Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination

The first full-length and comprehensive study of the illustrations of Sterne's work, this book explores the ability of Sterne's texts to inspire the visual imagination.

Author: W.B. Gerard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351922968

Category: Literary Criticism

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The first full-length and comprehensive study of the illustrations of Sterne's work, this book explores the ability of Sterne's texts to inspire the visual imagination. It helps to explain why scores of editions of his fiction have been illustrated, some profusely: to fulfill the reader's desire, as well as the artist's compulsion, to visualize Sterne's words. Gerard places his subject in a clear and innovative theoretical framework which opens the field to general word and image studies. The author begins by examining the distinct varieties of pictorialism in Sterne's texts. The remainder of the study takes into account three remarkable series of illustrations-representing Trim reading the sermon, didactic sentimentalism in A Sentimental Journey and Henry Mackenzie's Man of Feeling, and the many and diverse portrayals of 'poor Maria' - to demonstrate the ways in which culture projects these texts differently through the various artists.
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Adaptations of Laurence Sterne s Fiction

——'.45 Things to be Seen, Felt, and Understood: Book Illustrations, Paintings, Prints, Material Objects The appeal that Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey exerted to their readers' visual imagination nevertheless went beyond ...

Author: Mary-Céline Newbould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317185499

Category: Literary Criticism

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Exploring how readers received and responded to literary works in the long eighteenth century, M-C. Newbould focuses on the role played by Laurence Sterne’s fiction and its adaptations. Literary adaptation flourished throughout the eighteenth century, encouraging an interactive relationship between writers, readers, and artists when well-known works were transformed into new forms across a variety of media. Laurence Sterne offers a particularly dynamic subject: the immense interest provoked by The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy inspired an unrivalled number and range of adaptations from their initial publication onwards. In placing her examination of Sterneana within the context of its production, Newbould demonstrates how literary adaptation operates across generic and formal boundaries. She breaks new ground by bringing together several potentially disparate aspects of Sterneana belonging to areas of literary studies that include drama, music, travel writing, sentimental fiction and the visual. Her study is a vital resource for Sterne scholars and for readers generally interested in cultural productivity in this period.
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Laurence Sterne s A Sentimental Journey

“On Sterne's Page: Spatial Layout, Spatial Form, and Social Spaces in Tristram Shandy. ... Laurence Sterne: From Tristram to Yorick: An Interpretation of “Tristram Shandy. ... Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination.

Author: W. B. Gerard

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684482788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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Laurence Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy continues to be as widely read and admired as upon its first appearance. Deemed more accessible than Sterne’s Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and often assigned as a college text, A Sentimental Journey has received its share of critical attention, but—unlike Tristram Shandy—to date it has not been the subject of a dedicated anthology of critical essays. This volume fills that gap with fresh perspectives on Sterne’s novel that will appeal to students and critics alike. Together with an introduction that situates each essay within A Sentimental Journey’s reception history, and a tailpiece detailing the culmination of Sterne’s career and his death, this volume presents a cohesive approach to this significant text that is simultaneously grounded and revelatory.
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Sallies of the Imagination

A digital copy of this work may also be found in the university's institutional repository, [email protected] The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way.

Author: William Gerard

Publisher: Dissertation Discovery Company

ISBN: 0530000709

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Dissertation Discovery Company and University of Florida are dedicated to making scholarly works more discoverable and accessible throughout the world. This dissertation, ""Sallies of the Imagination"" by William Blake Gerard, was obtained from University of Florida and is being sold with permission from the author. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation.
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Women and the Material Culture of Death

He goes on to say, “This extra-textual dimension of Maria's character undoubtedly contributed to her cultural appeal, as well as to her popularity as a visual image.” William Blake Gerard, Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination ...

Author: BethFowkes Tobin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351536790

Category: History

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Examining the compelling and often poignant connection between women and the material culture of death, this collection focuses on the objects women make, the images they keep, the practices they use or are responsible for, and the places they inhabit and construct through ritual and custom. Women?s material practices, ranging from wearing mourning jewelry to dressing the dead, stitching memorial samplers to constructing skull boxes, collecting funeral programs to collecting and studying diseased hearts, making and collecting taxidermies, and making sculptures honoring the death, are explored in this collection as well as women?s affective responses and sentimental labor that mark their expected and unexpected participation in the social practices surrounding death and the dead. The largely invisible work involved in commemorating and constructing narratives and memorials about the dead-from family members and friends to national figures-calls attention to the role women as memory keepers for families, local communities, and the nation. Women have tended to work collaboratively, making, collecting, and sharing objects that conveyed sentiments about the deceased, whether human or animal, as well as the identity of mourners. Death is about loss, and many of the mourning practices that women have traditionally and are currently engaged in are about dealing with private grief and public loss as well as working to mitigate the more general anxiety that death engenders about the impermanence of life.
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Laurence Sterne and the Eighteenth Century Book

Christopher Fanning in 1998.18 Longer Sterne studies, with the notable exception of W.B. Gerard's Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination (2006), tend to treat Tristram Shandy's graphic elements only briefly.

Author: Helen Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108912839

Category: Literary Criticism

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Scrutinising Sterne's fiction through a book history lens, Helen Williams creates novel readings of his work based on meticulous examination of its material and bibliographical conditions. Alongside multiple editions and manuscripts of Sterne's own letters and works, a panorama of interdisciplinary sources are explored, including dance manuals, letter-writing handbooks, newspaper advertisements, medical pamphlets and disposable packaging. For the first time, this wealth of previously overlooked material is critically analysed in relation to the design history of Tristram Shandy, conceptualising the eighteenth-century novel as an artefact that developed in close conjunction with other media. In examining the complex interrelation between a period's literature and the print matter of everyday life, this study sheds new light on Sterne and eighteenth-century literature by re-defining the origins of his work and of the eighteenth-century novel more broadly, whilst introducing readers to diverse print cultural forms and their production histories.
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Painting the Novel

Thomas Keymer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 142–159; W. B. Gerard, Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006). 92 Some of these issues have been recently addressed, though rather in passing, ...

Author: Jakub Lipski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351137799

Category: Literary Criticism

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Painting the Novel: Pictorial Discourse in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction focuses on the interrelationship between eighteenth-century theories of the novel and the art of painting – a subject which has not yet been undertaken in a book-length study. This volume argues that throughout the century novelists from Daniel Defoe to Ann Radcliffe referred to the visual arts, recalling specific names or artworks, but also artistic styles and conventions, in an attempt to define the generic constitution of their fictions. In this, the novelists took part in the discussion of the sister arts, not only by pointing to the affinities between them but also, more importantly, by recognising their potential to inform one another; in other words, they expressed a conviction that the theory of a new genre can be successfully rendered through meta-pictorial analogies. By tracing the uses of painting in eighteenth-century novelistic discourse, this book sheds new light on the history of the so-called "rise of the novel".
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Practical Form

Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (London: Penguin, 2003), p. 426. 4. Keymer, Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel, p. 74. 5. Ibid., p. 78. 6. Gerard, Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination, p. 59.

Author: Abigail Zitin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300244564

Category: Philosophy

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A groundbreaking study of the development of form in eighteenth-century aesthetics In this original work, Abigail Zitin proposes a new history of the development of form as a concept in and for aesthetics. Her account substitutes women and artisans for the proverbial man of taste, asserting them as central figures in the rise of aesthetics as a field of philosophical inquiry in eighteenth-century Europe. She shows how the idea of formal abstraction so central to conceptions of beauty in this period emerges from the way practitioners think about craft and skill across the domestic, industrial, and so-called high arts. Zitin elegantly maps the complex connections among aesthetics, form, and formalism, drawing out the understated presence of practice in the writings of major eighteenth-century thinkers including Locke, Addison, Burke, and Kant. This new take on an old story ultimately challenges readers to reconsider form and why it matters.
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The Cambridge Companion to English Novelists

... Thoemmes Continuum, 2004 Gerard, W. B., Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2006 Howes, A.B. (ed.), Sterne: The Critical Heritage, London, Routledge ('56 Kegan Paul, I974 Keymer, T., Sterne, the Modems, ...

Author: Adrian Poole

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139828116

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this Companion, leading scholars and critics address the work of the most celebrated and enduring novelists from the British Isles (excluding living writers): among them Defoe, Richardson, Sterne, Austen, Dickens, the Brontës, George Eliot, Hardy, James, Lawrence, Joyce, and Woolf. The significance of each writer in their own time is explained, the relation of their work to that of predecessors and successors explored, and their most important novels analysed. These essays do not aim to create a canon in a prescriptive way, but taken together they describe a strong developing tradition of the writing of fictional prose over the past 300 years. This volume is a helpful guide for those studying and teaching the novel, and will allow readers to consider the significance of less familiar authors such as Henry Green and Elizabeth Bowen alongside those with a more established place in literary history.
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Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture

For further discussion of the visual elements of Sterne's texts , see W. B. Gerard , “ Sallies of the Imagination ' : Visual Imagery and the Works of Laurence Sterne , " diss . , U. of Florida , 2002 , 1-50 . 3. Laurence Sterne , The ...

Author: Catherine E. Ingrassia

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801881927

Category: History

Page: 360

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With this well-illustrated new volume, the SECC continues its tradition of publishing innovative interdisciplinary scholarship on the interpretive edge. Essays include:Misty Anderson, Our Purpose is the Same: Whitefield, Foote, and the Theatricality of MethodismTili Boon Cuillé, La Vraisemblance du merveilleux: Operatic Aesthetics in Cazotte's Fantastic FictionSimon Dickie, Joseph Andrews and the Great Laughter Debate: The Roasting of AdamsLynn Festa, Cosmetic Differences: The Changing Faces of England and FranceBlake Gerard, All that the heart wishes: Changing Views toward Sentimentality Reflected in Visualizations of Sterne's Maria, 1773-1888Jennifer Keith, The Sins of Sensibility and the Challenge of Antislavery PoetryMary Helen McMurran, Aphra Behn from Both Sides: Translation in the Atlantic WorldLeslie Richardson, Leaving her Father's House: Locke, Astell, and Clarissa's Body PoliticSandra Sherman, The Wealth of Nations in the 1790sAlan Sikes, Snip Snip Here, Snip Snip There, and a Couple of Tra La Las: The Rise and Fall of the Castrato SingerRivka Swenson, Representing Modernity in Jane Barker's Galesia Trilogy: Jacobite Allegory and the Aesthetics of the Patch-Work Subject
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Sterne Tristram Yorick

Peter Wagner (New York: de Gruyter, 1996); W. B. Gerard, Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006); and E. Derek Taylor, “A Sentimental Journey through Thomas Gainsborough's 'Cottage-door' Paintings,” in ...

Author: Melvyn New

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611495713

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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These thirteen essays represent a very wide range of approaches to the fictions of Laurence Sterne, who has certainly evolved into the eighteenth century's most important influence on modern and postmodern literature. While each essay centers on his written texts or his lived contexts, they together offer homage to his endurance as an author emulated by many modern writers—Nietzsche, Proust, Woolf, Joyce, Mann, Marías, Goytisolo, Fuentes, Rushdie, and Pamuk; indeed, what important writer in the past 150 years has not been influenced by Sterne?
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Book Illustration in the Long Eighteenth Century

In the conclusion to Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination, W. B. Gerard cautions against too easily dismissing the theory and methodology of art history: The examination of visual components such as composition and style as well ...

Author: Christina Ionescu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443873093

Category: Design

Page: 620

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Hitherto relegated to the closets of art history and literary studies, book illustration has entered mainstream scholarship. The chapters of this collection offer only a glimpse of where a complete reconfiguration of the visual periphery of eighteenth-century texts might ultimately take us. The use of the gerund of the verb “to reconfigure” in the subtitle of this collection, instead of the corresponding noun, underlines the work-in-progress character of this interdisciplinary endeavour, which aims above all to discern new vistas while charting or revisiting landmarks in the rich field of eighteenth-century book illustration. The specific interpretive lenses through which contributors to this collection re-evaluate the visual periphery of the text cover an array of disciplines and areas of interest; among these, the most prominent are book history and print culture, art history and image theory, material and visual culture, word and image interaction, feminist theory and gender studies, history of medicine and technology. This spectrum could have been even less restrictive and more colourful if it were not for pragmatic and editorial considerations. Nonetheless, its plurality of vision provides a framework for an inclusive and multifaceted approach to eighteenth-century book illustration. Perhaps these essays are most valuable in the practical models they provide on how to tackle the interdisciplinary challenge that is the study of the eighteenth-century illustrated book. The collection as such is the first formal step in an effort to rethink or reconfigure the visual periphery of eighteenth-century texts. It has become clear that the study of the illustrated book of the Age of Enlightenment has the potential of yielding multiple findings, perspectives and discourses about a society immersed in visual culture, skilled in visual communication and reflected in the visual legacy it left behind.
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The Rhetoric of the Page

W. B. Gerard , Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination ( Aldershot : Ashgate , 2006 ) . 134 Bernard André , The Life of Henry VII , trans , and intro . Daniel Hobbins ( New York : Italica Press , 2011 ) , p . xiii .

Author: Laurie Maguire

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192606686

Category: Literary Criticism

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This wide-ranging and entertaining book explores blank space from incunabula to Google books. Blanks are a paradox—simultaneously nothing and something, gesturing to what was once there or might be there. They are also a creative opportunity for readers as well as writers: readers respond to what is not there and writers come to anticipate that response. Thus, blank space develops literary and ludic applications. Each chapter focuses on one typographical form of what is not there on the page: physical gaps (Chapter One), marks of incompletion such as &c (Chapter Two), and the asterisk as a stand-in for things that cannot be said (Chapter Three). By looking at the early-modern page as a visual unit as well as a verbal unit, this volume shows how the relationship between textual layout and textual content is as productive for writers as it is for readers. Mise-en-page influences readers in the same way that rhetoric influences readers. It is thus possible to speak of 'the rhetoric of the page'.
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Vicarious Narratives

In the explosion of visual renditions and narrative extensions of this sparse tale, one small anonymous pamphlet carries ... On visual depictions of Maria, see W. B. Gerard, Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination (Burlington, VT; ...

Author: Jeanne M. Britton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192585899

Category: Literary Criticism

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Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) defines sympathy as a series of shifts in perspective by which one sees from a different point of view. British and French novels published over the following century redefine sympathy through narrative form—shifting perspectives or 'stories within stories' in which one character adopts the voice and perspective of another. Fiction follows Smith's emphasis on sympathy's shifting perspectives, but this formal echo coincides with a challenge. For Smith and other Enlightenment philosophers, the experience of sympathy relies on human resemblance. In novels, by contrast, characters who are separated by nationality, race, or species experience a version of sympathy that struggles to accommodate such differences. Encounters between these characters produce shifts in perspective or framed tales as one character sympathizes with another and begins to tell her story, echoing Smith's definition of sympathy in their form while challenging Enlightenment philosophy's insistence on human resemblance. Works of sentimental and gothic fiction published between 1750 and 1850 generate a novelistic version of sympathy by manipulating traditional narrative forms (epistolary fiction, embedded tales) and new publication practices (the anthology, the novelistic extract). Second-hand stories transform the vocal mobility, emotional immediacy, and multiple perspectives associated with the declining genre of epistolary fiction into the narrative levels and shifting speakers of nineteenth-century frame tales. Vicarious Narratives argues that fiction redefines sympathy as the struggle to overcome difference through the active engagement with narrative—by listening to, re-telling, and transcribing the stories of others.
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Defining and Redefining Space in the English Speaking World

Contact Incarnate and Touching Fiction in Sterne and Sterneana 180 ERICKSON R. A. (1986): Mother Midnight: Birth, Sex, ... GERARD W. B. (2006): Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination, Aldershot and Burlington, Ashgate.

Author: Fanny Moghaddassi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443847056

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Contacts, on the individual and institutional levels and in the political and aesthetic spheres, lead to redefinitions of existing identities through frictions and, sometimes, clashes. Focusing on the material conditions of such contacts, frictions, and clashes, this volume particularly explores their essentially spatial nature, highlighting the stakes of such definitions and redefinitions of space. Efforts at defining and mapping spaces, physical experiences of contacts, frictions and clashes, tensions between different groups or genres and literary or political competition for space and influence lead to geographical, social, political, and aesthetic, but also bodily and psychological, definitions and redefinitions.
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The Visual Arts Pictorialism and the Novel

... the evocation of the novel's action in terms of a picture existing outside the novel sidetracks the process of pictorialism and constricts the reader's visual imagination. In Tristram Shandy, the great eccentric, Laurence Sterne, ...

Author: Marianna Torgovnick

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400857586

Category: Literary Criticism

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Marianna Torgovnick maintains that it is worthwhile to think about novels in terms of the visual arts--in part because major novelists like James, Lawrence, and Woolf did so, and did so fruitfully, as they were influenced by their perceptions of artistic movements. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Hilarion s Asse

Laurence Sterne and Humour Anne Bandry-Scubbi, Peter de Voogd ... n.d. “'Never was a thing put to so many uses': Transfer and Transformation in Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy and A ... Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination.

Author: Anne Bandry-Scubbi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443865838

Category: Literary Criticism

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The humour of Tristram Shandy has often been acknowledged, but it is not easy to find scholarly articles on Laurence Sterne which suggest that their authors laughed as they wrote. Nine authors have been invited to redress this in the year of the tercentenary of Sterne’s birth. This volume offers nine different facets of humour, a kaleidoscope which enables readers to recombine at will the genial, the bawdy, the sentimental, the ludicrous, the hobby-horsical, the philosophical, the irreverent, the incongruous and the facetious, sending the text spiralling out of the page.
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James Thomson s The Seasons Print Culture and Visual Interpretation 1730 1842

... the range of visual and material culture responses to Samuel Richardson's Pamela, and W. B. Gerard has documented the numerous ways in which designers gave expression to Laurence Sterne's visual imagination.18 Lynn Shepherd's work ...

Author: Sandro Jung

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611461923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Drawing on the methods of textual and reception studies, book history, print culture research, and visual culture, this interdisciplinary study of James Thomson’s The Seasons (1730) understands the text as marketable commodity and symbolic capital which throughout its extended affective presence in the marketplace for printed literary editions shaped reading habits. At the same time, through the addition of paratexts such as memoirs of Thomson, notes, and illustrations, it was recast by changing readerships, consumer fashions, and ideologies of culture. The book investigates the poem’s cultural afterlife by charting the prominent place it occupied in the visual cultures of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. While the emphasis of the chapters is on printed visual culture in the form of book illustrations, the book also features discussions of paintings and other visual media such as furniture prints. Reading illustrations of iconographic moments from The Seasons as paratextual, interpretive commentaries that reflect multifarious reading practices as well as mentalities, the chapters contextualise the editions in light of their production and interpretive inscription. They introduce these editions’ publishers and designers who conceived visual translations of the text, as well as the engravers who rendered these designs in the form of the engraving plate from which the illustration could then be printed. Where relevant, the chapters introduce non-British illustrated editions to demonstrate in which ways foreign booksellers were conscious of British editions of The Seasons and negotiated their illustrative models in the sets of engraved plates they commissioned for their volumes.
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British Sociability in the European Enlightenment

Sternean Material Culture: Lorenzo's Snuff-box and his Graves. In The Reception of Laurence Sterne in Europe, ed. Peter de Voogd and John Neubauer, 247–258. London: Continuum. Gerard, W.B.2006. Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination ...

Author: Sebastian Domsch

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030525675

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume covers a broad range of everyday private and public, touristic, commercial and fictional encounters between Britons and continental Europeans, in a variety of situations and places: moments that led to a meaningful exchange of opinions, practices, or concepts such as friendship or politeness. It argues that, taken together, travel accounts, commercial advice, letters, novels and philosophical works of the long eighteenth century, reveal the growing impact of British sociability on the sociable practices on the continent, and correspondingly, the convivial turn of the Enlightenment. In particular, the essays collected here discuss the ways and means – in conversations, through travel guides or literary works – by which readers and writers grappled with their cultural differences in the field of sociability. The first part deals with travellers, the second section with the spreading of various cultural practices, and the third with fictional encounters in philosophical dialogues and novels.
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