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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of the 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 (2022) 46 (3): 30–51.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Susan Kubica Howard Writing in the popular nineteenth‐century genre of queens’ lives, Charlotte Papendiek's memoirs, published under the title Court and Private Life in the Time of Queen Charlotte , chronicle both the life of the queen as well as that of Papendiek. Papendiek establishes her agency...
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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
... 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 century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., editorial agency, and even authorship over this bound 350‐page volume, forcing us to reconsider the value of manuscripts in an age of print. This essay reconstructs the transactional nature of the manuscript as the artisan shaped his knowledge through adaptation of theoretical content. As a reader, Martin...
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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...
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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 (2012) 36 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 January 2012
... 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 Carlisle House...
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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 (2010) 34 (3): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 2010
...- 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 sentimental fictions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2020
... the growing financial agency of women investors. It rehearses the story of Hester Pinney, who not only took on investments for her brother Nathaniel and his family, but also for George Booth, with whom she had a close relationship, but to whom she was not related. Hester Pinney was actively involved...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 April 2008
.... In 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.” 7 Greene’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... 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 nineteenth century.5...
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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...
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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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 April 2023
... and blue humanities aim, above all, to challenge a land-based view of the ocean as an inert backdrop for human drama, travel, and cultural exchange, Falconer's writings remind us of the ocean as a material entity, constantly moving and changing. Those seeking insights into the ocean's agency and impact...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Exquemelin resolves the question of buccaneer agency by viewing his subjects through the lenses of providentialist interpretation. In the most all- encompassing terms, he understands the buccaneers to be under God’s con- trol, sent to carry out divine justice, or to be themselves condemned by it. His...
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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 (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., and recording the additional agency involved in the intersection between the orders of the book and the orders of collecting. Title- pages identify a book by providing bibliographic information, such as the name of the author, the title, pub- lisher, place, and year of publication. Their position before...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and scientific interests in investigating the mind that could uncover the individual soul. 27 At times, however, the boundaries between ownership, authorship, and agency for a painting became blurred since society shaped artists just as much as artists constructed the world around them. A commissioned...
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