Recent Submissions

  • Political arithmetik: accounting for irony in Swift's "A Modest Proposal" 

    Phiddian, Robert Andrew (MCB University Press, 1996)
    Writing as a literary critic and literary historian rather than as a professional or academic accountant, Phiddian proposes to highlight two ways by which accountants might resist the rhetorical power of positive accounting ...
  • Review of "Swift as Nemesis: Modernity and Its Satirist" by Boyle 

    Phiddian, Robert Andrew (University of Chicago Press, 2002)
    Phiddian's review of Frank Boyle's book "Swift as Nemesis" Modernity and Its Satirist" (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000).
  • Have you eaten yet? The reader in "A Modest Proposal" 

    Phiddian, Robert Andrew (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996)
    In Swift's "A Modest Proposal", the Proposer discusses recipes for stewed baby. If Swift's plan for the readers was first to trick us into temporary assent to the proposal, and then to follow this with an instructive ...