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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 (2021) 45 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2021
... analytically describes the violent character Polichinelle, who embodies the Third Estate in many prints, as a licentious character who falls in love more easily than his colleagues, has more vices, and is uglier (86). This invites us to apply the superiority theory of humor, which is most often associated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., porcelain making, stadial theory, domestic sentiment, revolutionary politics, abolitionism, etc.), as well as for the channeling and reinvention of older traditions (such as alchemy, antiquarian poetry, warfare, slavery, Aristotelian virtue schema, print connoisseurship, concepts of the sublime, classically...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 January 2004
...” of cooking, as if art is reducible to printed instructions that equip readers to cook like May himself. In case we miss the point, May suggests that his text is so concerned to disclose the fine points of culinary art that profes- sional cooks may resent him: As to those who make it their business...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 68–80.
Published: 01 April 2008
.... Said’s reading of Swift both illustrates and enables a theory of the public intellectual that is oppositional and deeply seductive: Said tends to see the oppositional as more interesting, if not always right and good. The question here is what sort of interpretation his reading imposes in order...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 9–18.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Kevin L. Cope Sophie Carter. Purchasing Power: Representing Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century English Popular Print Culture . British Art and Visual Culture Since 1750 (Burlington: Ashgate, 2004). Pp. 224. 37 ills. $89.95, £49.95. ISBN 0-7546-0629-5 Peter Cryle and Lisa O'Connell, eds...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2015
...; they are not innocent or neutral. Influenced by and using the forms and institutions of their different periods, each read- ing recreates the text. Thomas Rowlandson’s Vauxhall Gardens: The Lives of a Print 3 In its beginnings, reception theory primarily focused on literary texts. However, as long...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Jill Marie Bradbury National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology Genre theory cannot be divorced from the history of genres, from the understanding of genres in history. —Michael...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 92–96.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., naturalness and artifice, trans- parency and mediation that are worth exploring for a fuller understanding of the artist’s works and mastery. Charles-Nicolas Cochin, as Mary Sheriff explains, formulated a theory (written with Chardin in mind) that displaced genius from subject matter to execution.2...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 23–56.
Published: 01 January 2008
... Hamilton’s luxury editions and Kirk’s smaller book use the conventions of print to ide- alize classical objects, they also show how historical conditions reconfig- ured drawings of the same subjects in ways that index prevailing aesthetic theories, which were shaped in part by post-Revolutionary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 120–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
... across the English-speaking world, from Cambria to Calcutta, for raising critical questions about empire and voice in the age of print. By globalizing the phenomenon of bardism, Mulholland moves beyond the dichotomies of oppressor and resister that had obscured some of the transnational literary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
... eliminated his planned chapters on Smollett and Sterne.2 The reason Watt s book is still read, while McKillop s has been long out of print, is that, while McKillop attempted to relate his five great men as essential to the later development of fiction, The Rise of the Novel advanced a theory of historical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 109–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Review Essay Old New Media: Print, Paint, and the Early Eighteenth-Century Media Revolution Rachael Scarborough King University of California at Santa Barbara Dror Wahrman. Mr. Collier’s Letter Racks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 105–110.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of Tales (1960), which argued that literacy and orality represented fundamentally opposed ways of thinking and of cre- ating, and that the spread of reading and writing was fatal to the oral mode and the treasures it contained. Henigan claims that their work on the oral- formulaic theory was largely...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... a key selling feature of the edition, a theory supported by the subsequent production of a 1711 pirated publication by J. Bradford, which was printed, primarily, to capitalize upon interest in the Bendo speech.12 In his 1714 fourth edition, Curll added prefatory materials that fed a popular...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... these chapters been written twenty years before, such as deconstructionism, Marxism, and reader-response theory: these and other theories inform the thirty chapters without calling attention to themselves. To paraphrase Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights, they have gone through and through literary...
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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 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
...), 7. 7.  Laura Mandell, Breaking the Book: Print Humanities in the Digital Age (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2015), 158. 8.  Margaret J. M. Ezell, “Editing Early Modern Women’s Manuscripts: Theory, Electronic Editions, and the Accidental Copy-Text,” Literature Compass 7.2 (2010): 102–09...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2007
... correspondence printed in his lifetime. . . . It is clear that Pope’s correspondence as recon- stituted, selected and arranged by the poet himself . . . is Pope’s only major work not to have been edited in the twentieth century.”1 Pope’s poetry and life have received enormous attention. Why, then, has one...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 61–66.
Published: 01 January 2009
... with an appendix of nearly 100 pages containing the Scot- tish Enlightenment authors and publishers in his databases and book lists that try to measure the popularity of particular fields of publications. He notes the Scottish Enlightenment books printed in London, Dublin, and Philadel- phia, and includes...