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Project: A Revisionist, genre-theoretical and historical study of the British ode in the long eighteenth century, 1680-1830

01/03/13 – 31/12/17

Adopting a rigorous genre-theoretical approach, the proposed research project aims to produce a major critical intervention on the British ode, a genre the historical diversity of which has been inadequately charted. Promoting an inclusive examination of canonic and non-canonic authors' productions, the project seeks to offer a complex and nuanced account of the range and variety of the genre throughout the long 18th century (1680-1830).