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Theory and tradition in eighteenth-century studies /
edited by Richard B. Schwartz.
imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1990.
description
xii, 193 p.
ISBN
0809315610
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imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1990.
isbn
0809315610
general note
Papers presented to a NEH-sponsored conference held at Georgetown University on April 1-3, 1987.
catalogue key
1243053
 
Includes bibliographies and index.
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"To judge from this spirited volume, practitioners of the ‘old historicism' in eighteenth-century studies are alive and well and as ready as ever to do battle against academic fads and shortcuts.Theory and Traditionspeaks for the traditional values of scholarship and for literature itself as a potentially civilizing force. The arguments assembled here deserve to be widely read."--Frederick Crews
"To judge from this spirited volume, practitioners of the 'old historicism' in eighteenth-century studies are alive and well and as ready as ever to do battle against academic fads and shortcuts.Theory and Traditionspeaks for the traditional values of scholarship and for literature itself as a potentially civilizing force. The arguments assembled here deserve to be widely read."Frederick Crews
"To judge from this spirited volume, practitioners of the ‘old historicism' in eighteenth-century studies are alive and well and as ready as ever to do battle against academic fads and shortcuts. Theory and Tradition speaks for the traditional values of scholarship and for literature itself as a potentially civilizing force. The arguments assembled here deserve to be widely read."-- Frederick Crews
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This is a collection of nine essays by senior scholars Donald Greene, Morris R. Brownell, Richard B. Schwartz, Howard D. Weinbrot, Maximillian Novak, J. Paul Hunter, John H. Middendorf, Shirley Strum Kenny, and Gwin J. Kolb. They draw from their own experiences as students and scholars to assess the past and present position of theory in eighteenth-century studies and to discuss the important areas of scholarship that remain relatively unexplored, often proposing specific projects. Some essays are controversial; all are lively and personal. The essays evolved from a 1987 conference held at Georgetown University--the first such conference to examine the state of eighteenth-century literary studies in fifteen years.
Main Description
This is a collection of nine essays by senior scholars Donald Greene, Morris R. Brownell, Richard B. Schwartz, Howard D. Weinbrot, Maximillian Novak, J. Paul Hunter, John H. Middendorf, Shirley Strum Kenny, and Gwin J. Kolb.They draw from their own experiences as students and scholars to assess the past and present position of theory in eighteenth-century studies and to discuss the important areas of scholarship that remain relatively unexplored, often proposing specific projects. Some essays are controversial; all are lively and personal.The essays evolved from a 1987 conference held at Georgetown University--the first such conference to examine the state of eighteenth-century literary studies in fifteen years.

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