The Birth of Pandora

and the Division of Knowledge

  • Authors
  • John Barrell

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. John Barrell
    Pages 1-24
  3. John Barrell
    Pages 25-39
  4. John Barrell
    Pages 41-61
  5. John Barrell
    Pages 63-87
  6. John Barrell
    Pages 89-118
  7. John Barrell
    Pages 119-143
  8. John Barrell
    Pages 145-220
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 221-263

About this book


This book brings together many of John Barrell's essays - some written especially for this volume - on the history and politics of culture in eighteenth-century Britain. It addresses a wide range of cultural practices - painting, sculpture, poetry, the law, the division of labour - discussing them in relation to such issues as sexuality, the body and representation and the distinction between public and private. The Birth of Pandora will interest all those involved with or interested in cultural history and cultural studies.


cultural history Cultural Studies culture law poetry

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