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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Shane Greentree Mary Hays's Female Biography (1803) stands as a good example of collective biography, and a landmark in women's history writing. Scholarly debate continues on whether this epic text further develops Enlightenment feminism or marks a retreat from 1790s radicalism into early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Nora Gilbert This essay seeks to explore the pivotal role that female rebellion, refusal, and flight played in both the rise of the novel and the rise of modern feminism. To make my case for the ideological and narratological importance of what I am referring to as the “runaway-woman plot,” I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2016
... a gendered hierarchy to the arts: poetry is masculinized and painting feminized; a masculine speaker describes a feminine object. Founded exclusively on the work of male poets, this account has not yet considered how eighteenth-century female poets contributed to this tradition. Through her ekphrastic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
... projects of historicizing the associations between women writers and theorizing the gender of aesthetic production. Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 eighteenth-century women poets Genesis revision feminist literary history second-wave feminism feminist literary criticism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 88–93.
Published: 01 September 2010
... they encountered. In images from the second voyage, Tahitian men, for example, have rounded, feminized, and lazy bodies, while Tahitian women, painted by Hodges in Edenic bathing scenes, enjoy their leisure. In New Zealand, the brutal treatment of Maori women by Maori men functions as an index of barbarism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 109–113.
Published: 01 April 2021
... phi- losophers accorded women a key role in the civilizing process. They were, as 1 1 2 Eighteenth-Century Life Jane Rendall has put it elsewhere, the index by which all progress might be measured.4 In this sense, civilization was feminization. Yet the position that women were assigned...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 110–114.
Published: 01 September 2007
... seri- ous dramas of the period. But make no mistake; this book is notable for much more than its attention to plays neglected, or as Marsden points out, dismissed as “unliterary” for their emphasis on emotional display (13).1 Fatal Desire con- structs a compelling argument about the “feminization...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 January 2012
...- ionable sociability,” a particular feminine and feminizing but effective form of power, gave the two decades their notorious flair. Covering actual theater as well as “the pervasiveness of the theatre in eighteenth-­century life” (15), Rus- sell batters the disciplinary wall that separates playhouses...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2019
... increasingly media driven and feminized, McPherson argues, it became imperative for a figure such as Siddons to con- trol her image, a word used here both in the sense of her reputation and of the visual representations of her. In the book s introduction, Studio and Stage in the Age of Reynolds and Siddons...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 90–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
...: “The romance of 1970s feminism, with its larger-than-life heroines and its sharply drawn social and political binaries which gave a Manichean and melodramatic edge to public/ private, left/right distinctions between women, is being merged with, and in Eighteenth-Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2022
...’ appearance and morality” (205). See also Gary Kelly, “General Introduction: Bluestocking Feminism and Writing in Context,” in Bluestocking Feminism: Writings of the Bluestocking Circle, 1738–1785 , gen. ed. Kelly, 6 vols. (London: Pickering and Chatto, 1999), 1:ix-liv, especially xi. 6. Morning...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... a whole day with a Whig lady without knowing what her politics were, clearly links politics to Eliza Haywood’s The Fortunate Foundlings: A Jacobite Novel    6 1 gender. Yet a number of scholars have argued for recognizing the conserva- tive basis for feminism in the late seventeenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 170–186.
Published: 01 April 2018
... a reconciliation with Frances Burney, now Mme d’Arblay, in 1814. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 correspondence friendship mentoring Bluestockings Burney evangelicalism Sunday schools proto-feminism family music A Bluestocking...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 74–82.
Published: 01 January 2009
... writers, and in its centrality to important political, historical, and cul- tural questions: “Contextualizing The Female Spectator,” “The Female Spectator and Feminism,” “The Female Spectator and Politics,” and “The Female Spectator and Haywood’s Fiction.” This collection of essays is most...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 January 2000
... might end with Zuléma meeting Anaïs’ fate—only to discover that she has altogether misread the Koran. Overall, the tale presented to the dame de la Cour as authentically 49 Persian is best described as feminized to suit the tastes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., but also helped solidify their identities as subjects of a united British Empire. As the spectacle of Waterloo created more objects to consume, it also created more passive and “feminized” sub- jects, individuals who were defined by their sensational experience rather than by action, and who were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 73–102.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... $45. ISBN 0-19-811289-0 Christopher Flint. Family Fictions: Narrative and Domestic Relations in Brit- ain, 1688–1798. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998. Pp. 388. $49.50. ISBN 0-804730725 Audrey Bilger. Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2002
... in an older, essentially oral and lower-rank community that predates the rise of bourgeois individualism, the division of men and women into separate spheres, and the creation of a new Wollstonecraftian feminism that subordi- nated social class and all other affiliations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 115–126.
Published: 01 April 2009
...-89236-909-6 Bresadola, Marco, Sandro Cardinali, and Paola Zanardi, eds. La Casa Delle Scienze: Palazzo Paradiso e I luoghi del sapere nella Perrara del Settecento (Padova: Il Poligrafo, 2006). Pp. 297. €25. ISBN 978-88-7115-539-5 Brock, Claire. The Feminization of Fame, 1750  – 1830 (New...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 102–107.
Published: 01 April 2011
... virtuosity she displayed in her “paper mosaicks” and embroidery projects remains central to many of the discussions here, this work also examines the position she held at court, her contribution to late eighteenth-­century female accomplishments, and her involvement in popu- larizing and feminizing...