Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era (Volume 28)

Kevin L. Cope and Samara Anne Cahill (Eds.)

356 pages
ISBN 9781684484638

Rigorously inventive and revelatory in its adventurousness, 1650 - 1850 opens a forum for the discussion, investigation, and analysis of the full range of long-eighteenth-century writing, thinking, and artistry. Combining fresh considerations of prominent authors and artists with searches for overlooked or offbeat elements of the Enlightenment legacy, 1650 - 1850 delivers a comprehensive but richly detailed rendering of the first days, the first principles, and the first efforts of modern culture. Its pages open to the works of all nations and language traditions, providing a truly global picture of a period that routinely shattered boundaries. Volume 28 of this long-running journal is no exception to this tradition of focused inclusivity. Readers will experience two blockbuster multi-author special features that explore both the deep traditions and the new frontiers of early modern studies: one that views adaptation and digitization through the lens of "Sterneana," the vast literary and cultural legacy following on the writings of Laurence Sterne, a legacy that sweeps from Hungarian renditions of the puckish novelist through the Bloomsbury circle and on into cybernetics, and one that pays tribute to legendary scholar Irwin Primer by probing the always popular but also always challenging writings of that enigmatic poet-philosopher, Bernard Mandeville. All that, plus the usual cavalcade of full-length book reviews.

ISSN 1065-3112

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"Once again, 1650-1850 offers readers exciting perspectives, not only on literature of the long eighteenth century but also - especially - on innovative ways of doing research. By expanding and modeling new methods, the authors featured in this double special issue stand to expand the ways we think about and do eighteenth-century studies." - Ashley Bender, assistant professor of English, Texas Woman's University

About the editors:

Kevin L. Cope is the Adams Professor of English Literature at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The author of Criteria of Certainty, John Locke Revisited, and In and After the Beginning, Cope has edited a panoply of volumes on topics such as the imaginative representations of the sciences, the iconic status of George Washington, miracle lore in the Enlightenment, and the profusion of information during the Enlightenment. Since 1992, he has edited 1650 - 1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era. Cope is a frequent guest and commentator on radio and television programming concerned with higher education management and policy.

Samara Anne Cahill is assistant professor of eighteenth-century English literature in the Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her articles on topics ranging from feminist orientalism to trade networks to Enlightenment environmentalism have appeared in the journals The AnaChronisT, Assuming Gender, Green Humanities, Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture. She has received several grants, including one from the Singapore Ministry of Education for her project on sustainability and the Enlightenment. She is a founding board member of both the Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Samuel Richardson Society. She is currently the book review editor for Religion in the Age of Enlightenment.

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