in The Cultural Work of Empire
June 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 7122 words.
It has been reflected in this book that it is the climate of the Seven Years' War, shaped by a ‘global’ imperial conflict reaching tentacularly across continents, which is constitutive of...
in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 134 words.
Characteristic of Tristram Shandy or the Shandy family in Laurence Sterne’s novel, Tristram Shandy (9 volumes, 1759–67). Tristram’s father,
in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 24 words.
derived from ‘shandy’, a word of obscure origin, meaning ‘crack‐brained, half‐crazy’, now used to describe anyone or anything reminiscent of
in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation
May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 20153 words.
This chapter argues for an interpretation of Marías's novel Negra espalda del tiempo (NET) as a Shandean autobiography. It argues that Marías consciously echoes Sterne's masterful literary...
in Notes and Queries
June 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .
Journal Article. Subjects: History; Linguistics; Literature. 1346 words.
carol watts. The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years’ War and the Imagining of the Shandean State.
in The Review of English Studies
April 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 1107 words.
Overview page. Subjects: Literature.
By L. Sterne, published 1759–67.
This unique work, although itself the culmination of experiments by lesser authors, is generally regarded as the progenitor of the 20th‐cent....