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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... ). Pp. xiii + 320. 41 ills . $100 Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Review Essay Discourse and Period Style across the Arts Timothy Erwin University of Nevada, Las Vegas Ashley Marshall, ed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... with these other texts is a parodic approach to literary form, one that combines the imitation of an authoritative form with an adaptive detachment from it. This approach shows the influence of several experimental, mixed forms that flourished during the Restoration period—some of traditional standing, some...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Erin Mackie Powell Manushag N. . Performing Authorship in Eighteenth-Century English Periodicals . ( Lewisburg : Bucknell Univ. , 2012 ). Pp. xii + 289 . $85 Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Review Essay Periodical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 63–84.
Published: 01 September 2023
... pieces that also populated the pages of the Lady's Magazine . Murry's work, therefore, shows that eighteenth‐century periodicals for women were complex spaces in which different ideas about the relationship between women, science, animals, and ethics could coexist. I build upon the insight...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Christopher Salamone This article seeks to add nuance to the story of Shakespeare's canonization in the eighteenth century, a story that has hitherto neglected the part played by the period's poetic miscellanies. Are there patterns in the form, quantity, and selection of Shakespearean texts within...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... Modern critics, such as Dustin Griffin (1986), have explored how Milton's poetry influenced writers in the succeeding century, yet its appropriation in miscellaneous publications remains largely unexplored. This essay analyzes the history of Milton's reception in the period 1700-1800 through his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 89–104.
Published: 01 April 2017
... voice emerges as the text's most distinct and powerful narrative force. This voice presents itself as corrective and collective, demonstrating the benefits of a community and redefining the authority of the author. In her less well-known periodical, The Lady's Museum (1760-61), Lennox introduces...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Sara Landreth This article examines early eighteenth-century attempts to explain how poetic descriptions of physical motion generated vivid scenes in the imagination. Motion was central to neo-Augustan theories of representation because, for much of this period, writers understood motion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 134–165.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Sandro Jung This article offers an account of all illustrated editions of William Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762), including anthologies such as John Roach's Beauties , that were produced up to the end of the handpress period. It examines both the illustrations of specific scenes or moments from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2021
...). This categorical distinction, however, scantily registered the emergence of a corollary affective economy in this period, which redefined social, political, and physical spaces according to their emotional content, or lack thereof. This article focuses on the rise of emotional language, its spatial configurations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 2024
... fidelity and credibility. Our case study also pushes us to reconsider some of the clustered assumptions around the nature of the manuscript book in this period: this is the work of a male, non‐elite writer, an amateur production. It is not a family or coterie production, and rather than offering...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Nicholas Hudson This essay challenges the paradigm that depicts Whigs as progressive champions of free-market economics doing battle against the land-based and regressive economic policies of the Tories. Particularly in the period after the Glorious Revolution, Tory economic writers such as Charles...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
... readers might value the texts that they encountered. In examining the numerous recital collections of this period, we can see not only the close connection between miscellany publication and the contemporary social vogue for reading aloud, but also the ways in which miscellany texts mediated a whole range...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Margaret J. M. Ezell This essay examines the ways in which the single-authored, period literary history has been challenged since the original Oxford History of English Literature series appeared in the mid twentieth century. The volumes in the new Oxford English Literary History appearing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 59–72.
Published: 01 April 2017
... in France, examines the origins of the translation of her history, and considers the way it was presented, during the crucial period of the Revolution when it appeared. I will offer new evidence for Macaulay's relationships with French radicals and aristocrats before the Revolution, and in particular...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 122–138.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., it constituted a sensitive balancing point for Spain and Austria, the two nations that ruled Milan in the modern age. This essay suggests that those policies had a marked protectionist approach during the Spanish period (1535–1706), mainly because of the alliance between the Crown and the local elites who sought...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Killian Quigley Irish men and women made up more than a quarter of the approximately one hundred and sixty thousand convicts transported from the British Isles to Australia in the period 1787-1868. They feature, in major accounts of early New South Wales, as irredeemably shiftless, and prone...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... period is scant, despite explicit references in, for example, Shelley's Prometheus Unbound (1820) and Charlotte Smith's Beachy Head (1807). In Persuasion , Austen offers examples of successful evolution, and also of the failure of some individuals to survive in their environments. Sir Walter Elliot...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
... to imagine and promote an idea of civil society governed by norms of a benevolent “politeness.” One function of the new culture of politeness was to reconcile readers to the massive increase in military activity. This essay will explore the process of reconciliation in the two most influential periodicals...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Jack M. Armistead In the poems composed before his first serious plays, Dryden rhetorically exploits the malleability of occult beliefs during this period. He uses the mixed attitudes toward astrology, alchemy, and, to a lesser extent, demonology and other folks beliefs, to broaden meaning...