Philip Smallwood (Ed.)
Looking Before and After
How far does Johnson's mind touch the critical consciousness of the present day, and how far is the modern experience of his writings a form of historical knowledge? This volume of essays by British and American scholars seeks to answer these questions from a sequence of argued perspectives that looks both to the past and to the potential future of Johnson's reputation.
About the editor:
Philip Smallwood is Professor of English at the University of Central England in Birmingham, and the author, most recently, of Reconstructing Criticism: Pope's "Essay on Criticism" and the Logic of Definition (Bucknell University Press, 2003) and Johnson's Critical Presence: Image, History, Judgment (Ashgate Publishing, 2004).