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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Margaret J. M. Ezell This essay examines the ways in which the single-authored, period literary history has been challenged since the original Oxford History of English Literature series appeared in the mid twentieth century. The volumes in the new Oxford English Literary History appearing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., and Repairs to Literary History: The Examples of Fielding and Richardson Howard D. Weinbrot University of Wisconsin, Madison Historical criticism has a long ancestry with many variations and modes of proceeding. In the nature of things, some of those...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2003
...David Allan The College of William & Mary 2003 The Scottish Enlightenment and the Politics of Provincial Culture: The Perth Literary and Antiquarian Society, ca. 1784–1790 David Allan...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 28–42.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Lisa O'Connell Recent scholarly work by Jürgen Habermas, Judith Butler, and others posits a new cultural domain that is simultaneously religious and secular. Drawing on the sermons of John Tillotson and the fiction of Henry Fielding, this paper examines literary sentimentalism in this “post-secular...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Barbara M. Benedict This article argues that the shifts in the reputation of Sir Hans Sloane, the foremost British collector of the eighteenth century, reflect the changing reputation of collecting itself from the Restoration to the Regency. By examining the literary representations of Sloane...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 59–64.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Michael Gavin Underwood Ted . Why Literary Periods Mattered: Historical Contrast and the Prestige of English Studies . ( Stanford : Stanford Univ. , 2013 ). Pp. viii + 199 . $35 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 January 2007
...David S. Shields Corey Andrews. Literary Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century Scottish Club Poetry . Studies in British Literature, no. 82 (Lewiston: Edward Mellen Press, 2004). Pp. 378. $119.95. ISBN 0-7734-6463-8 Duke University Press 2007 Review...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 138–143.
Published: 01 January 2009
... “The Call of the Popular” Revisited; Or, English Literary History’s Resistance to Balladry Corrected Dianne Dugaw University of Oregon Steve Newman. Ballad Collection, Lyric, and the Canon: The Call of the Popular...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., especially in relation to the family, which will be the focus of this critique. Burney wrote five works of fiction between 1796 and 1839, a literary career that spanned almost five decades. Grounded in the domestic novel of manners with strong shades of satire, her fiction also incorporates elements...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 99–124.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... Specifically, I will examine the relationship between literary lutes and the natural world, charting the shifts from Neoplatonic notions of musica mundana , to the dendrological seventeenth-century understanding of material origins, to the descriptive conventions associated with the warbling of neoclassical...
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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 (2020) 44 (2): 43–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 4 3 The Prospectus War of the 1790s: Literary Advertising in an Age of Revolution David Duff Queen Mary University of London The French Revolution debate that dominated the British press for much of the 1790s is often referred to as a pamphlet war, but the phrase...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Susan Carlile Schellenberg Betty . Literary Coteries and the Making of Modern Print Culture: 1740–1790 ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2016 ). Pp. 320. $99.99 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45, Number 1...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 93–100.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Ian Higgins Marsha Keith Schuchard . Masonic Rivalries and Literary Politics from Jonathan Swift to Henry Fielding (Amazon Create Space: Gauthier Pierozak Editeur, 2018 ). Pp. ii + 715. $30 . Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of an adequate biography of Blacklock has meant that the significance of his complex cultural positioning for Burns still generates equivocation. This essay considers why, as an established member of Edinburgh’s polite literary culture, Blacklock was drawn to vernacular verse. It reconstructs the contexts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Janine Barchas; Kristina Straub “Curating Will & Jane” provides an overview of the exhibition, Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity , opening at the Folger Shakespeare Library in August 2016. Shakespeare and Austen became literary celebrities roughly 200 years after...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Valerie Rumbold The relationship between the Spalding Gentlemen's Society (founded 1710) and Richard Steele's Tatler (1709–11) achieved its most influential commemoration in Nichols's Literary Anecdotes (1812). While there were indeed shared ideals and anxieties that aligned this celebrated example...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
... with those of literary criticism. Taxonomic concerns with fixity and dynamism, with order and hybridity, permeated Seward's critical endeavors, which were central to her literary reputation. It is my contention that Seward's thinking about literary imitation was shaped by a belief in fixed biological forms...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Cassandra Ulph The formative influence on Frances Burney’s work of the artistic-professional context of her upbringing has only recently begun to be recognized. Early experiences in her father’s musical household informed Burney’s construction of a literary identity that balanced her professionally...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
... this hugely popular literary form over the century? Whilst the article examines a number of texts, it also offers a more focused analysis of one particular collection, The Agreeable Variety (1717), from which we can draw wider conclusions. The miscellany contains eight “Shakespearean” fragments. Some...