Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850

Image from a collection of drawings and charts made by Peter Fannin, Master of the Adventure during Capt. Cook's second voyage, 1772-1775. Used by permission of the National Library of Australia.

Miriam L. Wallace, University of Illinois Springfield,
Mona Narain, Texas Christian University,

A landmark series in long eighteenth-century studies and the Romantic era, Transits publishes monographs and edited volumes that are timely, transformative, and global in their engagement with arts, literature, culture, and history. Books in the series have engaged with visual arts, environment, politics, material culture, travel, theater and performance, embodiment, connections between the natural sciences and medical humanities, writing and book history, sexuality, gender, disability, race, and colonialism.

Transits publishes books that either focus on specific cultures or study connections and intimacies among multiple geographies from Britain and Europe to the Americas, the Far East, the Middle/Near East, Africa, and Oceania. Proposals should offer critical examinations of artifacts and events, modes of being and forms of knowledge, material culture, or cultural practices. Work that makes provocative connections between postcolonial and decolonial studies,
that develops new modes of critical imagining such as those offered by critical race scholarship and the intersections among gender, sexuality, and disability studies are particularly welcome.

Forthcoming titles:
The Part and the Whole in Early American Literature, Print Culture, and Art, Edited by Matthew Pethers (University of Nottingham) and Daniel Diez Couch (United States Air Force Academy)

Titles in the series:

Yin Yuan. Alimentary Orientalism: Britain's Literary Imagination and the Edible East (2023)

Michael J. Mulryan. Louis Sébastien Mercier : Revolution and Reform in Eighteenth-Century Paris (2023)

Emily C. Friedman. New-in-Paperback: Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction (2023)

Miriam L. Wallace and Kate Parker, Eds. Teaching in the Eighteenth Century Now: Pedagogy as Ethical Engagement (2023)

Linda Zionkowski and Miriam F. Hart, Eds. Women and Music in the Age of Austen (2023)

Jeremy Chow, Ed. Eighteenth-Century Environmental Humanities (2022)

Ann Campbell. Families of the Heart: Surrogate Relations in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel (2022)

Linda Van Netten Blimke. Political Affairs of the Heart: Female Travel Writers, the Sentimental Travelogue, and Revolution, 1775-1800 (2022)

Lindsey Eckert. The Limits of Familiarity: Authorship and Romantic Readers (2022)

Amy Garnai. Thomas Holcroft's Revolutionary Drama: Reception and Afterlives (2022)

W. B. Gerard and M-C. Newbould, Eds. Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey: A Legacy to the World (2021)

Andreas K. E. Mueller and Glynis Ridley, Eds. Robinson Crusoe After 300 Years (2021)

Misty Krueger, Ed. Transatlantic Women Travelers, 1688-1843 (2021)

George S. Christian. Beside the Bard: Scottish Lowland Poetry in the Age of Burns (2020)

Kevin L. Cope, Ed. Hemispheres and Stratospheres: The Idea and Experience of Distance in the International Enlightenment (2020)

Daniel Gustafson. Lothario's Corpse: Libertine Drama and the Long-Running Restoration, 1700-1832 (2020)

Kathleen M. Oliver. Narrative Mourning: Death and Its Relics in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel (2020)

Jakub Lipski, Ed. Rewriting Crusoe: The Robinsonade across Languages, Cultures, and Media (2020)

Michael Demson and Christopher R. Clason, Eds. Romantic Automata: Exhibitions, Figures, Organisms (2020)

Marcie Frank. The Novel Stage: Narrative Form from the Restoration to Jane Austen (2020)

Anthony W. Lee. Community and Solitude: New Essays on Johnson's Circle (2019)

Melissa Schoenberger. Cultivating Peace: The Virgilian Georgic in English, 1650-1750 (2019)

Lenora Warren. Fire on the Water: Sailors, Slaves, and Insurrection in Early American Literature, 1789-1886 (2019)

Samara Anne Cahill. Intelligent Souls?: Feminist Orientalism in Eighteenth-Century English Literature (2019)

Erin M. Goss. Jane Austen and Comedy (2019)

Jason S. Farr. Novel Bodies: Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (2019)

Katherine Bergren. The Global Wordsworth: Romanticism Out of Place (2019)

Keith Crook. The Imprisoned Traveler: Joseph Forsyth and Napoleon's Italy (2019)

Amelia Dale. The Printed Reader: Gender, Quixotism, and Textual Bodies in Eighteenth-Century Britain (2019)

Mai-Lin Cheng. British Romanticism and the Literature of Human Interest (2017)

Manu Samriti Chander. Brown Romantics: Poetry and Nationalism in the Global Nineteenth Century (2017)

Declan Kavanagh. Effeminate Years: Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain (2017)

Michael Kramp, Ed. Jane Austen and Masculinity (2017)

Kristina Booker. Menials: Domestic Service and the Cultural Transformation of British Society, 1650¿1850 (2017)

Anne M. Thell. Minds in Motion: Imagining Empiricism in Eighteenth-Century British Travel Literature (2017)

Jocelyn Harris. Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen (2017)

Peter DeGabriele. Sovereign Power and the Enlightenment : Eighteenth-Century Literature and the Problem of the Political (2017)

Robert Mankin, Ed. The Internationalization of Intellectual Exchange in a Globalizing Europe, 1636 - 1780 (2017)

Fiona Brideoake. The Ladies of Llangollen: Desire, Indeterminacy, and the Legacies of Criticism (2017)

Thomas C. Neal. Writing the Americas in Enlightenment Spain: Literature, Modernity, and the New World, 1773-1812 (2017)

Michael J. Mulryan and Denis D. Grélé, Eds. Eighteenth-Century Escape Tales: Between Fact and Fiction (2016)

Rivka Swenson. Essential Scots and the Idea of Unionism in Anglo-Scottish Literature, 1603-1832 (2016)

Emily C. Friedman. Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction (2016)

Laura Engel and Elaine McGirr, Eds. Stage Mothers : Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830 (2016)

Peggy Thompson, Ed. Beyond Sense and Sensibility: Moral Formation and the Literary Imagination from Johnson to Wordsworth (2015)

Kevin L. Cope and Samara Anne Cahill. Citizens of the World: Adapting in the Eighteenth Century (2015)

Natasha Tessone. Disputed Titles: Ireland, Scotland, and the Novel of Inheritance, 1798-1832 (2015)

Evan Gottlieb, Ed. Global Romanticism: Origins, Orientations, and Engagements, 1760-1820 (2015)

Paul Kelleher. Making Love: Sentiment and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (2015)

Cedric D. Reverand II, Ed. Queen Anne and the Arts (2015)

Timothy Erwin. Textual Vision: Augustan Design and the invention of Eighteenth-Century British Culture (2015)

Brandon Chua. Ravishment of Reason: Governance and the Heroic Idioms of the Late Stuart Stage, 1660-1690 (2014)

Chris Mounsey, Ed. The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century (2014)

William McCarthy and Olivia Murphy , Eds. Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives (2013)

Chris Mounsey, Ed. Developments in the Histories of Sexualities: In Search of the Normal, 1600-1800 (2013)

Kate Parker and Courtney Weiss Smith, Eds. Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered (2013)

Michael Griffin. Enlightenment in Ruins: The Geographies of Oliver Goldsmith (2013)

Ann T. Delehanty. Literary Knowing in Neoclassical France: From Poetics to Aesthetics (2013)

Deborah Kennedy. Poetic Sisters: Early Eighteenth-Century Women Poets (2013)

Louis Kirk McAuley. Print Technology in Scotland and America, 1740-1800 (2013)

Shaun Regan, Ed. Reading 1759: Literary Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and France (2013)

Min Wild and Noel Chevalier. Reading Christopher Smart in the Twenty-first Century: "By Succession of Delight" (2013)

Jack E. DeRochi and Daniel J. Ennis, Eds. Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The Impresario in Political and Cultural Context (2013)

Allison Stedman. Rococo Fiction in France 1600-1715: Seditious Frivolity (2013)

Kevin D. Murphy and Sally O'Driscoll, Eds. Studies in Ephemera: Text and Image in Eighteenth-Century Print (2013)

Morgan Rooney. The French Revolution Debate and the British Novel, 1790-1814: The Struggle for History's Authority (2013)

Laura E. Thomason. The Matrimonial Trap: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers Redefine Marriage (2013)

Benjamin Kim. Wordsworth, Hemans, and Politics 1800 - 1830 Romantic Crises (2013)

Peggy Thompson. Coyness and Crime in Restoration Comedy: Women's Desire, Deception, and Agency (2012)

Kathleen Lubey. Excitable Imaginations: Eroticism and Reading in Britain, 1660-1760 (2012)

Yaël Schlick. Feminism and the Politics of Travel After the Enlightenment (2012)

Brian Michael Norton. Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness: Ethical Inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment (2012)

Regina Hewitt, Ed. John Galt: Observations and Conjectures on Literature, History, and Society (2012)

Barrett Kalter. Modern Antiques: The Material Past in England, 1660-1780 (2012)

Manushag N. Powell. Performing Authorship in Eighteenth-Century English Periodicals (2012)

Erin M. Goss. Revealing Bodies: Anatomy, Allegory, and the Grounds of Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century (2012)

Tili Boon Cuillé and Karyna Szmurlo, Eds. Staël's Philosophy of the Passions: Sensibility, Society, and the Sister Arts (2012)

Brett D. Wilson. A Race of Female Patriots: Women and the Public Spirit on the British Stage, 1688-1745 (2011)

Zsolt Komáromy. Figures of Memory: From the Muses to Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics (2011)

George Haggerty. Horace Walpole's Letters: Masculinity and Friendship in the Eighteenth Century (2011)

Jennifer Golightly. The Family, Marriage, and Radicalism in British Women's Novels of the 1790s: Public Affection and Private Affliction (2011)

Alexander Mathäs, Ed. The Self as Muse: Narcissism and Creativity in the German Imagination (2011)

Conrad Brunström. Thomas Sheridan's Career and Influence: An Actor in Earnest (2011)

Richard J. Jones. Tobias Smollett in the Enlightenment: Travels Through France, Italy and Scotland (2011)

Titles of related interest:

Deborah Kennedy. Poetic Sisters: Early Eighteenth-Century Women Poets (2013)

Ed. Martine W. Brownley. Reconsidering Biography: Contexts, Controversies, and Sir John Hawkins's Life of Johnson (2011)

Conrad Brunström. Thomas Sheridan's Career and Influence: An Actor in Earnest (2011)

Richard J. Jones. Tobias Smollett in the Enlightenment: Travels Through France, Italy and Scotland (2011)


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