Julia Gasper

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Julia Gasper is an English Literature scholar and historian in UK. She has a D.Phil from Somerville College, Oxford University.[1] She is the author of several books including The Dragon and the Dove: the Plays of Thomas Dekker (Oxford University Press, 1990), Theodore von Neuhoff, King of Corsica (University of Delaware Press, 2012), The Marquis d'Argens: A Philosophical Life (Lexington Books, 2014), and Elizabeth Craven: Writer, Feminist and European (Vernon Press, 2017). She was one of the editors of the Oxford edition of the Plays of Thomas Middleton, and is the translator and editor of The Modern Philosopher and Other Works by Elizabeth Craven, (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017). She has reviewed on a wide range of subjects including theater, art and music.

The French critic Francois de Negroni wrote about Theodore von Neuhoff that it was "the first serious and thorough book on its subject", a work of intellectual "rigor" that deserved to become a "work of reference". [2] Of The Marquis d'Argens, Professor Jonathan Israel wrote "This is by far the best study available on a major but unjustly neglected Enlightenment writer who ought to be as famous for his intellectual contribution as he once was for his wit and amusing storytelling. This book fills a considerable gap in the standard literature on the Enlightenment." [3] The Eighteenth-century Intelligencer wrote: "The Marquis d’Argens: A Philosophical Life is a much-needed contribution to eighteenth-century studies. With this biography, Gasper in effect creates a fresh beginning for scholarship on d’Argens’s thought and work".[4]

A reviewer of Elizabeth Craven: Writer, Feminist and European describes it as "exceptionally and phenomenally well researched" and "A magnificent read". [5]