Tita Chico Edits THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: THEORY AND INTERPRETATION

April 30, 2014

The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, supported by the English Department and edited by Tita Chico, is a quarterly journal published by the University of Pennsylvania Press featuring scholarship that considers contemporary methodologies in relation to the study of eighteenth-century literature, history, science, fine arts, and popular culture.

The Eighteenth Century is committed to an ongoing dialogue among various approaches to the eighteenth century: old and new historicisms, feminism, cultural studies, hermeneutics, and cultural materialism. The articles published recently represent some of the best cutting-edge work in the field. They include analyses of major authors and texts as well as historical questions about social class, the emergence of capitalism in Asia as well as Europe, international trade, imperialism and colonialism, nationalism, gender and sexuality, ethnicity and race, sympathy, the abolition movement, anatomy, the grotesque, and historiography, among many other topics. Recent and upcoming special issues reflect the breadth of The Eighteenth Century’scommitments and include “Accumulation, Dispossession, Enclosure,” “Bruno Latour and the Eighteenth Century,” and “The Drift of Fiction.”