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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
... insight into an era of aesthetic transition. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 mirror theater acting manners gesture performance • “The Glass of Fashion and the Mould of Form”: The Histrionic Mirror...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... the Hanoverian Church has militated against sustained inquiry into the religious challenges of the Georgian world of goods. The strenuously Christian are conspicuously absent from the history of consumerism. The fashion victim and shrewd consumer matron have their historians, but what of the pious and judgmental...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 63–84.
Published: 01 September 2023
... life, as well as moral reflections on the relationship between humans and animals. In particular, “The Moral Zoologist” includes pointed critiques of the use of animal fur and feathers for clothing and therefore provides a contrasting perspective for readers to consider when they peruse the fashion...
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Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 3. A plate entitled Paris Dress from “Parisian Fashions” in the Lady's Magazine 34 (1803). More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... acquisition. At the same time, they find in Sloane and the fashion for collecting several dangers: it reflected the increasing power of objects to oust abstract concepts as the subjects of literary description, presented new modes of self-definition and sociability, and, above all, led to a transition from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
... into Burney’s conceptions of and ruminations on authorial celebrity in old age. The narration of the Memoirs provides a compelling picture of what an aged woman author was up against in fashioning a persona in her text. Examining the complicated reception of the Memoirs also advances our discussion of Burney’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... in order to satisfy his ambitions in the metropolis. Johnson’s identity formation did not progress in a linear fashion that mirrored his physical movement from Ireland to London, but was rather a struggle that moved back and forth, depending on time, place, and circumstance. By exposing the ways that Irish...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... death in 1744, he no longer wrote this kind of poetry, but instead turned his creative energies toward passionate social and political satire, fashioning a poetic persona of the satirist as powerful, wide-ranging, virtually sacred raptor. Hence, Pope's poetic career moves in a direction from portraying...
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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 (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and imagined costumes for self-promotion, and to assert expertise, fashionability, and cosmopolitanism. Celebrations of James Burney’s adventures in Oceania, however, were disturbed by his recollections of violent scenes in New Zealand, which were so traumatic that he could only mention them in whispers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 140–159.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and beauty, Bleecker fashions a private sublime by aligning her own suffering with that of war combatants. This essay then turns briefly to Charlotte Smith, who depicts distant war via her own intense and highly aestheticized emotions. As Smith demonstrates, then, the private sublime emerged in the poetry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Hilary Teynor Donatini Sir Roger de Coverley, representative of the landed gentry in The Spectator , is typically read as a lovable, old-fashioned eccentric and comic object. Closer attention to the series of essays set in and around Sir Roger’s Worcestershire estate — especially numbers 117, 122...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Louise Voll Box In the second half of the eighteenth century, “print rooms”—created by pasting prints and paper ornaments directly onto walls—were a short-lived mode of fashionable English interior decoration. Concurrently, collections of prints continued to be bound into albums or stored...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Abigail Williams; Anna Marar This paper will focus on the Chronicles of John Cannon, a ploughboy turned exciseman and writing master living in the Somerset levels who described himself as a “Tennis Ball of Fortune.” Cannon's story of self‐education and writerly self‐fashioning took striking...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 159–182.
Published: 01 January 2024
... to preserve the experiences of his fellow Jacobites was intertwined in this handwritten document with his fashioning of his own life as a reader/writer and witness for Jacobite networks. Jacobites 1745 Rising manuscript Charles Edward Stuart Robert Forbes On 14 September 1745, Robert Forbes (1708...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 201–213.
Published: 01 April 2001
... in his declining subject’s clothing. Richardson’s stinging portrait, worthy of Hogarth himself, also com- ments on fashion—Spanish leather pumps without heels and white stock- ings—as well as on the growing desire for these “light portable [i.e., wear...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 124–129.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jennifer M. Jones Caroline Weber. Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution (New York: Henry Holt, 2006). Pp. 412. 26 ills. $27.50 Duke University Press 2009 Review Essay A Sartorial Road Map to Rebellion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 92–96.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Catherine Levesque Radisich Paula , Pastiche, Fashion, and Galanterie in Chardin's Genre Subjects: Looking Smart . ( Newark : Univ. of Delaware , 2014 ). Pp. xi + 193. 48 ills . $75 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2001
... 4/17/01, 4:32 PM 2 pearances (1789), and Mary Berry’s Fashionable Friends (1802), were able to create a space for lesbian representation unavailable in the novel.4 Eighteenth-century comedies, like eighteenth-century novels, rarely end...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... and the characteristics individuals are deemed to possess. The wig tracts teem with diff erent constructions of possession. The materials used in this essay are united only by a shared reference to an object and are, as may be expected, scattershot in genre, origin, method, and intent. Fashions are ephemeral...