edited by Anna Battigelli
contributions by Ellen T Harris, Peter Sabor, Melissa A Schoenberger, Anna Battigelli, Steven N Zwicker, Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Paul Hammond, Andrew Walkling, David Hopkins, Cedric D Reverand II and Paula R. Backscheider
University of Delaware Press, 2024
eISBN: 978-1-64453-314-7 | Cloth: 978-1-64453-312-3 | Paper: 978-1-64453-311-6
Library of Congress Classification PN53.L527 2024
Dewey Decimal Classification 700

The ten essays in Literature and the Arts explore the intermedial plenitude of eighteenth-century English culture, honoring the memory of James Anderson Winn, whose work demonstrated how seeing that interplay of the arts and literature was essential to a full understanding of Restoration and eighteenth-century English culture. Scenery, machinery, music, dance, and texts transformed one another, both enriching and complicating generic distinctions. Artists were alive to the power of the arts to reflect and shape reality, and their audience was quick to turn to the arts as performative pleasures and critical lenses through which to understand a changing world. This collection's eminent authors discuss estate design, musicalized theater, the visual spectacle of musical performance, stage machinery and set designs, the social uses of painting and singing, drama’s reflection of a transformed military infrastructure, and the arts of memory and of laughter.

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