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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
... metaphysical and empirical implications of specular display. It further reveals how mirrors functioned as cultural touchstones in critical debates over the correlation between morals and manners, authenticity and facsimile, ideal imitation and original expression, and how they thus provide fresh contextual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
... article argues that in these publications, Dunton anticipated two modern authorial postures that have competed for literary predominance ever since—one based upon empirical reasoning and institutional authority for validation, the other insisting upon the authenticity of personal experience, self...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
...- century scholars (who had not read Sodomy Punish d) as the more authentic version of the story. Finally, the story appeared in a third version in 1740, though it has been wrongly dated to 1730 in most sources, including the ESTC.17 The Just Vengeance of Heaven Exemplify d. In a JOURNAL Lately Found by...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 January 2013
... our understanding of Burke’s writings and speeches. However, Bullard seems wholly persuaded that Burke’s rheto- ric offers authentic claims about the British national character grounded in Burke’s representations of his own “authentic” character; this means that Bul- lard steadfastly avoids...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 130–136.
Published: 01 September 2014
... spoke to broader aesthetic and cultural values, specifically, to the debates about authority and authenticity that accompanied the eighteenth-century passion for all things ruinous and fragmentary. Both books under review here con- tribute to an increasingly substantial body of critical work...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 6–11.
Published: 01 September 2010
... joy” on first reading the works of Ossian at the age of sixteen. In her voluminous correspondence, Seward would chide friends who did not share her admiration, nor, as Jack Lynch notes in his excellent new study, did any apparent reservations about the authenticity of the Ossianic poems dampen...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 41–47.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Robert Miles Margaret Russett. Fictions and Fakes: Forging Romantic Authenticity, 1760 - 1845 (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2006). Pp. 258. 10 ills. $85 Duke University Press 2010 Review Essay Romantic Forgery...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 January 2011
... authentic emotion” as they would come to be understood in the eigh- teenth century, but rather “ambiguous, manipulative, and opportunistic.” 5 In this article, I consider the ways in which “Love- Letters” conforms to Todd’s reading of Restoration epistolary discourse, and the ways that it exploits...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 106–110.
Published: 01 January 2009
... boy bookish, bookish boy becomes bookish man who wants to find a way to replant himself not just so he can live authentically, but so he can get back to what his ‘heart is wholly set uponthe Love of Let- ters.’ The Essays don’t so much render an inner life as an affair with reading” (47). If...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2004
... Abelard,” which he titled rather cryptically “The Nun’s Love-Letter15 Hughes’ comment on the genuineness of the letters of Abelard and Heloise attests to contem- porary tastes for authenticity; and such claims were already a common trope of early epistolary fiction. The success of the Lettres...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2019
... morally suspect, a way to dupe unsuspecting viewers. Siddons s celebrity depended upon her spotless public reputation, . . . the emotional authenticity of her acting, and the empathetic responses it elicited (113). The continuity between her public and private personas meant that this authenticity 1 1 8...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2009
... relics of eighteenth- century culture, giving them rich, precise histories. Even more than this, it explains the changes that caused us to turn from the cool, appraising gaze that the topographical print was created to satisfy, to the longing for an authentic connection to the past that currently...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 3–13.
Published: 01 April 2008
... and the Dunciad, the note has migrated to the bottom of the page.19 Here, as what Cosgrove calls the “­anti-authenticating footnote,” it becomes the domain of the trivial or inauthentic. Pope’s Dunciad footnotes slyly invert the logic of the Bent- leyan scholarly edition, extracting and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Work (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2006). Pp. 306. 65 ills. $30. ISBN 0-19-518264-2 Russett, Margaret. Fictions and Fakes: Forging Romantic Authenticity, 1760 – 1845 (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2006). Pp. 258. 10 ills. $85. ISBN 0-521-85078-9 Sutherland, Kathryn. Jane Austen’s Textual Lives...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 54–60.
Published: 01 January 2009
... English. McNeil demonstrates that the questions concerning the authenticity of Macpherson’s supposed translations of third-century Gaelic poetry could only be answered by appealing to additional translations, thereby creating a recursive cycle of uncertainty that did nothing to reconcile the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2002
... con- text. This is why the craze for authentic— or quasi-authentic— parapher- nalia of the exotic chose random objects such as the headdress of a chief from the Pacific. These were isolated from their proper context before they were turned into sensations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 105–108.
Published: 01 April 2014
... visual responses to the novel from three eras. Another welcome bonus item is Smollett’s little-­known “Account of the Expedition against Carthagene,” first published in 1756 as part of his seven-­volume compilation of travel writings, A Compendium of Authentic and Entertaining Voyages. Smollett...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 103–106.
Published: 01 April 2007
... Walsham. Angels in the Early Modern World (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2006). Pp. 326. 25 ills. $99. ISBN 0-521-84332-4 McAlpin, Mary. Gender, Authenticity, and the Missive Letter in Eighteenth-Century France: Marie-Anne de La Tour, Rousseau’s Real-Life Julie (Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2000
... authentic and legible and the suspicion that they were neither. ECL24304-031-Pritchard.jm 33 1/1/01, 8:30 AM 34 The epitome of the new public woman was the professional actress, a figure first introduced to London in 1660.7 Thomas...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., which extend over one fourth of the text.12 Not surprisingly, along with the birth of the authenticating footnote comes the anti-authenticating­ note, of which Pope was a master.13 Somewhere in between falls Samuel John- son, whose 1765 “Preface to Shakespeare” reveals deep suspicion of the new...