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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Patricia Brückmann The College of William & Mary 2003 “Men, Women and Poles”: Samuel Richardson and the Romance of a Stuart Princess Patricia Brückmann...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 24–49.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Dialogues were revised last minute to include a response to David Hume’s History of England under the House of Tudor (1759) and explores how Hurd’s Letters on Chivalry and romance engages with the James Macpherson Ossian controversy of the 1760s. It examines the challenge that the recovery of a supposedly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... intrigue, Haywood draws on the French salon romances that placed women in a position of power and influence. This aristocratic bias was friendly to Royalism. Jacobitism offered a home to women writers with an unconventional view of sexual morality and the politics of gender. Acknowledging the politics...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., The Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas , in 1794. Apart from making sense of Stothard’s visual interpretation of Spenser’s romance, the article will pay attention to how the painter creates an anthological miniature gallery of moments with which the users of the pocket diary may have been familiar. In other...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 94–111.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of George III, Burney £nally relinquished any hope of a marital union with George. The material contained in these volumes enables us to draw a more detailed picture of Burney’s failed romance, which may in turn give us new readings of her creative output during the s and s. Second, though...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 107–112.
Published: 01 January 2014
... of Subligny’s La Fausse Clélie (1670), Paige notes the tendency to over- emphasize the novel’s displacement of romance, which assumes a univocal sense of that genre. Romance itself, though, has a history that includes its own modern adjustments. Paige has a good discussion of the important chal- lenge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 43–64.
Published: 01 April 2000
... on the Faerie Queene of Spenser (London: R. & J. Dodsley, 1754), expanded to two volumes in 1762, revealed for the first time the full scope of Spenser’s sources, especially the poem’s kinship with medieval romance, and “was thus perhaps the single most influen- tial study of the poet” before 1900 (David...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 77–82.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Katarzyna Bartoszyńska kasiab@gmail.com Scott Black . Without the Novel: Romance and the History of Prose Fiction ( Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia , 2019 ). Pp. 220 . $45 . Elaine Freedgood . Worlds Enough: The Invention of Realism in the Victorian Novel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 89–104.
Published: 01 April 2017
... in the traditions of the seventeenth-century French romances she believes to be ancient historical tracts, uses “adventure” in an inoffen- sive sense; she assumes that the women she encounters will be willing and able—like the heroines of whom she has read so much—to chronicle an epic personal history, one...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 41–47.
Published: 01 September 2010
... politics of fantasy.” As she explains, her thesis is “that modern subjectiv- ity should be understood as a subset and, to some extent, as a precipitate of the representational practices the Romantics called ‘romance,’ but which, in their derogated forms, also go by such names as ‘imposture,’ ‘forgery...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2002
... Fiction of the 1780s and 1790s Frances A. Chiu In Tiriel (1788), the eponymous character threatens his daughter, Hela: “Lead me to Har and Heva . . . or howl desolate in the mountains.” In A Sicilian Romance (1790), the Marquis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Despite some recent signs of interest—notably several scholarly essays and the publication in of a modern edition of her last novel, The Romance of Private Life—her šction remains little known.2 Sarah Harriet Burney’s work does not deserve this obscurity. A suc- cessful writer in her day...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 56–82.
Published: 01 April 2007
..., Pennsylvania Tales of interracial romance between Europeans and Africans surfaced on the continent during the Renaissance, when both male and female authors felt free to deal with cross-racial aff ections. The theme of interracial love or sexuality, quickly taken up in English literature, generally...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of chivalric romance—“Not that which justly gives Heroic name / To Person or to Poem” (9:40–41). Mil- ton and his contemporaries speak, as here, of “heroic” more than of “epic poetry,” a relatively recent and unstable synthesis that bespoke and tested a tension between romance and epic that had been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., and is useful in its own right as a refresher course. Festa investigates French and Brit- ish colonial policies and practices alongside critical generic distinctions: Romance recognizes characters; sentimentality creates recognition between groups that are not always already the same. Thus...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 28–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Spieth high- lights the importance of the 1731 romance Séthos in “reconciling the irrational world of mysteries with the rational world of the intellect” within European thinking about Egypt (51). The romance’s author, the classicist abbé Jean Ter- rasson, crafted a bildungsroman whose eponymous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 54–60.
Published: 01 January 2009
... grow out of studies of eighteenth-century Scottish literature and culture that explore the tensions between enlightenment and romance, or modernity and tradition, beginning with Peter Womack’s Improvement and Romance (1989), and includ- ing, most recently, Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
... McKeon Since the late 1980s, Michael McKeon and several other scholars have undertaken a genealogy of the eighteenth-century novel. They have docu- mented its precursors in epic, romance, and popular literature; its vexed relation to historical narrative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 138–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
... that they need to per- form to protect their private subjectivities that may be at odds with cultural expectations. In Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote (1752), Arabella, the deluded heroine, inhabits a world of romance that threatens to overwhelm her contact with the “real” world. When Arabella’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Molesworth begins by recalling the standard story of the “rise of the novel” as a rejection of romance, with its ghosts, goblins, and gods from machines, in favor of more “realistic” accounts of the world: stories inflected by new notions of empiricism and probability. But, he asks, is it really likely...