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University Press

Publications List



    1. Johnson, Writing, and Memory (Cambridge UP, 2002), 16+230 pp.

    2. James Boswell: “The Life of Johnson” (Cambridge U.P., 1992), 18+131pp. Reviews.

    3. Johnson’s Critical Pertinence and Other Reflections on Comparative Criticism (forthcoming), 278pp in ms.


    4. Literary Transmission and Authority: Dryden and Other Writers by Jennifer Brady, Greg Clingham, David Kramer, and Earl Miner. (Cambridge U.P., 1993), 12+163pp. Reviews.


    5. Literature, History, Culture: Essays in Commemoration of the Life and Work of Simon Varey (Associated U. P., forthcoming 2004).

    6. Questioning History: The Postmodern Turn to the Eighteenth Century (Associated U.P., 1998), 196pp. Reviews.

    7. Making History: Textuality and the Forms of Eighteenth-Century Culture (Associated U.P.,1998), 156pp. Reviews.

    8. The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson (Cambridge U.P., 1997), 20+266pp. Corrected 2nd impression, 1999. Reviews.

    9. The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson. Chinese Edition (Shanghai Foreign
    Language Education Press, 2001), 20+266pp.

    10. New Light on Boswell: Critical and Historical Essays on the Occasion of the Bicentenary of “The Life of Johnson” (Cambridge U.P., 1991), 19+235pp. 2nd impression, 1993. Reviews.

    (Associated University Presses, 1997-). As general editor of this series, I have commissioned the following books to date: http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/univ_press/books/18lit/index.html

    1. Tanya Caldwell, Time to Begin Anew: Dryden’s “Georgics” and “Aeneis” (2000).

    2. Mita Choudhury, Interculturalism and Resistance in the London Theatre, 1660-1800: Identity,Performance, Empire (2000).

    3. Mita Choudhury and Laura Rosenthal (eds.), Monstrous Dreams of Reason: Body, Self, and Other in the Enlightenment (2002).

    4. James Cruise, Governing Consumption: Suspended Characters and the “Origins” of Eighteenth-century English Novels (1999).

    5. Edward Jacobs, Accidental Migrations: An Archaeology of Gothic Discourse (2000).

    6. Philip Smallwood (ed.), Johnson Re-Visioned: Looking Before and After (2001).

    7. Chris Mounsey (ed.), Presenting Gender: Changing Sex in early Modern Culture (2001).

    8. Chris Mounsey, Christopher Smart: Clown of God (2001).

    9. Regina Hewitt and Pat Rogers (eds.), Orthodoxy and Heresy in Eighteenth-Century Studies (2002).

    10. Deborah Kennedy, Helen Maria Williams and the Age of Revolution (2002).

    11. Sarah Jordan, Anxieties of Idleness: Idleness and Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture (2002).

    12. Lisa Wood, Modes of Discipline: Women, Conservatism and the Novel After the French Revolution (2003).

    13. Katherine Scheil, The Task of the Town: Shakespearean Comedy and the Early Eighteenth-Century Theatre (2003).

    14. Peter Walmsley, Locke’s Essay and the Rhetoric of Science (due 2003).

    15. Ellen Brinks, Dispossessing Figures: Masculinity and Gothic Romanticism (due 2003).

    16. Catherine Jones, Literary Memory: Scott’s Waverley Novels & the Psychology of Narrative (due 2003).

    17. Roland Racevskis, Time and Ways of Knowing under Louis XIV: Moliére, Sevigné, Lafayette (2003).

    18. Conrad Brunstrom, William Cowper: Religion, Satire, Society (due 2003).

    BUCKNELL REVIEW: A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL OF LETTERS, ARTS, AND SCIENCES. (Associated University Presses). As general editor since 2002, I have seen the following through the Press:

    1. Adrift in the Technological Matrix. Ed. David Erben (2003).

    2. Art and Medieval Culture. Ed. Janice Mann (due 2003).

    3. Translation and Culture. Ed. Katherine Faull (due 2003).

    aperçus: histories • texts • cultures ~ a bucknell series (Associated University Presses, 2003-). As general editor of this series, I have commissioned the following books to date:

    1. Critical Pasts: Writing Criticism, Writing History. Ed. Philip Smallwood (due 2004).

    2. History and Nation. Ed. Julia E. Rudolph (due 2004).

    3. Europe Observed, Orientalism Transposed. Ed. Clement Hawes and Kum Kum Chatterjee (due 2005).


    1. Memory, Nation and Representation, 1660-1832.

    2. The Lives of Abraham Cowley. Vol. 6 of the Univ. of Delaware Press Edition of the Collected Works of Abraham Cowley, 6 vols. (1989-). General Eds: Thomas O. Calhoun (1986-93) and Arthur Kinney (1994-).

    3. Johnson’s Pope: A Facsimile and Critical Edition of the Pierpont Morgan Manuscript of Johnson’s “Life of Pope.”

    4. Johnson and the Globalization of Literature.

    5. Samuel Johnson: Tercentenary Essays, co-edited with Philip Smallwood.


    Translation and Literature. (Edinburgh U.P.). With Stuart Gillespie & Robert Cummings.
    www.eup.ed.ac.uk/journals/Translation/ Reviews.

    1. Translation and Literature, vol. 1 (1992), 206pp.

    2. Translation and Literature, vol. 2 (1993), 180pp.

    3. Translation and Literature, vol. 3 (1994), 189pp.

    4. Translation and Literature, vol. 4, Part 1 (1995), 129pp.

    5. Translation and Literature, vol. 4, Part 2 (1995), 144pp.


    1. “Remembrance and Biography,” [Part I of an Introduction co-authored with Alexander Pettit], in Literature, History, Culture, ed. Clingham (AUP, forthcoming).

    2. “‘Putting Out Our Eyes When It Is Dark’: The Discursiveness of Johnson’s Rasselas,” in Literature, History, Culture, ed. Clingham (AUP, forthcoming).

    3. “Knightly Chetwood’s A Short Account of Some Passages of the Life & Death of Wentworth late Earle of Roscommon: A Transcription and Introduction,” Restoration, 25 (2001), 117-38.

    4. “Roscommon’s ‘Academy,’ Knightly Chetwood’s Life of Roscommon, and Dryden’s Translation Project” Restoration, 26 (2002), 15-26.

    5. “Resisting Johnson,” in Johnson Re-Visioned: Looking Before and After, ed. Philip Smallwood (Associated U.P., 2001), pp. 19-36. Reviews.

    6. “Translating Difference: The Example of Dryden's Last Parting of Hector and Andromache,” Studies in the Literary Imagination, 33:2 (2000), 45-70. Special issue on Translation, Imitation and the Eighteenth Century Imagination (1660-1800).

    7. “History Between Text and World,” in Making History, ed. Greg Clingham (Associated U.P., 1998), pp. 9-15.

    8. “The Question of History and Eighteenth-Century Studies,” in Questioning History, ed. Greg Clingham (Associated U.P., 1998), pp. 11-17.

    9. “Winterson's Fiction and Enlightenment Historiography,” in Questioning History, ed. Greg Clingham (Associated U.P., 1998), pp. 57-85.

    10. “Chatterton, Ackroyd and the Fiction of Eighteenth-Century Historiography,” in Making History, ed. Greg Clingham (Associated U.P., 1998), pp. 35-57.

    11. “Life and Literature in Johnson's Lives of the Poets,” in The Cambridge Companion to Johnson, ed. Greg Clingham (Cambridge U.P., 1997), pp. 161-91.

    12. “Introduction,” to The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson, ed. Greg Clingham (Cambridge U.P., 1997), pp. 1-3.

    13. “Double Writing: The Erotics of Narrative in Boswell's Life of Johnson,” in James Boswell: Psychological Interpretations ed. Donald J. Newman (St. Martin's Press, 1995), pp. 189-214. Reviews.

    14. “Eighteenth-Century Studies,” in A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, ed. Michael Payne (Blackwell, 1995), pp. 162-65.

    15. “Another and the Same: Johnson's Dryden,” in Literary Transmission and Authority, ed. Earl Miner and Jennifer Brady (Cambridge U.P., 1993), pp. 121-59.

    16. “Boswell's Historiography,” Studies on Voltaire and the 18th Century, 307 (1993), 1765-69.

    17. “Johnson's Prayers and Meditations and the ‘Stolen Diary Problem’: Reflections on a Biographical Quiddity,” The Age of Johnson, 4 (1991), 83-96.

    18. “Truth and Artifice in Boswell's Life of Johnson,” in New Light on Boswell, ed. Greg Clingham (Cambridge U.P., 1991), pp. 207-30.

    19. “Johnson, Homeric Scholarship, and the ‘passes of the mind,’” The Age of Johnson, 3 (1989), 113-70.

    20. “Johnson's Copy of the Iliad at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk," The Book Collector, 37 (1988), 503-22 [written with N. Hopkinson].

    21. “Himself that great sublime: Johnson’s Critical Thinking,” Études Anglaises, 41 (1988), 165-78.

    22. “Johnson's Criticism of Dryden's Odes in Praise of St. Cecilia,” Modern Language Studies, 18 (1988), 165-80.

    23. “‘The inequalities of memory’: Johnson's Epitaphs on Hogarth,” English, 35 (1986), 221-32.

    24. “Dryden's New Poem,” Essays in Criticism, 35 (1985), 281-93.


    25. The Life of James Boswell by Peter Martin (Yale UP, 2000), in 18th-Century Scotland, Spring 2001, 32-33.

    26. The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Vol. IV: The Eighteenth Century, ed. H.B. Nisbet and Claude Rawson (1997), in The Scriblerian (forthcoming).

    27. “Dryden's Numbers.” Review essay on the Longman edition of the Poems of John Dryden, 2 vols. ed. Paul Hammond (1995), in Essays in Criticism, 46 (1996), 258-66.

    28. The Poems of John Dryden, ed. Paul Hammond, 2 vols. Longman Annotated English Poets (1995), in Review of English Studies, 47 (1996), 417-9.

    29. Charles H. Hinnant, "Steel For the Mind": Samuel Johnson and Critical Discourse (1994), in The Age of Johnson, 7 (1996), 480-85.

    30. The Works of John Dryden. vol. xx: Prose, 1691-1698, ed. A.E. Maurer & George R. Guffey in The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, n.s. 15 (1997; for 1989), 321-22.

    31. “Arts of Memory.” The Letters of Samuel Johnson, ed. Bruce Redford, 3 vols (1992), in Essays in Criticism, 43 (1993), 253-57.

    32. James Winn, John Dryden and His World (1987), in 18th-Studies, 22 (1989), 602-606.

    33. “Boswell's Literary Biography.” Boswell's "Life of Johnson": New Questions, New Answers, ed. John A. Vance (1985), in English, 36 (1987), 168-78.

    34. Reed Whittemore, Pure Lives: The Early Biographers (1988), Biography, 12 (1989), 156-59.

    35. Isobel Grundy, Samuel Johnson and the Scale of Greatness (1986), Review of English Studies, 38 (1987), 394-96.

    36. Augustan Reprint Society Texts: "Remarks on Clarissa (1749)," by Sarah Fielding, Intro. by Peter Sabor (1985), in British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 10 (1987), 235-36.

    37. Augustan Reprint Society Text: "Essay on the Style of Johnson (1787)," by Robert Burrowes, Intro. by Frank Ellis (1984), in BJECS, 9 (1986), 248-49.

    38. “Johnson and the Past.” John A. Vance, Samuel Johnson and the Sense of History (1984), in Essays in Criticism, 36 (1986), 255-63.

    39. “Johnson In Memoriam?” Samuel Johnson (The Oxford Authors), ed. Donald Greene (1984), in The Cambridge Quarterly, 15 (1986), 77-84.

    40. “Letters from Bishop Creyton to Headmaster Busby,” NQ, 5th series (forthcoming).

    41. “Pope's Bolingbroke and Dryden's ‘Happy Man’,” NQ, 5th series, 36 (1989), 56-8.

    42. “A minor source for Johnson's ‘Life of Pope’,” Transactions of the Johnson Society of London (1986-87 issue), 53-54 [pub. 1988].

    43. “Johnson's use of two Restoration poems in his ‘Drury-Lane’ Prologue (1747),” The New Rambler (1985-86 issue), 45-50 [pub. 1988].

    44. “Bolingbroke's Copy of Pope's Works 1717-1735 in Tonbridge School Library,” NQ, 5th series, 33 (1986), 500-502.

    45. “Johnson's Use of Oldham in His Version of Horace Odes IV, vii,” NQ, 5th series, 32(1985), 242-43.


    1. “Johnson at the Millennium,” Transactions of the Tenth International Congress on the Enlightenment (Dublin, 1999), Voltaire Foundation.

    2. Annotated Bibliography for English Studies (ABES) (Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers).
    100-plus critical/bibliographical articles on works on Samuel Johnson: http://abes.swets.nl

    Texts annotated to date: G.F. Parker, Johnson’s Shakespeare (1988); Greg Clingham (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson (1997); Frank Kermode, “The Survival of the Classic,” in Renaissance Essays (1968); F.R. Leavis, “Johnson and Augustanism,” in The Common Pursuit (1972); F.R. Leavis, “Johnson as Critic,” in Anna Karenina and Other Essays (1970); Philip Smallwood (ed.), Johnson Re-Visioned: Looking Before and After (2001); J.D. Fleeman, A Bibliography of the Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 1 (2001); Jack Lynch, A Bibliography of Johnsonian Studies 1986-1998 (2001).


    1. “Mourning, Melancholy, and Memory: Johnson and Austen.”

    2. “The Making of Memory: Dryden’s Oldham.”

    3. “The Order of Composition of Johnson’s ‘Prefaces, Biographical and Critical.’”