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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2016
... The Shortest Way with Domesticity Jacob Sider Jost Dickinson College Scott R. MacKenzie. Be It Ever So Humble: Poverty, Fiction, and the Invention of the Middle-Class Home (Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia, 2013). Pp. x + 304. $49.50...
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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 (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
... domestic interiors; in any case, such improvement was also conceived as a spatial phenomenon. 4 This collection joins a revisionary scholarship that shows how the Enlightenment was organized by space as well as time. Building on the work of historical geographers, among others, it aims to help develop...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
... specialized labor with an aesthetic of domestic privacy. In Memoirs of Doctor Burney , Burney collapses this separation, using her professional abilities in combination with her own intimate, domestic experience. From this, she constructs a public version of her father, Charles Burney, as a polite, sociable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Timothy Moore This article reassesses the conduct genre by questioning the critical association between conduct literature and conservative models of gendered domesticity. Challenging the assumption that progressive attitudes toward issues like women's equality and youthful conduct could...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., and its dissemination during the late German Enlightenment in three thematic contexts: the “popular Enlightenment” ( Volksaufklärung ) and its emphasis on the enhancement of literacy among the lower classes to achieve emotional refinement; the visual representation of domestic emotional scenarios...
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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): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
... nineteenth-century domesticity. I wish to reexamine this question and argue for Female Biography being continuous with feminist thought by reading it as a critical response to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Emile (1763). Rousseau's restrictive ideal of female education was widely repudiated by 1790s feminist...
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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 (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., Siddons played the role of maternal benefactress, largely rejecting the concept of supporting the public good and instead aligning herself with the private and domestic. In so doing, Siddons not only countered the sexually charged representations of actresses of the time, but also addressed the related...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 36–65.
Published: 01 April 2016
... from international and even domestic importance. Through their efforts to write music histories that would defend the English musical tradition in the face of foreign incursion and Whiggish impiety, they helped to fashion some of that tradition's most cherished and lasting myths. Copyright 2016...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
... that mimicked the female form. Although Francis Dashwood died in 1781, throughout Austen's lifetime stories about his garden and Hell-Fire shenanigans proliferated in print, while his heirs (the next two baronets were both named John Dashwood) perpetuated his rakish legacy with high-profile domestic conflicts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... a number of illustrations that were printed in editions, published both in London and the newly emerging regional publishing centers but disseminated across Britain. Apart from documenting the representational shift from depicting the poem as theodicy to reading it as a narrative of nature and domesticity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., especially in relation to the family, which will be the focus of this critique. Burney wrote five works of fiction between 1796 and 1839, a literary career that spanned almost five decades. Grounded in the domestic novel of manners with strong shades of satire, her fiction also incorporates elements...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
... was infecting the youth of England with debilitating disease, and that they were bringing disease home to harm the nation. The belief sprang from medical ignorance and xenophobia, but also from the usefulness of associating pox with the Grand Tour, a rhetorical move that helped to palliate domestic medical...
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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 (2022) 46 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2022
... bladder stones. In an apparent disjunction with the preceding philosophical essay, “My Case” brings deformity into a medicalized, rather than humanized, register, crediting Joanna Stephens's controversial domestic remedy—and Hay's subsequent adjustment of it—with allowing him to write the text...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 63–84.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in the eighteenth century. Although some scholarship has argued that women's magazines usually did not provide a coherent curriculum for female readers and confined their female readership to the merely entertaining or domestic, Murry used “The Moral Zoologist” to present readers with a systematic view of animal...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1. D. N. Chodowiecki, A Family Reading the Bible (1780), frontispiece in Heinrich Matthias August Cramer, Unterhaltungen zur Beförderung der häuslichen Glückseligkeit [Pastimes for the Advancement of Domestic Bliss] (Belin: Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1781). More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 132–137.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Erin Mackie Michael McKeon. The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2006). Pp. 904. $30. ISBN 0-8018-7873-x Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay The Secret History of Almost...