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Other Authors / Creators:Novak, Maximillian E.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies.
Format: Book
Imprint: Toronto : Published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Anderson Clark Memorial Library, [2008]
Series:UCLA Clark Memorial Library series ; 9.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
  • Part I. Retrieving The Past
  • 2. Family, Inheritance, and Clarendon's History of the Rebellion
  • 3. The Interplay of Past and Present in Dryden's 'Palamon and Arcite'
  • 4. Trojan Originalism: Dryden's Troilus and Cressida
  • 5. Canon versus Survival in 'Ancient Music' of the Eighteenth Century
  • Part 2. Improving The Present
  • 6. A Revolution in Political Economy?
  • 7. 'Wandring Ghosts of Trade Whymsies': Projects, Gender, Commerce, and Imagination in the Mind of Daniel Defoe
  • 8. Living Forever in Early Modern Europe: Sir Francis Bacon and the Project for Immortality
  • 9. Johnson before Boswell in Eighteenth-Century France: Notes towards the Impossible Project of Reclaiming a Man of Letters
  • 10. Art from Nowhere: The Academy in Utopia
  • Part 3. Envisioning The Future
  • 11. Composing Westminster Bridge: Public Improvement and National Identity in Eighteenth-Century London
  • 12. Here Comes the Son: A Shandean Project
  • 13. Science, Projects, Computers, and the State: Swift's Lagadian and Leibniz's Prussian Academy
  • 14. Geographical Projects in the Later Eighteenth Century: Imperial Myths and Realities
  • 15. Forging Figures of Invention in Eighteenth-Century Britain
  • 16. Measure for Measure: Projectors and the Manufacture of Enlightenment, 1770-1820
  • Contributors
  • Index