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Promise in early eighteenth-century England: Reading Hobbes and Addison
How does a postmodern cultural position that questions "acknowledged authority," to use Dr. Johnson's terms of art, develop an interpretative practice that can be "reduced to method?" This enquiry into the early 18 th ...
The space of sovereignty: Authority, literature and historiography in eighteenth-century England
My dissertation argues that eighteenth-century fiction and historiography provide a radically different epistemology of social formation and sovereignty than can be found in the philosophy of the period. Reading fiction ...