Bucknell University Press is recognized for its outstanding eighteenth century publications in the current issue of Studies in English Literature. Jonathan Lamb, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, writes, "A brief glance at the bibliography of this review will reveal how deeply faculty specializing in the Enlightenment are indebted to Bucknell University Press and its editor Greg Clingham. In the present distressed market for academic books, especially hard-backs, it is encouraging to see a press such as Bucknell so ready to publish a wide list in reasonably priced hardbacks, including first monographs of young scholars, all produced to a high level of finish with regard to the covers, illustrations, paper, and print."
Professor Lamb writes about a number of recent BU Press titles, including
- The French Revolution Debate and the British Novel, 1790-1814 by Morgan Rooney,
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The Impresario in Political and Cultural Context edited by Jack E. DeRochi and Daniel J. Ennis,
- Charlotte Lennox: Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents edited by Norbert Schürer,
- Coyness and Crime in Restoration Comedy: Women's Desire, Deception, and Agency by Peggy Thompson,
- Excitable Imaginations: Eroticism and Reading in Britain, 1660-1760 by Kathleen Lubey,
- Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness: Ethical Inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment by Brian Michael Norton,
- Modern Antiques: The Material Past in England, 1660-1780 by Barrett Kalter,
- Performing Authorship in Eighteenth-Century English Periodicals by Manushag N. Powell,
- Revealing Bodies: Anatomy, Allegory, and the Grounds of Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century by Erin M. Goss,
- Figures of Memory: From the Muses to Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics by Zsolt Komáromy,
- A Race of Female Patriots: Women and Public Spirit on the British Stage, 1688-1745 by Brett D. Wilson,
- Reconsidering Biography: Contexts, Controversies, and Sir John Hawkin's Life of Johnson edited by Martine W. Brownley, and
- Tobias Smollett in the Enlightenment: Travels through France, Italy, and Scotland by Richard J. Jones.
Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650-1850
Many of the titles above are part of Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650-1850, a series that aims to extend recent achievements in eighteenth century studies, and to publish excellent work on any aspects of the literature, thought and culture of the years 1650-1850. Recent additions to the series include Reading Christopher Smart in the Twenty-first Century edited by Min Wild and Noel Chevalier (shown above) and Enlightenment in Ruins: The Geographies of Oliver Goldsmith by Michael Griffin.
By Christopher Bradt, Graduate Assistant