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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ashley Marshall The “Defoe” to be found in the major modern biographies and the criticism of the last four decades is a radically different person and writer from earlier Defoes. Although the notion of a “constructed” author is by now an over-worked cliché, Defoe represents an especially...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Killian Quigley Irish men and women made up more than a quarter of the approximately one hundred and sixty thousand convicts transported from the British Isles to Australia in the period 1787-1868. They feature, in major accounts of early New South Wales, as irredeemably shiftless, and prone...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Shayda Hoover The third Earl of Shaftesbury creates a “sociable enthusiast” in The Moralists (1708), published in his major work, Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (1711). This sociable enthusiast embodies a refined form of enthusiasm in a respectable subject—a philosopher...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of his life, but he was also a translator, a textual scholar, a prodigious letter writer, and in the first major phase of his career, a love poet depicting young women in love, such as Sapho, Eloise, the Unfortunate Lady, and Belinda, often focusing on erotic rapture and death. From about 1728 until his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., even the poor were depicted as loyal. The comfortable impression was given that the overwhelming majority of the elite—from aristocracy down to respectable traders and gentlemen farmer—was cemented together by gentlemanly solidarity and loyalty to king and constitution. There was no sense...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 15–19.
Published: 01 April 2019
... proved to be stumbling stones on the way to a professorship. In addition to facing disapproval, contempt, or downright condemnation by a majority of colleagues in English departments in Germany (a marked difference compared to attitudes in France or England), I was deliberately obstructed from obtaining...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
... his view that Chatterton, as a paid apprentice, was simply not entitled to a handout. Chatterton disagreed. A major revaluation of Chatterton’s “Rowley” poem, “An Excelente Balade of Charitie” (1769), follows. The poem, traditionally seen as a cry of despair, should rather be understood as a vigorous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
... religion, and to do so he exploits the greater flexibility, ambiguity, and complexity of the graphic mode. An examination of Steele and Hoadly, among other things, permits us to situate more precisely the “sacred parody” of Hogarth's major works on a grid of such terms as Radical Dissenter, Hoadlian Low...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Matthew Martin The mastery of a hard-paste porcelain technology in Dresden in 1708 was a major natural philosophical achievement for the European Enlightenment. From the outset, the material possessed a representative function at the Saxon court, where it served to promote the power and cultural...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in the context of the Franco-German cultural exchange surrounding the French Revolution; and the emergence of “homeland” ( Heimat ) as an increasingly ubiquitous emotion-bound metaphor in the nationalization of space toward the century's end. These contexts reveal major shifts in the cultural dynamics of space...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 134–136.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Isabel Rivers Major Emma . Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation, 1712-1812 . ( Oxford : Oxford Univ. , 2012 ). Pp. xii + 371. 36 ills . $110 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Review Essay Exemplary Women...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 January 2011
... If the eighteenth century was the great age of English letter writing, the twentieth century was the great age of editing correspondence. The let- ters of almost all of the major Enlightenment authors have now appeared in scholarly editions, many in multivolume sets, and many published by Oxford University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 83–96.
Published: 01 January 2009
...- ington, D.C. Since then, that Center has made a rich contribution to the disci- pline by organizing and hosting conferences and sponsoring the publication of a wide range of scholarly books and articles of the highest quality. Its twentieth anniversary was marked by a major conference, “British...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 135–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of brushstrokes over the centuries by various hands. Wiltshire claims that Johnson “lives in the imagination as a true icon: a face and body inseparable from intellectual and spiritual power” (6). But chronicling the dynamic and contested creation of a major figure proves to be far more revisionary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 April 2014
... ecology of Parnassus requires shrubs and saplings as well as mighty oaks. Recent scholarship has had much to say about major poets and not a little about small poets. But poets of middle stature — ​however vital to the circulation of ideas, genres, books, money, and fame — ​do not cut much...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 76–91.
Published: 01 January 2006
... and various concepts dear to eighteenth-century French thinkers [and that] made them an especially popular object of description, speculation, analysis, imagination, and ultimately reform.” Schechter notes that “for the vast majority of commentators the Jews were ‘known’ to epitomize com- merce...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 118–124.
Published: 01 September 2014
... output, including the “securely attributable minor works.” Although five substantial editions of Richardson’s so-called collected works were published between 1811 and 1931 (the last set alone added up to eighteen volumes), all of these efforts focused exclusively on his three major novels...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of England stock, and increased the amount to over £ 2,000. But her husband Percy was able to withdraw and use the majority of the funds for his own enterprises. Eliza- beth s financial skill, however, also produced a certain degree of financial independence for her, which allowed her to reassert her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 101–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
...). Some of those arguments are extremely important. The lengths to which Emerson pushes them may be contentious, but it is impossible to ignore them, and thirty years of research have given him the status of a major his- torian of Enlightenment Scotland. He is a painstaking scholar, which does...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
... derived from the land, and in his continued protection of the joint- stock monopolies established by his Stuart predecessors. Pincus’s thesis has had some major advocates. Carl Wennerlind agrees that “the Whigs argued that England would grow rich and powerful on the basis of labor and man...