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A Clubbable Man: Essays on Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture in Honor of Greg Clingham
edited by Anthony W. Lee
contributions by Cedric D. Reverand II, John Richetti, Clement Hawes, Bärbel Czennia, Kevin L. Cope, Dominic Jermey, Elaine Wood, Caroline Fassett, Joseph McNicholas, Margaret Williams, Anthony W. Lee, Erin Labbie, Patrick Thomas Henry, Adam Walker, Kang Tchou, Gary Sojka, Nina Forsberg, Daniel Little, James Rice, John Rickard, Antjie Krog, Philip Smallwood, Kieron Winn, Emily Grosholz, Harry Thomas, Kate Parker, David Hopkins, Adam Rounce, Aaron R. Hanlon, Robert G. Walker, Gordon Turnbull and Martine Brownley
Bucknell University Press, 2022
Paper: 978-1-68448-350-1 | Cloth: 978-1-68448-351-8 | eISBN: 978-1-68448-354-9
Library of Congress Classification PR442.C67 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 820.9005

Samuel Johnson famously referred to his future biographer, the unsociable magistrate Sir John Hawkins, as “a most unclubbable man." Conversely, this celebratory volume gathers distinguished eighteenth-century studies scholars to honor the achievements, professional generosity, and sociability of Greg Clingham, taking as its theme textual and social group formations. Here, Philip Smallwood examines the “mirrored minds” of Johnson and Shakespeare, while David Hopkins parses intersections of the general and particular in three key eighteenth-century figures. Aaron Hanlon draws parallels between instances of physical rambling and rhetorical strategies in Johnson’s Rambler, while Cedric D. Reverand dissects the intertextual strands uniting Dryden and Pope. Contributors take up other topics significant to the field, including post-feminism, travel, and seismology. Whether discussing cultural exchange or textual reciprocities, each piece extends the theme, building on the trope of relationship to organize and express its findings. Rounding out this collection are tributes from Clingham’s former students and colleagues, including original poetry.

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