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Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Volume 39

The interdisciplinary essays in this volume represent innovative scholarship on the Enlightenment in Britain, Europe, and North America.

Contributors and Contents

Richard Barney, The Splenetic Sublime: Anne Finch, Melancholic Physiology, and Post/Modernity

Sarah Cohen, Animal Performance in Oudry’s Illustrations to the Fables of La Fontaine

JoLynn Edwards, The Conti Sales of 1777 and 1779 and their Impact on the Parisian Art Market

Ingrid Tague, Companions, Servants, or Slaves?: Considering Animals in Eighteenth Century Britain

Matthieu P. Raillard, Deism, the Sublime and the Formulation of Early Romanticism in Juan Meléndez Valdés and José Cadalso

Romira Worvill, From Prose peinture to Dramatic tableau: Diderot, Fénelon and the Emergence of the Pictorial Aesthetic in France

Julie Candler Hayes, Friendship and the Female Moralist

Teresa Michals, "Like a Spoiled Actress off the Stage": Anti-Theatricality, Nature, and the Novel

Adam Beach, Behn’s Oroonoko, the Gold Coast, and Slavery in the Early-Modern Atlantic World

Eric Gidal, "A gross and barbarous composition": Melancholy, National Character, and the Critical Reception of Hamlet in the Eighteenth Century Character

Nicole von Germeten, Prostitution and the Captain’s Wife: A Public and Notorious Scandal in Eighteenth-Century Cartagena de Indias

Margaret Boyle, Chronicling Women’s Containment in Bartolomé Arzans de Orsúa y Vela’s History of Potsi

About the Authors

Downing A. Thomas is a professor of French at the University of Iowa, where he is also associate provost and dean of International Programs. He is the author or coeditor of several books, including Aesthetics of Opera in the Ancien Régime: 1647–1785, Operatic Migrations: Transforming Works and Crossing Boundaries in Musical Drama, and Music and the Origins of Language: Theories from the French Enlightenment. Lisa Cody is an associate dean of the faculty and an associate professor of history at Claremont McKenna College. She is the author of Birthing the Nation: Sex, Science, and the Conception of Eighteenth-Century Britons.

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