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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
... methods from folklore, musicology, and literary study. The formats of the ephemera, and their performative modes seemingly identify these expressions as impermanent; at the same time, examining them collectively, we recognize an ironic gesture for lasting universal human sentiment and meaning...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 138–143.
Published: 01 January 2009
... such comprehensive treatment. Newman updates Friedman and widens his perspective to include reception of the ballad within a trans-Atlantic context addressed by folklorists but largely omitted by lit- erary historiography. Over the last several decades, folklore or social-history approaches have dominated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
... and circulated alongside texts that were already well established in the ranks of anonymous, often romance-­ or folklore-­based, popular narra- tives. In publishers’ lists of titles for sale and in bound collections of chap- books in such archives as the British Library, Crusoe keeps company with the likes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 January 2014
...-­ heavy eighteenth century. While the evidence connecting the water nymph (“rusalka”) figure to Catherine is not strong, the chapter on the rusalka/ undine/mermaid theme in Russian folklore as well as in Russian and Euro- pean romanticism is definitely worthwhile. In her chapters on Rimsky...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 103–107.
Published: 01 January 2000
...- ferred a living divinity upon them, he would have been aware that the twelve caesars and their successors were all artificially (rather than folklorically) deified, and that imperial images very palpably functioned as images of euhemerized men. But there is third level of deconstruction. Since...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2007
... all that can be told about his early intellectual life.3 Stewart says nothing about Hume’s development until he was ten, by which time an eager and inquisi- tive little boy would have absorbed much of the local folklore surrounding the ruins in his area of the Borders as well as the role his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 3–13.
Published: 01 April 2008
... bequeathed to Bolingbroke, would have included the Adagia.26 According to William Kupersmith, Pope may have drawn on the “Adages” for folklore about don- keys when devising the Dunciad illustrations. Elsewhere, Pope records his reverence for Erasmus in several places, most famously in the “Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 94–102.
Published: 01 September 2001
... variously as “ethnography” (in the eighteenth century, usually but not always at the level of description), “ethnology” or Völkerkunde (in contrast to folklore [Volkskunde], at the level of compari- son), or part of “moral philosophy” (especially in Scotland, at the level...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of males—from sexual aggressors, to moralizing Quakers, to Satan himself. In this case, the nymph terrifies the entire village, and longer versions of the poem add an extra stanza about the sight entering local folklore: “So large were its Whiskers / They took up the Discourse / Of all the young...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 63–80.
Published: 01 January 2023
... being operated as a bed-and-breakfast guest house. National Folklore Cultural Heritage No. 273, online at < http://www.baekilheon.com/ >. 14. Since court painters worked as a team and usually did not sign their work, the artist's signature marks another significant difference between...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 81–97.
Published: 01 April 2008
....” From the essay “Mrs. Women’s Oral Traditions in Eighteenth-Century Scotland     9 5 Brown and the Ballad,” originally published in California Folklore Quarterly 4 (1945), and reprinted in The Ballad as Song (Berkeley: Univ. of California, 1969), 64 – 78, especially 74. 2...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... These figures, however, are deployed here toward a specific end, which is to note the potential for once-proud and prosperous territories, celebrated in epics and folklore, to sink into disrepair and poverty. These passages, that is, are observations about the historical fortunes of provinces and peoples...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... interpretations of the phenomenon. Robert Folkenfl ik’s “Folklore, Antiquarianism, Scholarship, and High Liter- ary Culture” concludes this section of the History. The title suggests a grab bag of cultural infl uences, but of course the three activities had the united eff ect of enriching British literature...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 138–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
... plays. The peculiar propensity of Lee’s The Rival Queens to produce anec- dotes occurred because the acting paralleled the real-life situation of the actresses, thereby collapsing the boundaries between public and private. The folklore surrounding the play focused on the women and the stage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2013
... brings them onstage, yet at almost every opportunity to express a personal opinion about them, he dodges the issue not only by citing “Philosophers or Divines,” but also by ascribing his poetic usage to established conventions, scriptural authority, or folklore. In “Of Heroique Playes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2000
... examines in depth several types of seriocomical literature that stem, he believes, from carnivalistic folklore and that signal the transition in western literary culture from the epic to the novel.9 For Bakhtin, foremost among these seriocomic types, along...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 107–134.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Colonization and British Anti-Slavery (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2005), 28 – 62. 20. Dror Wahrman, The Making of the Modern Self: Identity and Culture in Eighteenth-Century England (New Haven: Yale Univ., 2004), 3 – 6. 21. See Hilda Ransome, The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore (1937...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
... was the sub- section on “Festivals and Folklore,” where, despite the highly-staged nature of such events for visiting grandees, there were opportunities for a far greater social mixing than was customary at home, notably in the carnivals in Venice and Rome that lacked the customary boundaries of protocol...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... lifelong predispositions (fear of Jews) that are constantly reinforced by artistic, theatrical, folkloric, and historical tradi- tions.9 However, Edgeworth seems uninterested in religious belief itself. As Judith Page states of Harrington, the novel warns of “irrational prejudice” against the Jews...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 48–73.
Published: 01 April 2006
... Servants for this discussion. 20. Karen E. Rowe, “To Spin a Yarn: The Female Voice in Folklore and Fairy Tale,” in Fairy Tales and Society: Illusion, Allusion, and Paradigm, ed. Ruth B. Bottigheimer (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1986), argues that in western European culture...