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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Tanya Caldwell Hannah Cowley’s most popular plays were her domestic comedies. These engaged so deeply with the dramatic and literary traditions of her predecessors and contemporaries that she was sometimes accused of plagiarism. However, her goal in writing her plays as they address national issues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... A fruitful way of examining this issue is by focusing on the figure of the shoemaker, a character who often appears in popular culture as a noisy, irreverent, and vigorous defender of liberty. Scholars have long associated the proverbial political radicalism of shoemakers with occupational qualities...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
... a narrative of cultural literacy, and the increasingly—in the course of the nineteenth century—gender-specific marketing of the titles. While introducing a number of different pocket diaries issued from 1779 to the mid nineteenth century, the essay will discuss the earliest diaries ( The Royal Engagement...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 45–63.
Published: 01 April 2009
... on this issue, and their importance for understanding some key aspects of eighteenth-century cosmology, are outlined, as is also their relevance for understanding the history of modern anthropocentrism in general. Duke University Press 2009 R William Smellie...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
...William Stafford This essay studies the issues of The Gentleman's Magazine from 1785 to 1715, selecting those years because of the common view that society and a class system crystalized following the French Revolution. Rather than view society from an economist's or a Marxist's perspective, I am...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
... continually engages with issues of language and authority. Exquemelin was fascinated with the challenges of producing credible accounts of experience and with the techniques and politics of manipulating narrative for empowerment. For Exquemelin, buccaneers are not only violent criminals but also linguistic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of the transplantation and integration of foreign culture(s), they could be used metaphorically to allude to current political events and problems. As a result, the discourse on grafting intersected with, and engaged, some of the key issues of the French Enlightenment. Duke University Press 2010...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... with the infamous Minerva Press, which issued staggering levels of new fiction written primarily by women. Meeke’s title-pages employed a complex system of authorship: some works carried her name (“Mrs. Meeke”); others were anonymous; a third strain employed the pseudonym “Gabrielli.” As an author of numerous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
... on a methodology that privileged the existence of multiple perspectives and the splitting of knowledge into facts. In “A Farewell to Poetry with a Long Digression on Anatomy,” Barker, in particular, offers a synthetic take on two issues: (1) the multiplicity of perception, now imaginatively disjointed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 29–37.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Richard Terry; Helen Williams Our essay documents some of the issues we faced as modern editors of John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748–49). We were conscious of the groundbreaking earlier editions of Peter Sabor and Peter Wagner, and also of the particular difficulties posed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 105–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... by examining the issues that arose when it was embodied in actresses whose personal lives, especially as mediated by the contemporary press, reflected crucial aspects of Fanny Hill’s. Cleland Druidesses Elfrida Caractacus actresses Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... included in a disposable, annual pocket diary, were significantly more ephemeral than illustrations issued as part of an edition, I shall investigate how Stothard mediates the text by providing textual excerpts and how these one-line cues evoke a particular allusive experience of the text that affects...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2022
... 1783 issue of the Morning Herald , a paragraph that was the culmination of a series of published connections between Burney and the Bluestockings following her abandonment of The Witlings . Such unwelcome publicity coincides with accounts of Burney's coldness toward the group, though her attitude...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Timothy Moore This article reassesses the conduct genre by questioning the critical association between conduct literature and conservative models of gendered domesticity. Challenging the assumption that progressive attitudes toward issues like women's equality and youthful conduct could...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 April 2001
....” As pleasurable as compiling the essays has been, it is a relief to have this issue in print, as two years of fibbing to Bob about its focus and con- tents has taxed my ingenuity on many occasions. I owe a special debt to the managing editor for his skills at subterfuge. And thanks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 April 2023
... major work, An Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1769), was no less influential, and, as Falconer's modern editor William Jones declares, the Dictionary “remained the standard nautical dictionary until the end of the days of sail.” 2 This special issue of Eighteenth-Century Life brings...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 1.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Cedric D. Reverand, II Duke University Press 2008 R Editor’s Note Cedric D. Reverand II The usual issue of Eighteenth-Century Life contains four scholarly essays followed by a miscellany of book reviews. However...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2005
.... It is instructive to read the statement Bob made in his fi rst issue, because it applies as much today as it did in October 1980: Our subject is implicit in our title — the life of the eighteenth century — social life, political life, literary life, intellectual life; the life of the great...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of inquiry lead out into other possible issues. Across this special issue, conversations emerge about the manuscript practices of geographically or socially peripheral figures, intersections between individual creators and social networks, implications for cataloging and classification, and innovative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2020
... University Press 1 Introduction Anne M. Thell National University of Singapore I write the introduction to this issue with great sadness, as my composition signals that its true author, John Richardson, is no longer here to write it himself. At the same time, I am heartened and touched that the authors...