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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
... interrelated contexts: (1) the history of the texts themselves; (2) their importance to the history of surfing; (3) the significance of the swell occurring during the Makahiki festival; and (4) the emotional and metaphorical impact of the scene on Western observers/writers schooled in the politics...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 26–52.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Mary Fairclough This essay explores how the new technology of the optical telegraph provoked discussion of the possibilities of globalized communication in the 1790s. It focuses on the Telegraph , an anti-ministerial London newspaper. the Telegraph exploits its metaphorical connections...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 8–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of a concordance to the novel published in 1988, it could explore Cleland’s remarkably inventive use of metaphors and similes. It could also draw on his collected correspondence, of which a new edition is forthcoming. In addition, such an edition would give full attention to the novel’s murky and protracted...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 162–187.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to metaphorical and euphemistic language so as to avoid “rank words,” was nevertheless easily covered by the rationale offered in R v. Curll (1727), but his case was never brought to trial. Some have thought that this circumstance is mysterious and requires explanation; however, obscene works were rarely...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 58–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to precise amounts of money, focus on characters’ financial situation in their introductions, and extensive economic metaphors, the novel drives home the point that capitalist economic structures determine all other social and affective structures, including sex. John Cleland Memoirs of a Woman...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Luisa Calè In “A Friendly Gathering: The Social Politics of Presentation Books and their Extra-Illustration in Horace Walpole’s Circle,” Lucy Peltz plays with the technical and metaphorical senses of “gathering” to reflect on the materiality and sociability of altered books in the Strawberry Hill...
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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 (2010) 34 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of the transplantation and integration of foreign culture(s), they could be used metaphorically to allude to current political events and problems. As a result, the discourse on grafting intersected with, and engaged, some of the key issues of the French Enlightenment. Duke University Press 2010...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 124–129.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Collin Jennings Pasanek Brad . Metaphors of Mind: An Eighteenth-Century Dictionary ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. , 2015 ). Pp. xv + 372 . $49.95 Silver Sean . The Mind is a Collection: Case Studies in Eighteenth-Century Thought ( Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 121–123.
Published: 01 January 2018
... 121 122 Eighteenth-Century Life their appetites with “pointless topicality.” By using culinary metaphors that equate tastes in food with those in literature, all three writers reveal their con- cern that the lasting value of ancient literature was being undermined by the criticism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2021
... that theater and theatrical metaphors provided printmakers with an effective and concrete way of imaging a concept, idea, or point of view (17). She makes clear that the the- ater offered printmakers another arena of signs and sign making from which to draw. For example, she explains how the erotic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 103–107.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., far from being unrelated in style to his celebrated prose, reveals its signature trait of artful repetition (of words and phrases animated by vivid metaphor), an artful copia—as opposed, for example, to the “undisciplined copia of Mark Akenside’s Pleasures of Imagination” (79). Lynch...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 74–81.
Published: 01 April 2021
... a significant 7 5 contribution to the field: a movement away from the study of blindness as a metaphor (or blindness understood in the abstract) and toward blindness as an actual experience of blind people. It is tightly organized in three interrelated sections: a philosophical discourse invoking vision...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 41–47.
Published: 01 September 2010
... a self-­evident category to post-­Romantic generations, to pre-­Romantic ones, calling a piece of writing produced for the purposes of entertainment a “forgery” was to turn a conspicuous metaphor, one drawn from the fields of numismatics and law; to liken acts of fiction to the counterfeiting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 128–138.
Published: 01 September 2013
....” Aiken’s map illustrates the central purpose of Walker’s study, which is to question how and where it is possible to access non-­marriage discourse or even non-­ normative marriage discourse within the confines of a culture defined by this seemingly all-­encompassing polemic. The metaphor of the map...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 January 2001
... was the trope of the na- tion as a fortress-isle, hedged around by God’s especial care but under threat of immoral invasion often figured in metaphors of plague. What makes the writings of the Societies virtually unique is the insistence with which these older biblically...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 55–58.
Published: 01 September 2015
... history progressive, tending to ever-greater peace, prosperity, and harmony among human communities, or is it cyclical, characterized by repeated patterns of rise and fall, growth and decline? How can the theory of evolution, whether as a literal scientific theory or as a metaphor, help us under...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the lifeless living through the metaphor. In all his work he gains his fame by creating activity, for example, in the following: “Then to the plain rolled the ruthless stone” and . . . the spears] stood in the ground longing to take their fill of flesh.” . . . ​In all of these something...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 52–71.
Published: 01 January 2003
... dimensions of Rousseau’s thought that they contain. I shall do so by distinguishing two different concepts of the theater which Rousseau devel- ops in the course of the polemic. For purposes of presentation, I shall refer to these as the “literal” and “metaphorical” concepts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 132–137.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of Almost Everything     1 3 5 This debate drew on the state/family metaphor to support and to refute abso- lute, “patriarchalist” authority. The patriarchalist argument, as forwarded by Robert Filmer, renders explicit, and so vulnerable to critique, absolutist, dynas- tic authority...