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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... words, these vignettes may have conveyed mnemonically a prior reading experience of The Faerie Queene or have stimulated recall of other engagements with the moments represented. Understanding Stothard’s illustrations as iconic interventions in the reception history of Spenser’s work that, by being...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 134–165.
Published: 01 April 2023
... in the mediation of the work will underpin my account of how the visual apparatuses added to editions affected the marketing and reception of Falconer's poem. Sandro.jung@mail.shufe.edu Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 William Falconer The Shipwreck illustrations iconic reception...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 January 2009
... culture in which readers are situated. Three chapters of readings offer a new way of mapping the reception his- tory of Sterne’s work. In a consideration of Tristram Shandy’s sermon-reading scene, Gerard uses eight pictorial representations (from 1883 to 1995) to chart the resurgence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 143–153.
Published: 01 April 2012
... History of Cynicism was published in 1937, along with the still-standard­ Loeb translation of Diogenes Laertius’s Lives of the Eminent Philosophers by R. D. Hicks dating back to 1925. Nonetheless, the Cynics, and especially their philosophic founder and icon, Diogenes of Sinope, remained...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
...- rick (1717–79), who, building on a century’s worth of theatrical producers’ and audiences’ persistent but diffuse interest in Shakespeare’s plays, almost single-handedly created the iconic image of The Bard, which in turn has set the gold standard for literary fame.3 The Folger’s portrait...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 135–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... J In the famous “Preface” to his edition of Shakespeare, Johnson argued that the century mark was a crucial boundary in the reception of an author: The Poet, of whose works I have undertaken the revision, may now begin to assume the dignity of an ancient, and claim the privilege...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., the reception of texts, and the reputation of authors. They have traditionally studied editions, their editors and publishers, and, more recently, the para- texts that provided glosses to help readers make sense of the text. The focus on the literary as opposed to literacy has artificially demarcated one...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 73–102.
Published: 01 September 2000
... as it is of a kind of collective pressure from three interconnected sources: advisors who steer students, especially female students, to this kind of work; a job market that is receptive only to young scholars who fit this mold; and, by now, an entire “scholarly history...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... Modern critics, such as Dustin Griffin (1986), have explored how Milton's poetry influenced writers in the succeeding century, yet its appropriation in miscellaneous publications remains largely unexplored. This essay analyzes the history of Milton's reception in the period 1700-1800 through his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... aim” was “amusement.” The reception of these journals, he hoped, would not take the form of “inspection” by pedants seeking information, but friendly cel- ebration among “good Company” who will be “predetermind to be pleasd.” Yet even this undemanding readership, like Bruce and Burney at dinner...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... This article compares the reception history of Stephens's recipe and Deformity: An Essay , examining why Stephens attracted censure whereas Hay garnered approval for endorsing the same basic treatment. Focusing on both Stephens's and Hay's gender-fluid personae, I argue that Hay, unlike Stephens, was able...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2007
... to the early critical canon exem- plifi ed in Pamela’s Daughters reveals overlooked features of Richardson’s reception history—including its erasures—from the modernist period to the present. In their opening chapter, Utter and Needham characterize the two- volume fi rst edition of Pamela (1740...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... reveals a great deal about Montesquieu, his climate theory, and its reception among music critics in England in the 1760s. Sharp documented his travels in Italy in a series of letters that he col- lected and published in his native London in 1767. The letters detail the various customs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and national identity, from individual patrons to entire countries. Several essays examine the complexities in the reception of Italian art, music, and theatre and their practitioners, which ranged from acceptance and admiration to revulsion. On a positive note, Leslie Hennessy’s study of the personal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
... question of what level of compensation actresses deserved to receive. This essay thus suggests that the cultural portrayal of benefit performances reveals the often-paradoxical reception of both philanthropy and celebrity, especially as it was inflected by gender, during the period. Copyright 2013...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
... to be one of the most popular and well-­received plays of the later eighteenth cen- tury. Where Addison turns the corpse of Brutus into an icon of patriotism, and Gentleman imagines Macbeth’s slain form as a theatrical symbol of justice, Garrick, in keeping with the growing taste for displays of sensi...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... reception. From twenty to thirty years old, he grew from two feet four inches to three feet three inches; moreover, he was fi t, coordi- nated, and proportionable. All this suggested that, rather than being a sep- arate species, he was a human who was merely growing extremely slowly, a concept his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 20–43.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of the failure of the 1745 rising; Lauder was a Jacobite, and his attack on Milton was motivated more by the poet’s status as an English national icon than by literary rea- sons.27 Churchill thus presents a supposed “literary” fi gure so as to play on anti-Jacobite paranoia. Lauder’s imaginary vindication...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 51–77.
Published: 01 September 2006
... needlework, Brutus’s wife has in eff ect partici- pated in the demise of her sons. Such contradictions later resonated with French citizens torn between Revolutionary civic values and the need for a stable polity. Brutus in the Revolution Changing productions, receptions, and interpretations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 64.
Published: 01 January 2001
... Malraux, a French icon, of blindness and cowardice (p. 23). The decision of the right-wing Gaullist government, dictated as much by electoral as moral concerns, did not prevent the selection of Rivette’s film for the Cannes Film Festival that spring and was reversed after...