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978-1-61148-684-1 • Hardback • May 2015 • $108.00 • (£83.00)
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Kevin L. Cope is professor at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge where he is also president of the Faculty Senate.
Samara Anne Cahill is assistant professor of restoration and eighteenth-century English literature at Nanyang Technological University.
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Preface: Surviving the Eighteenth Century by Samara Anne Cahill
Introduction: “All manag’d for the best”: Ecology and the Dynamics of Adaptation
by David Fairer
Part I: Interdisciplinary Adaptations
Chapter One: The Elusive Image Rising over the Horizon: Re-contextualizing the Legacy of an Eighteenth-Century Aristocrat by Gilles Massot
Chapter Two: Hot Air and Chilly Welcomes: Accidental Arrivals with Balloons and Airships in the Eighteenth Century and Beyond by Jessika Wichner
Part II: Transnational Adaptations
Chapter Three: Wide Open Hemispheres: Punch Bowls, Punch, and World Citizenship in Eighteenth-Century British Culture by Bärbel Czennia
Chapter Four: “The story is now about us”: Olive Senior to “England’s wealthiest son” by Shirley Chew
Part III: Gendered Adaptations
Chapter Five: Avast Ye Mateys! There Be Pirates Here—But How Will We Recognize Them? by Kathryn Duncan
Chapter Six: Sea and Mulberry: Hồ Xuân Hương, Nguyễn Du, and the Establishment of a Vietnamese National Literature by Susan Spencer and Nhu Nguyen
Conclusion: The Coziness of Crisis: The Invigorating Enlightenment Art of Adapting to Almost Anything by Kevin L. Cope
About the Contributors
In his introduction to this book, David Fairer announces it as a contribution to 'adaptation studies'. . . .Fairer's argument that the word 'adapt' fundamentally changed meaning in the 18th century is learned . . . In the contributed essays one reads of early balloonists who lost their lives because they could not steer their craft or keep them aloft; punch bowls and punch drinking in 18th-century novels, signs of a newly globalized economy; Jamaican poet Olive Senior's 2007 poems about William Beckford of Fonthill, whose fabulous wealth derived from West Indian sugar; the development of a canon of Vietnamese literature.
— Choice Reviews