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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... concerned with how London society, during this period, viewed itself. The data demonstrate different ranks, although what constitutes a gentleman remains flexible, with various people in the middling orders capable of ascending to a gentleman's status. While class separations and a disdain for the lowly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
... those of literary criticism. Taxonomic concerns with fixity and dynamism, with order and hybridity, permeated Seward's critical endeavors, which were central to her literary reputation. It is my contention that Seward's thinking about literary imitation was shaped by a belief in fixed biological forms...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
... only among the émigré Irish, but also within the lower orders more generally. Under the guidance of Laurence Dermott, its enterprising grand secretary, the Antients extended and altered Freemasonry’s profile in Britain and elsewhere, and the Craft became a means by which a broad cross section of male...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... order to satisfy his ambitions in the metropolis. Johnson’s identity formation did not progress in a linear fashion that mirrored his physical movement from Ireland to London, but was rather a struggle that moved back and forth, depending on time, place, and circumstance. By exposing the ways that Irish...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
... contrary, to equate wealth with the accumulation of bullion, arguing that England must curtail the import of luxuries in order to protect domestic manufacture. This debate reached its climax during the controversy over the commercial pact attached to the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). Tories argued for free...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... parodies set to old tunes and prose extracts haranguing the new administration and promoting amputation with Swiftian gusto. One of the problems facing twenty-first-century readers is how to get a handle on what exactly is being satirized. In order to gain a fuller understanding of how this collection and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... interconnections between high and low portraiture in the 1780s in order to highlight the difference between the ways in which monumental portraits occupied public space and political caricatures moved through it. Monuments of all kinds—even of the most mobile variety, busts—were designed to anchor the space in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
...James A. Winn The essays printed here all make the case for historical criticism in reasonable and persuasive terms. Professor Weinbrot's paper shows how recovering the meaning that classical allusions, formal word order, and particular loaded phrases had for their original audiences makes us...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 76–104.
Published: 01 April 2019
... only become possible for a narrow elite. I support this claim through close attention to the changes in Fanny’s emotional responses and reflections that become most visible when we read her narrative chronologically rather than in the retrospective order through which Cleland presents them. Copyright...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... set. The practice of extra-illustration consisted in unbinding the book, cutting loose the gatherings of leaves that make up its quires, in order to interleave them with additional pages, or to inlay each page into windows cut through larger sized paper. The process is captured in Walpole’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 28–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... serve for an intel- lectual thriller, and this book certainly reads like one. Spieth offers a schol- arly account of the Sacred Order of the Sophisians, a Parisian secret society founded by veterans of Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign, whose rites sought to imitate those described in the late-­antique...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 62–80.
Published: 01 January 2007
... action to mitigate the disas- ter, although, ironically, the public’s enduring interest in the mutiny led to debate challenging the very social order that supporters of enlightenment and commerce were trying to protect. Two kinds of liberty are at issue: lib- erty under the law, implying duty, self...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 157–161.
Published: 01 April 2016
... shots. Capra, of course, did not invent these techniques, many of which were instituted by his predecessor D. W. Griffith. In fact, the Capraesque was not “a contribu- tion to classical Hollywood style at all,” Chandler persuasively argues, but rather a “reflection or second-order thematization...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
... sexuality to the practice and ideology surround- ing domestic service in London during the eighteenth century. Straub weaves together historical case studies with textual analyses of canonical works and of conduct books in order to suggest how much eighteenth-­century culture depended on the proper...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 12–13.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Charles R. 1777 – 1856 descendants are not necessarily included in Burney chronological order of birth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 81–115.
Published: 01 April 2001
... taste moved sharply in the opposite direction, toward the conservative, the modest, the understated, and the inexpensive. In order to see his artistic develop- ment more clearly, then, I shall focus not on the completed buildings, except insofar as they differ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 103–111.
Published: 01 September 2000
... preamble! In order to avoid too much explication of the complex and seemingly parochial legal arguments with which the book ECL24307-103-Barrell-review.jm105 1/1/01, 8:39 AM 106 deals, it will be expedient for the sake of this review to describe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 107–112.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Paige’s title is an ensemble of narrative practices that constitute the modern novel: manifestly unreal narrators telling stories about manifestly unreal characters in a realistic but not real world. While today we do not need to believe in the reality of characters or narrators in order to attend...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 January 2014
... those of popular cul- ture. Enlightenment ideals of order, labor, and self-­determination, displayed in Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 38, Number 1, Winter 2014  doi 10.1215/00982601-2380061 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the poor in recent years have turned to analyzing texts in order to shed light on both pauper agency and the attitudes of those who shaped the provision of infor- mal and formal means of poor relief. By examining language and narrative strategies, historians have attempted to untangle the...