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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Katherine Binhammer The College of William & Mary 2003 The Persistence of Reading: Governing Female Novel-Reading in Memoirs of Emma Courtney and Memoirs of Modern Philosophers Katherine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 1–42.
Published: 01 April 2000
...Frans De Bruyn The College of William & Mary 2000 1 Reading Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid: An Emblem Book of the Folly of Speculation in the Bubble Year 1720 Of the many polemical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... appearance in miscellanies, in the form of quotation, imitation, and as an exemplar of a distinctly British poetic identity. It traces the way in which Milton's Paradise Lost is quoted from in these collections, and explores how his poetry was read aloud, and for what purpose, by so-called “ordinary” readers...
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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
... such as EEBO and ECCO invite new forms of history writing, from “distant reading” by computer, to more inclusive documentary-style formats that emphasize richness of the particular and idiosyncratic as well as reveal the larger patterns. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 EEBO ECCO distant...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 90–117.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Marilyn Roberts The College of William & Mary 2004  Les Aventures de Télémaque: A Reading of the Franconian Rock Garden, Sanspareil Marilyn Roberts Waynesburg...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
... required to reduce a 400-page novel to a 24-page chapbook with woodcut illustrations may appear haphazard at times, omitting such vital scenes as Crusoe's discovery of the footprint, for instance, but actually express the preferences, interests, and reading practices of common readers. Popular reading...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., however, the society would move to a model of polite sociability far closer to The Tatler 's ideal. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Spalding Gentlemen's Society The Tatler print politeness sociability • Reading The Tatler in 1710...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 3–13.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Edmund G. C. King Duke University Press 2008 R Pope’s 1723 – 25 Shakespear, Classical Editing, and Humanistic Reading Practices Edmund G. C. King University of Auckland In his 1756 Proposals...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 29–37.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1. D. N. Chodowiecki, A Family Reading the Bible (1780), frontispiece in Heinrich Matthias August Cramer, Unterhaltungen zur Beförderung der häuslichen Glückseligkeit [Pastimes for the Advancement of Domestic Bliss] (Belin: Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1781). More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 92–112.
Published: 01 January 2024
.... Samantha Matthews, Album Verses and Romantic Literary Culture: Poetry, Manuscript, Print, 1780 – 1850 (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2020), 8. 2. Jillian Marissa Hess, “Commonplace-Book Stylistics: Romantic and Victorian Technologies of Reading and Writing” (unpublished PhD dissertation, Stanford Univ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 105–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 217–235.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Alexis Chema In this essay, I will analyze William Wordsworth's commonplace book, DC MS26, alongside his poetic and critical statements on the idea of the commonplace in order to reevaluate his stance on book reading, especially on the role of books in rural life. Although his actual commonplace...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 2024
... 2024 reading print manuscript literacy material text “So from a schoolboy I became a plowboy, from a plowboy to an Exciseman, from an Exciseman a Maltster, from a Maltster to an almost nothing except a Schoolmaster, so that I might be called the tennis ball of fortune.” 1 John Cannon's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Michael Edson Reading, like sailing, is a durational experience: reading takes place in time and, if a poem is lengthy enough, reading can thwart absorption and make one notice time passing. Reading time therefore offered William Falconer in The Shipwreck (1762) an overlooked resource for tactfully...
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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 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
... nineteenth-century domesticity. I wish to reexamine this question and argue for Female Biography being continuous with feminist thought by reading it as a critical response to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Emile (1763). Rousseau's restrictive ideal of female education was widely repudiated by 1790s feminist...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... factual discoveries decisively invalidate earlier readings, others enrich our sense of context while leaving room for different interpretations. Professor Ezell, who describes herself as “quite happy with the constructions of databases and counting things,” correctly rejects the preposterous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of the discoveries and theories that Darwin drew on in developing his work on evolution came about in the late eighteenth century. We are accustomed to reading Victorian literature in a Darwinian context, but research into the impact of geological and paleontological discoveries on the literature of the romantic...