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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 82–108.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Sophie Gee Duke University Press 2005 The Invention of the Wasteland: Civic Narrative and Dryden’s Annus Mirabilis Sophie Gee Princeton University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 147–155.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Jonathan Lamb The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26109-155-lamb.q4 5/24/02 3:14 PM Page 147 Review Essay Coming to Terms with What Isn’t There: Early Narratives of New Holland...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 82–92.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Richetti’s Narratives Steven Scherwatzky Merrimack College Albert J. Rivero and George Justice, eds. The Eighteenth-­Century Novel 6  –  ­7: Essays in Honor of John Richetti (New York: AMS, 2009). $194.50 J...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
... was involved in a much larger process than he realized: he was transforming how knowledge, nature, and experience could and should be related in narrative. In this essay, I study the narrative problems and complexities of New Voyage , and place them in the context of the reforms in travel writing (and, more...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
... versions and with what those changes might tell us about shifts in expectations of fiction readers between 1726 and 1740. It also examines how later critics have responded to the story to demonstrate that ideas about credibility are relative and socially determined. While narrative theory generally argues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 30–51.
Published: 01 September 2022
... with the royals in her narrative, and, in particular, with Queen Charlotte, in order to solidify her own importance in her memoirs. She thereby achieves the centrality that the lives of queens insisted upon for their subjects and modeled for their female readers. howard@duq.edu Copyright 2022 by Duke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Aaron Santesso Critics have long pointed to the connections between eighteenth-century landscape gardens and poetry. This essay examines the influence of prose narrative on garden design, arguing that gardens increasingly reflect narrative techniques as the eighteenth century progresses. The essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of Great Britain to the Emperor of China in the Years 1792, 1793, and 1794 (1807)—and its imaginative engagement with Chinese culture. While Macartney’s narrative partakes of formal and aesthetic qualities associated with travel writing from the Grand Tour and with scientific exploration, it cannot wholly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
... concentrate on the early (indeed, to my mind, originary) novelistic writings of Aphra Behn. For even if Behn did not voice her interest in the Rights of Woman as overtly or polemically as did Mary Wollstonecraft in her landmark feminist Vindication , so many of Behn’s narratives hinge upon the question...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Michael McKeon John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667, 1674) is often classified as a Renaissance epic, along with the great narrative poems of Ariosto, Tasso, and Spenser. However, this generic designation tells us much less about the formal nature of the poem than we learn when we contextualize...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 89–104.
Published: 01 April 2017
...S. Cailey Hall This article argues that Charlotte Lennox innovates with nonstandard narrative techniques to conjure up lively new discursive communities. In her most famous work, The Female Quixote (1752), Lennox experiments with the formal feature of chapter titles, whose insouciant, disembodied...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
... literary genius. Most significantly, Burney exerts final creative authority over her father, reimagining inheritance as evolution. Burney simultaneously invokes and obscures her family history in a what I argue is a relational biography: one in which the narrative of her father’s life is indistinguishable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of Central and South America in the late seventeenth century. Exquemelin's sensationalized account captured considerable attention and was translated into multiple European languages, including German, Spanish, and English, in the ensuing years. Many scholarly treatments of his influential narrative have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 158–178.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Adam Rounce This article looks at the reception of a number of seventeenth-century poets in the eighteenth century, using the materials in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI). It considers whether the existing reception narrative of the relative neglect of John Donne and George Herbert during...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in the twenty-first century, intended for the “general reader,” must negotiate charges of imposing a reductive grand narrative whose scholarship is rapidly outdated on one hand, and of working with too small a sample of texts to make historical claims on the other. The advent of electronic databases...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
... often challenges and confounds the aesthetic and narrative expectations of experienced readers. Similarly, popular chapbook editions of Robinson Crusoe contest, dispute, and sometimes reject the ideological underpinnings of their elite source text. Duke University Press 2011...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
... a 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 (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
... as a scapegoat for the deeply flawed institution of marriage itself. The courtship narrative rewrites several aspects of conventional clandestine marriage plots, such as stock male characters, lengthy debates between love and duty, climactic wedding scenes, and punitive conclusions. The economic plot, featuring...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Leah Orr Critics have long discussed the conversion narrative in the first Crusoe volume as being a paradigm of an individual’s journey from sin to salvation. In the latter two volumes, however, Crusoe questions his initial conversion and eventually rejects his peaceful conclusions from volume 1...