• Black, Joseph et al., gen. eds. The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century. The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 3. Toronto: Broadview Press, 2006. Print.
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  • Fairer, David and Christine Gerrard, eds. Eighteenth-Centur Poetry: An Annotated Anthology. Blackwell Annotated Anthologies. 2nd edition Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004 [1st ed. 1999]. Print.
  • Goodridge, John, gen. ed. Eighteenth-Century English Labouring-Class Poets, 1700-1800. 3 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2003. Print.
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  • Lonsdale, Roger, ed. Eighteenth Century Verse. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1984. Print.
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  • Baines, Paul, Julian Ferraro, Pat Rogers, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing, 1660-1789. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Print.
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  • Vinson, James, ed. Restoration and 18th-century Prose and Poetry: excluding drama and the novel. Great Writers Student Library. London and Basingstoke: MacMillan, 1983. Print.
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General criticism

  • Bate, Walter Jackson. From Classic to Romantic: Premises of Taste in Eighteenth Century England. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1946. Print.
  • Bloom, Harold. The Visionary Company: A Reading of English Romantic Poetry. Revised edition. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1971. Print.
  • Brown, Marshall. Preromanticism. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1991. Print.
  • Chandler, James and Maureen N. McLane, eds. The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2008. Print.
  • Chandler, James, ed. The Cambridge History of English Romantic Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009. Print.
  • Doody, Margaret. The Daring Muse: Augustan Poetry Reconsidered. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1985. Print.
  • Erskine-Hill, Howard. The Augustan Idea in English Literature. London: Arnold, 1983. Print.
  • Erskine-Hill, Howard. The Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. Print.
  • Fairer, David. English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century 1700-1789. Longman Literature in English Series. Harlow: Longman, 2003. Print.
  • Gerrard, Christine, ed. A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. Print.
  • Greene, Donald. The Age of Exuberance: Backgrounds to Eighteenth-Century English Literature. New York: Random House, 1970. Print.
  • Kaul, Suvir. Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire: English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P., 2000. Print.
  • Lynch, Jack, ed. The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2016. Print.
  • Mack, Maynard. Collected in Himself: Essays, Critical, Biographical, and Bibliographical on Pope and Some of his Contemporaries. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1982. Print.
  • Rawson, Claude. Order from Confusion Sprung: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature from Swift to Cowper. London: Allen and Unwin, 1985. Print.
  • Richetti, John, ed. The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005. Print.
  • Rothstein, Eric. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Poetry, 1660-1780. Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981. Print.
  • Sitter, John, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001. Print.
  • Spacks, Patricia Meyer. Reading Eighteenth-Century Poetry. Chichester, England; Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2009. Print.

Women poets

  • Backscheider, Paula R. and Catherine E. Ingrassia, eds. British Women Poets of the Long Eighteenth Century: An Anthology. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 2009. Print.
  • Barash, Carol. English Women’s Poetry 1649–1714: Politics, Community and Linguistic Authority. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. Print.
  • Doody, Margaret Anne. Women Poets of the Eighteenth Century. Vivien Jones, ed. Women and Literature in Britain 1700–1800. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000. 217–37. Print.
  • Ferguson, Moira. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets: Nation, Class, and Gender. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. Print.
  • Fullard, Joyce, ed. British Women Poets 1660-1800: An Anthology. Troy, New York: The Whitston Publishing Company, 1990. Print.
  • Greer, Germaine, et al. eds. Kissing the Rod: An Anthology of 17th Century Women's Verse. London: Virago, 1988. Print.
  • Keith, Jennifer. Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2005. Print.
  • Lavoie, Chantel M. Collecting Women: Poetry and Lives, 1700-1780. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2009. Print.
  • Landry, Donna. The Muses of Resistance: Labouring-Class Women’s Poetry in Britain, 1739–1796. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990. Print.
  • Lonsdale, Roger, ed. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1989. Print.
  • Prescott, Sarah and David E. Shuttleton, eds. Women and Poetry, 1660–1750. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Print.
  • Rogers, Katherine M. and William McCarthy, eds. The Meridian Anthology of Early Women Writers: British Literary Women from Aphra Behn to Maria Edgeworth, 1660-1800. New York and Scarborough, Ontario: NAL Penguin, 1987. Print.
  • Thomas, Claudia N. Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1994. Print.
  • Women Writers Project. Women Writers Project, Northeastern University, 1999–2016. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

Poetic theory

  • Barry, Paul. Language, Music and the Sign: A Study in Aesthetics, Poetics and Poetic Practice from Collins to Coleridge. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1987. Print.
  • Bradford, Richard. Augustan Measures: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Writings on Prosody and Metre. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002. Print.
  • Martin, Meredith, ed. Princeton Prosody Archive. Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University, 2015. Web. 1 Apr 2016.

Digital research

Computationally augmented text analysis