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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 50–71.
Published: 01 January 2024
... reader indulgence, but rather, the assertion of a critic that he has a “Genius” for discerning and “owning” “glorious” poetic objects. Furthermore, in several of the instances where Williams does provide an attribution, the naming of the author is accompanied by his own signature. For example, “Antiochus...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... valuable body of our arts.” Specimens collected and collated with the text anchor, document, and illustrate the words on the page. As a result, an identical multiple in a print run was turned into a unique object. Through the art of extraillustration, the extra-illustrator Richard Bull “erected for himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (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 article also...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2016
... a gendered hierarchy to the arts: poetry is masculinized and painting feminized; a masculine speaker describes a feminine object. Founded exclusively on the work of male poets, this account has not yet considered how eighteenth-century female poets contributed to this tradition. Through her ekphrastic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Bradford Mudge This essay postulates a field theory of the portrait, one capable of explaining both portrait objects and the forces to which they were subject. It does so not with the intention of celebrating theoretical mastery, but to facilitate three comparatively modest claims: first...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... thought. In engaging a series of generically diverse texts roughly contemporaneous with the third edition of Political Justice , this essay makes a case for Godwin's consistent and vehement objection to private property and economic inequality. Godwin's views on this topic are shown to emerge from his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... her into established networks in the profession. It then reveals the ways in which an actress's legal status as feme covert might impact upon her professional agency, particularly in light of her unique position as both trader and object of trade. The essay then goes on to consider how actresses...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... acquisition. At the same time, they find in Sloane and the fashion for collecting several dangers: it reflected the increasing power of objects to oust abstract concepts as the subjects of literary description, presented new modes of self-definition and sociability, and, above all, led to a transition from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in tandem in the travel genre: the static, ostensibly objective description of nature (what Dampier refers to as “Places”) and the dynamic account of individual experience (what Dampier calls “Actions”). Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 R William...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
... in what ways these print objects were produced in a competitive environment that saw, in its most prolific decades, the publication of up to forty different titles per year. Due to the ephemeral nature of the pocket diaries, very few copies have survived, and some titles known to have existed from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Cook between 1772 and 1780. What the family called “Jemm’s Otaehitie Merchandize” included material objects, but also social connections, texts, and knowledge. This article outlines how these were used by James and Frances, their cousin Edward Francisco Burney, and Hester Thrale, to create real...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... I read this vessel as a transcultural object, reflecting the technological adaptations common in the contact zone. At the same time, I investigate the history of European representations of the canoe in the eighteenth century, showing that it was at the center of debates about native craftsmanship...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 January 2020
...” mode that entails objective reporting, and a mode that involves an individual, sympathetic narrative — to raise questions about the emotion, beauty, and impact of war representations. I will also argue that Sterne is responding to changes in the way war was publicly imagined. Copyright 2020 by John...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Ala Alryyes Although it may appear that geography is distinguished by an objective, neutral subject, a genealogy of geographical knowledge reveals that seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European polemics over the demarcations and legal representations of space were imbued with polemos itself, war...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Hilary Teynor Donatini Sir Roger de Coverley, representative of the landed gentry in The Spectator , is typically read as a lovable, old-fashioned eccentric and comic object. Closer attention to the series of essays set in and around Sir Roger’s Worcestershire estate — especially numbers 117, 122...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of Making Common‐Place Books , as well as various examples of eighteenth‐century manuscript commonplace books will be the main objects of focus. commonplace books John Locke's New Method index life writing information management history The commonplace book was a malleable writing format...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 2024
... material form in an illustrated manuscript book he produced in the first decades of the eighteenth century. As a work and an object, the Chronicles stages a series of conversations between print and manuscript. In exploring this unique case study, we expose how the mixed medium of the manuscript book could...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and compellingly argued book about “the margins of the Enlightenment” (1). Festa relates those well-dissected cultural and ideological issues—senti- ment and empire—to eighteenth-century concepts of personal identity and to the spill of eighteenth-century objects, revealing sentimentality as a by-product...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Julie Park Mark Blackwell, ed. The Secret Life of Things: Animals, Objects, and It-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England (Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ., 2007). Pp. 365. $62.50 Cynthia Wall. The Prose of Things: Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century (Chicago: Univ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 44–75.
Published: 01 September 2005
... naturelle; ouvrage de lacqs, habillemens indiens & chinois, armes anciennes, tant des pays étrangers que de France. . . . &c.” In the largest of the rooms, the objects were stored in Chinese lacquerwork cabinets, above and below which were grouped arrangements of crystal vases, porcelain containers...