Haywood’s works: Availability, editing, and issues of bibliography

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In this essay, I examine the broad correlation between the increased access to Haywood’s works and the increase in the scholarship on those works, providing an account of the multiplying forms of access to Haywood’s works over the last century and the increasing volume of scholarship that has become available on those works since the 1980s. While the broad correlation of access to scholarship is clear, it is, however, incomplete. For a handful of Haywood’s works, increased access has not led to an increase in scholarship. My analysis of the distribution of scholarship suggests that the primary reason for the imperfect correlation of access to scholarship may be that there is a general bias among teachers, students, and scholars toward Haywood’s prose fiction and periodicals over her drama, nonfiction, and many translations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Approaches to Teaching the Works of Eliza Haywood
EditorsTiffany Potter
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherModern Language Association (MLA)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781603294256, 9781603294263
ISBN (Print)9781603294621, 9781603294249
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Publication series

NameApproaches to Teaching World Literature
PublisherThe Modern Language Association of America
ISSN (Print)1059-1133


  • Women writers
  • Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • Bibliography

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