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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Tanya Caldwell Hannah Cowley’s most popular plays were her domestic comedies. These engaged so deeply with the dramatic and literary traditions of her predecessors and contemporaries that she was sometimes accused of plagiarism. However, her goal in writing her plays as they address national issues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 30–60.
Published: 01 April 2022
... into reciprocal obligations, pursuing their interests, while recognizing their natural rights. But Farquhar's comedies exhibit a conspicuous distrust of the legal profession, and of contract as a means of ensuring ethical solutions either to domestic or political conflicts. Farquhar's engagements with the law...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 83–86.
Published: 01 September 2015
... other plays (sometimes his own). They vary widely in tone and subject matter, from domestic comedy, to ballad opera, to mock-tragedy, to satire, to outright burlesque, and in form, from the short single-act afterpiece, to the traditional five-act drama, with many variations in between. What...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... paralleled the Seven Years’ War and the War of American Inde- pendence. While the Bluestockings championed women’s potential as moral and intellectual leaders, sentimental novelists confined their heroines within domestic settings and rigid ideals of self-sacrificial behavior. In her seventh and final...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2001
... the dangerous, potentially sapphist female friend provides the heroine with the opportunity to risk and then refuse sexual immorality.” The lesbian needs to be “banished, mutilated, or killed off ” in order that “the insularity and virtue of the domestic space” may...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 73–102.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... $45. ISBN 0-19-811289-0 Christopher Flint. Family Fictions: Narrative and Domestic Relations in Brit- ain, 1688–1798. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998. Pp. 388. $49.50. ISBN 0-804730725 Audrey Bilger. Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2022
... eventually deepened into a warm appreciation by the end of her life. A broad sampling of her work from her early journals and The Witlings through her companion comedy The Woman-Hater (1802), later life-writings, and the Memoirs of Dr. Burney provides a more complete account of her relationship...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
...- cism and art history is remarkable. Trained as a literary scholar, Paulson can draw an extended contrast between Turner and Constable as landscape painters in one book, and take up the visual comedy of Rowlandson in another, while his articles address modern painters as disparate as Balthus...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 88–92.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Dallin Lewis dallin.lewis@svu.edu Catherine Ingrassia . Domestic Captivity and the British Subject, 1660–1750 ( Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia , 2022 ). Pp. x + 301. $39.50 . Copyright 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 The sky darkens outside the window while...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... This process of achieving a categorical stability around the value of what is termed the “private” or “domestic” is, as McKeon and others such as Nancy Armstrong have recognized, often articulated through a preoccupation with the experience of women precisely because of their alienation from the overt...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 183–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
... to locate the comedy in the context of O’Bryen’s desire to infiltrate the political sphere and argue that the play facilitated his rise to a position of substantial political influence in London. I The entries on Dennis O’Bryen in the DIB and the ODNB tell of an Irish immigrant who entered...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of dancers and singers at the Opéra de Paris and actresses of the Comédies-Française and -Italienne. The “sexual capital” (to use Kushner’s term) of these women was enhanced by the fortunes in income and presents that prominent men—sword and robe nobles, diplomats, financiers, function- aries...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 262–267.
Published: 01 January 2024
... books made them difficult to describe and to classify using print terms; commonplace books, household books, miscellanies, domestic writings were among the genre labels libraries applied, but they too often failed to convey clearly the book's contents the way print genre labels did. This communal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... this scholarship by examining the process by which the shoemaker was depicted as the embodiment of artisan liberty, forged in the alehouse through noisy rituals of masculine conviviality. This was in contrast to the growing tendency in polite culture to propagate an ideal of quiet artisan domesticity. Opposing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 63–77.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Kim Wheatley The College of William & Mary 2001 Comedies of Manners: British Romantic-Era Writers on America In Letters from North America (1824), Adam Hodgson identifies “the most offensive peculiarity in American...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... for their original audiences makes us better readers of eighteenth-century novels. Recognizing the specific political charge that the phrase “dispens- ing power” carried in 1687, for example, helps us understand the bite and force the same phrase had when employed in a domestic struggle in a novel published...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
... to be emulated. In Thomas Ran- dolph’s play, The Muses Looking-Glass (1630), for instance, the character Roscius professes, So Comedies, as our Poets do intend ’em, Serve first to shew our Faults, and then to mend ’em. Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 39...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2021
... at their Wrest Park estate included communal reading, critical discussion of contemporary publications or genres, such as satire, and a veritable outpouring of texts from occasional poems, to imitations, to Italian comedy. Yorke, along with Thomas Birch, would later help found the British The First Information...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
... has hitherto been acknowledged, even though Scott, in the most famous early review of Austen—the Quarterly’s article on Emma—marveled at how Austen managed to make mere domesticity interest- ing. Barchas also invokes James Joyce’s Ulysses as a later example of the kind of fiction that rewards...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 113–119.
Published: 01 April 2004
...- romance tradition that it satirizes and places it among the great domestic tragedies, on which it offers a benign critique. “Jane Austen’s Future Shock” begins with the recognition that both con- temporary and subsequent critics failed is reading Mansfield Park: it is “a novel of the future...