The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800 by Jack Lynch

The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800

EditorJack Lynch

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In the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the poetry published in Britain between the Restoration and the end of the eighteenth century, forty-four authorities from six countries survey the poetry of the age in all its richness and diversity - serious and satirical, public andprivate, by men and women, nobles and peasants, whether published in deluxe editions or sung on the streets. The contributors discuss poems in social contexts, poetic identities, poetic subjects, poetic form, poetic genres, poetic devices, and criticism. Even experts in eighteenth-century poetrywill see familiar poems from new angles, and all readers will encounter poems they've never read before. The book is not a chronologically organized literary history, nor an encyclopedia, nor a collection of thematically related essays; rather it is an attempt to provide a systematic overview ofthese poetic works, and to restore it to a position of centrality in modern criticism.

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Jack Lynch is Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark, and the author or editor of eighteen books, including The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson and Deception and Detection in Eighteenth-Century Britain. He is co-editor of The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual.

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Title:The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800Format:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:November 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Poems in Social Settings1. William Donaldson: Poems on the streets2. Cynthia Wall: Poems on the stage3. James McLaverty: Poems in print4. Jennifer Batt: Poems in magazines5. Tom Keymer: Poems in the novel6. Andrea Immel and Lissa Paul: Poems in the nursery7. Richard Terry: Poems in the lecture hallPart II: Poetic Identities8. Moyra Haslett: The poet as clubman9. Brean Hammond: The poet as professional10. Bridget Keegan: The poet as laborer11. Lorna Clymer: The poet as teacher12. Rivka Swenson: The poet as man of feeling13. Marshall Brown: The poet as genius14. Nick Groom: The poet as fraud15. Isobel Grundy: The poet as fraudPart III: Poetic Subjects16. David F. Venturo: Poems on poetry17. Christine Gerrard: Poems on politics18. Leith Davis: Poems on nation and empire19. Pat Rogers: Poems on science and philosophy20. Donna Landry: Poems on place21. Catherine Ingrassia: Poems on the sexesPart IV: Poetic Form22. J. Paul Hunter: Couplets23. Conrad Brunstrom: Blank verse24. Rodney Stenning Edgecombe: Stanzas25. Richard Bradford: Free verse and prose poetryPart V: Poetic Genres26. David Hill Radcliffe: Pastoral27. David Fairer: Georgic28. Anna Foy: Epic29. Ashley Marshall: Satire30. Sandro Jung: Ode31. James D. Garrison: Elegy32. Ruth Perry: Ballad33. Emma Mason: Devotional poetry34. Jennifer Keith: Lyric35. Tanya Caldwell: TranslationPart VI: Poetic Devices36. Timothy Erwin: Imagery37. Blanford Parker: Metaphor38. Marcus Walsh: Allusion39. Jack Lynch: IronyPart VII: Criticism40. Adam Rounce: Scholarship41. Philip Smallwood: Histories42. Antonia Forster: Reviews43. Daniel J. Ennis: Honors