Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


John Dussinger

Emeritus Professor of English

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Selected Publications

Book Contributions

  • "Samuel Richardson's Correspondence with Thomas Edwards." The Cambridge Edition of the Correspondence of Samuel Richardson. Ed. John A. Dussinger and David E. Shuttleton. Cambridge: Univ. of Cambridge Press, 2013.
  • "The Oxford Methodists (1733;1738): The Purloined Letter of John Wesley at Samuel Richardson's Press." Theology and Literature in the Age of Johnson: Resisting Secularism. Ed. Melvyn New and Gerard Reedy. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2012. 27-48.
  • "Debt without Redemption in a World of 'Impossible Exchange': Samuel Richardson and Philanthropy." The Culture of the Gift in Eighteenth-Century England. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009. 55-75.
  • "The Negotiations of Sir Charles Grandison." New Windows on a Woman's World. Dundedin, New Zealand: Univ. of Otago Press, 2005. 1:32-50..
  • "'Ciceronian Eloquence': The Politics of Virtue in Richardson's Pamela." Passion and Virtue. Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 2001. 27-51.

Edited Books

  • The Cambridge Edition of the Correspondence of Samuel Richardson: Correspondence with Sarah Wescomb, Frances Grainger, and Laetitia Pilkington. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • The Cambridge Edition of the Correspondence of Samuel Richardson: Correspondence with Thomas Edwards . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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Journal Articles

  • "Mary Astell's Revisions of Some Reflections upon Marriage (1730)." The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 107 (2013): 49-79.
  • "Another Anonymous Compilation from Samuel Richardson's Press: A Select Manual of Devotions for Sick Persons (1733)." PBSA 102.3 (2008): 363-85.
  • "Fabrications from Samuel Richardson's Press." PBSA 100.2 (2006): 259-79.
  • "'Stealing in the great doctrines of Christianity': Samuel Richardson as Journalist." Eighteenth-Century Fiction 15 (2003): 451-506.
  • "Samuel Richardson's 'Elegant Disquisitions': Anonymous Writing in the True Briton and other Journals?." Studies in Bibliography 53 (2000): 195-226.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • "Conyers Middleton." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
  • "Oliver Goldsmith." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
  • "Richard Roderick." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
  • "Samuel Richardson." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
  • "Thomas Edwards." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.