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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 37–64.
Published: 01 September 2009
... University Press 2009 R Reference Point: Samuel Johnson and the Encyclopedias The David Fleeman Memorial Lecture, 2007 Paul Tankard University of Otago Since 1999, a prestigious award...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Duke University Press 2009 R The Thirtieth of  January Sermon: Swift, Johnson, Sterne, and the Evolution of Culture The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies James L. Clifford Lecture, 2008...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Taylor Corse This essay examines the impassioned lecture on animal rights that John Dryden adapted from Ovid and included in Fables Ancient and Modern (1700). This lecture, which Dryden called “Of the Pythagorean Philosophy,” reflects many aspects of the contemporary debate about ethical eating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 25–46.
Published: 01 April 2005
... Blair, between the spheres of vernacular native poetry and enlightenment criticism. Recent work by Robert Crawford and others, exploring how the university disci- pline of English Studies originated in the lecture courses on rhetoric and belles lettres delivered in the eighteenth-century Scottish...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
... upon an empirical model designed to provide a systematic account of diverse or ‘mixed’ literary forms” (p. 186).7 In their lectures on rhetoric and belles let- tres,Adam Smith and Hugh Blair developed philosophically grounded descriptions of the “new species...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 44–47.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... By analyzing the ways in which bodies, both real and fictional, were used in the eighteenth century to promote new standards of politeness, Goring also shows how culture gets embodied and the body gets acculturated. Given the number of articles, books, conference papers, and class lectures devoted...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 109–114.
Published: 01 January 2022
... that could as easily prove friend as foe. In his wonderful new book, Poetics of the Pillory , based on his 2014 Clarendon Lectures at the University of Oxford, Thomas Keymer explores the imaginative pull of what Defoe called that “ Hi'roglyphick State Machin , / Contriv'd to Punish Fancy in.” 3...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 252–270.
Published: 01 April 2001
... goes back further (Tickell’s essay De Poesi Didactica was one of the first to use it, and it had gained wide currency by the mid-eighteenth century), but what that cat- egory was deemed to include varied enormously. Joseph Trapp, in his influential Lectures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 January 2005
... venturing for themselves or engaged by an adventurous entrepreneur. In 1758 “Miss Charlotte Elizabeth Mean- well” presided over a Young Lady’s Oratory at the Robin Hood, where she delivered various pieces (Daily Advertiser, 16 June 1758). In 1766 a young lady delivered a “Lecture on Heads...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 65–104.
Published: 01 September 2009
... that we are not certain about the percentage of bodies embalmed, literary exam- ples, the consistent publication of treatises, lectures, and sermons, as well as the frequent circulation and display of preserved remains, provide indis- putable evidence that embalming and its history were certainly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 143–153.
Published: 01 April 2012
... final year of Cynics and Skeptics     147 lectures at the College de France in 1984, just before his death. The content of these lectures is especially interesting in light of his criticisms of the Enlight- enment in earlier writings. Nonetheless, as Shea...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 April 2001
..., highly imaginative, and richly visual. In fact, he has built up a collection of over 2,000 slides to illustrate his lectures, and students love his incorporation of music and films. Another dimension of Bob’s career and his impact on students has been his love of books...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... apotheosis was considered a development of the ancient Chaldean adoration of the heav- enly bodies, known as Sabaism, upon which the worship of deceased and powerful humans was superimposed.5 These ideas would have been familiar to Blake, who is likely to have attended James Barry’s lectures during...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
... women to promote their fledgling discipline through a series of public scientific lectures, beginner textbooks, and scientific instruments. Historians have placed this trend within a wider historiography on consumer culture, terming it “polite science.” 3 Much of this work has considered polite...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2013
... intellectuals.” By giving and publishing the inaugural Boyle Lectures, on the “Folly of Atheism” (1692), as well as by serving as the king’s librarian (from 1693), Bentley also participated in the transformation that was under way for clergymen, whose new opportunities for performance were more fully...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 96–107.
Published: 01 April 2003
... not only for his lively ideas and lectures, but also for his wit and love of bon vivant. Especially during the years under the Russian occupation (1758–62), which liberated Königsberg (albeit temporarily) from its musty past, Kant joined the aristocracy and town elite in their rounds of balls...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 January 2003
.... “An Eclogue,” in fact, said to its own time what Van- dana Shiva says to hers: “it is time to stop and think about the impact of globalization on the lives of ordinary people” (lecture 5). No doubt there is something absurd about Sandie and Willie, two unworldly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... that put into practice his father’s strictures on reading aloud, laid down in his book British Education (1756), as well as in a series of twelve lectures on the subject that were delivered in Oxford, Cambridge, and London, and published in the same year as his son’s oratorical debut, as Lectures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 94–102.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Camper to lecture on whether this crea- ture was capable of speech. Camper’s contribution seems to have dis- tanced the “Orang Outang” from humanity. He noted that those he had dissected, which were Asian orang-utans, had laryngeal pouches which should, he argued...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 68–80.
Published: 01 April 2008
... as a subject has no political referent in Said’s scheme of things. And yet with- out it, Swift’s political writing loses its texture and most of its point. G How instrumental can instrumental writing be? In his 2001 Deakin lecture delivered by teleconference in Melbourne...