Citizens Of The World: Adapting In The Eighteenth Century by Samara Anne CahillCitizens Of The World: Adapting In The Eighteenth Century by Samara Anne Cahill

Citizens Of The World: Adapting In The Eighteenth Century

EditorSamara Anne Cahill, Kevin L. CopeContribution byShirley Chew

Hardcover | May 14, 2015

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Citizens of the World explores the eighteenth-century enthusiasm for the process of adaptation, whether the adaptation of literary works for new audiences, the adjustment of voyagers to life in different cultures, the application of ideas and technologies to new phenomena, or the assimilation of eccentric individual or offbeat phenomena into customary ways of thinking or doing. Nine authors from prominent universities around the world show how the adventurous thinkers, artists, and adventurers of the period placed adaptation at the center of the quest for a modern civilization. The book will appeal to cultural historians, historians of science, and those interested in literary metamorphoses.
Kevin L. Cope is professor at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge where he is also president of the Faculty Senate. Samara Anne Cahill is assistant professor of restoration and eighteenth-century English literature at Nanyang Technological University.
Title:Citizens Of The World: Adapting In The Eighteenth CenturyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.18 × 6.36 × 0.87 inPublished:May 14, 2015Publisher:Bucknell University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:161148684X

ISBN - 13:9781611486841


Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsPreface: Surviving the Eighteenth Century by Samara Anne CahillIntroduction: "All manag'd for the best": Ecology and the Dynamics of Adaptationby David FairerPart I: Interdisciplinary AdaptationsChapter One: The Elusive Image Rising over the Horizon: Re-contextualizing the Legacy of an Eighteenth-Century Aristocrat by Gilles MassotChapter Two: Hot Air and Chilly Welcomes: Accidental Arrivals with Balloons and Airships in the Eighteenth Century and Beyond by Jessika WichnerPart II: Transnational AdaptationsChapter Three: Wide Open Hemispheres: Punch Bowls, Punch, and World Citizenship in Eighteenth-Century British Culture by Bärbel CzenniaChapter Four: "The story is now about us": Olive Senior to "England's wealthiest son" by Shirley ChewPart III: Gendered AdaptationsChapter Five: Avast Ye Mateys! There Be Pirates Here-But How Will We Recognize Them? by Kathryn DuncanChapter Six: Sea and Mulberry: H? Xuân Huong, Nguy?n Du, and the Establishment of a Vietnamese National Literature by Susan Spencer and Nhu NguyenConclusion: The Coziness of Crisis: The Invigorating Enlightenment Art of Adapting to Almost Anything by Kevin L. CopeBibliographyPrimary SourcesSecondary SourcesIndexAbout the Contributors

Editorial Reviews

In his introduction to this book, David Fairer announces it as a contribution to 'adaptation studies'. . . .Fairer's argument that the word 'adapt' fundamentally changed meaning in the 18th century is learned . . . In the contributed essays one reads of early balloonists who lost their lives because they could not steer their craft or keep them aloft; punch bowls and punch drinking in 18th-century novels, signs of a newly globalized economy; Jamaican poet Olive Senior's 2007 poems about William Beckford of Fonthill, whose fabulous wealth derived from West Indian sugar; the development of a canon of Vietnamese literature.