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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Lorna Clark The recovery of the works of early English women writers is an ongoing project, and should include those of Sarah Harriet Burney (1772–1839). One of her novels has recently appeared in a scholarly edition and the rest will soon follow. Common themes and motifs can be found in her work...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
... was missing in the often admirable first series of the Oxford History of English Literature and that lack was not, perhaps surprisingly, for those who know my early work, a lack of female names within Bush, Sutherland, and Dobrée’s volumes (Bush’s even had a two-and-a-half-page list of women writing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... every twenty-fi ve years or so? This question is not frivo- lous; it invites refl ecting about why the early twenty-fi rst century seemed the apt moment to produce a fresh version of English literary history, the third of a projected fi ve-volume series that will replace the early twentieth-century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
... in their hands.12 Origin stories, now widely accessible in English, were affected both by the perception of an ongoing scientific revolution and by the increasing commercialism of much V.D. literature.13 Early in the century, writers ap- pealing to prospective medicine buyers sometimes cite the most...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 81–87.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and Social Thought: An Anthology (with Berenice Carroll, 2000) and Women’s Writing and the Early Modern British Political Tradition, along with her Reason’s Disciples: Seventeenth-­Century English Feminists (1982), showcase the importance of wom- en’s contributions to the history of ideas. In recent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
... to the set as a catalog or collec- tion, and consistently contrasted his efforts with those of English biogra- phers. Once we consider the unique methodological and ideological nature of antiquarian projects in the latter half of the seventeenth and early eigh- teenth centuries, we can read Ballard’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2010
... this is especially true of novels by women. After discussing Priestley’s popular little book, The English Novel (1927), Corman remarks that like Baker his focus is “on realism and formal artistry as the keys to greatness in fiction.” This leads 4 Eighteenth-Century Life him to denigrate “the novel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 82–92.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... In Watt’s estimation, women writers played no significant role in the early rise of the novel. John presented the first major expansion of Watt’s view of the rise of the English novel, not by working from a profoundly different theoretical orientation — both Watt and Richetti offer close readings...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 73–102.
Published: 01 September 2000
... in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp. 262. $59.95. ISBN 0-521-65013-5 Catherine Ingrassia. Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth- Century England: A Culture of Paper Credit. Cambridge: Cambridge Uni...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
...—Enlightenment feminist poets radically transformed the social role of the English woman writer, turning secondary creation into the sign of sexual supremacy and deferred arrival into an armament. Generations later, the links that early women poets had drawn between the imaginative improvement of source...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 221–225.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Slavery: Gender and Race in French Women’s Writing, 1783  –  1823, which anthologized and analyzed the work of Olympe de Gouges, Germaine de Staël, and Claire de Duras. He adapts their trope of transla- tion, showing how abolitionist texts were largely translated from English, and showing how...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
... in writing The Alexiad (3:430). These accounts display women using classical authors and learning, a notable aspect when considered in context. By the late eighteenth cen- tury, a long tradition in English education had allowed for Latin and other classical languages to be considered as learning...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
... or embodying masculinity, genteel women were used symbolically and literally to rouse men’s martial valor (Kathleen Wilson, The Island Race: Englishness, Empire and Gender in the Eighteenth Century [London: Routledge, 2003], chap. 3). 4 4 Eighteenth-Century Life 7. Female Masculinity (Durham...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 January 2001
...” (p. 99). See also Sweet, The English Town, 1680–1840: Government, Society and Culture (N.Y.: Pearson Education, 1999). 6. See W. E. Minchinton, “Bristol—Metropolis of the West in the Eighteenth Century,” in The Early Modern Town: A Reader, ed. Peter Clark...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2002
... of English Women’s History,” Historical Rev. 36 (1993): 383–414, and The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Georgian England (New Haven & London: Yale Univ., 1998). Vickery’s views have strongly influenced Lawrence E. Klein, “Gender and the Public/Private...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
... as prophets, these women were following the lead of their male contemporaries. As Christo- pher Burdon notes, the seventeenth century marked the beginning of a robust “scholarly industry of English apocalyptic interpretation,” which con- tinued unabated through the eighteenth century.14 Integrating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of one to whom I am oblig’d. (3:39) Montagu next turns from a sense of her own strangeness as a woman of letters with no published work to display in Italy to a complaint about the English attempt to prevent women’s learning even in the most private of spaces, her own closet: I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 56–82.
Published: 01 April 2007
... refl ected the European point of view toward amorous relationships, which were usually thought to occur between men and women of high social status. A represen- tative list of English works includes minor poems by George Herbert, John Cleveland, and Eldred Revett; tragedies such as Shakespeare’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., but to the English Bluestockings, which is to say to coteries of writers: “The British Bluestockings,” she writes, “can lay claim to being the mothers of Romantic women’s sociable activities” (9). The Bluestockings—­ Anna Seward, Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Montagu, Hannah More, Hes- ter Thrale Piozzi—were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... research being undertaken to pursue such “alternative” histories of authorship: see, for instance, The Oxford History of the Novel in English: English and British Fiction, ed. Peter Garside and Karen O’Brien (Oxford: Oxford Univ., The History of British Women’s Writing, ed. by Jacqueline M...