Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

Literary History Writing, 1770-1820

Authors: London, April

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This investigation of literary history writing between 1770 and 1820 identifies the mode's distinction from canon formation as central to its cultural vitality. Using secret history, memoir and the novel, amongst other sources, it invites a re-thinking of literary history's place in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century print culture.

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APRIL LONDON is Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She is the author of Women and Property in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel (1999).

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'...[a] wide-ranging, thoroughly researched study....[and] a panoramic exploration of an emergent genre that became instrumental to the teaching of English literature.' - Max Fincher, TLS

'...an impressive and long overdue 'history of literary history' from 1770-1820. Combining the intricacies of close reading with the larger historical perspectives of material and book history, it carefully and scrupulously navigates the much-neglected waters of the period's literary history.' - Porscha Fermanis, University College Dublin, British Association for Romantic Studies

'What re-emerges as the result of London's survey is a story of the 'hardening of genre borders' (p. 5) first between history and literature, and eventually between genres within literature and literary studies, which emptied literary history of its radical potential... the force of London's original claim comes from the detailed synopses of arguments that refuse to fit into received notions of the genre's evolution. London's own voice comes through in the arrangement of the voices of the dissenters and it can only enrich our knowledge of what became of literary history in the nineteenth century.' - Tommi Kakko, English Studies


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literary History Writing, 1770-1820
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28333-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230283336
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24813-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32037-0
Series ISSN
2634-6516
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 225
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