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The Enlightenment World

Series Editor: Michael T Davis
Series Co-Editors: Jack Fruchtman, Jr, Kevin Gilmartin, Jon Mee, Paul Pickering and Lisa Rosner
Advisory Editor: Hideo Tanaka

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This series features monographs that take an innovative and challenging look at the political and intellectual history of the Enlightenment period.

The richness of the Enlightenment experience makes it a significant topic for study. It had a profound impact on nearly every aspect of life during the long eighteenth century and many of its values are familiar to modern society. Some of the key themes that this series embraces include the scientific revolution; philosophical origins and progress of the Enlightenment; high and popular culture; the political impact of the Enlightenment; and its comparative impact in a broad European context.

Michael T Davis is Lecturer in the School of Humanities at Griffith University. He is editor of Radicalism and Revolution in Britain, 1775–1848 (2000); London Corresponding Society (Pickering & Chatto, 2002); Newgate in Revolution: An Anthology of Radical Prison Literature in the Age of Revolution (2005) (with Iain McCalman and Christina Parolin); Unrespectable Radicals? Popular Politics in the Age of Reform (2008) (with Paul A Pickering); and Terror: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism in Europe, 1605 to the Future (2008) (with Brett Bowden).

Jack Fruchtman,Jr, is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program in Law and American Civilization at Towson University. He has published widely, including The Apocalyptic Politics of Richard Price and Joseph Priestley (1983); Thomas Paine and the Religion of Nature (1993); Thomas Paine: Apostle of Freedom (1994); Atlantic Cousins: Benjamin Franklin and His Visionary Friends (2005); and The Political Philosophy of Thomas Paine (2009). He has edited Helen Maria Williams’s eyewitness account of the French Revolution (1997) and served as associate editor for history, politics, and philosophy of Britain in the Hanoverian Age, 1714–1837 (1997). In 2013, he published the second edition of his The Supreme Court: Rulings on American Society and Government.

Kevin Gilmartin works on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British literature, with a particular interest in the politics of print culture. He is Professor of Literature at the California Institute of Technology, and a regular visiting professor in English and the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York, England. He is the author of Print Politics: The Press and Radical Opposition in Early Nineteenth Century England (Cambridge, 1996) and Writing against Revolution: Literary Conservatism in Britain, 1790–1832 (Cambridge, 2007), and the co-editor with James Chandler of Romantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780–1840 (Cambridge, 2005). His articles have appeared in edited collections and in such journals as Studies in Romanticism, ELH, Representations and the Journal of British Studies. His study of Hazlitt’s political writing, William Hazlitt: Political Essayist, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2015.

Jon Mee works primarily on literature, culture and politics in the 1780–1830 period. He is author of Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s; associate editor of An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age: British Culture, 1776–1832 (1999); author of Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period (2003); co-editor with Tone Brekke of Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (2009); and author of The Cambridge Introduction to Charles Dickens (2010); author of Conversable Worlds: Literature, Conetntion, and Community 1760–1832 (2011). Formerly Margaret Candfield Fellow in English at University College, Oxford and Professor of Romanticism Studies at the University of Warwick, he is now Director of the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at York.

Paul A Pickering is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University. His publications include Chartism and the Chartists in Manchester and Salford (1995); The People's Bread: A History of the Anti-Corn Law League (2000) (with Alex Tyrrell); Friends of the People: Uneasy Radicals in the Age of the Chartists (2003) (with Owen Ashton); Contested Sites: Commemoration, Memorial and Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain (with Alex Tyrrell) (2004); and Unrespectable Radicals? Popular Politics in the Age of Reform (2008) (with Michael T Davis).

Lisa Rosner is Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at Stockton College, New Jersey. Her publications in the history of science and medicine include her Edinburgh trilogy: Medical Education in the Age of Improvement (Edinburgh, 1991), The Most Beautiful Man in Existence (Penn Press, 1999), and The Anatomy Murders (Penn Press, 2009), as well as articles and digital projects on eighteenth-century academies of science. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. She is currently working on Pox and the City: A Digital Role Playing Game for the History of Medicine, supported by the Office of Digital Humanities.

Hideo Tanaka is a Professor at Aichi-Gakuin University, an Emeritus Professor at Kyoto University, in Japan, and a specialist on the Scottish Enlightenment, and the history of Republicanism. His publications include Study on the History of the Scottish Enlightenment―Civilized Society and Constitution (1991, Japanese); Civilized Society and Public Spirits (1996, Japanese); Republicanism and the Enlightenment (1998, Japanese); Enlightenment and Reform―Study on John Millar (1999, Japanese); Innovation of the Social Studies―From Natural Law to Social Sciences (2002, Japanese); Visiting the Classic―the footsteps of Adam Smith (2002, Japanese); The Figures of the American Enlightenment―under the Influence of the Scottish Enlightenment 1723–1801 (2012, Japanese); What is the Modern Society―Cambridge School and the Scottish Enlightenment (2013). He edited The Rise of Political Economy in the Scottish Enlightenment (eds. with Sakamoto, English). Besides these works, he has published many editions and translations. 

We invite submissions from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author's biography and an anticipated submission date.

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