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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 109–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Review Essay Old New Media: Print, Paint, and the Early Eighteenth-Century Media Revolution Rachael Scarborough King University of California at Santa Barbara Dror Wahrman. Mr. Collier’s Letter Racks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2012
... manuscripts and their painstaking hunting down of newspaper articles then unavailable in digital form. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 R Richmond’s Rhetoric and Chatham’s Collapse: A Media History Lance...
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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 (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... in zeitgeist, alter their consumption and reading practices of the text, but they also interpreted the poem by translating it into a range of different media such as furniture prints, porcelain designs, sculpture, and book illustrations. I shall examine different responses to Thomson's poem by discussing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 26–52.
Published: 01 April 2013
... the potentially transformative political effects of communicative media. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 R The Telegraph: Radical Transmission in the 1790s Mary Fairclough...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2023
..., that eighteenth-century portraiture was, and always has been, a vibrant conglomeration of disparate portrait types, in which knowledge of any one type encouraged knowledge of the whole; second, that the objects themselves made frequent reference to the generic and media networks of which they were a part...
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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): 236–261.
Published: 01 January 2024
... created, collected, edited, disassembled, reassembled, and curated by networks of writers, readers, and librarians over time, so the Ballitore Project has been run by a diverse, collaborative, nonhierarchical research team dedicated to showing how our contemporary concepts of digitization and media...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 95–104.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... But the next question would be about what “mediation” means. For Siskin and Warner, “mediation” represents a “shorthand for the work done by tools” (5). Mediation is only partly tied to “media” as the word is used today, to refer to communi- This is Enlightenment: An Event in the History of Mediation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2019
...). Pp. xvi + 272. 93 ills. $89.95 The cult of celebrity is a defining feature of our times: the media that create, support, and sometimes destroy celebrity figures have become so powerful and all- encompassing that today, one can be famous simply for being famous. In Art and Celebrity in the Age...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2021
... 1790 (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2016). Pp. 320. $99.99 It may not (yet?) be a truth universally acknowledged that women writers played a central role in media history, but Literary Coteries provides an impres- sive array of evidence that women had an unquestionably vital influence on the wider...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 262–267.
Published: 01 January 2024
.... Now in the twenty-first century, the emergence of e-books as well as the ever-increasing proliferation of electronic social media forms offers a perfect opportunity for us to revisit what we thought we knew about the interfaces of different media in the long eighteenth century, not only manuscript...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 136–157.
Published: 01 April 2020
... over- looked in our recent studies of visual media. The cultural critic Martin Jay declared in an early essay that the modern era is dominated by the sense of sight in a way that set it apart from its premodern predecessors and possibly its postmodern successor. 4 As W. J. T. Mitchell and others have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... with players’ pictures, has barely been studied at all.5 At any historical moment, the nature of the mass media available determines the contours of celebrity culture; the numerous volumes of Bell’s multi-­edition play series constitute a new medium for disseminating players’ images. The presence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
... featuring print and media attempts to give our authors the life experiences we cannot be certain that they had, exemplifies the traffic in celebrity doubt and desire. Their first biographies are represented in Rowe’s 1709 multivolume edition of Shake- speare’s plays, with its biographical preface...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2024
... literary activity, textual embodiment, and media history, traditional book history, which tends to take the printed book as its object of study, still stands to gain much from a rich account of the many states and uses of the manuscript book in the period. Until quite recently, scribal forms were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of dozens of genres readers encountered in multiple formats, media, and contexts in their day- to- day lives. Williams s major intervention is to demonstrate that while the experiences of individuals can be mined to revise our understanding of the history of the book, that history is inherently plural...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2021
... strategies of the philanthropic movement, which professed a visual, media-oriented pedagogy, the lion's share of his work was published in popular journals and calendars with more than half of his copperplates (ca. 1,200) appearing in four French/German bilingual publications. 28 His most poignant...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 159–182.
Published: 01 January 2024
... would share the narrative. Forbes included items in his massive work from a variety of media, sometimes employing multiple forms to obtain, confirm, add to or correct materials. Although written out in manuscript, “The Lyon in Mourning” can also be considered an intermedial text consisting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 157–161.
Published: 01 April 2016
... point could be made with respect to the book’s rich exploration of the parallel media transformations of theater into print in the eighteenth cen- tury and print into cinema in the twentieth. This media-centered approach leads Chandler to view the eighteenth-century spectator foremost as a “vir...