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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 (2019) 43 (2): 105–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... century, 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...
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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 (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 for a...
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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 (2017) 41 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 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 (2019) 43 (2): 29–37.
Published: 01 April 2019
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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 in...
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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 (2014) 38 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Gillian Skinner The idea that Burney features in her own journals and letters as a novelistic heroine is something that readers over the years have noted and attributed variously to straightforward egotism or to a need for compensation. In this article, I read narrative performances Burney produced...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Devoney Looser This essay considers Frances Burney’s last published work, Memoirs of Doctor Burney (1832), for its sustained attention to gender, aging, and authorship. When the Memoirs is read from cover to cover, significant and previously unnoticed patterns emerge that offer new insights into...
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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 and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... words, these vignettes may have conveyed mnemonically a prior reading experience of The Faerie Queene or have stimulated recall of other engagements with the moments represented. Understanding Stothard’s illustrations as iconic interventions in the reception history of Spenser’s work that, by being...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 96–118.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Neil Ramsey Although Frankenstein has long been read in relation to revolutionary politics, there has been little specific discussion of the themes of suffering and the trauma of war in the novel, concerns that were central to much of Mary Shelley’s writing. Taking inspiration from Ahmed Saadawi’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
... engaged in their own interpretations of Smollett. Their images often criticize the texts they illustrate, and the readings they generate are alternative interpretive possibilities that the illustrators presumably deemed valid. While some of the passages chosen for illustration contribute to Smollett’s...