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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Mark Vareschi While much scholarly attention has been paid to attributing or de-attributing the texts associated with Daniel Defoe properly, less attention has been paid to the process of attribution itself and the context in which these attributions were made. This essay examines the various means...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jennifer Batt As records in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI) reveal, verse in miscellanies was printed without attribution or was attributed via descriptive epithets, pseudonyms, or partial indications of a poet's name at least as often as it was printed with a clear and unambiguous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of these extracts are firmly attributed to Shakespeare, others are the consequence of adaptation and revision, and some have no provenance at all. What does this tell us about the cultural consumption and assimilation of Shakespeare at this moment of anthologizing? What cultural needs and attitudes do these textual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... as the foremost court poet of the Restoration. The Rochester the volume presented—as well as the poems it attributed to him—evolved across the early editions of The Works , and it was in the hands of the notorious bookseller Edmund Curll that its vision of Rochester took its most influential turn. Inserting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... for avoiding print. For a poet who avoided print so assiduously, every erroneous attribution is significant; these poems offer a picture of who she was to her contemporaries, and reveal the risks that appearing in print represented to women. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Lady Mary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... realms we can dig up lawsuit testimony, but plaintiff and defendant rarely agree. What seems plausible is not always true, and the improbable can sometimes be proven. Attribution is a particularly knotty problem, as the horrible messes in the canons of Defoe and Fielding remind us. Memoirs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... and interpret his writings. For a variety of reasons—having to do with the nature of his life and work, the lack of much personal record, the anonymity and attribution problems—we are simply not on solid ground, as we are with Dryden, Pope, Fielding, or Swift. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Gillian Skinner The idea that Burney features in her own journals and letters as a novelistic heroine is something that readers over the years have noted and attributed variously to straightforward egotism or to a need for compensation. In this article, I read narrative performances Burney produced...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 37–64.
Published: 01 September 2009
... attention to a number of curious details, including early critiques of Johnson's work, and mentions of Johnsonian publications or attributions that have been sometimes overlooked. The whole is intended to be a contribution to the understanding of Johnson's near-contemporary reception and reputation. Duke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
... conventional imperial attributes that characterized Napoleonic imagery at the time. On one level, the portrait can be understood according to Christian iconography or as an allegory of the new French order according to ancient Roman mythology. I argue, however, that Prud'hon subscribed to early nineteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 50–71.
Published: 01 January 2024
... reader indulgence, but rather, the assertion of a critic that he has a “Genius” for discerning and “owning” “glorious” poetic objects. Furthermore, in several of the instances where Williams does provide an attribution, the naming of the author is accompanied by his own signature. For example, “Antiochus...
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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 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
...—not even her forename. Most of Meeke’s novels appeared with her marital ascription on their title-pages, meaning that her married surname was the only trace by which she might be iden- ti‡ed. The longest-standing attribution was provided in the Dictionary of National Biography at the close...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., the relationship between popularity and canonicity, and the connections between notions of authorship and practices of attribution. From close to distant reading, these essays model how the DMI might be used to generate new hypotheses concerning the ways that eighteenth-century readers and writers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Onslow as speaker of the Commons), events that took place between November 1740 and February 1743. The editors also follow George Birkbeck Hill and F. V. Bernard in attributing to Johnson two brief earlier debates on naval affairs published in 1740 and 1741, here printed as an appendix. Also...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2024
... questions of attribution or authorship are not pressing. In most manuscripts, the scribe's activity is unattributed. Even in the case of two long-time scriveners who produced large numbers of works, direct attribution is minimal and tends to be self-effacing: Sister Cecily Joseph signs one book, MS 13...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 126–129.
Published: 01 January 2023
..., albeit of a different sort, but was also the next phase of Defoe's evolution. The original Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy is an attribution quagmire. Most scholars agree that the first volume, published in three parts between 1684 and 1686, in Italian and in French (consisting of 102 letters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 183–216.
Published: 01 January 2024
... and pseudonymously, that appear likely to have been by Peters, and Wendy Raphael Roberts, by tracing the networks of New England Quakers who copied and circulated poetry, has definitively attributed one new poem to PWP and has made another speculative attribution. 7 By searching for PWP in new archives...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 101–105.
Published: 01 September 2012
...). Pp viii + 250. £60 paper J The attributes and centrality of reason in Enlightenment culture are called into question yet again in two recent studies of eighteenth-­century French lit- erature. In The Fiction of Enlightenment, Heidi Bostic contends that Enlight...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 January 2001
... some idea of how these attributes of ideal manliness interact with conceptions of nationhood and manly vir- tue: Great Numbers of Subjects, that in a time of War, might defend their Coun- try, are effeminated, debauched, diseased, and made...