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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the definitive image of that famous pleasure garden, and has given rise to many complex and contradictory readings, a reception history of this beguiling print is long overdue. Tracing the print's reception from Henry Angelo, an old, school friend of Rowlandson's, through David Coke and Alan Borg's 2011...
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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 (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... presented to readers of this enduringly popular miscellany before considering what the inclusion of its pornographic “cabinet” reveals about Rochester's complicated reception history. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Rochester Curll miscellany cabinet pornography...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
... reading: those poems, the authorship of which was (or appeared to be) disputed. This article considers how, through accident or design, misattributions entered into and persisted in the printed record. Each case of disputed authorship provides insight into the reception history of the poem under...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... Modern critics, such as Dustin Griffin (1986), have explored how Milton's poetry influenced writers in the succeeding century, yet its appropriation in miscellaneous publications remains largely unexplored. This essay analyzes the history of Milton's reception in the period 1700-1800 through his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
... into Burney’s conceptions of and ruminations on authorial celebrity in old age. The narration of the Memoirs provides a compelling picture of what an aged woman author was up against in fashioning a persona in her text. Examining the complicated reception of the Memoirs also advances our discussion of Burney’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 216–220.
Published: 01 January 2011
... as a foundation of much modern literary history. It is telling that words like Rezep- tionsgeschichte and Nachleben are often left untranslated in English texts — our words reception history and afterlife simply do not carry the same connotations. We in the English-­speaking world are never quite sure what...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of a complex and varied poetry publishing landscape, they are undoubt- edly a vital part of it, and consequently, the data-driven reception history Introduction   3 enabled by the DMI has the potential to challenge—or confirm—some of the customary narratives...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 104–109.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Eighteenth-Century Arts of Love    1 0 7 qui ne cède à l’attrait du texte que pour le rendre ‘honnête she writes, “de l’autre les Lumières trouvent dans L’Art d’aimer des arguments pour illustrer une érotique matérialiste ou sensualite” (87). Interestingly, this division in the reception history...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and Their Canons (Toronto: Univ. of Toronto, 2008). Pp. ix + 326. $65 J Brian Corman begins his reception history of British women novelists, his “history of histories of the novel” (3), with what strikes him as a scandal- ous aside in The Rise of the Novel (1957) in which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 157–161.
Published: 01 April 2016
...” into the cultural past (xvii). Endlessly illuminating, this is first-rate scholarship by a critic in virtuosic command of his material. In part 1, “The Capraesque,” after a sweeping look at Capra’s career and reception history, Chandler focuses on “three moments or phases of recursiv- ity” (41), which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to have suspected Swift as the progenitor of the Predictions. All of this is made available by the error in Partridge’s letter, which privileges us to an obscured reception history of the hoax. That there was “no such Man as Isaack Bickerstaff ” enables Partridge’s mistake, but it also enables our...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 142–149.
Published: 01 September 2009
... it as a source of laughter; still others greeted it with impatience and exas- peration. Keymer persuasively argues that in the very beginning of Tristram Shandy’s reception history, one can find rudimentary evidence of all the diverse attempts, the “competing discourses and traditions” (9) that have been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
... was reprinted in that same wartime format for troops serving in Iraq.36 Given this shared reception history during wartime, how did the soldiering Jane of the first half of the twentieth century ever become the girly “chick lit” author hyped by Hollywood at the century’s close, which we cannot help...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 81–87.
Published: 01 January 2007
... of the way towards a reassessment of the reception of Hume’s political thought” (28). Part of the way, yes, but it is the rest of the way in which certain problems arise, especially with regard to the History of England. I come away from Spen- cer’s study with a general sense that readers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 January 2007
...: The History of Criminology in the International Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2006). Pp. 492. 9 ills. $85. ISBN 0-521-81012-4 Cardwell, Richard, ed. The Reception of Byron in Europe, 2 vols. Athlone Critical Tradition Series (London: Continuum, 2006). Pp. 500. $350. £195...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2007
... to the early critical canon exem- plifi ed in Pamela’s Daughters reveals overlooked features of Richardson’s reception history—including its erasures—from the modernist period to the present. In their opening chapter, Utter and Needham characterize the two- volume fi rst edition of Pamela (1740...
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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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 76–84.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the most important happening in the history of Johnson’s literary and critical reception for a signifi cant number of years, and its extended relevance, I would suggest, might be seen as a response to criticism’s need to redeem its history for the present. The value to be placed upon Johnson’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 143–153.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Studies (Durham: Duke Univ., 1990), 342 – ​55. 2. For an interesting social history of the American reception of  “Theory,” see Francois Cusset, French Theory: How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States (Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota, 2008...