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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Tobias Menely Review Essay Returning to Emotion, via the Age of Sensibility Tobias Menely Willamette University Daniel M. Gross. The Secret History of Emotion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Janine Barchas Modern readers of Jane Austen have been reluctant to acknowledge that Sense and Sensibility (1811) rewards, and perhaps even demands, detailed knowledge of one of England's most notorious families in Austen's time, namely the Dashwoods of West Wycombe Park. The best-known member of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
...: cruel poems about physical defects and disabilities. Few texts could be more alien to current norms about the eighteenth century as an Age of Sensibility. Yet these “deformity poems” were produced in vast quantities and in every conceivable form, from epigrams about squinters, to long and absurdly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
... impulses at work: on the one hand, there is a desire to push such images out of sight in hopes of advancing a more refined sensibility; on the other hand, especially in the latter half of the century, there is a gradual emergence of a patriotic wish to embrace the spectacle of death as part of a native...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 44–47.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Judith Pascoe Paul Goring. The Rhetoric of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2005). Pp. $75. ISBN 0-521-84509-2 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay Emotional Display and National Identity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 120–125.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Janine Barchas Pride and Prejudice , adapted by Nancy Butler and Hugo Petrus ( 2009 ) Sense and Sensibility , adapted by Nancy Butler and Sonny Liew ( 2010 ) Emma , adapted by Nancy Butler and Janet K. Lee ( 2011 ) Northanger Abbey , adapted by Nancy Butler, Janet K. Lee...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 85–106.
Published: 01 January 2003
... rambling backwards and for- wards.” The witness continued with a succinct history of Prigg’s mental condition: “He always seemed a good sort of a man and a sensible man before his illness seized his head: I saw him about three weeks ago, he said he believed he...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 130–136.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Sophie Thomas Brodey Inger Sigrun . Ruined by Design: Shaping Novels and Gardens in the Culture of Sensibility . ( New York : Routledge , 2008 ). Pp. xxiv + 274. 39 ills. $95 Jung Sandro . The Fragmentary Poetic: Eighteenth-Century Uses of an Experimental Mode...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 110–119.
Published: 01 April 2008
... ignore it. We tend to think of the “Monody” as an early poem, steeped in the trappings of sensibility that Fairer alluded to, and firmly placed in a class of juvenile poems in the 1829 and 1834 editions of the Poetical Works, even though those versions differ substantially from the early versions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 130–134.
Published: 01 September 2010
... bureaucracy — shaped the period’s architectural sensibility in unprecedented ways. The book moves beyond the exclusive focus of earlier scholarship on courtly life and imperial patronage, bringing to light the ambitions of new urban classes and their interaction with the imperial elite. In...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
... on Northanger Abbey, one on Austen’s juvenile work Evelyn, another on Sense and Sensibility, and a final chapter on Persuasion. She thus leaves room for other critics to apply her approach to Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Sanditon, and the rest of the juvenilia. Barchas’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 31–44.
Published: 01 September 2002
... D. J. Culpin University of St. Andrews French attitudes to the exotic in the 1690s illustrate a significant shift in European sensibility. The decade stands midway between two major works of literature that treat a potentially exotic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2007
... notions of literary sensibility by making it clear that the exem- plary elements of Clarissa’s character (rather than the character itself ) ought to be emulated and not mourned. Critics who have sought physical causes for her death follow Lady Bradshaigh by implying that Clarissa ought to be...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... knowledge—classical epic—to an adum- bration of the sacred. His accommodation of God’s ways proceeds in the opposite direction, from an apprehension of divine spirit to a profane and sensible representation of it. The gap between earthly and heavenly under- standing had been debated from Origen and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 76–79.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that is always sensible and hewing to a model of experience Kant called mere “empirical anthropology.” As for the new materialism, it proffers several fascinating advantages to resuscitators of the sublime. The first is the opportunity to contemplate the model of an Epicurean sublime where...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 January 2009
... rescued.” She is depicted in the company of Yorick, and redeemed from the antisocial self-absorption of high sensibility. Finally, in the later nine- teenth century, depictions of “Maria as other” emphasize her remoteness, lost in an unsettling and incurable insanity. For Gerard, this represents a...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Jeffrey Barnouw Koch Erec R. . The Aesthetic Body: Passion, Sensibility, and Corporeality in Seventeenth-Century France ( Newark : Univ. of Delaware , 2008 ). Pp. 390 . $75 Thomson Ann . Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 115–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
... historical analysis, and some salutary factual correctives. Dealing with the matter of attribution of anonymous pamphlets, he sensibly supports the recent quashing of the claims of Fielding’s biographer Martin Battestin that Fielding was the author of a number of opposition pamphlets in the 1730s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 118–125.
Published: 01 January 2001
..., obscure, and ideological representations such as Burke’s unnecessary. The case of Wollstonecraft is similar, though complicated by her sus- tained engagement with the culture of sensibility and with Rousseau. As we know, she wishes to expose what she sees as...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... women writers increasingly adopted roles as daughters, sisters, wives, and servants to literary men, roles not unlike what the literature of sensibility prescribed for fictional heroines and conduct-book readers. In chapter 6, Staves reviews the Bluestocking and sentimental writers whose careers...