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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... University Press 1 Literary Ephemera: Understanding the Media of Literacy and Culture Formation Sandro Jung Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Literary historians of the long eighteenth century have rarely considered nonbook publications in their efforts to construct narratives of canons...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... a monument of taste.” In its monumentalizing aims and dimensions, extra-illustration could be considered an antidote against ephemera, yet transience is inherent in its attempt to document the text with reproductions that might be dispersed. The concept runs the gamut, from Walpole’s paratexts—his title...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 136–157.
Published: 01 April 2020
... by Duke University Press 2020 memorial effigy broadsheet history portraits ephemera Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 44, Number 2, April 2020 doi 10.1215/00982601-8218635 Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 1 3 6 Lively Effigies: Memorial Ephemera Margaret J. M. Ezell Texas A&M University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Dianne Dugaw This essay considers our response to printed ephemera, analyzing British examples of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, specifically elegies, broadside ballads, and the life story and advertised theatrical performing of the eighteenth-century female soldier Hannah Snell, using...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
...), even though they appeared in large numbers throughout the eighteenth century, because of the social uses they catered to, on occasion lost their value as objects worth being preserved.2 Beyond their period of 7 9 utility, they became ephemera for later users to whom these objects carried different...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 43–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., politics, and advertising that typifies the innovative print culture of this period. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 prospectus ephemera advertising book trade French Revolution debate Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 44, Number 2, April 2020 doi 10.1215/00982601-8218602...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
... once widely known and familiar to those who could afford them, their absence from historical narratives of late eigh- teenth- ­and early nineteenth-­century print culture, the history of the book, and publishing represents a significant gap in accounts of the consumption of printed ephemera.2...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., essay-based paper dominated the periodical market in England during the first half of the eighteenth century. Collected into bound volumes, the most popular transcended their status as ephemera to achieve standing in a developing canon of modern polite English letters. On manners and morals...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 109–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... include among the painted let- ters key periodical publications of the period, principally The London Gazette and the royal proclamations of William and Mary, and of Queen Anne. The opening chapters of the book focus on the details of these sorts of painted ephemera to demonstrate Collier’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 100–105.
Published: 01 April 2024
... scholarship revealing a true joy in her work. Her discussions are offset with beautiful reproductions of some of theater's “ephemera,” and her own archival discoveries—such as her analyses of Tate Wilkinson's playbills and of the way he used them to reflect upon dramatic property rights—prove a version of her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2023
... weakness of an academic approach is that it tends to overlook or underplay ephemera, although I acknowledge the inclusion of the fascinating account of molly-houses in eighteenth-century London, and of the television spin-offs. Hogarth's pictures also inspired the design of ceramics, silverware, fashion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 74–82.
Published: 01 January 2009
... in the book—like Alexander Pettit’s, for example—make Haywood matter. In “The Pickering and Chatto Female Spectator: Nearly Four Pounds of Ephemera Enshrined,” Pettit uses his experience editing the Picker- ing and Chatto Female Spectator to discuss the perplexities of critical editions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and other ephemera, a famous “it- novel,” popular prints and portraits, miscellanies, and scandal sheets. Some of this material expands the current scholarly inventory of Austen’s vora- cious reading and further adds to the lists of texts that she put to use in her own writing. Because traces...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2002
... Delarivière Manley, but numerous writers and printers of broadsheets and other forms of political ephemera—Elinor James, Anne Docwra, Joan Whitrowe, and many others. If these women of Grub Street are generally unknown even to feminist historians, McDowell contends...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 188–207.
Published: 01 January 2011
... on (among other things) the aftermath of the political storm and legal travesty known as the Popish Plot (1678 – 80). This is a subject on which we know Luttrell dwelt for a considerable time, being a keen col- lector of Popish Plot ephemera, which, some might argue, constituted a considerable part...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
... hanging alongside Hogarth’s portraits of his servants and sisters. Were these slips painted by an apprentice? Perhaps by a friend, Mrs. Hoadly? (Mary Lewis?) Why would Jane have retained such ephemera unless they were in some sense “family”? How gullible were Nichols and Samuel Ireland when...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 3–18.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of view, other features of his work do the same. For instance, Dryden’s immersion in the ephemera of late Stuart politics confines most future readers to the most generalized understand- ing of him, allowing many to perceive little more than an ironic tension...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., and Related Ephemera, ed. Cathy Lynn Preston and Michael J. Preston (New York: Garland, 1995), 19 –  ­73, especially 26. 19. Some editions include the coda in which Friday and Crusoe shoot wolves in Pampeluna, and others end with Crusoe’s “vision of the angelick world” excerpted from Daniel Defoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., it is extrinsic factors, 54 Eighteenth-Century Life how texts circulate and with what names attached, that determine whether a text disappears as ephemera, or is preserved, detached from its material form, in the literary imagination. Notes The research and writing of this essay were made possible...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Ladies (1752)  3 7 Ballard’s letters repeatedly venerate the previous generation’s achievements, and, though he is primarily known today for his work on learned women, he was a typical antiquary in his accumulation of multiple collections, proj- ects, curiosities, and ephemera. Parry notes...