Bibliography: Critical Writing on William Cowper, 1980-2010

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This bibliography is split into two parts: Periodical Articles, Essays, Notes Books and Chapters The works listed contain substantial discussions of Cowper. Excluded are dissertations, editions of Cowper’s writing, online texts, and reviews. For critical writing published before 1980, consult the bibliographies in the following: William Cowper, The Task and Selected Other Poems, ed. James Sambrook (London: Longman, 1994); Lodwick Hartley, William Cowper: The Continuing Revaluation: An Essay and a Bibliography of Cowperian Studies from 1895 to 1960 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1960); K. E. Smith, William Cowper: A Reappraisal (Olney: Cowper and Newton Museum, 2001). Periodical Articles, Essays, Notes Arnold, Keith, ‘William Cowper as a Prophet for Today?’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 3:2 (2004), 12-13. Baird, John D., ‘The Poems of William Cowper, II and III: Addenda and Corrigenda’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 44:2 (June 1997), 227-28. Barzilai, Shuli, ‘The Politics of Quotation in To the Lighthouse: Mrs. Woolf Resites Mr. Tennyson and Mr. Cowper’, Literature and Psychology, 41 (1995), 22-43. Bohm, Arnold, ‘William Cowper’s “The Poplar-Field” and Hopkins’ “Binsey Poplars”: The Politics of Pastoral’, Hopkins Quarterly, 30 (2003), 45-58. Brown, Molly, ‘“Nature and Homer Were, He Found, the Same”: Pope, Cowper and the Trials of Translation’, Unisa English Studies, 33 (1995), 35-39. Brunström, Conrad, ‘How Did Cowper Love Women?’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 3:2 (2004), 6-11. Carnochan, W. B., ‘The Continuity of Eighteenth-Century Poetry: Gray, Cowper, Crabbe, and the Augustans’, Eighteenth-Century Life, 12 (1988), 119-27. Chandler, David, ‘Cowper’s “To a Young Lady with a Present of Two Cockscombs” and the Gentleman’s Magazine’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 44:2 (June 1997), 220-22. Chandler, David, ‘Cowper in the Christian Miscellany’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 44:2 (June 1997), 222-25. Chandran, K. Narayan, ‘Walt Whitman and William Cowper: A Borrowing’, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, 9 (1992), 211-14. Chantler, Ashley, ‘Echoes

This bibliography is split into two parts:

Periodical Articles, Essays, Notes

Books and Chapters

The works listed contain substantial discussions of Cowper. Excluded are dissertations, editions of Cowper’s writing, online texts, and reviews.

For critical writing published before 1980, consult the bibliographies in the following: William Cowper, The Task and Selected Other Poems, ed. James Sambrook (London: Longman, 1994); Lodwick Hartley, William Cowper: The Continuing Revaluation: An Essay and a Bibliography of Cowperian Studies from 1895 to 1960 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1960); K. E. Smith, William Cowper: A Reappraisal (Olney: Cowper and Newton Museum, 2001).

Periodical Articles, Essays, Notes

Arnold, Keith, ‘William Cowper as a Prophet for Today?’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 3:2 (2004), 12-13.

Baird, John D., ‘The Poems of William Cowper, II and III: Addenda and Corrigenda’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 44:2 (June 1997), 227-28.

Barzilai, Shuli, ‘The Politics of Quotation in To the Lighthouse: Mrs. Woolf Resites Mr. Tennyson and Mr. Cowper’, Literature and Psychology, 41 (1995), 22-43.

Bohm, Arnold, ‘William Cowper’s “The Poplar-Field” and Hopkins’ “Binsey Poplars”: The Politics of Pastoral’, Hopkins Quarterly, 30 (2003), 45-58.

Brown, Molly, ‘“Nature and Homer Were, He Found, the Same”: Pope, Cowper and the Trials of Translation’, Unisa English Studies, 33 (1995), 35-39.

Brunström, Conrad, ‘How Did Cowper Love Women?’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 3:2 (2004), 6-11.

Carnochan, W. B., ‘The Continuity of Eighteenth-Century Poetry: Gray, Cowper, Crabbe, and the Augustans’, Eighteenth-Century Life, 12 (1988), 119-27.

Chandler, David, ‘Cowper’s “To a Young Lady with a Present of Two Cockscombs” and the Gentleman’s Magazine’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 44:2 (June 1997), 220-22.

Chandler, David, ‘Cowper in the Christian Miscellany’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 44:2 (June 1997), 222-25.

Chandran, K. Narayan, ‘Walt Whitman and William Cowper: A Borrowing’, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, 9 (1992), 211-14.

Chantler, Ashley, ‘Echoes of Cowper in Frankenstein’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 46:1 (March 1999), 33-34.

Chantler, Ashley, ‘Detached Cowper and His Critical Eye’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 1:1 (2002), 8-9.

Chantler, Ashley, ‘The Neat and Untidy Cowper’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 6:3 (2007), 8-12.

Clymer, Lorna, ‘Graved in Tropes: The Figural Logic of Epitaphs and Elegies in Blair, Gray, Cowper, and Wordsworth’, ELH, 62:2 (1995), 347-86.

Darcy, Jane, ‘Religious Melancholy in the Romantic Period: William Cowper as Test Case’, Romanticism: The Journal of Romantic Culture and Criticism, 15 (2009), 144-55.

Davie, Donald, ‘Homage to Cowper’, PN Review, 14 (1980), 21-24.

Davies, Michael, ‘Tasking the Mind: Understanding “Unstood” in Cowper’s “Yardley Oak”’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 1:1 (2002), 10-12.

Davies, Michael, ‘Shaping Grace: The Spiritual Autobiographies of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and John Newton’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 6:1 (2007), 3-30. Reprinted in: Bunyan Studies: John Bunyan and His Times, 12 (2007), 36-69.

Dawson, P. M. S., ‘Cowper and the Russian Ice Palace’, Review of English Studies, 31:124 (Nov. 1980), 440-43.

Dawson, P. M. S., ‘Cowper’s Equivocations’, Essays in Criticism, 33 (1983), 19-35.

Digby, Joan Owen, ‘Survival of the “Stricken Deer”’, Bulletin of Research in the Humanities, 85 (1982), 341-43.

Dilworth, Thomas, ‘Cowper’s “Lines Written During a Period of Insanity”’, Explicator, 42 (1984), 7-10.

Duffy, Cian, ‘“On the Ice-Islands Seen Floating in the Germanic Ocean”: Cowper’s Source for the Poem’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 52:1 (March 2005), 22-25.

Durbridge, Nicola, ‘William Cowper and His Hares’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 3:1 (2004), 2-16.

Edgecombe, R. S., ‘Homiletic Conversation: William Cowper’s Table Talk’, University of Dayton Review, 20 (1989), 39-49.

Edgecombe, R. S., ‘Habakkuk 2.2, Cowper’s “Tirocinium”, and Keble’s “Septuagesima Sunday”’, Eighteenth-Century Life, 23 (1999), 96-97.

Elfenbein, Andrew, ‘Cowper’s Task and the Anxieties of Femininity’, Eighteenth-Century Life, 13 (1989), 1-17.

Elfenbein, Andrew, ‘Cowper, Blake, and the Figure of the Invader’, Friend: Comment on Romanticism, 1 (1992), 10-19.

Ellison, Julie, ‘News, Blues, and Cowper’s Busy World’, Modern Language Quarterly, 62 (2001), 219-37.

Faulkner, Peter, ‘William Cowper and the Poetry of Empire’, Durham University Journal (July 1991), 165-73.

Fulford, Tim, ‘Cowper, Wordsworth, Clare: The Politics of Trees’, John Clare Society Journal, 14 (1995), 47-59.

Gilman, Priscilla, ‘William Cowper and the “Taste of Critic Appetite”’, ELH, 70:1 (2003), 89-115.

Goodridge, John, ‘“This sad non-identity”: Clare, Cowper and “Madness”’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 4:3 (2005), 5-13.

Greenwald, Elissa, ‘Casting Off from “The Castaway”: To the Lighthouse as Prose Elegy’, Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, 19 (1986), 37-57.

Griffin, Dustin, ‘Cowper, Milton, and the Recovery of Paradise’, Essays in Criticism, 31 (1981), 15-26.

Griffin, Dustin, ‘Redefining Georgic: Cowper’s Task’, ELH, 57:4 (1990), 865-79.

Harries, Richard, ‘“The clouds ye so much dread / Are big with mercy…” Were They?’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 4:2 (2005), 5-21.

Haykin, Michael A. G., ‘Thomas Osborn, an Eighteenth-Century Baptist Deacon in Olney, Buckinghamshire’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 41:2 (June 1994), 217.

Heller, Deborah, ‘Cowper’s Task and the Writing of a Poet’s Salvation’, Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900, 35:3 (1995), 575-98.

Hindmarsh, D. Bruce, ‘The Olney Autobiographers: English Conversion Narrative in the Mid-Eighteenth Century’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 49 (1998), 61-84. Reprinted as ‘The Olney Autobiographers: Conversion Narrative and Personality’ in: The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Houghton-Walker, Sarah, ‘William Cowper’s Gypsies’, Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900, 48:3 (2008), 653-76.

Hutchings, W. B., ‘William Cowper and 1789’, Yearbook of English Studies, 19, The French Revolution in English Literature and Art, ed. J. R. Watson (London: Modern Humanities Research Association 1989), 71-93.

King, James, ‘An Unlikely Alliance: Fuseli as Revisor of Cowper’s Homer’, Neophilologus, 67 (1983), 468-79.

King, James, ‘Some Additions and Corrections to New and Corrected Cowper Correspondence’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 30:1 (February 1983), 63.

King, James, ‘Cowper, Hayley, and Samuel Johnson’s “Republican” Milton’, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, 17 (1987), 229-38.

King, James, ‘William Cowper’s New Aesthetic in The Task’, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 264 (1989), 1080-84.

Lock, Charles, ‘Those Lips: On Cowper (Ekphrasis in Parentheses)’, Angles on the English Speaking World, 3 (2003), 327-45.

Lodge, Sara, ‘Hood, Clare, and the “Mary” Chain’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 45:2 (June 1998), 205-08.

Lund, Roger D., ‘“We Perished Each Alone”: “The Castaway” and To the Lighthouse’, Journal of Modern Literature, 16 (1989), 75-92.

Lynch, Brian, ‘A New Novel About William Cowper’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 4:3 (2005), 14-15. See Lynch (2005), below.

Macdonald, D. L., ‘Pre-Romantic and Romantic Abolitionism: Cowper and Blake’, European Romantic Review, 4:2 (1994), 163-82.

Marshall, W. Gerald, ‘The Presence of “the Word” in Cowper’s The Task’, Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900, 27:3 (1987), 475-87.

Martin, Thomas, ‘Two Curates, Two Baptists, and a Poet: Olney and the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 4:1 (2005), 6-18.

McKillop, Joan, ‘The Evangelical Tradition in Olney in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 1:2 (2002), 9-15.

McKillop, Joan, ‘Military Life in the Eighteenth Century’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 2:4 (2003), 13-15.

McKillop, Joan, ‘John Higgins of Turvey Abbey’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 3:3 (2004), 15-17.

Nelson, Holly Faith, and Laura E. Ralph, ‘“Upon the Rack”: George Herbert, William Cowper, and the Discourse of Dis/ability’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 8:1 (2009), 8-18.

Newey, Vincent, ‘Cowper’s Woodman Illustrated’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 1:1 (2002), 7.

Newey, Vincent, ‘A Bust of Cowper’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 1:2 (2002), 16.

Newey, Vincent, ‘Cowper’s Garden Progeny’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 1:3 (2002), 12-21.

Newey, Vincent, ‘Cartogenic Cowper’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 2:1 (2003), 13-16.

Newey, Vincent, ‘The Olney Hymns’, Bulletin of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 17:3 (2003), 67-79. Reprinted in: Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 2:3 (2003), 9-26.

Newey, Vincent, ‘Existing at the Margins: A Double Echo of Cowper in Clare’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 54:2 (June 2007), 148-49.

Newey, Vincent, ‘Recalling Adam’s Dream: A Note on Keats and Cowper’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 8:3 (2010), 19-23.

Newey, Vincent, and Sue Newey, ‘A Tune Called “Cowper”’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 4:2 (2005), 22.

Nussbaum, Felicity A., ‘Private Subjects in William Cowper’s “Memoir”’, The Age of Johnson, 1 (1987), 307-26.

Oishi, Kazuyoshi, ‘The “Scions of Charity”: Cowper, the Evangelical Revival, and Coleridge in the 1790s’, Studies in English Literature [English Literary Society of Japan], 50 (2009), 45-64.

Packer, Barbara, ‘Hope and Despair in the Writings of William Cowper’, Social Research: An International Quarterly, 66:2 (1999), 545-64.

Paine, Crispin, ‘Is the Cowper Collection of National Importance?’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 7:1 (2008), 6-14.

Paxman, David, ‘Failure as Authority: Poetic Voices and the Muse of Grace in William Cowper’s The Task’, 1650–1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, 5 (2000), 203-42.

Perkins, David, ‘Cowper’s Hares’, Eighteenth-Century Life, 20 (1996), 57-69. Reprinted as ‘Keeping Pets:

William Cowper and His Hares’ in: Romanticism and Animal Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Punter, David, ‘1789: The Sex of Revolution’, Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, 24 (1982), 201-17.

Ralph, Laura E., ‘Nature and Religion in the Writings of William Cowper’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 7:3 (2008), 4-9.

Rider, Clare, ‘William Cowper of the Inner Temple’, Inner Temple Yearbook (2003–04), 30-32. Abridged version published in: Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 2:4 (2003), 11-12.

Rogers, Deborah D., ‘Cowper’s “Ode on Reading Richardson’s History of Sir Charles Grandison” Again’, Papers on Language and Literature, 18 (1982), 416-20.

Rogers, Pat, ‘“With All Thy Faults”: Cowper and Bolingbroke’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 41:2 (June 1994), 217.

Ryskamp, Charles, ‘The First Illustrations to John Gilpin’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 53:2 (June 2006), 210-12.

Sambrook, James, ‘Cowper’s “No More Shall Hapless Celia’s Ears”’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 40:4 (December 1993), 473.

Schellenberger, John, ‘A War Poet of the 1800s’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 34:1 (March 1987), 23-24.

Schmidt, A. V. C., ‘T. S. Eliot and William Cowper: A New Waste Land Source’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 29:4 (August 1982), 347.

Sherbo, Arthur, ‘William Cowper and the European Magazine’, Studies in Bibliography, 34 (1981), 238-41.

Sherbo, Arthur, ‘Cowper’s “Stricken Deer” and Literary Tradition’, Bulletin of Research in the Humanities, 85 (1982), 336-40.

Sherbo, Arthur, ‘William Cowper’s Bullfinch Poem: A Minor Sub-Genre?’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 32:2 (June 1985), 243-45.

Sherbo, Arthur, ‘Three Letters of Samuel Boyse and a Poem by Cowper(?)’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 33:1 (March 1986), 78-80.

Smith, K. E., ‘Despair and Its Antidotes in Cowper and Johnson’, The New Rambler: Journal of the Johnson Society of London (1997–98), 33-40.

Smith, K. E., ‘“Many a Trembling Chord”: Lady Austen as Muse’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 2:2 (2003), 8-20.

Smith, Margaret M., ‘A Missing Cowper Letter Found’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 32:2 (June 1985), 245-46.

Swann, C., ‘William Cowper’s Adelphi and William Hale White’s The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford: Parallels or Influence?’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 42:2 (June 1995), 198-99.

Terry, Richard, ‘“Meaner Themes”: Mock-Heroic and Providentialism in Cowper’s Poetry’, Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900, 34:3 (1994), 617-34.

Trafton, Jennifer M., ‘The Captain and the Castaway: The “Tempest-Tossed” Friendship of John Newton and William Cowper’, Christian History and Biography, 81 (2004), 34-36.

Trickett, Rachel, ‘Cowper, Wordsworth, and the Animal Fable’, Review of English Studies, n.s. 34:136 (November 1983), 471-80.

Ty, Eleanor, ‘Cowper’s Connoisseur 138 and Samuel Johnson’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 33:1 (March 1986), 63-64.

Watson, J. R., ‘Cowper’s Olney Hymns’, Essays and Studies, 38 (1985), 45-65.

Watson, Robert Bewley, ‘The Bull/Cowper/Newton Connection’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 6:2 (2007), 6-20.

Weems, Reggie, ‘A Guide Through Grief: John Newton’s Pastoral Care for William Cowper’, Cowper and Newton Bulletin, 5:2 (2006), 9-13.

Weinglass, D. H., ‘New and Corrected Cowper Correspondence’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 27:5 (October 1980), 416-18.

Whitehead, Angus, ‘William Blake’s Subsidiary Design of a Dog in His “Heads of the Poets” Tempera of William Cowper (c. 1800–1803): An Identification’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 53:3 (September 2006), 316-20.

Whitehead, Angus, ‘“Welcome to the British Shore”: An Allusion to a Song in William Cowper’s Correspondence Identified’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 55:4 (December 2008), 409.

Whitehead, Angus, ‘“I Would Not Build Hay or Stubble…”: A Biblical Allusion Identified in a Cowper Letter to Mrs Madan’, Notes and Queries, n.s. 55:4 (December 2008), 409-11.

Yamanouchi, Hisaaki, ‘The Fair Commands the Song: William Cowper and Women’, Wordsworth Circle, 32 (2001), 101-06.

Books and Chapters

Arnold, Richard, ‘“The Hidden Life” of Hymnody: William Cowper’s Use of a Genre’, in Tropic Crucible: Self and Theory in Language and Literature, ed. Ranjit Chatterjee and Colin Nicholson (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1984).

Baird, John D., ‘Public and Private in Cowper’s The Task’, in Man and Nature: Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, ed. Josiane Boulad-Ayoub, Michael Cartwright, Michel Grenon and William Kinsley (Edmonton: Academic Printing and Publishing, 1991).

Baird, John D., ‘Cowper, William (1731–1800)’, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

Boulger, James D., ‘Religious Metaphor in the Eighteenth Century: Watts, Smart, and Cowper’, The Calvinist Temper in English Poetry’ (The Hague: Mouton, 1980)

Brown, Marshall, Preromanticism (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991).

Brunström, Conrad, William Cowper: Religion, Satire, Society (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2004).

Clark, Hilary, ‘“Repenting Prodigal”: Confession, Conversion, and Shame in William Cowper’s Adelphi’, in Depression and Narrative: Telling the Dark, ed. Hilary Clark (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008).

Cox, Stephen D., ‘Self and Perception: William Cowper’, ‘The Stranger Within Thee’: Concepts of the Self in Late-Eighteenth-Century Literature (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980).

Davidoff, Leonore, and Catherine Hall, Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780–1850 (London: Hutchinson, 1987).

Elfenbein, Andrew, ‘The Domestication of Genius: Cowper and the Rise of the Suburban Man’, Romantic Genius: The Prehistory of a Homosexual Role (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999).

Ella, George M., Paradise and Poetry: An In-Depth Study of William Cowper’s Poetic Mind (Olney: Cowper and Newton Museum, 1989).

Ella, George M., William Cowper: Poet of Paradise (Darlington: Evangelical Press, 1993).

Ella, George M., William Cowper: The Man of God’s Stamp (Dundas, Ontario: Joshua Press, 2000).

Favret, Mary A., War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010).

Fulford, Tim, ‘Thomson and Cowper: The “stubborn Country tam’d”?’, Landscape, Liberty, and Authority: Poetry, Criticism and Politics from Thomson to Wordsworth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Fulford, Tim, ‘Wordsworth, Cowper and the Language of Eighteenth-Century Politics’, in Early Romantics: Perspectives in British Poetry from Pope to Wordsworth, ed. Thomas Woodman (London: Macmillan; New York: St Martin’s Press, 1998).

Goodman, Kevis, ‘Cowper’s Georgic of the News: The “Loophole” in the Retreat’, Georgic Modernity and British Romanticism: Poetry and the Mediation of History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Griffin, Dustin, ‘Cowper’, Regaining Paradise Lost: Milton and the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Hindmarsh, D. Bruce, John Newton and the English Evangelical Tradition: Between the Conversions of Wesley and Wilberforce (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996).

Hindmarsh, D. Bruce, The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005). See Hindmarsh (1998), above.

Hutchings, Bill, The Poetry of William Cowper (London: Croom Helm, 1983).

Johnston, Freya, ‘William Cowper, The Task’, in A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry, ed. Christine Gerrard (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006).

Jordan, Sarah, ‘Under the Taskmaster’s Eye: William Cowper and Idleness’, The Anxieties of Idleness: Idleness in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2003).

King, James, William Cowper: A Biography (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1986).

King, James, ‘William Cowper (1731–1800)’, in Dictionary of Literary Biography: British Prose Writers 1660–1800, Second Series, vol. 104 (Columbia: Gale, 1990).

Knight, Elizabeth, William Cowper’s Olney (Olney: C. J. Knight, 2000).

Lynch, Brian, The Winner of Sorrow [novel] (Dublin: New Island, 2005; Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2009). See Lynch (2005), above.

Leigh, David, ‘Cowper, Wordsworth, and the Sacred Moment of Perception’, in The Fountain Light: Studies in Romanticism and Religion, ed. Robert J. Barth (New York: Fordham University Press, 2002).

Marshall, Madeleine Forell, and Janet Todd, ‘William Cowper: Exemplary Tradition and the Loss of Control’, English Congregational Hymns in the Eighteenth Century (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1982).

Matheson, Ann, ‘The Influence of Cowper’s The Task on Coleridge’s Conversation Poems’, in New Approaches to Coleridge: Biographical and Critical Essays, ed. Donald Sultana (London: Vision; Totowa: Barnes and Noble, 1981).

Newey, Vincent, Cowper’s Poetry: A Critical Study and Reassessment (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press; Totowa: Barnes and Noble, 1982). Chapter 9, ‘“Which way I fly…”: ‘The Castaway’, Hymns, and Other Poems’ reprinted as ‘“Which way I fly”: Cowper’s “The Castaway” and Other Poems’ in: Centring the Self: Subjectivity, Society and Reading from Thomas Gray to Thomas Hardy (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995).

Newey, Vincent, ‘William Cowper’, in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 109: Eighteenth-Century British Poets, Second Series, ed. John Sitter (Detroit: Gale Research, 1991).

Newey, Vincent, ‘Romantic Subjects: Shaping the Self from 1789 to 1989’, in Reviewing Romanticism, ed. Philip W. Martin and Robin Jarvis (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1992).

Newey, Vincent, ‘Abolition of the Slave Trade’, ‘Cowper, William’, ‘The Task’ and ‘The Castaway’, in A Handbook to English Romanticism, ed. Jean Raimond and J. R. Watson (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1992).

Newey, Vincent, ‘William Cowper and the Condition of England’, in Literature and Nationalism, ed. Vincent Newey and Ann Thompson (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press; Maryland: Savage, 1991). Reprinted in: Aligarh Critical Miscellany, 14 (2001), 176-96; Centring the Self: Subjectivity, Society and Reading from Thomas Gray to Thomas Hardy (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995).

Newey, Vincent, Centring the Self: Subjectivity, Society and Reading from Thomas Gray to Thomas Hardy (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995).

Newey, Vincent, ‘Cowper Prospects: Self, Nature, Society’, in Romanticism and Religion from William Cowper to Wallace Stevens, ed. Gavin Hopps and Jane Stabler (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006).

Newey, Vincent, ‘Bunyan’s Afterlives: Case Studies’, in Reception, Appropriation, Recollection: Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, ed. W. R. Owens and Stuart Sim (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007).

O’Brien, Karen, ‘“Still at Home”: Cowper’s Domestic Empires’, in Early Romantics: Perspectives in British Poetry from Pope to Wordsworth, ed. Thomas Woodman (London: Macmillan; New York: St Martin’s Press, 1998).

Perkins, David, ‘Keeping Pets: William Cowper and His Hares’, Romanticism and Animal Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). See Perkins (1996), above.

Pite, Ralph, ‘“Founded on the Affections”: A Romantic Ecology’, in The Environmental Tradition in English Literature, ed. John Parham (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002).

Priestman, Martin, Cowper’s ‘Task’: Structure and Influence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983).

Priestman, Martin, Romantic Atheism: Poetry and Freethought, 1780–1830 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Redford, Bruce, ‘William Cowper: Invitations to the Microcosm’, The Converse of the Pen: Acts of Intimacy in the Eighteenth-Century Familiar Letter (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986).

Risk, Louise B., A Portrait of William Cowper: His Own Interpreter in Letters and Poems (Glen Echo, Maryland: Bent Branch, 2004).

Ritchie, Daniel E., ‘Reconciling the Heart with the Head in the Poetry of William Cowper and the Thought of Michael Polany’, The Fulness of Knowing: Modernity and Postmodernity from Defoe to Gadamer (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010).

Rounce, Adam, ‘Cowper’s Ends’, in Romanticism and Millenarianism, ed. Tim Fulford (New York: Palgrave, 2002).

Simmons, Thomas, ‘The Exile as Other: Cowper and Davie Unhoused’, Imperial Affliction: Eighteenth-Century British Poets and Their Twentieth-Century Lives (New York: Peter Lang, 2010).

Sitter, John (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Smith, K. E., William Cowper: A Reappraisal (Olney: Cowper and Newton Museum, 2001).

Soubrenie, Elisabeth, ‘Chance, Providence, and Fate: The Spiritual Adventures of John Bunyan and William Cowper’, in Adventure: An Eighteenth-Century Idiom: Essays on the Daring and the Bold as a Pre-Modern Medium, ed. Serge Soupel, Kevin L. Cope and Alexander Pettit (New York: AMS Press, 2009).

Stock, R. D., ‘Religious Love and Fear in Late-Century Poetry: Smart, Wesley, Cowper, Blake’, The Holy and the Daemonic from Sir Thomas Browne to William Blake (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982).

Thorn, Michael, William Cowper (London: Greenwich Exchange, 1996).

Underhill, Hugh, ‘“Domestic Happiness, Thou Only Bliss”: Common and Divided Ground in William Cowper and Robert Bloomfield’, in Robert Bloomfield: Lyric, Class, and the Romantic Canon, ed. Simon White, John Goodridge and Bridget Keegan (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2006).

Watson, J. R., ‘After the Wesleys’, The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).

Williams, Paul, Travel with William Cowper (Leominster: One Day, 2007).

With thanks to: Neil Curry; Michael Davies; Brian Lynch; Vincent Newey; Leanne Philpott; Tony Seward;

K. E. Smith.

I would be grateful to learn of any omissions or errors, or of any entries for the work-in-progress ‘Critical Writing on William Cowper, 2011–’. Acknowledgement will be made. Please write to me at:

a.chantler@chester.ac.uk

Dr Ashley Chantler

Department of English

University of Chester

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

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The Cowper and Newton Journal includes scholarly articles, notes and reviews on Cowper, Newton and their contemporaries, as well as more general articles from the 18th century.

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Professor Vincent NeweyTony SewardDr William Hutchings

Editorial Board:

Dr Ashley Chantler (University of Chester), Dr Michael Davies (University of Liverpool), Kate Bostock (Museum Trustee), Professor Martha J. Koehler (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, PA), Professor Bob Owens (University of Bedfordshire).

Reviews Editor: Tony Seward

The predecessor to The Cowper and Newton Journal was The Cowper and Newton Bulletin.  Published in 8 volumes from 2002-2009, it contained museum news in each issue as well as one or more full-length scholarly articles and shorter notes.

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Our Museum building remains CLOSED.  We are opening our gardens on limited entry.  The Cowper & Newton Museum gardens will be open to welcome you on Wednesday 5th August 10.30 – 12.15 and Saturday 8th August 10.30 – 12.15

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