State of the Field: Eighteenth-Century British Literature

By: Sophia Natasha Sunseri

3-5 journals:

3 books published in past two years:

  • Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century by Simon Dickie (paperback –  2014)
  • Atlantic Worlds in the Long Eighteenth Century: Seduction and Sentiment Edited by Toni Bowers and Tita Chica (2012)
  • How Eighteenth-Century Women Fended-off Sexual Violence by Writing and Talking: A Study of Four British Novels by Delarivier Manley, Jane Barker, Eliza Haywood, and Samuel Richardson by Jan Stahl (2014)

3-5 annual conferences:

3 university press series:

  • Cornell University Press Series (
  • The Lewis Warpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History (
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies (
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies from Bucknell (

3 speaker series:

3 scholarly blogs:

3-5 twitter accounts maintained by scholars in the field:

3-5 twitter accounts maintained by institutions in the field:

3 graduate course descriptions: