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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
... identification of an author. Any reader who wished to identify which works in a miscellany had been written by a particular poet often faced considerable difficulties. This article focuses on a small but significant group of poems that challenged miscellany readers interested in knowing whose works they were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Gillian Paku Duke University Press 2008 R The Age of Anon: Johnson Rewrite s the Name of the Author Gillian Paku Harvard University In authorial guise as The Adventurer, Samuel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
... man-of-letters rather than a musical professional. In Memoirs , Burney uses biography as a vehicle for the establishment of her own literary authority. In transforming her father from artisanal musician to man-of-letters, she establishes an artistic-professional genealogy in which to site her own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 38–57.
Published: 01 April 2019
...). In one case, the 1963 Lancer edition of the “suppressed sequel to Fanny Hill,” Memoirs of a Coxcomb , the work in question was certainly Cleland’s. But in two other cases, mildly racy eighteenth-century “memoirs” were blazoned on their covers as “by the Author of Fanny Hill,” despite the absence of any...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Frances A. Chiu The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26202-22-chiu.q4 5/28/02 2:15 PM Page 1 From Nobodaddies to Noble Daddies: Writing Political and Paternal Authority in English...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
... continually engages with issues of language and authority. Exquemelin was fascinated with the challenges of producing credible accounts of experience and with the techniques and politics of manipulating narrative for empowerment. For Exquemelin, buccaneers are not only violent criminals but also linguistic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 50–71.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., copyists, makers, editors, and authors. As a result, when they took ownership of their books by signing their names on elaborate title‐pages, such gestures signified something more complex and variable than a claim to “authorship.” Rejecting a post‐Romantic oppositional hierarchy of writer over reader...
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 6. A page from Cannon's “ genealogies,” XA, f. 119. Photograph by the authors. More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 2. An example page from Cannon's Chronicles , f. 692. Photograph by the authors. More
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1. Imperial and Royal Porcelain Factory, Vienna, Table Centerpiece (1768), Museum für Angewandtekunst, Vienna. Author's photograph. More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 1: D. Dodd, “Frontispiece,” engraved by A. Birrell, The Shipwreck (London: J. Wenman, 1781). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 89–104.
Published: 01 April 2017
... voice emerges as the text's most distinct and powerful narrative force. This voice presents itself as corrective and collective, demonstrating the benefits of a community and redefining the authority of the author. In her less well-known periodical, The Lady's Museum (1760-61), Lennox introduces...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... anecdotes to larger concerns about English self-representation and the political authority that it alternately appeased and resisted. Specifically, the essay will follow Angelo from an anecdote he tells about George III at a Royal Academy exhibition, through an account of the constitutional crisis of 1783...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ashley Marshall The “Defoe” to be found in the major modern biographies and the criticism of the last four decades is a radically different person and writer from earlier Defoes. Although the notion of a “constructed” author is by now an over-worked cliché, Defoe represents an especially...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of matters with editors' answers, Dunton enhanced the credibility of the Mercury by inventing a fictional “Athenian Society” of experts who pondered questions and provided answers. Published responses thus carried the weight of their collective authority. The Voyage used an opposite strategy, featuring two...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... as “Mary Meeke,” the wife of a Staffordshire vicar. It was not until 2013 that an article by Simon Macdonald conclusively revealed the author’s actual identity as Elizabeth Meeke—not a respectable vicar’s wife, but the scandalous stepsister of Frances Burney. Meeke published all her fiction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 140–159.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of authors with direct experience of war in America, but was later adapted by a wide range of authors who experienced war at a far greater distance. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 American Revolution war poetry private sublime Ann Eliza Bleecker Freneau Charlotte Smith...
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Published: 01 January 2022
Figure 1. Louis du Guernier's frontispiece to the seventh edition of Joseph Addison's Cato (London: Jacob Tonson, 1713). From the author's collection. More
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 9: R. Westall, “[The Consultation],” engraved by E. Finden, The Shipwreck (London: J. Sharpe, 1819). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More
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Figure 4: T. Stothard, “[Palemon Dying],” engraved by J. Neagle, The Shipwreck (London: Cadell and Davies, 1796). Reproduced from a copy in the author's collection. More