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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Peggy Thompson Jane Austen uses “habit” and its variants four times as often in Mansfield Park as she does in her previous novel, Pride and Prejudice . In what seems, then, to be a deliberate exploration of habit, the novel repeatedly recalls Aristotle's views on habit, which could well have been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 178–196.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Miranda Stanyon Like other spaces of the Enlightenment, the sublime was what Michel de Certeau might have called “a practiced place.” Its rhetorical commonplaces, philosophical terrains, and associated physical environments were cultivated, shaped, and framed by human action and habit. But can...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
... to escapism. And in the medical literature of convict transportation, this characterization sometimes intersects with another, specifically pathological, impression: the Irish, on account of their “habits” and “character,” appeared uniquely predisposed to scurvy. This essay explains how this intersection...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of this approach in Rousseau’s Émile (1762) and Mme de Genlis’ Adéle et Thèodore (1782). The second mode is that of practical, applied pedagogy in which teachers contend with outside influences and a child’s already-established habits and prior associations. O’Keeffe’s particular contribution to pedagogical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 29–55.
Published: 01 April 2007
.... Condemned as the chief consumers of calico, women were reproached in dozens of pamphlets and economic tracts for purchas- ing the printed cotton fabric.1 Attacks on female consumption, however, were not limited to the shopping habits of upper-class women. The pam- phleteers also crafted the female...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 107–112.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., pseudo-­factual regime of fiction, Paige is concerned, in particular, to interrupt the seemingly reflexive critical habit of understanding literary history as the prehistory of our fiction. In each of his six chapters — ​on Madame de La Fayette, Adrien-­Thomas Per- dou de Subligny, Claude Prosper...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 119–135.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., the female hunter in the foreground wears a version of rid- ing habit (in the painting, an intensely red cuffed jacket and matching skirt, a waistcoat with a stock or cravat, and a man’s hat) that was an adap- tation of male attire. By late in the century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 149–167.
Published: 01 January 2011
...  doi 10.1215/00982601-2010-033 Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 149 150 Eighteenth-Century Life Cowper. What might Cowper’s habits, representations, and experiences of letter writing suggest about the progress of a correspondence across time...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 63–77.
Published: 01 April 2001
... Fearon and Faux in par- ticular as innocents abroad, incapable of lying and therefore to be valued for unintentionally providing documentary evidence of perverse Ameri- can habits and customs. Yet even a cursory comparison of these four books will show...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 124–129.
Published: 01 January 2018
... produced “cognitive ecologies,” which he describes as “studies of habitation or home”Ð the “contextual space[s]” of mental phenom- ena (281n80). An ecology “evolves just like any network,” wherein the “tools of thought evolve along with the thinker, and vice versa” (15). For instance, John Locke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2000
... that mattered now: “The Age labours of this disease,” laments Robert Codrington’s Youths Behavior (1664), “where the eye becomes a Determiner of our worth by the outward habit that we wear.”33 Dwelling comfortably in this age, Wycherley’s Lady Fidget and Mr. Horner exploit its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 12–16.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that cultivated a nationalistic sensibility among read- ers, that built a fluid but firm poetic canon, and that engendered new reading habits among the leisured middle class. Central to this thesis is Bonnell’s claim that the book trade should be rec- ognized as an important institutional context behind...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 103–107.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to develop a sophisticated and sometimes “deflationary” sense of humor, which counters “singular habits of writing” and “singular habits of living” in writers as diverse as Gay, Thomson, and Swift (123). Nunnery presents a pio- neering study of the “Laughing Johnson,” whose laughter—generally sociable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 January 2021
... default nar- ratives about eighteenth- century readers and their habits. Chapter 2 moves our attention away from how people read to the homes where their reading took place. Recent scholarship on eighteenth- century sociability has focused largely on the public and semi- public spaces in which people...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2015
... reform of French “habits of the heart.”2 Nor did Radical Moderates   8 9 they, like their Stoic forebears, associate moderation primarily with the regu- lation of the passions. Instead, by mixing the roles of executive and legislature in government...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2009
... by giving shape and local habitation to the perpetrators, victims, and causal forces of empire. In an era in which impe- rial reach increasingly outstripped imaginative grasp, sentimental fiction cre- ated the tropes that enabled readers to reel the world home in their minds” (2). While accurately...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 53–69.
Published: 01 September 2003
... for their boys at Norlands, near Kensington, the curriculum of which was to combine the best of French and English systems of education. Besides French, it was hoped “to teach them the habit of speaking the Eng- lish Language properly without which no Gentleman can appear with dig- nity in a public Charr...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
... in part derive from Boswell’s habit of transcribing events, thereby rendering private life unsafe from the prying eyes of the “memorandummer.” In light of Burney’s own habit of recounting conversations verbatim for the amusement of her family in her long journal letters, this discomfort...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 53–72.
Published: 01 September 2000
... pamphlet, passage over the threshold of the public house is the first step to ruin: frequently unwilling to await its tardy arrival, or unable to curb their pro- pensity to a habit continually gaining power, [the members of a friendly society...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... They therefore have significance for scholars wishing to understand not only developments in literary tastes and popular reading habits in the century, but also the forma- tion of a cultural conception of what constitutes “Shakespeare.”4 As Troilus splinters Cressida’s identity in two, between...