), and The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature (Blackwell, 2009). With Mark Knight, she edits Bloomsbury’s series New Directions in Religion and Literature.
Blanford Parker is Professor of Literature at Ave Maria University. He previously taught at the CUNY Graduate Center and College of Staten Island and New York University. His book, The Triumph of Augustan Poetics (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998) was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement, Review of English Studies, Eighteenth-Century Studies, The Age of Johnson, Philological Quarterly, and elsewhere.
Lissa Paul is Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Her most recent monograph, The Children’s Book Business: Lessons from the Long Eighteenth Century, was published in 2011. She is also an Associate General Editor of The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature (Norton, 2005) and co-editor (with Philip Nel) of Keywords for Children’s Literature (NYU Press, 2011). Children’s Literature and Culture of the First World War (co-edited with Rosemary Rose Johnston and Emma Short) is in press with Routledge. Her current work in progress, a biography, Hunting for Mrs. Fenwick (1766–1840): An Eighteenth-Century Life for the Twenty-First Century, is to be published by the University of Toronto Press.
Ruth Perry was past President of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, a founder of the Boston Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies, and founding Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at MIT, where she is the Ann Fetter Friedlaender Professor of Humanities. Her most recent monograph is Novel Relations: The Transformation of Kinship in English Literature and Culture 1748–1818 (Cambridge Univ. Press) and her most recent edited volume an edition of Charlotte Lennox’s Henrietta (1758) co-edited with Susan Carlile for the University of Kentucky Press. She is writing a biography of Anna Gordon Brown, an eighteenth-century Scotswoman who preserved our finest ballads. She is herself a folksinger and teaches courses on folk music.
David Hill Radcliffe is Professor of English and co-director of the Center for Applied Technologies at Virginia Tech. He is the author of Forms of Reflection (Johns Hopkins Univ. (p. xvii) Press, 1993) and Edmund Spenser: A Reception History (Camden House, 1996) and the editor of two digital archives, Spenser and the Tradition: English Poetry, 1579–1830 (2006) and Lord Byron and His Times (2008– ). He is the technical editor for The Thomas L. Gravell Watermark Archive (1996– ) and the Digital Index of Middle English Verse (2014).
Pat Rogers is Distinguished University Professor and DeBartolo Chair in the Liberal Arts, University of South Florida, and the author of books and editions relating to Pope, Johnson, Boswell, Swift, Austen, Defoe, Fielding, Reynolds, Thackeray, and others. His recent work includes The Life and Times of Thomas, Lord Coningsby: The Whig Hangman and his Victims (Continuum, 2011–13) and Documenting Eighteenth-Century Satire: Pope, Swift, Gay, and Arbuthnot in Historical Context (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013). He is now completing, with Paul Baines, A Catalogue of the Publications of Edmund Curll, 1706–1747. He has written on topics ranging from the beginnings of weight-watching and the evolution of draughts (checkers) to gout, the quest for the longitude, and the history of surveying.
Adam Rounce is an Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Nottingham. He has written extensively on various seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writers, including Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson. His monograph on literary culture and lack of success in the long eighteenth century, Fame and Failure, 1720–1800: The Unfulfilled Literary Life, was published by Cambridge Univ. Press in 2013.
Philip Smallwood is Emeritus Professor of English at Birmingham City University and Visiting Fellow in the School of Humanities at Bristol University. He has written widely on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literary criticism and is the author of monographs on Pope and on Johnson. Smallwood is the editor of several volumes of collected essays and is co-editor (with Greg Clingham) of Samuel Johnson After 300 Years (Oxford Univ. Press, 2009). He is also co-editor of the previously unpublished literary, critical, and cultural manuscripts of the British philosopher of history, R. G. Collingwood (2005). Smallwood’s latest monograph, Critical Occasions, was published by AMS Press in 2011, and his hybrid anthology of critical mockery, Ridiculous Critics (with Min Wild), was published by Bucknell Univ. Press in 2014.
Rivka Swenson is Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Recent and forthcoming work includes Essential Scots and the Idea of Unionism in Anglo-Scottish Literature, 1660–1832 (Bucknell), essays for The Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing in Britain, 1660–1789, The Cambridge Companion to “Robinson Crusoe,” and the MLA volume on Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Henry Fielding, as well as a Broadview Press edition of The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (co-edited with John Richetti) and a guest-edited special issue of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation (co-edited with Manushag N. Powell) on “Sensational Subjects.”
Richard Terry is Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University, having worked for many years previously at the University of Sunderland. He has written numerous articles on aspects of eighteenth-century literature. His monograph Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past, 1660–1781 was published by Oxford Univ. Press in 2001. His most recent book is The Plagiarism Allegation in English Literature from Butler to Sterne (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
David F. Venturo, Professor of English at The College of New Jersey, author of Johnson the Poet: The Poetic Career of Samuel Johnson (Univ. of Delaware Press, 1999), and editor of The (p. xviii) School of the Eucharist … With a Preface Concerning the Testimony of Miracles (AMS Press, 2007), writes about and teaches British literature, 1600–1850, poetry, baseball and American culture, and the Beatles and popular culture. An editor of ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography and The Scriblerian, he is writing a book on epic, mock-epic, and growing skepticism about heroic ideals in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature.
Cynthia Wall is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She is the author of The Prose of Things: Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2006; Honorable Mention, James Russell Lowell Award) and The Literary and Cultural Spaces of Restoration London (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998), as well as the editor of Pope’s Rape of the Lock (Bedford Cultural Editions, 1998), Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year (Penguin, 2003), and Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (Norton, 2009). She is also the editor of the forthcoming Norton Critical Edition of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama.
Marcus Walsh, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Liverpool, has published on Christopher Smart, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, Laurence Sterne, and Edmond Malone; on the theory, practice, and history of literary editing; on eighteenth-century poetry, poetics, and poetic language; and on biblical interpretation and scholarship in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He edited two volumes of the Poetical Works of Christopher Smart (Oxford Univ. Press, 1983, 1987), and A Tale of a Tub for the new edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010). He is an Associate Editor of the Oxford Companion to the Book (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010). His monograph Shakespeare, Milton, and Eighteenth-Century Literary Editing was published by Cambridge Univ. Press in 1997.