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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
...James Robert Wood Joseph Addison’s and Richard Steele’s The Spectator turned anecdotes into the moral equivalents of experiments in the science of human nature. Just as the experimental reports of the early Royal Society described exceptions to the ordinary workings of nature, The Spectator...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Jill Marie Bradbury The College of William & Mary 2003 ECL27103-Bradbury.q4.jw 4/14/03 10:55 AM Page 28 New Science and the “New Species of Writing”: Eighteenth-Century Prose Genres...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Marie E. McAllister The College of William & Mary 2000 22 Stories of the Origin of Syphilis in Eighteenth-Century England: Science, Myth, and Prejudice The stories we tell about the origins of things speak to who we are. Each culture has...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 45–57.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Geraldine Barnes; Adrian Mitchell The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26305-Barnes.q4.jw.SH 3/26/03 12:37 PM Page 45 Measuring the Marvelous: Science and the Exotic in William Dampier...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
... wrote to her sister Susan, “quelque chose extraordinaire.” “A Philosophical Gossip”: Science and Sociability in Frances Burney’s Cecilia Sophie Coulombeau Cardi… University In Frances Burney’s second...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (3): 59–63.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 102–107.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Alison E. Martin Mark Laird and Alicia Weisberg-Roberts, eds. Mrs. Delany and Her Circle (New Haven: Yale Univ., 2009). Pp. 283. 10 b/w + 267 color ills. £40 Duke University Press 2011 Review Essay Society, Creativity, and Science: Mrs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 226–233.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Robert Leventhal Michael C. Carhart. The Science of Culture in Enlightenment Germany (Cambridge: Harvard Univ., 2007). Pp. xii + 360. 9 ills. 4 maps. $49.50 Duke University Press 2010 Review Essay The Emergence of a Science of Culture...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., arts and sciences (1752). Ballard has a contested legacy in women’s literary history: many critics draw attention to the exemplary bias in his collection and question his rhetorical aims. However, this article presents new manuscript evidence suggesting that Ballard’s initial research for the project...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of improving sociability with Steele's periodical in relation to such topics of local concern as London's relation to the regions, religion, politics, and the improving potential of conversation, there were also important areas of difference, notably the society's commitment to science and antiquarianism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Rachel Mann Through the figures of Jane Barker, a gentlewoman who lived from 1652 to 1732, and whose work was both circulated in manuscripts as well as print, and Robert Hooke, curator to the Royal Society, this essay shows that experimental science and manuscript culture were premised...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 96–118.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Freedman’s discussion of Shelley’s novel as proto-science fiction that emerges in the same postwar historical matrix that informed historical novels such as Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley (1814). However, where the historical novel, in Georg Lukács’s reading, describes the wartime poetic awakening of the people...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Holland (1732–95). Each woman is of interest in her own right, but together, as I will argue, their scientific contributions add significantly to the ongoing investigation of the role that women played in developing Enlightenment science. Nonetheless, Lady Holland was able to appropriate...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 63–84.
Published: 01 September 2023
... pieces that also populated the pages of the Lady's Magazine . Murry's work, therefore, shows that eighteenth‐century periodicals for women were complex spaces in which different ideas about the relationship between women, science, animals, and ethics could coexist. I build upon the insight...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 January 2021
... 1830 (Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia, 2017). Pp. 256. $45 Over seventy years ago, Marjorie Hope Nicolson s Newton Demands the Muse: Newton s Opticks and the Eighteenth- Century Poets (1946) founded a tradition of literary criticism that was informed by the history of science and studies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... inclusion in Austen’s texts. It is “hard to imagine anyone further from Dar- win,” writes Brian Boyd, and while George Levine argues that Austen’s fic- tion reflects contemporary trends in epistemology that had been “derived from seventeenth-century science and absorbed into the discourse even 156...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 133–147.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and the rise of the novel is a touchstone of literary stud- ies, it was not in an effort to affirm or rebut Ian Watt s influential argument, but to show how Locke and Hume s empiricism anticipates aspects of the mental architecture elaborated by contemporary cognitive science and by the computational model...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
... in the Eighteenth-­Century Orinoco (Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ., 2008). Pp. 258. 7 ills. $55 J Jesuits in Hispanic America during the eighteenth century have typically been addressed both as promoters of science and civilization and as precursors of the independence movements...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 January 2011
... in itself. As Jan Golinski has observed, the dispersal of Enlightenment ideas was assisted by increased publication of printed materials and by the intellectual activities of numerous clubs and societ- ies, in which “experimental science and literature were frequently pursued in parallel.” 4...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 63–67.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Through most of Borck s tenure its entries were organized into six sections: Printing and Bibliographi- cal Studies ; Historical, Social, and Economic Studies ; Philosophy, Science, and Religion ; Fine Arts ; Literary Studies ; and Individual Authors. The canonical figures of BritLit were always...