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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Sarah Jordan The College of William & Mary 2001 From Grotesque Bodies to Useful Hands: Idleness, Industry, and the Laboring Class In 1720, Laurence Braddon, one of the many public-spirited projec...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 21–68.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Mark Blackwell The College of William & Mary 2004 “Extraneous Bodies”: The Contagion of Live-Tooth Transplantation in Late-Eighteenth-Century England Mark Blackwell University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Jeffrey Barnouw Koch Erec R. . The Aesthetic Body: Passion, Sensibility, and Corporeality in Seventeenth-Century France ( Newark : Univ. of Delaware , 2008 ). Pp. 390 . $75 Thomson Ann . Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 65–104.
Published: 01 September 2009
... anxiety about bodily dissolution after death. And at this time, the religious connotation of the uncorrupted corpse becomes translated into the endorsement of preservation as a guarantee that the body and soul will be properly rejoined in the afterlife. In medical terms, surgical innovations demanded...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... valuable body of our arts.” Specimens collected and collated with the text anchor, document, and illustrate the words on the page. As a result, an identical multiple in a print run was turned into a unique object. Through the art of extraillustration, the extra-illustrator Richard Bull “erected for himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 96–118.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of the people is entangled with estrangement, monstrosity. and suffering. The novel appeared in a postwar world of ruins, dismembered bodies, and revenants that formed around a newly heightened awareness of the living forces and traumas that compose war. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Baretti used Montesquieu's theory to conceptualize relationships between music, audience, and environment. They were drawn to Montesquieu not simply because his political ideas were popular, but also because his thought was directly engaged with midcentury concerns about music's power over the body, its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 1–17.
Published: 01 April 2011
... the Christian spectrum, who are not “fools”—who preach from the heart and preach reconciliation rather than exclusion. It would be useful to students of Sterne to familiarize themselves with just a tenth of this vast body of sermon literature before suggesting that Sterne had no commitment to the religious...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Yael Shapira This essay considers the limited presence of the dead body in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto . The near absence of gory death from the novella is striking, given both its intensive borrowing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and its status as the founding work of the Gothic tradition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Ireland’s problems of poverty and unemployment, including a scheme for giving badges to Dublin’s deserving poor while setting the able-bodied to work, under threat of corporeal punishment. Swift supported this scheme in the 1720s and 1730s, and this essay gives us a fuller picture of Swift at the end of his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 44–47.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... With the phrase “elocu- tionary discourse,” Goring evokes “the wealth of utterances and practices— some literary, some oral, some graphic, some somatic—which in different ways contributed to the construction of eighteenth-century understandings of bodily eloquence” (13). The body’s capacity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... En- gland at times makes it diffi cult to decide where one person’s parts end and another’s begin. The wig’s physical nature — the way it shuttles among diff erent individuals, recomposing the body and its surfaces — erodes the boundaries that set the individual subject off from the world...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., conduct books, diaries, traveler’s accounts, sermons, poems, and pamphlets of the period, was both remarkably attentive to bodily exteriors and deeply suspicious of their truthfulness. This essay discusses the surface of bodies—women’s bodies, in particular—and the vexed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 January 2011
... as a deliberate act on Behn’s part to erase her private identity.20 She argues, further, that the absence of a publicly accessible “body” provides Behn with a powerful agency grounded in its potential for an endless and strategic process of self- reinvention. Gal- lagher’s approach necessitates a shift...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
... scorbutic connotations for decades: James Lind, who authored the landmark A Treatise of the Scurvy (1753), thought faulty diet interacted with dirty and undisciplined bodies to produce the disease. Subsequently, evidence for scurvy’s basis in faulty nutrition con- tinued to pile up, but so did...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 234–239.
Published: 01 January 2011
...M. G. Sullivan Matthew Craske. The Silent Rhetoric of the Body: A History of Monumental Sculpture and Commemorative Art in England, 1720–1770 (New Haven: Yale Univ., 2007). Pp. xiii + 528. 200 ills. $75 Duke University Press 2010 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2016
... private dwelling, increasingly “the only kind of home there is,” and also for England, “the singular, original home nation” (5). “Home is a kind of two-bodies meta- phor, one that was supplementary to the original, but that replaced the body natural/body politic analogy during the eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 133–147.
Published: 01 January 2021
... to be developed here emphasizes relation: Locke does not divorce percipients from the bodies they know, whether minuscule or macroscopic (3). It is pre- cisely the relation between percipient and body, not detached representation, that produces sense. This point is made clear in Thompson s counter to John...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and sexual desire, and to avoid falling prey to seduction. Taking issue with those who see Haywood as a mere pornographer, Lubey claims that, by Haywood’s own account, her amatory fiction is based on the premise that “the body’s pleasures” achieved through an imaginative reading of her works “can...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... body of woman generally, which, even if it could be revealed in all its naked glory, is itself only a promise of pleasures to come. That double displacement is inextricable from the commercial system in which it occurs. In other words, because the face, the body, and the pleasure were all...