Liberty and Responsibility in “The Spectator”


This conference introduced conferees to a wide range of readings from The Spectator and The Female Spectator and encouraged them to explore the ways in which these periodicals attempted both to reflect and shape the burgeoning commercial culture of eighteenth-century England.


Conference Readings

Addison, Joseph and Richard Steele. The Spectator. Edited by Donald F. Bond. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1965.

Haywood, Eliza Fowler. Selected Works of Eliza Haywood II, Volumes 2 and 3: The Female Spectator. Edited by Kathryn R. King and Alexander Pettit. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2001.