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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Late Increase of Robbers , and his newspaper, the Covent Garden Journal, also display a certainty that the poor possessed both power and agency. He encouraged all citizens to take part in legal actions from policing to prosecuting. This essay argues that while he condemns citizens who attempt to change...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Helen E. M. Brooks This essay examines the ways marriage could function both to the benefit and detriment of an actress's professional activities and agency. It argues that an astute marital decision might support and promote an ambitious actress's future on the stage, largely through integrating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... antiquarianism and its male-only membership. Analysis of the specific agencies behind the publication of the society's history in Literary Anecdotes shows that these areas of difference were crucial to the process by which the society became a fixture in the literary record. By the beginning of the twenty-first...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 71–73.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Marx) sought to explain wealth by tracing value back to the physical agencies that produced it. Neoclassical economists dispensed with that realist theory of value, interpret- ing price more simply as a point where the supply and demand curves intersect. It is not controversial to say that...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 145–149.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Laura J. Rosenthal Thompson Peggy . Coyness and Crime in Restoration Comedy: Women’s Desire, Deception, and Agency . ( Lewisburg : Bucknell Univ. , 2012 ). Pp. xi + 189 . $60 Wilson Brett D. . A Race of Female Patriots: Women and Public Spirit on the British Stage, 1688...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 124–129.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Weber’s biography is ultimately a story about fashion, power, and agency. As such, it will resonate with and appeal to many modern and feminist readers. Whether discussing Marie Antoinette’s initial reluctance to wear the constrict- ing grand corp in chapter 3, “Corseted,” or her adoption of a female...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... A lady with big hair is the many-­headed Watched Women     117 hydra of the period, a synecdoche for dramatic female agency, and the ensuing cultural “nervousness . . . is due to a conviction that the commercialization of culture in forums such as...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2020
... investment opportunities, with or without their husbands knowledge or approval. Husbands also began to delegate financial matters to their wives. Chapter 7 explores the growing financial agency of women investors. It rehearses the story of Hester Pinney, who not only took on investments for her brother...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
... shows how creatively literary texts engage with and subvert the expectations placed on good servants while these texts simultaneously create standards for evaluating servants’ conduct, their agency, and their desires. Looking at female servants’ sexuality in literary texts as an “interpretive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 April 2008
... the “traditional, post-Romantic emphasis on indi- vidual authors,” we customarily attribute authorship to “an individual who could be linked to the work through the medium of a proper name, who could then be understood to be possessed of both an identifiable intention and an originative agency...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., falling under “The Sto- ries Things Tell,” instead of focusing on the it-­narrative proper, examines the function and possibility of things with agency in representative literature and artwork throughout the eighteenth century, from ghost stories (Barbara Bene- dict’s “The Spirit of Things”) and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2018
... we see unionism’s contribution to the early nineteenth-century 132 Eighteenth-Century Life emergence of the modern individual, a figure defined, for Swenson, “by agency instead of essence” (11). James Macpherson’s Ossian and Samuel Johnson’s Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 January 2021
... that dismantles any stable opposition between original and imitation, thereby making Beckford a pioneer co- transmitter of the Nights in England (105). Emanating from a deep originating well (132), as Châtel argues, Vathek testifies both to Beckford s creative agency and to the idea of an...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 3 4 Eighteenth-Century Life Lamb’s Preserving the Self in the South Seas (2001), and argues that “sentimental texts helped create the terms for thinking about agency and intent across the geographic expanse of the globe by...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... makes his antagonistic argument, that progress must be based upon the old, not on radical breaks from tradition.4 Her progressiveness extends to her insistence on including female agency and arts in her georgic framework; Anna Laetitia Barbauld would not write a female georgic until the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
...- tends that this ideal evacuates women’s agency in order to confirm that of men. More recently, Christa Knellwolf has shown us that Pope’s character- ization of Belinda depends upon a literal understanding of objectification: “Much of Pope’s poetry is primarily a...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 99–104.
Published: 01 April 2015
... challenge to the widely accepted view that the Enlightenment bequeathed to modernity an “impoverished” view of moral selfhood, a ghostly conception of ethical agency that seems to deny both the fact that individuals have unique bodies, histories, and emotions, and that they live and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 28–33.
Published: 01 January 2009
... formulations such as ‘things come’ and ‘time alters’ are subtle and deliberate omissions of parental and caretaking agency in the child’s development. . . . The absence of this admission in the Essay [concerning Human Understanding] is of momentous consequence to the theory of knowl- edge that Locke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 120–124.
Published: 01 January 2009
... considerations of the difficulty of locating female subjects in the official “patri- archive,” whether that be composed of company papers or of other materials favored by historians of the state and its agencies. If, as Joseph makes clear, the archive is “a Tool for Male Legal Subjectivity and the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the poor in recent years have turned to analyzing texts in order to shed light on both pauper agency and the attitudes of those who shaped the provision of infor- mal and formal means of poor relief. By examining language and narrative strategies, historians have attempted to untangle the...