Words, Books, Images, and the Long Eighteenth Century

Essays for Allen Reddick

| University of Zurich
| University of Zurich
| University of Lausanne
| University of Zurich
ISBN 9789027210630 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027258441 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The essays collected in this volume engage in a conversation among lexicography, the culture of the book, and the canonization and commemoration of English literary figures and their works in the long eighteenth century. The source of inspiration for each piece is Allen Reddick’s scholarship on Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), the great English lexicographer whose Dictionary (1755) included thousands upon thousands of illustrative quotations from the “best” authors, and, more recently, on Thomas Hollis (1720-1774), the much less well-known bibliophile who sent gifts of books by a pantheon of Whig authors to individuals and libraries in Britain, Protestant bastions in continental Europe, and America. Between the covers of Words, Books, Images readers will encounter canonical English authors of prose and poetry—Bacon, Milton, Defoe, Dryden, Pope, Richardson, Swift, Byron, Mary Shelley, and Edward Lear. But they will also become acquainted with the agents of their canonization and commemoration—the printers and publishers of Grub Street, the biographer John Aubrey, the lexicographer and biographer Johnson, the bibliophile Hollis, and the portrait painter Reynolds. No less crucially, they will meet fellow readers of then and now—women and men who peruse, poach, snip, and savour a book’s every word and image.
[FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 16]  Expected December 2021.  xv, 252 pp.
Publishing status: Printing
Table of Contents
Series editor’s preface
Notes on authors
Words, books, images, and the long eighteenth century: Essays for Allen Reddick
Antoinina Bevan Zlatar
Part I. Words
Going feral: Peter the wild boy among royals, natural philosophers, and the London literati
Fritz Gutbrodt
John Dunton’s The Ladies Dictionary : Active reading for rational conduct
Erzsi Kukorelly
Samuel Johnson and the “Shackles of Lexicography”
Lynda Mugglestone
Edward Lear’s new words
Peter Swaab
Part II. Words and books
Battles of words and books: Mock-heroic poems and the book trade, 1660–1740
Emma Depledge
“The pretious life-blood of a master spirit” Thomas Hollis and the spirit and body of John Milton
Antoinina Bevan Zlatar
Frankenstein and Romantic scrapbook culture
Mark Ittensohn
Part III. Words, books, images
The paper museum of John Aubrey
Bruce Redford
Picturing the harmonious body in Richardson’s novels
Simone Höhn
Authorial gestures: Joshua Reynolds’ literary portraits
David Spurr
Illustrating Byron’s Prisoner of Chillon : Biopolitics and the art of bearing witness
Patrick Vincent
Subjects & Metadata

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSBD – Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
BISAC Subject: LIT006000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021033776 | Marc record