Eighteenth-Century Titles Recognized

Bucknell University Press’s eighteenth-century publications were recently recognized and recommended in the current issue of Studies in English Literature. In the review by Jenny Davidson, professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, she thanks Bucknell University Press for “continuing to do a deep service to our field by publishing monographs and reissuing them in paperback wherever possible.”

Here are the publications mentioned in Professor Davidson’s review:

Essential Scots and the Idea of Unionism in Anglo-Scottish literature, 1603-1832 by Rivka Swenson.

“(This book) fills a significant gap in the critical literature and touches on moments both familiar and relatively obscure in the history of Anglo-Scottish literary interactions over the long eighteenth century.”

Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity by Christine Lehleiter.

“A fascinating and illuminating book.”

Sovereign Power and the Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Literature and the Problem of the Political by Peter DeGabriele

“I found DeGabriele’s readings of novels stimulating and often persuasive.”

The Secret Life of Things: Animals, Objects, and It-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England, edited by Mark Blackwell.

“I think (this volume) represents essentially the best-case scenario for the edited collection of literary criticism that is organized not for a series or as primarily a teaching tool but as the best way of compiling a field’s state of knowledge on an emerging topic… (it) remains an indispensable resource for scholars working on a host of topics related to the it-narrative and the animated objects of eighteenth-century literature.”

Developments in the Histories of Sexualities: In Search of the Normal, 1600-1800 by Chris Mounsey

“An important and thought-provoking collection.”

Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law, Literature and Emotion, 1760-1848, edited by Nancy E. Johnson

“(The editor) has assembled an intriguing volume of essays whose authors consider the role of emotion in eighteenth-century English legal theory.”

Citizens of the World: Adapting in the Eighteenth Century, edited by Kevin L. Cope and Samara Anne Cahill.

“A number of brilliant essays here.”

Excitable Imaginations: Eroticism and Reading in Britain, 1660-1760 by Katheleen Lubey

“(Its) stated goal of bringing ‘the history of sexuality into contact with the history of reading’(p12) has already proved generative for other scholars.”


Other BU Press publications that are mentioned by Professor Davidson include:

Textual Vision: Augustan Design and the Invention of Eighteenth-Century British Culture by Timothy Erwin.

Making Love: Sentiment and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature by Paul Kelleher.

The Matrimonial Trap: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers Redefine Marriage by Laura E. Thomason

Editing Lives: Essays in Contemporary Textual and Biographical Studies in Honor of O M Brack Jr., edited by Jesse G. Swan

Reading 1759: Literary Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and France, edited by Shaun Regan.

Revealing Bodies: Anatomy, Allegory and the Grounds of Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century, edited by Erin M. Goss.

The French Revolution Debate and the British Novel, 1790-1814: The Struggle for History’ Authority by Morgan Rooney

The Language of Robert Burns: Style, Ideology and Identity by Alex Broadhead.

Charlotte Lennox: Correspondence and miscellaneous Documents, edited by Nobert Schürer


by Tong Tong, 2016-2017 Cynthia Fell Intern