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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Sarah Prescott The College of William & Mary 2001 Provincial Networks, Dissenting Connections, and Noble Friends: Elizabeth Singer Rowe and Female Authorship in Early Eighteenth-Century England ’Twas...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
... reading: those poems, the authorship of which was (or appeared to be) disputed. This article considers how, through accident or design, misattributions entered into and persisted in the printed record. Each case of disputed authorship provides insight into the reception history of the poem under...
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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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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Peter M. Briggs Dunton's journalistic Athenian Mercury and his proto-novel A Voyage Round the World , both from 1691, imply through their strategies of presentation significantly different ideas of authorship. Experimenting with a participatory format that paired readers' questions on a variety...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Kathleen Lawton-Trask A sometime friend, sometime adversary of Alexander Pope, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu largely resisted publication, sharing her work privately and denying authorship of some of her poems that made their way into print. Nevertheless, today she is considered a prominent literary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... with the infamous Minerva Press, which issued staggering levels of new fiction written primarily by women. Meeke’s title-pages employed a complex system of authorship: some works carried her name (“Mrs. Meeke”); others were anonymous; a third strain employed the pseudonym “Gabrielli.” As an author of numerous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 29–37.
Published: 01 April 2019
... friends, and his authorship in 1761 of the Institutes of Health , which details how individual well-being could be promoted by exercise, hygiene, and a good diet. Cleland Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure editing sexuality health Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Devoney Looser This essay considers Frances Burney’s last published work, Memoirs of Doctor Burney (1832), for its sustained attention to gender, aging, and authorship. When the Memoirs is read from cover to cover, significant and previously unnoticed patterns emerge that offer new insights...
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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 (2024) 48 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2024
... order. These prayer books, I argue, constitute a form of “devotional authorship” that registers authorial presence while paradoxically effacing the author, through the devotion that the books both facilitate and enact. To give context for this analysis of Sister Cecily Joseph's work, I survey the broad...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 April 2008
... in individual subjectivity, and coalescing copyright laws in the wake of the 1710 Statute of Anne, Johnson’s contemporaries were ready to consider authorship as a legitimate category of ownership that helped make periodization, based on author- ship, possible. As a figure of English identity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 81–87.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Misty Krueger misty.krueger@maine.edu Hilary Havens . Revising the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Authorship from Manuscript to Print ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2019 ). Pp. 242 . $99.99 cloth. $29.99 paper. Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Hilary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Erin Mackie Powell Manushag N. . Performing Authorship in Eighteenth-Century English Periodicals . ( Lewisburg : Bucknell Univ. , 2012 ). Pp. xii + 289 . $85 Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Review Essay Periodical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 January 2014
...), and important scholarly advances that bear directly on Cleland and his work: a more nuanced understanding of the history of gender and sexuality; a renewed interest in print culture, the history of the book, and shifting ideas about authorship; the establishment of postcolonial studies and an increased...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
... is a nineteenth-­century invention.1 These two stories seem at odds with each other. Each is, however, about attribution: the former, the attribution of genre, the latter, of authorship. From the beginning, describing the rise of the novel meant placing Defoe’s novels in a lineage alongside those...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 262–267.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., and curators of a single volume over the generations made them difficult to date or assign authorship to. 1 Such volumes were also frequently remarkable because of the multiplicity of ways in which the blank pages of a single book might function—as account books and repositories for recipes, or as a record...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 90–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Martin Maner Jennie Batchelor and Cora Kaplan, eds. British Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century: Authorship, Politics, and History (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005). Pp. 205. 2 ills. $65. ISBN 1-4039-4931-8; Helen Thompson. Ingenuous Subjection: Compliance and Power...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., and how these reflect or diverge from those expressed in printed works of the day. They also gesture toward a history of reading and writing that challenges narratives about the derivative nature of non-elite writing, the emergence of individualistic and proprietary authorship, the transformation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2002
.... Social Authorship and the Advent of Print (Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins Univ., 1999). Pp. 182. $38.50. ISBN 0-8018-6139-X McDowell, Paula. The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Marketplace 1678–1730 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1999...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 115–120.
Published: 01 January 2022
... against Abolishing Christianity and A Description of a Morning seemingly in a few days each. He was, arguably, the best ironist of all time and all countries. Swift also lived a full life as a publisher of books, pamphlets, and poems, sometimes openly admitting his authorship, often playing...