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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
...Louise Curran Over the course of the eighteenth century, Milton's place in the British poetic canon was both contested and established. The first scholarly editions of Paradise Lost were printed, and the full range of his verse—both in form and content—was frequently imitated as well as discussed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Robert A. Erickson The essay examines Pope's entire poetic career under the aspect of rapture, in all its many connotations and contexts. Though Pope's early amatory poems and his later satire are usually considered in isolation from each other, this essay explores their common preoccupation with...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Melissa Bailes This essay explains Anna Seward's famous, vitriolic attacks on the poetic plagiarisms of Charlotte Smith by examining them within the framework of natural history. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the vocabularies and methodologies of natural history overlapped with...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2011
... contradistinction. Whereas Pope's belief in the redemptive potential of his own poetic prowess—a belief not always unwavering in the face of the cultural decline he set out to combat—compelled him to give the model of Pope-as-author pride of place in future memory, Swift tended to emphasize the expedient at the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
...David E. Shuttleton The Scottish poet Dr. Thomas Blacklock (1720-90) is often cited as the first professional man of letters to recognize the poetic achievements of Robert Burns. As Burns later recalled to John Moore, it was a letter from Blacklock in late 1786 praising the “Kilmarnock Poems” that...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Adam Potkay My design in this essay is twofold: first, I show the underappreciated poetic mastery of Dryden’s Lucretius translations. Second, I connect what Dryden does at the level of the poetic line with how he subtly refashions Epicurean philosophy for his era. Dryden’s Lucretius is less...
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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 as a...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... our understanding of his achievement and interests. This essay reads three of Wolcot's key poems from the 1780s in terms of his focus on the use of anecdote in writing history and biography, and his self-conscious interest in writing about great men. In A Poetical and Congratulatory Epistle to James...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Claudine van Hensbergen The Works of the Earls of Rochester and Roscommon was one of the most popular poetic miscellanies of the eighteenth century, with more than twenty editions published. Rochester's verse filled the entire first volume, a prominence that proclaimed his importance as the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 April 2019
... cited were based upon Gozzi’s translation. This essay considers the Italian context for the translation of Cleland’s novel, in particular, the local realities and literary taste of Gozzi and his followers for whom the novel and Fanny herself threatened the Italian poetic tradition and the legacy of its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 96–118.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Freedman’s discussion of Shelley’s novel as proto-science fiction that emerges in the same postwar historical matrix that informed historical novels such as Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley (1814). However, where the historical novel, in Georg Lukács’s reading, describes the wartime poetic awakening of the people...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 110–119.
Published: 01 April 2008
... textual scholarship, I want to suggest in this paper that Coleridge did not discard eighteenth- century conventions and ideas about the poetical character to quite the radical extent that he is sometimes believed to have done. Gordon empha- sizes that Coleridge successively discards one tradition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 January 2008
... writer? —Sigmund Freud: Creative Writing and Daydreaming Often overlooked in studies of poetic history is the manifold influence pro- vided by an institution through which many major poets passed, and which introduced to them the idea of poetic tradition itself: the school. In the English...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and combining the study of natural history with poetry and poetics, these authors developed a distinctive tradition that elevated women s participation in both fields: In the latter half of the eighteenth century and in the early nineteenth, women s literary naturalism enabled them to challenge the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 April 2014
... oak nor shrub? A case could be made that Anna Seward’s verse was a conduit by which eighteenth-­century poetics was carried into the nineteenth. Kairoff seems to close down this possibility, arguing that for Walter Scott, Seward’s Augustan predilections “represented a literary era now as...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 107–112.
Published: 01 January 2014
... to or care about them, traditional poetics assumed that readers, and view- ers, responded to characters who are real. As Aristotle says, what is possible arouses conviction, and as Boileau echoes, one is not moved by what one does not believe. So, stories of real, historically renowned, or...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 158–178.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Cowley Blackmore reception • The Digital Miscellanies Index and the Canon Adam Rounce University of Nottingham Histories of poetic reception commonly claim to be able to indicate what was being read at a...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
... researchers based at the University of Oxford began a project that sought to make a map. In compiling a database of the con- tents of eighteenth-century miscellanies, they would sketch out, for the first time, the contours of the poetic territory identified by Lonsdale and Suarez, developing a resource...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2016
... innocent and “happy” poetic “hymns” sung by Adam and Eve before the Fall with Eve’s postlapsarian painting based in “pride,” Dryden constructs a hierarchy for the arts that feminizes and devalues painting by evoking a common cultural distaste for cosmetics.12 Tita Chico has shown how Pope evokes a...