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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 January 2020
...” mode that entails objective reporting, and a mode that involves an individual, sympathetic narrative — to raise questions about the emotion, beauty, and impact of war representations. I will also argue that Sterne is responding to changes in the way war was publicly imagined. Copyright 2020 by John...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... dichotomous one offered its readers an alternative to imagining a middle class. Duke University Press 2009 R Representations of the Social Order in The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1785 – 1815 William Stafford...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 September 2020
... explores, Johnson’s precepts prove equally illuminating for his own work, and his representations of war and conflict. On one level, his Dictionary of 1755 is a source of formal exposition in which the meaning of war is anatomized across a range of entries. On another, those who consult its pages...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Ala Alryyes Although it may appear that geography is distinguished by an objective, neutral subject, a genealogy of geographical knowledge reveals that seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European polemics over the demarcations and legal representations of space were imbued with polemos itself, war...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 26–53.
Published: 01 April 2024
... Voyage (1789)—in contemporary review journals. It argues that these poets’ commitment to depicting the “enormous crimes” of British slavery in poetic form clashed with reviewers’ expectations of poetic diction, imagination, and representation, a conflict that arose from what I term “literary review...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... anecdotes to larger concerns about English self-representation and the political authority that it alternately appeased and resisted. Specifically, the essay will follow Angelo from an anecdote he tells about George III at a Royal Academy exhibition, through an account of the constitutional crisis of 1783...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the ability of rational educational approaches to inculcate religious belief. I compare Zenobia to Edgeworth’s Harrington , Rousseau’s Émile , Mme de Genlis’ Adéle et Thèodore , and Hamilton’s Agrippina. Zenobia applies two popular modes of fictional representation of education to the teaching of religion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Barbara M. Benedict This article argues that the shifts in the reputation of Sir Hans Sloane, the foremost British collector of the eighteenth century, reflect the changing reputation of collecting itself from the Restoration to the Regency. By examining the literary representations of Sloane...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Carol Stewart Signs of Eliza Haywood’s Jacobite sympathies are scattered throughout her work, becoming pronounced in The Fortunate Foundlings (1744), a novel written on the eve of the ’45 Rebellion. There is a positive representation of the Stuart court in exile, an emphasis on loyalty, and unusual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., literary, and scientific spheres, Dampier’s style of composition became an easy target for satire. These vituperative and long-lasting critiques emphasized the awkwardness of Dampier’s method, but they also suggest the immense stakes of his project. Probing the limits of representation, Dampier...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., Siddons played the role of maternal benefactress, largely rejecting the concept of supporting the public good and instead aligning herself with the private and domestic. In so doing, Siddons not only countered the sexually charged representations of actresses of the time, but also addressed the related...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 75–104.
Published: 01 April 2014
.... In The Task and several other works, Cowper depicts himself as a benevolent caretaker who generously provides shelter, food, and protection for his apparently grateful pet hares, but this representation of pet keeping coexists uneasily with the more skeptical and impartial accounts of interspecies hospitality...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
... by drama and fiction was by gaining positive, firsthand experience of the lives of individuals within London’s Jewish community. Ironically, however, in depicting Jewish characters, she relied almost entirely on the representations of Jews offered by books. The inspiration for Harrington had been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
...). Like ethnic jokes in general, these Irish jokes sought to stereotype and ridicule the population that they depicted, in this case, the London-Irish. But, as this essay illustrates, these comic representations can also serve as a rich source of information on the cultural, social, and economic life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Sara Landreth This article examines early eighteenth-century attempts to explain how poetic descriptions of physical motion generated vivid scenes in the imagination. Motion was central to neo-Augustan theories of representation because, for much of this period, writers understood motion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... a great one. In this way, Wolcot engages in significant cultural debates about the meaning and representation of greatness and significant achievement in the 1780s. Our appreciation of this engagement and the larger cultural debates into which it is keyed can broaden our sense of the questions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
... personal narrators who together recalled a fragmented history of their youth. This self-representation was harlequin-like—insistently informal, by turns irreverent or extravagant or facetious, based entirely on their changing whims. The eccentric world of their novel existed only as they imagined...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 65–104.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and representation. Duke University Press 2009 R Preserved Remains: Embalming Practices in Eighteenth-Century England Jolene Zigarovich Cornell...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... a number of illustrations that were printed in editions, published both in London and the newly emerging regional publishing centers but disseminated across Britain. Apart from documenting the representational shift from depicting the poem as theodicy to reading it as a narrative of nature and domesticity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... I read this vessel as a transcultural object, reflecting the technological adaptations common in the contact zone. At the same time, I investigate the history of European representations of the canoe in the eighteenth century, showing that it was at the center of debates about native craftsmanship...