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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... University Press 1 Literary Ephemera: Understanding the Media of Literacy and Culture Formation Sandro Jung Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Literary historians of the long eighteenth century have rarely considered nonbook publications in their efforts to construct narratives of canons...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 January 2024
... headings. These lines, which functioned as inscriptional marks that required graphic literacy to use, help broaden the conception of manuscript (“written by hand”) to include media other than words formed on a page. John Locke's index‐based system for designing commonplace books, devised in A New Method...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 2024
... Chronicles also helps us connect the study of the manuscript book to a concern with the social dimensions of manuscript forms in a community of mixed literacies. Cannon's copying and writing became an important performance of professional competence in a culture of amateur literary production. As a case...
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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 (2023) 47 (2): 134–165.
Published: 01 April 2023
... coverage of how publishers catered to different groups of buyers, the essay recovers a hitherto uncharted visual archive stemming from Falconer's poem. Questions related to readership, visual literacy, the commodification of the visual images accompanying The Shipwreck , and the role illustrations played...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., and its dissemination during the late German Enlightenment in three thematic contexts: the “popular Enlightenment” ( Volksaufklärung ) and its emphasis on the enhancement of literacy among the lower classes to achieve emotional refinement; the visual representation of domestic emotional scenarios...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 136–157.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of their printed texts, and what do the lively effigies in both books and ephemera such as broadsheets suggest to us about their reading culture and our concepts of literacy? The desire to have pictures as well as text in ephemeral and book publications in the mid- and late- seventeenth century is frequently...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 97–100.
Published: 01 September 2015
...James Grehan Sajdi Dana . The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant . ( Stanford : Stanford Univ. , 2013 ). Pp. xv + 293 . $60 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay The World...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 101–105.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the importance of “literacy” for women in particular (153). Bos- tic rightly contends that for Charrière, “literacy” did not simply mean the ability to read and write; it also implied a practical skill in deciphering soci- ety’s unspoken codes. Charrière thus extended the limits of the philosophical domain...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., they regularly assumed respon- sibility for guarding plebeian morality and mobilizing the local populace against injustice. Accordingly, their workshops became hubs of sociability and debate. Coupled with their relatively high levels of literacy, this placed them at the center of the political...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 89–103.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of England containing family letters originating in the lower and mid- dling ranks, Whyman uses her discovery that even the humblest people in provincial towns and rural areas were writing letters, to challenge the low assessments of lower-­class literacy offered by conventional “statistical stud- ies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 105–110.
Published: 01 April 2015
...William Donaldson Henigan Julie . Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth–Century Irish Song . Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution Series , no. 2 ( London : Pickering and Chatto , 2012 ). Pp. ix + 272. 9 ills. $99 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 143–147.
Published: 01 September 2019
... but also demonstrated his submission to society s demand for self- discipline and physical control. Clarissa s broken eruptions of writing after her rape, reproduced by Richardson, are the most shocking evidence of her shat- tered poise and violated body. With the rise of literacy and the growth of busi...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
... on 90 Eighteenth-Century Life their hands.10 In fact, many women, including women from the lower and middling classes, wrote and published during this era. This proliferation was triggered by the rise of literacy, the printing revolution, and the under- lying religious and political...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., furthermore, testify to Sarah’s literacy, which increases her value as a prospective wife. The ability to write, and more importantly, the ability to read, was consid- ered a positive quality that was still rare among the lower classes.27 Since a wife was expected to manage her husband’s household...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 67–70.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... As this multiplicity suggests, the question of printing leads, necessarily, to the question of reading, or what the editors call the spectrum of literacies extant in Irish society, Planter and Gael. Each essayist uses a range of skills to enlighten his subject, the bibliographical becoming, inexorably...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 217–235.
Published: 01 January 2024
... in the minds of all who attend to it is emphasized by the inclusion of figures who, far from being skilled, professional, or elite readers, lack the degree of literacy that would normally constitute a basic requirement to be considered a reader at all. The old man myopically absorbed in the graven letters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... works pursued. The vignettes serve a popular- izing function in shaping the visual literacy of those who viewed them as part of the Pocket Atlas. Stothard reinforced this function by furnishing a short caption from The Faerie Queene, although the reader was not given any further indication of where...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 106–110.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and looking at it again—though not through it” (76 – 77). Practice should be governed by usage rather than prescription: “Boyle makes the skill solicited by the genre—a particular literacy defined as responsive and not foundational, interactive and not self-fashioning, open-ended and not conclusive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 188–215.
Published: 01 April 2023
... knew As some who'd sailed a year or two. (109) Johnny's literacy is clearly an advantage, and he begins to find community among his fellow sailors. Rushton's most powerful and best-known anti-impressment poem, “Will Clewline” (1801), uses sentimental tropes, adjusting the “cottage door...