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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 110–121.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Debating the Secular Robert Miles University of Victoria Michael Warner, Jonathan VanAntwerpen, and Craig Calhoun, eds. Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age (Cambridge: Harvard Univ., 2010). Pp. vii + 337. $45...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Lance Bertelsen John Singleton Copley’s The Death of the Earl of Chatham has been discussed extensively by art historians, but little critical attention has been paid to written accounts of the debate between the Duke of Richmond and the Earl of Chatham nor the process by which they evolved...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., on the contrary, to equate wealth with the accumulation of bullion, arguing that England must curtail the import of luxuries in order to protect domestic manufacture. This debate reached its climax during the controversy over the commercial pact attached to the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). Tories argued for free...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 89–104.
Published: 01 April 2017
... an eidolon, “The Trifler,” whose lively voice recalls The Female Quixote 's chapter titles. As the periodical continues, the Trifler's individual voice gives way to an even livelier assortment of voices, which debate the Trifler's right to her “title”. In both works, Lennox explores the tension between...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Ann Campbell This essay argues that Frances Burney in Cecilia; or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782) critiques political debates and literary conventions focused on clandestine marriage. Through two plots of this novel, one economic and one focused on courtship, Burney interprets clandestine marriage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... a great one. In this way, Wolcot engages in significant cultural debates about the meaning and representation of greatness and significant achievement in the 1780s. Our appreciation of this engagement and the larger cultural debates into which it is keyed can broaden our sense of the questions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 1–44.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Lynn Festa Drawing on Parliamentary debates, print polemics, and satirical prints, this essay traces the rhetorical erosion of seemingly categorical distinctions between human and animal, animate and inanimate, person and thing, in the controversy that arose around the 1796 imposition of a tax...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Shane Greentree Mary Hays's Female Biography (1803) stands as a good example of collective biography, and a landmark in women's history writing. Scholarly debate continues on whether this epic text further develops Enlightenment feminism or marks a retreat from 1790s radicalism into early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Donelle Ruwe Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra (1814) is a historical novel by the Irish author Adelaide O’Keeffe that features religious conversions from paganism to Judaism, and from Judaism to Christianity. O’Keeffe stages these conversions within the context of late Enlightenment debates about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the 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 (2010) 34 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Taylor Corse This essay examines the impassioned lecture on animal rights that John Dryden adapted from Ovid and included in Fables Ancient and Modern (1700). This lecture, which Dryden called “Of the Pythagorean Philosophy,” reflects many aspects of the contemporary debate about ethical eating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Giulia Pacini As they debated the pros and cons of grafting, eighteenth-century French agronomists, philosophers, novelists, and poets negotiated the tensions and contradictions that surfaced between their nostalgia for a `”natural” society, and their dreams of perpetual innovation, culture...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... I read this vessel as a transcultural object, reflecting the technological adaptations common in the contact zone. At the same time, I investigate the history of European representations of the canoe in the eighteenth century, showing that it was at the center of debates about native craftsmanship...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 43–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
... with other forms of writing and publication, mirroring the techniques of pamphlets and contributing to the polemical intertextuality that was a feature of the Revolution debate. For all its ephemerality, the genre had a powerful impact, serving all sides of the dispute and marking a convergence of literature...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 September 2015
...James Horowitz Johnson Samuel . Debates in Parliament , ed. Kaminski Thomas and Hoover Benjamin Beard , textual ed. Brack O M Jr. , vol. 10–13 of The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson , gen. ed. DeMaria Robert Jr. . ( New Haven : Yale Univ. , 2012 ). Pp...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 January 2005
... brief a period in 1752, The Temple of Taste, which met probably only four times and invited the participation of the ladies, and the Female Lyceum, in which only women were allowed to debate.10 Similarly, the actor Charles Macklin in 1754 established The British Inquisition, a combination...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 120–126.
Published: 01 September 2019
... exchanges that presented the debate in such a way, as the prominent voices of the Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes Charles Per- rault (1628 1703) and Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657 1757) argued for human progress, and the successful, and inevitable, advancement of knowledge by Moderns...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 103–107.
Published: 01 September 2016
... politics, by Thomas Kaminski and F. P. Lock, is found in the fourth part of Weinbrot’s collection. A short review cannot do justice to the large range of topics and examples in these two essays on Johnson’s political writings and parliamentary debates. But readers interested in Kaminski’s recent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 96–100.
Published: 01 April 2002
...; 6: xxix + 361. $750. ISBN 1-85196-615-3 Scholars of eighteenth-century life have long been intrigued by Samuel Richardson’s Pamela (1740–41) and the contemporary debate that sprang from it. Pamela’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Since ecclesiastical matters like tithes, the granting of vacant places in the church to English candidates, or the exclusion of nonconformists from public office could have a profound impact on the contemporary political debate, it is perhaps surprising that the editors have decided to exclude any...