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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Anne Barbeau Gardiner The College of William & Mary 2001 Dryden, Bower, Castlemaine, and the Imagery of Revolution, 1682–1687 In 1683, when details of the Rye House Plot emerged, there was a sharp swing of public opinion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... as a central principle of human nature. Questions about the mind/soul's “agitations” were crucial to a wide range of Enlightenment theories about mental imagery, rhetorical persuasion, and aesthetic beauty. Many writers, including John Dennis, linked the aesthetic import of spatial movement to Newtonian laws...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2010
... literary works of the time, and was particularly associated with Freemasonry. Using Zoroastro/Zoroaster as a starting point, this article reveals the presence Masonic imagery and ideology in Orlando , and suggests that Handel and his librettist were tailoring their operas to the wealthy Masonic-friendly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
... conventional imperial attributes that characterized Napoleonic imagery at the time. On one level, the portrait can be understood according to Christian iconography or as an allegory of the new French order according to ancient Roman mythology. I argue, however, that Prud'hon subscribed to early nineteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., imagery, and ideas. Prints in albums or prints on walls could therefore operate as “museums of images”—each format ostensibly encouraged viewers to respond emotionally or intellectually to prints. Yet there is strong evidence to suggest that prints in print rooms and in print collections were perceived...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 82–108.
Published: 01 January 2005
... wasteland were the same rubble, rubbish, and dust that had appeared most recently in sectarian pamphlets of the 1640s and 1650s as images of radical vio- lence.12 But apocalyptic imagery, previously associated in people’s minds with upheaval, shock, and uncertainty, now supplied a symbolic register...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
... The Castle of Otranto gives ample space to the bumbling domestics and flaunts its recourse to the supernatural, its relation to Shakespeare’s death imagery is far more equivocal. If The Castle of Otranto is a “version of Ham- let,” as one critic has recently put it, it is a decidedly selective version.7...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
... for elaborate descriptive imagery and personification. These preoccupations are noted below in the headnotes to the draft leaves. The body of drafts in the logbook shows Falconer developing his technique and gaining confidence, his labors leading him to perfect the lyric published as “Written at Sea” as well...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2022
... as in the stylistic terms of his use of imagery inflected by Alexander Pope, which produces “a voice that is textually ambiguous or subverts the conventions of sex, gender, or sexuality.” 7 I understand Stephens's gender fluidity, on the other hand, as originating from within and from without. Stephens assumes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 26–52.
Published: 01 April 2013
... University of York Introduction This essay is concerned with optical telegraphs and their representation in literary texts, newspapers, and visual imagery in the late eighteenth cen- tury. The optical telegraph, of course, differs broadly from its successor, the electrical telegraph...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 69–82.
Published: 01 April 2002
...). At the beginning of the eighteenth century this structure and its ide- ological implications of mutual respect, although present and acted out in the approved manner, was overshadowed by adulation of royalty and abso- lutist imagery. In the descriptive literature on the royal entry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 234–239.
Published: 01 January 2011
... is not so much a contribution to the field, as a historiographical event. The Silent Rhetoric of the Body tells a fascinating story. In the early eigh- teenth century, a newly commercialized business of undertaking started to multiply and debase the traditional imagery of death that characterizes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2013
... to astronomy. Second, he begins using “recurring patterns of imagery as an allusive ‘counterplot,’ ” a practice he seems to have learned from Virgil.16 In his other major pre-Restoration poem, the Heroique Stanzas to the Glorious Memory of Cromwell (1659), Dryden uses both these strategies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of Prussia’s Travels in India, 1844–46. Courtesy National Library of Australia. exotic imagery and expansionist politics, paying particular attention to the cultural arguments implicit in the works of serious scientists like Count de Buffon and pseudo-scientists...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 271–273.
Published: 01 April 2001
..., and honeybee imagery—in Milton, and in Sylvia Plath. Adam Potkay has since 1990 been both Bob Maccubbin’s colleague at the College of William and Mary and an advisory editor of Eighteenth-Century Life. His books include The Fate of Eloquence in the Age of Hume (1994...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 January 2016
... these multivalent comparisons, Goethe reinterprets Julie in Elective Affinities through key scenes involving water, a recurring psychologi- cal motif throughout Goethe’s oeuvre: he transforms the mostly latent water imagery in Rousseau’s work into an objectification of repressed passion, sig- nifying thereby...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 1–42.
Published: 01 April 2000
... and popular imagery.22 Much of this imagery, which can be traced back to the middle ages, was originally religious, but with the Reformation it acquired a pow- erful political and historical valence as well. From that context it was eas- ily converted to the purposes of secular political propaganda...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2018
... that energizes it. Ossian’s extensive arboreal imagery, rep- resenting an ancient Caledonia in which trees flourished, might seem to be an imaginative alternative to Johnson’s well-known complaints about Scotland’s deforestation. But for Johnson, Ossian’s “faux-ruins,” embodied in the poems’ fragmented...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 128–138.
Published: 01 September 2013
... for the brilliant close readings he offers in the six chapters of his book. The metaphorics of this term indifference deserve some real attention. Employing the imagery of violence, specifically military violence, Walker writes that “departing from its common sense of mediating neutrality, the term...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 116–134.
Published: 01 April 2001
... for Williams how in Dickens’ urban imagery, “the most evident inhabitants of cities are buildings…where the house and the life being lived in it are undistinguishable” (pp. 156–57). In con- trast, a visit to a nearby Regent’s Park neighborhood in Catherine Gore’s novel...