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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Richardson 2020 Sterne war empathy Hume Shaftesbury Hutcheson Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 44, Number 1, January 2020 doi 10.1215/00982601-7993633 Copyright 2020 by John Richardson 2 7 Tristram Shandy and War Representation John Richardson National University of Singapore Introduction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 124–139.
Published: 01 September 2003
....” Colley makes a rare lapse of cultural empathy in describing this admission as “at once comic, tortured and eloquent,” being apparently unaware of the horror with which Europeans regarded circumcision; one cannot imagine her showing such cool detachment were she commenting on the reaction of a victim...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 58–83.
Published: 01 January 2018
... for personal gain. Building an Empathetic Community Many novelists followed Fielding in creating empathy for the toadeater. While hospitality’s associations with social hierarchy remain and are per- haps even more directly discussed, these texts encourage the reader to react sympathetically to those...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 60–67.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of Wolves, and again some time later, Belacqua has exhausted his empathy for Winnie. His desire for her is replaced by that for a bicycle that he finds on the grass, and he contrives to leave Winnie with her acquain- tance, Dr. Sholto (the echoes of Wilde are not unintended), at the gates of Portrane...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 71–80.
Published: 01 April 2015
... ridicules the erosion of traditional orders subsequent to the Glorious Revolution. The distress the Tory satirists felt at the loss of things past or passing is not the sort of thing to arouse much empathy from a presentist—1688 happened way back in the seventeenth century after all. Why couldn’t...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
... believers who described sensations associated with the New Birth in language that reflected their own experience.35 One reason Charles’s hymns were so successful in forging a sense of spiritual community may well be found in his capacity for empathy, or identification. As Baker explains, “So...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 136–149.
Published: 01 April 2016
... as the schools of irony (Stendhal, William Makepeace Thackeray), bitterness (Gustave Flaubert, the Goncourts, Émile Zola), and empathy (Jane Austen, Henry James). Pavel comments that “Stendhal is probably the first novelist to present the most seri- ous actions people take as essentially governed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 88–102.
Published: 01 January 2000
...); on the other, he is clearly incensed by Bambridge’s ruthless practices and determined to elicit a similar response from his audience in Parliament by underscoring the humility of Castell’s request for clemency, the unex- pected empathy of Bambridge’s subordinates, and, above all, the anguish of Castell’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 69–87.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... Reader reactions ranged from sympathetic tears in the book's heyday to laughter by the 1820s, when excessive displays of emotion in the novel were derided as artifice. The expression of real emotion, however, could still provoke empathy and admiration. Thomas Dixon sees a “cultural turn” away from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2021
... empathy. 16 It is the process by which an author adjusts his emotional aptitude to that of his readers, in order to elevate and refine them, thereby gaining better insight into their mentality. The dissemination of emotional standards through the German public media, on the rise from the 1770s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 January 2004
... (comprehensible) directions in real time, taking all her cues from the printed source. The text invites an immediate connection to itself, extending itself beyond the fixity of print, projecting the type of empathy that consists in acknowledging the reader’s spontaneous needs. Ideally, the reader feels...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 41–60.
Published: 01 April 2004
... bogeyman of Early Enlighten- ment Europe,” much because of Bayle’s article.20 Indeed, Bayle’s lack of empathy for the “true” Spinoza seems to fuel Mendelssohn’s impatience: 54 Eighteenth-Century Life philopon: But why do you pass over Bayle? Has he not also shown sufficiently...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2021
... over oth- ers, they often lack empathy, especially for members of their own class and those of somewhat lower status. As Raymond Williams observes of Austen s characters, The conversion of good income into good conduct was no automatic process. 5 Practicing genuine benevolence would require those...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 63–84.
Published: 01 September 2023
... the animals to humans and their lack of empathy for animals. Calling for every reader's “sympathetic sensibility,” she establishes both the similarities between humans and other animals—all feeling or sensible beings—and uses her descriptions of various animals to engage in a philosophical meditation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 January 2000
... the Lettres persanes and L’esprit des lois: “Fiction, drawn more from unconscious sources, frees the imagination into greater insight and empathy” (p. 75). Pucci also appeals to a (textual) unconscious at work in the Lettres persanes, connected to the novel’s anonymous publication (castration) that allows...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 138–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
... that the audience’s empathy for Statira’s plight combined with Alexander’s heroism in decline contributes substantially to the play’s longevity (xix). 40.  Betteron [E. Curll], History of the English Stage, 19 – 20. See also the entry for Elizabeth Barry in Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman Burnim...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 30–50.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in which the value of human life is suspended, a point to which this essay will return. Without distorting or exaggerating Swift s capacity for empathy with the masses, we can, I think, assume a deep nonpartisan disgust for Gulliv- er s boast to the King of Brobdingnag that the English can destroy whole...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of making a Polite and Moral Gentry, which would end in rendring the rest of the People regular in their Behaviour, and ambitious of laudable Undertakings. 30 For Steele, the liveness, physicality, and proximity of theatrical performance render suited the generation of empathy and so in turn...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... Steele's vision of ideal political power was not only Protestant but also essentially contingent: he felt, like his friend Bishop Hoadly, that the people had to have the right to resist in extreme circumstances. Sympathy for the poor may have begun at home for Steele—as empathy when he was himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Britain, see Markman Ellis, The Politics of Sensibility: Race, Gender, and Commerce in the Sentimental Novel (New York: Cambridge Univ., 1996); Marcus Wood, Slavery, Empathy, and Pornography (New York: Oxford, Univ., 2002); Brycchan Carey, British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility...