Skip to Content
Emergent nation: early modern British literature in transition, 1660-1714

Emergent nation: early modern British literature in transition, 1660-1714

Sauer, Elizabeth, editor

Offers penetrating, original analyses of the literature of 1660-1714 in relation to generic, ideological, cultural, and local transitions

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2018, 2019
Rate this

Available: Newton Park

  • Newton Park – One available in Main Collection 820.9003/DOB

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    00331332 Main Collection 820.9003/DOB Standard Available


Statement of responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Sauer
ISBN: 1108422683, 9781108422680
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xv, 402 p. : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Series: Early modern British literature in transition ; v. 3
Subject: National characteristics, English, in literature.; Nationalism in literature.; English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism.; English literature 18th century History and criticism.; Literature.; Great Britain History 1660-1714.
Series Title: Early modern British literature in transition ; v. 3.


  1. Introduction: national transitions, literary transitions Elizabeth Sauer
  2. Part I. Generic Transitions: 1. Pedantry and party politics: essays in the public sphere Denise Gigante
  3. 2. 'Familiar things ... made new': epic and mock-epic verse, 1660-1714 Mark Blackwell
  4. 3. The satiric contract David Rosen ‎and Aaron Santesso
  5. 4. Tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy and the incubation of new genres: 1660-1714 Marcie Frank
  6. 5. Travel literature and the emergent nation Clement Hawes
  7. Part II. Ideological Transitions: 6. Literature, religion and party politics, 1660-1714 Melinda S. Zook
  8. 7. The dissidence of dissent in late seventeenth-century English literature Elizabeth Sauer
  9. 8. Power and profit: literature and the English commercial empire, 1651-1714 Ramesh Mallipeddi
  10. 9. 'Heaven's center, nature's lap': literary models of nation and empire, 1660-1714 Suvir Kaul
  11. 10. Brave new world: a Restoration debate Margaret Kean
  12. Part III. Cultural Transitions: 11. Female wits and the late Stuart stage Bridget Orr
  13. 12. Deregulating the libertine mind: wine, wit, and wanton fancy James Steintrager
  14. 13. After libertinism: the passions of the polite Christian hero Christopher Tilmouth
  15. 14. Chymistry, primary qualities, and empirical knowledge Helen Thompson
  16. 15. Information and irony Sean Silver
  17. Part IV. Local Transitions: 16. Nation and environment in Britain, 1660-1705 Robert Markley
  18. 17. Creating the territories of recreation: parks, squares, and the exotic in London's little wilderness Kevin L. Cope
  19. 18. Early English sinology, 1577-1688 William Poole
  20. 19. John Dryden and Anne Killigrew: postmortems on the Restoration Jennifer Brady
  21. ‎20. In defense of the short eighteenth century: 1714 as year zero Pat Rogers.