Collections

Collections are gatherings of Features and Gazette posts by a variety of contributors on particular topics.  Click Get Involved if you are interested in curating a Collection on a topic, genre, or your area of scholarly interest.

Cognitive Science and 18th-Century Studies

Cognitive Science and 18th-Century Studies

“This is your brain on Jane Austen…” declared the recent Stanford news description of the work of Natalie M. Phillips on fMRI brain images of graduate students reading Austen both attentively and i...
Digital Humanities and 18th-Century Studies

Digital Humanities and 18th-Century Studies

A wide range of eighteenth-century scholars are engaged in digital humanities projects, from digital editions of texts to born-digital journals, data visualization, mapping and more.  Do you want to showcase ...
Gardens and Landscapes

Gardens and Landscapes

From geometrically ordered flower beds and carefully shaped shrubs to irregular, supposedly  "natural" winding paths, to chinoiserie-inspired oriental gardens, the eighteenth century saw a range of garden a...
Historical Fiction Set in the 18th Century

Historical Fiction Set in the 18th Century

The past two decades have seen an outpouring of historical novels that resembles the deluge that swept across Europe and North America in response to Sir Walter Scott’s best-selling Waverley series, 1...
Miscellany

Miscellany

This Collection gathers contributions to The 18th-Century Common that do not (yet) fit into the other topical Collections. Click Get Involved if you would like to contribute work that does not fall ...
Women's Lives in the 18th Century

Women's Lives in the 18th Century

This Collection gathers a wide range of scholarly work on women's lives in eighteenth-century history, literature, art, and culture.  Click Get Involved if you would like to contribute to this Collec...
The Age of Wonder

The Age of Wonder

Scholars and Students Respond to Richard Holmes’ The Age of Wonder Richard Holmes’ popular book The Age of Wonder:  How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science  (Knopf, 2009) ...
Science and the Arts in the Long 18th Century

Science and the Arts in the Long 18th Century

This Collection gathers accounts of scholarly work exploring the connections among literature, science, and the arts in the long 18th century.  Click Get Involved if you would like to contribute to t...