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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and the monetary systems within which they were embedded. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 R “Like as My Profile”: Of  Monuments, Money, and Political Caricature in Spring 1784 Bradford Mudge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., and temperament. A close reading of her accounts of her encounters with the Reverend Charles de Guiffardière, reader to the queen, reveals Burney’s anxious internal negotiations with the requirements of propriety and her understandable fear of rumor and gossip in “a tattling Town like Windsor.” Such negotiations...
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Published: 01 January 2023
Figure 1. Likeness and Legacy in Korean Portraiture, installation view, 2021. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. The freestanding glass walls in the center of the room enabled viewers to examine both front and back of the paper drafts. One wall (to the left) displays a painting on silk of Lee Sam More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2015
... from the more familiar watercolor. At center left, just behind the figures that have often been identified as the Duchess of Devonshire and Lady Duncannon, stands a man who appears to be holding a drawing pad with which to capture the likeness of the viewer who stands before him, or, better yet...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Be careful or they will cut your throat. Samuel Johnson is more temperate in his undated sermon. The regicide was a sign of destructive envy, both in its own right and because it ignored alternatives, like legal restraint upon the crown. Swift places the regicide in a political and national context. Johnson...
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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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Published: 01 January 2023
that characterize the official Bunmu portraits in the Likeness and Legacy exhibit. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Keith Johnston Montesquieu's climatological theory of character played an important role in English musical criticism in the third quarter of the eighteenth century and helped form an intellectual basis for an English critique of Italian comic opera in the sentimental mode. Critics like Joseph...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and circulated, these interventions both turn one bibliographical item into something that looks like two, presenting problems for the way they are represented in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI) and other bibliographical databases. For, by certain blunt measures of “popularity,” in such databases it may...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Howard D. Weinbrot Like other earlier authors, Fielding and Richardson place culturally shared “codes” in their texts and exploit those codes for their readers' instruction and delight. The historical critic uses multiple approaches to reclaim what our ancestors knew and what can enlarge modern...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... reconceived him as a brilliant fiction-writer, a master craftsman, and the father of the novel. Defoe is treated very much like other canonical eighteenth-century authors, but he represents a different kind of writer and a unique set of problems, and we should therefore rethink the way we regard him...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., though not always successfully, to challenge the grounds on which the anti-Methodists mounted their campaign against Methodism. Like other features of the revival, such as open-air preaching and lay ministry, hymn singing generated controversy; paradoxically, this controversy provided much of the energy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
... that thinkers like Norris, Nettleton, and Harris responded to this challenge by drawing on eudaemonistic ethics to make a kind of last-ditch argument in defense of virtue. In fleshing out their particular ideas, the essay emphasizes the range and eclecticism of Enlightenment thinking about happiness: Norris’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
... like Wedgwood’s. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 • Mystifying What Matters: Erotic Antiquarianism in Erasmus Darwin’s Portland Vase Adam Komisaruk West Virginia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of Judaism and, after one foray, never wrote on Jewish subjects again. In their mutual inability to probe Judaism, Edgeworth and Lazarus revealed key facets of the “Jewish Question” at the turn of the nineteenth century. Hampered by her own cultural barriers, like Richard Cumberland before her, and Walter...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
...). Like ethnic jokes in general, these Irish jokes sought to stereotype and ridicule the population that they depicted, in this case, the London-Irish. But, as this essay illustrates, these comic representations can also serve as a rich source of information on the cultural, social, and economic life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Noelle Dückmann Gallagher This essay reflects on the critical fortunes of Restoration panegyric. It argues that while panegyric literature held a prominent position in Restoration and eighteenth-century culture, its features—especially its frequent use of figures like apostrophe and prosopopoeia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
... personal narrators who together recalled a fragmented history of their youth. This self-representation was harlequin-like—insistently informal, by turns irreverent or extravagant or facetious, based entirely on their changing whims. The eccentric world of their novel existed only as they imagined...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 197–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that encouraged literary experimentation and innovation. Editors like Dodsley and Percy used paratext not only to justify their specific poetic choices, but also to establish identity of their collection. In Dodsley's case, obvious editorial interventions are absent and the typography is elegant, while for Percy...
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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...