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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 183–216.
Published: 01 January 2024
... that Odell misstated the town the Peterses departed to as Wilmington rather than Middleton, both towns being north of Boston, and Middleton about twenty-five miles east of Wilmington. 12 Even though the characterization of John Peters that emerges in Odell's description in this note (and throughout...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 93–99.
Published: 01 April 2024
... of the eighteenth-century poets and redirect their impulses earthward. Yet spiritualist poetics refuse to be fully grounded and, in something of a bait-and-switch, the second half of the chapter drops Wordsworth in favor of another soaring trio of poets—Phillis Wheatley Peters, William Blake, and Emily Dickinson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2024
.... The lost manuscript book of Phillis Wheatley Peters's second volume of poems and letters, in the first case, is painstakingly reconstructed by Michelle Levy, who in the process argues that the poet's active writing hand was the means by which she claimed ownership of her writings and her career. Next...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 56–82.
Published: 01 April 2007
... and the revisions designed to promote the book. The layers of manuscript and printed texts make visible Stedman’s conscious deployment of literary and cultural allusion: not only does he refer to contemporary black celebri- ties such as Phillis Wheatley and Olaudah Equiano, but he also, like Ligon, praises...