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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Rachel Mann Through the figures of Jane Barker, a gentlewoman who lived from 1652 to 1732, and whose work was both circulated in manuscripts as well as print, and Robert Hooke, curator to the Royal Society, this essay shows that experimental science and manuscript culture were premised on a...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Wortley Montagu print culture attribution reputation women's writing Court Poems Alexander Pope Edmund Curll manuscript culture • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: New Insights from the Digital Miscellanies Index Kathleen Lawton...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... highly varnished, but on nearer inspection I found them to be of porcelain and tiles of various moulds and colours. (Embassy, 75) Cultural Difference in An Embassy to China, 1792–94   5 Figure 1. Manuscript page from Macartney’s journal in the Charles W. Wason Collection (doc...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2002) 26 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2002
... one that perhaps strikes more narrowly and deeply than Johns’ broad study. According to a Whig history of print culture (one rehearsed by some of the books reviewed here), the elitist world of manuscript writing, dominated by coteries of high-ranking gentlemen...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2011) 35 (3): 89–103.
Published: 01 September 2011
... learned these by osmosis or through parental supervision. There is certainly truth in this: there were letters everywhere in print and manuscript culture, not only in letter manuals, and some parents were evidently equipped to instruct their own children. But virtually all the letter writers in this...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2003) 27 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2003
... contemporary cultural interest— James Macpherson’s translation of Ossian’s poems and Robert Ferguson’s poems, for example (“Minutes,” 17). Several of the surviving manuscripts seem to have been read at Society meetings; and some of these, like Rev. McLaggan’s paper on the parish of Blair Atholl...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
... 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 (1 April 2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
... imagine and promote an idea of civil society governed by norms of a benevolent “politeness.” One function of the new culture of politeness was to reconcile readers to the massive increase in military activity. This essay will explore the process of reconciliation in the two most influential periodicals of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2006) 30 (3): 51–77.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Denise Amy Baxter Duke University Press 2006 Two Brutuses: Violence, Virtue, and Politics in the Visual Culture of the French Revolution Denise Amy Baxter University of North Texas Je tenais les...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Woolf, The Social Circulation of the Past: English Historical Culture, 1500   –  ​1730 (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2003). 46  Eighteenth-Century Life 40. David McKitterick, Print, Manuscript, and the Search for Order, 1450   –  ​1830 (Cambridge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2015) 39 (2): 66–70.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Majesty and the Arts: Queen Anne’s Cultural Revolution Philip Smallwood University of Bristol James Anderson Winn. Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts (New York: Oxford Univ., 2014). Pp. xxi + 792. 35 b/w ills., 18 color inserts, 28...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... 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 for...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2015) 39 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Temma Berg While there have been many reception studies of verbal texts, it is only recently that we have begun to explore the historical and cultural contexts of interpretations of eighteenth-century visual print culture. Given that Thomas Rowlandson's 1784 watercolor Vauxhall Gardens has become...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of these extracts are firmly attributed to Shakespeare, others are the consequence of adaptation and revision, and some have no provenance at all. What does this tell us about the cultural consumption and assimilation of Shakespeare at this moment of anthologizing? What cultural needs and attitudes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... genres ranging from poetry to memoirs, it traces Sloane’s reputation in literary culture from that of a model physician and benefactor, to a charlatan, to a toyman, and finally, to an entrepreneur. These shifts reflect the challenges that collecting presented to culture: on the one hand, it threatened...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
... their deaths, and the Will & Jane exhibition tells the story of that process through the display of many and various objects—from porcelain figurines and portraits, to advertisements and bobbleheads—that are part of the marketing and cultural dissemination of literary fame. The authors of the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Abigail Williams This article explores the role of miscellany collections as aids to recitation and education. It offers an insight into the perceived social and cultural roles of literature in the later eighteenth century, and suggests some of the ways we might use miscellanies to understand the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Sandro Jung In a reading of James Thomson's The Seasons that largely draws on the history of the book and the fields of print culture and illustration studies, I offer a narrative of the changing interpretation of the poem between 1730 and 1797. Not only did readers, in response to changes in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Catherine Craft-Fairchild Maria Edgeworth, in her novel Harrington (1817), was one of the first proponents of religious and cultural tolerance of the small but growing Jewish population in Great Britain. Edgeworth suggested that the best method of counteracting the irrational biases reinforced by...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., cultural, and aesthetic interpretation that remain well beyond the reach of any existing computer program. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 history criticism digital Quaker dispensing • Dispensing with Power: A Response to Three...