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Liber Amoris and the Lineaments of Hazlitt’s Desire
(TSLL, University of Texas Press, 2004)
This essay counters the literary critical consensus whereby William Hazlitt’s representations of the woman he arguably libeled in Liber Amoris have been taken at face value. The essay first historicizes Hazlitt’s professional ...
On "Vulgar Exhibition": Hazlitt, "The Fight" and the Pornography of Popularity
(Nineteenth-Century Prose, 2009)
This essay pursues Hazlitt as a case in Cultural Studies historiography by reading his 1822 essay "The Fight" as a contribution to the historical emergence of the discourse of "popular culture" as a class-inflected euphemism ...