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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Mark Vareschi While much scholarly attention has been paid to attributing or de-attributing the texts associated with Daniel Defoe properly, less attention has been paid to the process of attribution itself and the context in which these attributions were made. This essay examines the various means...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (3): 37–41.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 126–129.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Kit Kincade Kit.Kincade@indstate.edu Michael B. Prince . The Shortest Way with Defoe: Robinson Crusoe, Deism, and the Novel ( Charlottesville : Univ of Virginia , 2020 ). Pp. 350 . $35 . Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Michael Prince argues that Daniel...
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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 (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and conflict. In this article, I examine the polemical nature of Robinson Crusoe ’s spatial experience and constructions, maritime and insular. Most readers know Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe for the shipwreck and the island. This sells short the novel’s formal spatial design, which contrasts its hero’s early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... realms we can dig up lawsuit testimony, but plaintiff and defendant rarely agree. What seems plausible is not always true, and the improbable can sometimes be proven. Attribution is a particularly knotty problem, as the horrible messes in the canons of Defoe and Fielding remind us. Memoirs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Andrew O'Malley In this essay, the author argues that chapbook editions of Robinson Crusoe should be viewed not simply as impoverished abridgments of Defoe's novel, but as striking examples of the popular “appropriation” of an elite text by plebeian readers. The ruthless editorial decisions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
... in volume 1, and that this has serious repercussions for how far we can take Crusoe as representing Defoe. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 R Providence and Religion in the Crusoe Trilogy Leah Orr...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and labor. Crusoe’s adventures as a shipwright allow Defoe to explore and complicate the boundaries between civilized and “savage” in his novel, and to imagine the possibilities of a new colonial dispensation of labor marked by collaboration between indigenous and European workers. Defoe Crusoe canoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
... for Sodomy; Nature and the Laws of God require it. —Daniel Defoe, Conjugal Lewdness (1727) The new gay reading of The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Rob- inson Crusoe (London, 1719) treats Daniel Defoe’s famous novel as a case history of homosexual repression. According to Hans Turley...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 29–55.
Published: 01 April 2007
... servant as a trope for the social and sexual desires of working women who defied the decorum of consumption. In pamphlets and tracts in support of the wool trade, authors such as Dan- iel Defoe and Richard Steele accused female domestic servants, who were subject to fewer sartorial constraints than...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 82–92.
Published: 01 January 2012
... attention to specific works contributes vastly to our understanding of a world where the “two cultures” that C. P. Snow famously delineated were not all that distinct. Other essays in this section adopt strikingly different methodologies. Thomas Keymer, in “Defoe’s Ears: The Dunciad, the Pillory...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Volume 30, Number 3, Fall 2007 doi 10.1215/00982601-2007-003 Copyright 2006 by Duke University Press 60 6 1 selves strenuously from those they referred to as mere writers of romance. Defoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 April 2016
... • From Laura Brown’s ground-breaking Ends of Empire (1993) up to the pres- ent, the work of Behn, Defoe, and Swift have been central to a canon of texts that engage in issues of slavery, colonialism, and overseas encounter in ­eighteenth-century British fiction. The two books under review here point...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 98–103.
Published: 01 January 2020
... that the precise nature of Anne s right to the throne was a hotly contested topic (2). Though few works are given lengthy readings, and though most of the close readings are of verse, Hone s study does situate major authors such as Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, and Joseph Addison alongside Henry Sacheverell...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 120–137.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of hands from the punitive idea of labor, and in rejecting the hierarchy of head to hand, Defoe is drawing on two important elements of his intellectual world: the new science and the georgic “revolution.” And in attending to details of work, to process and method, Defoe creates pos- sibilities...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Defoe’s writing on the Union of Parlia- ments to show that together these authors narrate Anglo-Scottish Union as a coming-of-age story in which Britishness is the end point. The chapter makes two valuable contributions to scholarship on Defoe. First, it demonstrates the extent to which Defoe’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 January 2014
... of Rob- inson Crusoe’s ubiquitous presence in western print, theater, and consumer culture. Recognizing that scholarship on Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe has been a cottage industry in academia for the better part of a century, O’Malley asks, “What more can be said about a text so copiously...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 93–100.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., Aaron Hill, John Byrom, Samuel Johnson, William King, Thomas Carte, Paul Whitehead, Moses Mendes, Eliza Haywood, and Chevalier Ramsay), and conversely from the Whig- Hanoverian side (such as Richard Steele, Daniel Defoe, John Toland, Earl of Shaftesbury, James Anderson, J. T. Desaguliers, Charles...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 109–114.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., or dead. Another potentially more disturbing aspect of punishment by the pillory was its unpredictability. In the summer of 1702, Fuller lost an eye. One year later, when pilloried for his seditious pamphlet The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters , Daniel Defoe was famously greeted by a sympathetic crowd...