«The first wit of the age»: Essays on Swift and his Contemporaries in Honour of Hermann J. Real by Kirsten Juhas«The first wit of the age»: Essays on Swift and his Contemporaries in Honour of Hermann J. Real by Kirsten Juhas

«The first wit of the age»: Essays on Swift and his Contemporaries in Honour of Hermann J. Real

EditorKirsten Juhas, Patrick Müller, Mascha Hansen

Hardcover | July 26, 2013

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On the occasion of Hermann J. Real’s seventy-fifth birthday, this collection honours a scholar whose contagious curiosity has been dedicated to the study of Jonathan Swift’s life and works for the past four decades. The contributions cover multiple aspects of the Dean’s writings as well as a number of eighteenth-century contexts. They not only celebrate the Director of the Ehrenpreis Centre at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, the Editor of the annual Swift Studies, and the convener of six international Münster symposia on the Dean of St Patrick’s, but they also pay homage to the mentor, colleague, and friend. At the same time, they reflect the enduring vitality of Swift studies, which it has been one of Hermann J. Real’s greatest academic achievements to promote.
Title:«The first wit of the age»: Essays on Swift and his Contemporaries in Honour of Hermann J. RealFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.06 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:July 26, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631638140

ISBN - 13:9783631638149


Table of Contents

Contents: Daniel Mulhall: Yeats, Swift, and Ireland’s Contested Eighteenth Century – James Woolley: Swift and Lord Berkeley, 1699-1701: Berkeley Castle Swiftiana – Ashley Marshall: Pope’s Dedication of the «1736» Dunciad to Swift – James E. May: Re-Impressed Type in the First Four Octavo Editions of A Tale of the Tub, 1704-5 – John Irwin Fischer: Swift’s Authorship of «The Difficulty of Knowing One’s Self»: A Review of the Evidence – Andrew Carpenter: Reading Swift’s Works in Dublin in the 1750s – Clement Hawes: Jonathan Swift and the Philosopher’s Stone – Hugh Ormsby-Lennon: Of Late a Tabu: Newer Light on Darker Authors – Rudolf Freiburg: «But the Root is in the Earth»: Swift’s Satire on Enthusiasm in A Discourse concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit (1704) – Dirk F. Passmann: «The dullest thing I ever read»: Jonathan Swift and the Poetical Aspirations of a Country Squire – Sabine Baltes: Acclaimed by the Imperfect Muse: An Express from Parnassus to the Reverend Dr. Jonathan Swift – Kirsten Juhas: «Our mutual wit and poetry»: Prior’s and Swift’s Daphne – Arno Löffler: «Her artificiall Face appears»: Jonathan Swift and the Art of Cosmetics – Allan Ingram: Gulliver’s Travails: Labour and Self-Loathing in Several Remote Nations of the World – Ann Cline Kelly: Biting the Hand that Feeds them: The Abuse of Humankind in Houyhnhnmland and Other Animal Republics – Mascha Hansen: «A mere wildbeast of a wit»: Swift among the Bluestockings – Patrick Müller: Mapping a Tory’s «prostitute Pen and Tongue»: Satire, Criticism, and the Political Dimension of Shaftesbury’s Aversion to Swift – Noriyuki Harada: Translation and Transformation of Jonathan Swift’s Works in Japan – Bernfried Nugel: The Young Aldous Huxley as a Modern Swift: His Imaginary Voyage to Thule – Heinz-Joachim Müllenbrock: Economic Discourse and Anthropological Reflection in the Literature of Early Eighteenth-Century England: A Party-Political Perspective – Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp: Patriotism and its Discontents in Eighteenth-Century Nautical Plays – Howard D. Weinbrot: After the Gordon Riots (1780): The Trials of Lord George Gordon and the Fury of the Aggrieved – Marcus Walsh: Candid Interpretations: Hermann Real and our Understanding of the Swiftian Text – W. B. Carnochan: The Tribe of Swift – Sandra Simon: List of Publications by Hermann J. Real, 1998-2013.