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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... culture of theatrical celebrity. While paintings and engraved prints of actors mostly peddled a mode of celebrity that was sustained by audience applause within the theater walls, Bell’s illustrations created a parallel visibility for the performers outside the theater, which was only tenuously and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Danielle Spratt The essay argues that David Garrick and Sarah Siddons—two of the most financially successful celebrities of their time—cultivated their parental public images in print and portrait culture by capitalizing on the level of their participation in benefits for actors and in the Drury...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2018) 42 (3): 76–80.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Misty G. Anderson Fawcett Julia . Spectacular Disappearances: Celebrity and Privacy, 1696–1801 ( Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan , 2016 ). Pp. 304. $65 Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Janine Barchas; Kristina Straub “Curating Will & Jane” provides an overview of the exhibition, Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity , opening at the Folger Shakespeare Library in August 2016. Shakespeare and Austen became literary celebrities roughly 200 years after...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Boswell, Esq on his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with the celebrated Dr Johnson (1786) and Bozzy and Piozzi, or, The British Biographers, A Town Eclogue (1786), Peter critiques the tendency of Johnson's biographers to represent him not through an account of his great work, but through trivial and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Burney’s conceptions of and ruminations on authorial celebrity in old age. The narration of the Memoirs provides a compelling picture of what an aged woman author was up against in fashioning a persona in her text. Examining the complicated reception of the Memoirs also advances our discussion of Burney’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Melanie Bigold This article reconsiders the importance of antiquarian interests and research methods in the making of George Ballard’s encyclopedic biography of learned women, Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain who have been celebrated for their writings or skill in the learned languages...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Bradford Mudge Sir Joshua's Kitty Fisher as Cleopatra is a celebrated picture, one often taken as a representative of what are referred to as Reynolds's “courtesan portraits,” portraits of women—actresses, mistresses, models, prostitutes—who, in a variety of ways and with varying degrees of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Valerie Rumbold The relationship between the Spalding Gentlemen's Society (founded 1710) and Richard Steele's Tatler (1709–11) achieved its most influential commemoration in Nichols's Literary Anecdotes (1812). While there were indeed shared ideals and anxieties that aligned this celebrated example...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2017) 41 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... engagement with a variety of eighteenth-century discourses, all invested, in varying ways, in the age's dominant historiographical trope celebrating extant commercial society as the apogee of social development. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Godwin St. Leon property historiography...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... increasingly widespread belief that “close reading is … totally inappropriate as a method of studying literary history.” We need to nurture and celebrate scholars who understand the importance of historical evidence, even when that evidence is incomplete, and who also understand the subtleties of rhetorical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... real and imagined costumes for self-promotion, and to assert expertise, fashionability, and cosmopolitanism. Celebrations of James Burney’s adventures in Oceania, however, were disturbed by his recollections of violent scenes in New Zealand, which were so traumatic that he could only mention them in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2019) 43 (2): 38–57.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Hal Gladfelder In the wake of the court cases that led to the clearing for publication of Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure , a handful of publishers rushed other more or less erotic eighteenth-century novels into print, eager to cash in on the new celebrity of Fanny Hill (as it was usually known). In...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2014) 38 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 January 2014
... in their celebration to “amazing silence.” An informative chart (42 – ​­43) shows how operas by Francesco Araia, Johann Adolf Hasse, Vincenzo Manfredini, and Tommaso Traetta were pro- duced for the high points in the new court life, including the empress’s birth- days, coronations, name days...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2008) 32 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 April 2008
... celebration of John- son himself, or of Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, or Tobias Smollett. It is instead a wry commentary on every man jack participating in an “epi- demical conspiracy for the destruction of paper” (Works, 2:458). If the age is “stiled” an Age of Authors, the stylization reflects...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2015) 39 (3): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2015
... porcelain next to pamphlets celebrating (and satirizing) tea-drinking cul- ture. These arrangements help to question romantic notions of discreet self- hood, instead showing the performative nature of private actions, even the socially constructed nature of privacy itself. They also yield some...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2014) 38 (3): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kim Wheatley Barchas Janine . Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. , 2012 ). Pp. xiii + 317 . $45 Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Review Essay Austen’s Allusions to...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2015) 39 (2): 111–115.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Kevin L. Cope Rousseau George . The Notorious Sir John Hill: The Man Destroyed by Ambition in the Era of Celebrity . ( Bethlehem : Lehigh Univ. , 2012 ). Pp. xxxii + 392. $90 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay Frenetic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2009) 33 (1): 37–43.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of 432 lines, broken-backed in structure, and unclear in its over- all intention. Detractors would say that it had been written at two different times, celebrating the lifestyles of different patrons, and addressing different sets of political circumstances. The first 290-line section was...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2010) 34 (3): 41–47.
Published: 01 September 2010
... have him hanged. Studies of fakery and forgery, and the related issues of plagiarism and celebrity, have been so numerous over the last ten or so years that it is now pos- sible to take stock of the effects on the field.4 One significant effect has been a...