Representations and Contexts Reading list for 2004-2005

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					           REPRESENTATIONS AND CONTEXTS READING LIST FOR 2009-10

This is a suggested reading list only, and you do not need to read all the titles. It
offers an interesting and sometimes provocative range of approaches to the kinds of
issues that study of this period addresses.

Hannah Barker and Elaine Chalus, eds, Gender in Eighteenth Century England: Roles,
Representations and Responsibilities (London: 1997)
John Barrell, The political theory of Painting from Reynolds to Hazlitt (London, 1986), and
Imagining the King’s Death: Figurative Treason, Fantasies of Regicide, 1793-1796 (Oxford,
2000)
Peter de Bolla, Nigel Leask and David Simpson, eds, Land, Nation, and Culture, 1740-1840:
Thinking the Republic of Taste (London, 2005)
John Brewer, The Pleasures of the Imagination (London, 1997)
Elaine Chalus, Elite Women in English Political Life, c. 1754-1790 (Oxford, 2005)
Roger Chartier, The Order of Books (Stanford, 1994)
Linda Colley, Britons (London, 1992)
Stephen Copley, ed., Literature and the Social Order in Eighteenth Century England (London,
1984)
Thomas Crow, Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth-Century Paris (New Haven, 1987)
Stephen Daniels, Fields of Vision: Landscape Imagery and National Identity in England and the
United States (Cambridge, 1993)
Robert Darnton, The Great Cat Massacre, and other episodes in French cultural history
(London, 1984)
Markman Ellis, Sarah Salih, and Brycchan Carey, eds, Discourses of Slavery and Abolition:
Writing in Britain and its Colonies 1660-1832 (London, 2004), and The Coffee House: a cultural
history (London, 2004)
Dena Goodman, The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment
(Ithaca NY, 1996)
Harriet Guest, Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810 (Chicago, 2000)
Jurgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (Cambridge, 1989)
Mark Hallett, The Spectacle of Difference: Graphic Satire in the Age of Hogarth (London, 1999)
Anne Janowitz, Lyric and Labour in the Romantic Tradition (Cambridge, 1998), and ed.,
Romanticism and Gender (Cambridge, 1998).
Sarah Knott and Barbara Taylor, eds, Women, Gender and Enlightenment (London, 2005)
Nigel Leask, Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing, 1770-1840: ‘From an Antique Land’
(Cambridge, 2002)
Iain McCalman with Jon Mee, Gillian Russell, Clara Tuite eds, An Oxford Companion to the
Romantic Age: British Culture, 1776-1832 (Oxford, 2001)
Jon Mee, Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the
Romantic Period (Oxford, 2003)
Felicity Nussbaum, The Limits of the Human: Fictions of Anomaly, Race and Gender in the Long
Eighteenth Century (Cambridge, 2003)
J.G.A. Pocock, Virtue, Commerce and History (Cambridge, 1976); and The Machiavellian
Moment ((Princeton, 1975)
Marcia Pointon, Strategies for Showing: Women, Possession and Representation in English
Visual Culture, 1650-1800 (Oxford, 1997)
James Raven, Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in
England, 1750-1800 (Oxford, 1992)
Jane Rendall, The Origins of Modern Feminism (Basingstoke, 1985)
Gillian Russell, Women, Sociability and Theatre in Georgian London (Cambridge, 2007), and
Gillian Russell and Clara Tuite, eds, Romantic Sociability: Social Networks and Literary Culture
in Britain, 1770-1840 (Cambridge, 2002)
David Solkin, Painting for Money (New Haven, 1993), and Art on the Line: The Royal Academy
Exhibitions at Somerset House, 1780-1836 (New Haven, 2001)
E. P. Thompson, Customs in Common (London, 1991)
John Styles and Amanda Vickery, eds, Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britian and North
America, 1700-1830 (New Haven, 2006)
Raymond Williams, Culture and Society (London, 1958)
Kathleen Wilson, The Sense of the People (Cambridge, 1995), and The Island Race:
Englishness, Empire and Gender in the Eighteenth Century (London, 2002)
Kathleen Wilson, ed., A New Imperial History: Culture and Identity in Britain and the Empire,
Modernity 1660-1840 (Cambridge, 2004)

It will be useful for you to familiarise yourself with some of these books and articles now, and
others during the first term. Barrell, Habermas, Pocock, Thompson, and Williams offer highly
influential approaches to examining cultural, ideological and representational changes in the
period. Many of the texts listed will help you to think about issues of gender and politics central
to the study of this period.



Below are listed some recent publications by staff of the Centre, many of whom are
involved in teaching for the MA. You may find some familiarity with these titles
helpful both to the study of the course in general, and in considering your choice of
modules.

Henrice Altink, Representations of Slave Women in Discourses on Slavery and Abolition (New
       York, 2007)

John Barrell, Imagining the King’s Death: Figurative Treason, Fantasies of Regicide, 1793-1796
      (Oxford, 2000), and The Spirit of Despotism: Invasions of Privacy in the 1790s ( Oxford,
      2006)

Geoff Cubitt, History and Memory (Manchester, 2007), and co-ed., Heroic Reputations and
       Exemplary Lives (Manchester, 2000)

Jack Donovan, ed., ‘Shelley’s Laon and Cythna’, in The Poems of Shelley, Volume II (1817-
       1819), eds K. Everest and G. Matthews, Longman Annotated English Poets (London,
       2000)
Ziad Elmarsafy, Freedom, Slavery, and Absolutism: Corneille, Pascal, Racine. Bucknell Studies
     in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture (Lewisburg, 2003)

Alan Forrest, Napoleon's Men: The Soldiers of the Revolution and Empire (Hambledon, 2002).,
     and Paris, the Provinces and the French Revolution (Arnold, 2004)

Kevin Gilmartin, Print Politics: The Press and Radical Opposition in Early Nineteenth-Century
     England (Cambridge, 1996) and Writing against Revolution: Literary Conservatism in
     Britain, 1790-1832 (Cambridge, 2007)

Natasha Glaisyer, The Culture of Commerce in England, 1660-1720, (Woodbridge, 2006), and
     co-ed., Didactic Literature in England, 1500-1800: Expertise Constructed (Aldershot,
     2003)

Hannah Greig, ‘Leading the fashion: the material culture of London’s beau monde’ in J. Styles and A.
     Vickery (eds.), Gender, Taste and Material Culture in Britain and North America 1700-1830 (Yale
     2007)

Harriet Guest, Small Change: Women Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810 (Chicago, 2000), and
      Empire, Barbarism and Civilisation: Captain Cook, William Hodges and the Return to the
      Pacific (Cambridge, 2007)

Joanna de Groot, Religion, Culture and Politics in Iran: from the Qajars to Khomeini (I.B.Tauris
     2007)

Nicholas Guyatt, Providence and the Invention of the United States, 1607-1877 (Cambridge,
     2007)

Mark Hallett, The Spectacle of Difference: Graphic Satire in the Age of Hogarth (London, 1999),
     and, with Christine Riding, Hogarth (London, 2006)

Mark Jenner, co-ed., Londinopolis: Essays in the cultural and social history of early modern
     London (Manchester, 2000), and co-ed., Medicine and the Market in England and Its
     Colonies, c. 1450-c.1850 (London, 2007)

Catriona Kennedy, '"Womanish Epistles?": Martha McTier, female epistolarity and late
      eighteenth-century Irish radicalism', Women's History Review, 13:4 (2004), and 'John
      Bull into Battle : Military masculinity and the British army, 1793-1815' in K. Hagemann,
      G. Mettele and J. Rendall, eds, Gender, War and Politics: The Wars of Revolution and
      Liberation in Transatlantic Comparison, 1775-1820 (London, 2009)

Emma Major, 'The politics of sociability: the public dimensions of the bluestocking millennium',
   in The Bluestockings, special issue of Huntington Library Quarterly (2003)

Jane Moody, Illegitimate Theatre in London, 1787-1843 (Cambridge, 2000), and co-ed, The
      Cambridge Companion to British Theatre, 1730-1830 (Cambridge, 2007)

Alison O’Byrne, "The Art of Walking in London: Representing Urban Pedestrianism in Early
       Nineteenth-Century London" in Romanticism Special Issue: Re-imagining the City, ed.
       Gregory Dart. 14:2 (2008), and "Composing Westminster Bridge: Public Improvement
       and National Identity in Eighteenth-Century London" in The Age of Projects, ed.
       Maximillian E. Novak (Toronto, 2008).

Jane Rendall 'Prospects of the American Republic , 1795-1821: the Radical and Utopian Politics
     of Robina Millar and Frances Wright', in France and Manning (eds), Enlightenment and
     Emancipation (Lewisburg, 2007), and co-ed. with Mark Hallett, Eighteenth Century York :
     Culture, Space and Society (York, 2003)

James Watt, Contesting the Gothic: Fiction, Genre and Cultural Conflict, 1764-1832
    (Cambridge, 1999), and ed., Clara Reeve, The Old English Baron (Oxford, 2003)