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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... tropes of exile in the face of ecological cataclysm. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Jane Austen evolution natural history romantic intellectual culture Charles Darwin • “A Future to Look Forward to Extinction and Evolution in Jane...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
... contradistinction. Whereas Pope's belief in the redemptive potential of his own poetic prowess—a belief not always unwavering in the face of the cultural decline he set out to combat—compelled him to give the model of Pope-as-author pride of place in future memory, Swift tended to emphasize the expedient...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 34–50.
Published: 01 September 2021
...’ War, which made London the center of an extensive global empire. Through an examination of proposals for and accounts of urban improvements as well as works that look to a future moment when visitors survey London's faded glories, this essay considers how imagining London in ruins—a trope thus far...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... was to reinforce national traditions through her arts and stir pride for them in her plays. Simultaneously, her themes and characters demonstrate that England’s future strength as a center of empire depended upon the talents of those formerly marginalized—in particular, provincials and women artists. This essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Helen E. M. Brooks This essay examines the ways marriage could function both to the benefit and detriment of an actress's professional activities and agency. It argues that an astute marital decision might support and promote an ambitious actress's future on the stage, largely through integrating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Multiauthor miscellanies often represented complicated patterns of social and cultural allegiance. Miscellaneity had distinct formal meaning. This essay proposes that editors and designers of electronic editions should consider “digital miscellaneity” as an eligible model for future editions of eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 8–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
... , the murder of a blood relation, literally blood of the same blood; oikeios polemos , war within the household or among kinsmen. The common thread is the notion of murderous familial breach as a way of catching the paradox and horror of civil conflict while also indicating possible grounds of future...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 183–216.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., in July and August 1791, in Thomas's Massachusetts Spy; Or, the Worcester Gazette , a proposal that provides a clearer picture of PWP's archive as it existed at her death, and that can guide future recovery work. mnl@sfu.ca Copyright 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 Phillis Wheatley...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 93–99.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Joshua Swidzinski swidzins@up.edu Dustin D. Stewart . Futures of Enlightenment Poetry ( Oxford : Oxford Univ. , 2020 ). Pp. xvi + 300. $100 . Copyright 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 While the term “Enlightenment” grows more contested by the day, the phrase...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 30–50.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., capable of such Enormities, . . . worse than Brutality itself. 2 Swift the satirist left a legacy of irony to the future, irony that has spo- ken and continues to speak with almost uncanny immediacy to the twen- tieth and twenty- ‰rst centuries. Yet Swift the would- be historian was in many ways more...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and distinguished history in Austra- lia and New Zealand, a tradition celebrated and fostered through the tradi- tion of the David Nichol Smith Seminar. This conference commemorates the important foundation for future research that the National Library of Australia established in the 1960s by acquiring...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 104–112.
Published: 01 January 2020
... agenda for the future (xx). Like all Lynch projects, this volume is impecca- bly edited, though its achievement only becomes clear through comparison to CC and WC. Table 1 thus offers some comparative data to which I will refer in the paragraphs to follow. It is a cliché of reviews to lament...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 96–118.
Published: 01 September 2020
... points toward a dialectic of his- torical di‘erence and continuity that shapes both the past and the future (Freedman, 54).10 The period s concerns with progress also engendered a science ˜ction that extends an estranged sense of change out into the future. Locating the proto- science- ˜ctional...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 126–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... for the intimate relation between daily time and what the eighteenth cen- tury called “futurity.” Covering considerable ground, they gloss the humaniza- tion of heaven, the Anglican emphasis on morality, the formal implications of periodicity, and the analogical links between literary immortality and spiritual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 83–96.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., and political theory” (2). The essays “aim to reflect more broadly on the disciplinary dialogues that have so far shaped the history of British politi- cal thought and that will continue to inform it in future” (2). They “offer an array of models and methods for the future history of British political...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2008
.... In an impressive display of present and future scholarship, essays by graduate students from New Zealand, Canada, and the United States sit comfortably alongside plenary addresses and essays by internationally known scholars. The relatively small size of the Nichol Smith Seminars (usually fewer than...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 148–152.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., mimetic kinds of language. They celebrated sublime forms of representation that were expected to strike an emotional chord in listeners, immediately transporting them to a better, future world. Fanciful figures of speech were denigrated both for being too distracting and for being politically...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 111–115.
Published: 01 April 2015
... for future scholars. His characterizations of Hill’s father, Theophilus (5), and of the Duke of Rich- mond’s salon (21) call for further investigations of parochial virtuosi and of all the clever folks conducting research in the countryside. Inadequately appreci- ated figures, such as German botanical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 92–100.
Published: 01 September 2012
... reviewed here signify the coming-­of-­age of Haitian revolu- tionary studies: they not only provide primary materials to enable Anglophone teachers and students access to the field, they also lay out some issues that future scholarship will have to tackle. These books include: 1) a collection...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2010
... showing the kingdom that they were going 8 Eighteenth-Century Life to be responsible stewards of the land.34 In response to this problem, Ros- set presented foreign alliances — here imagined as grafts, both figural and not — as France’s best strategy for the future: From a trunk full...