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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
... imaginary accounts. Why should fiction invoke recovered manuscripts to indicate realism, while supposedly factual travel writing demands the presence of an author? Evan Davis s 2004 essay, A Full and Exact Relation : Sodomy, Authen- ticity, and Publication in the Narrative of the Marooned Dutchman, laid...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Douglas Lane Patey Molesworth Jesse . Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Realism, Probability, Magic ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2010 ). Pp. 275 + x. $90 Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 136–149.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the novel is a discussion about the shape, and the possibility, of the ideal human life. The realist novel is part of this history, but for Pavel, real- ism is neither the genre’s defining formal trait nor its only historical tendency. Rather, realism is one phase in a millennia-long conversation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 115–119.
Published: 01 April 2014
... countertradition that contemporaries regarded as immoral or amoral, and that more recent scholars, such as Watt, have cast aside as insignificant. Two of Aravamudan’s touchstones are Thomas Pavel, who emphasizes idealism, rather than realism, in the long arc of Euro- pean fiction, and Luiz Costa Lima, who...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... ills. $85 • When I offer my undergraduate course on the eighteenth-century novel, I call it “Realism, Pornography, and the Rise of the Novel: Defoe to de Sade.” Some of my colleagues regard this title as merely a cheap marketing ploy and a reflec- tion of my...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
... common influence among the three, understanding why the novel sprung up when it did involves discovering how the general culture had prepared for the appear- ance of a new genre and form of text. Watt identifies the novel proper with the literary technique he calls formal realism, which he defines in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2018
... disable unionism, and second, how the dialectic between essential Scottishness and unionism contributed to the emergence of literary individual- ism and formal realism in early nineteenth-century Scottish literature. Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 42, Number 1...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 113–119.
Published: 01 April 2004
... history, ranging from the liter- ary to the social to the very reality on which the narratives dilate, work to com- plicated, if often antithetical, ends.” Beginning what he calls a “broadly” conceived “historicizing process,” Galperin explores the relationship among history, realism, and fiction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 120–124.
Published: 01 April 2004
... history, ranging from the liter- ary to the social to the very reality on which the narratives dilate, work to com- plicated, if often antithetical, ends.” Beginning what he calls a “broadly” conceived “historicizing process,” Galperin explores the relationship among history, realism, and fiction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2010
... didacticism of a good deal of eighteenth-­century fiction, and of course this is especially true of novels by women. After discussing Priestley’s popular little book, The English Novel (1927), Corman remarks that like Baker his focus is “on realism and formal artistry as the keys to greatness in fiction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 114–121.
Published: 01 April 2010
...  —  and no longer find an ascendant middle class or increased literacy in early eighteenth-century Britain, Watt’s model of a genre able to offer a modern form for the modern world contin- ues to inform many histories of the novel. Indeed, we read novels in terms of Watt’s formal realism, and as we...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 14–28.
Published: 01 April 2008
... be associated with “realism” in the novel, though realism of the American kind represented particularly by James’s friend the novelist and critic Wil- liam Dean Howells. Reviewing the novelist Rebecca Harding Davis in 1868, James declared that “there have been no great didactic novelists. Rich...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 133–147.
Published: 01 January 2021
... demands to be figured (184). More recently, Roger Maioli asserted that a common concern for studies of eighteenth- century narrative has been to define the relationship between prose fiction s turn to realism and the simultaneous emergence of British empiri- cism. 3 From this basis, he argues that...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 116–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
...). “If she is to stop believing in apparitions—and if her readers are to begin doing so—it appears that she must herself become one. . . . ​Lennox’s satiric novel of enlightenment engenders the ‘romantic’ dimension of modern literary realism that now goes by the name of atmosphere” (163). Lewis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., bourgeois subjectivity characterized in large part by individualism. Ian Watt’s analysis, in The Rise of the Novel (1957), of Robin- son Crusoe as the prototypical modern individual is so well known that it does not bear rehearsal here. Many have criticized Watt for using “formal realism” to define...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 2010
... evolving institution of realism. The experi- ence of reading the it-­narrative, after all, demands accepting such unrealistic scenarios as that of a pincushion or coin relating to a reader its worldly “adven- tures” as they pass from the hands of one owner to another. The collection’s first...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 120–125.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Nick Filardi, significantly adjusts her approach to suit Northanger Abbey — ​using heavier outlines, more iconic features, and darker colors — ​her perky style cannot conjure up the Gothic of Catherine’s visions. Even so, Lee’s architectural realism energetically animates the Bath section of that...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2002
... endemic to travelers’ stories. In order for exoticism to turn into a cult during the later eigh- teenth and early nineteenth century, it had to step beyond the boundaries of realism. Or rather, it had to demonstrate a certain distance from its objects of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 106–110.
Published: 01 January 2009
... characters think in conventional categories available to them—when Sophia thinks Tom heroic and angelic, and momentarily imag- ines herself in conventionally heroic terms—not as failures of psychological 110 Eighteenth-Century Life realism on Fielding’s part, but as some of his truest insights into...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., her realism is an only slightly mediated version of her experienced reality. Critics who apply theories of evolutionary psychology to Austen’s fiction contend not that Austen deliberately encoded such concepts into her fiction, but that their sheer universality has led to their unconscious...