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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... 2016 rapture Pope Montagu sex satire • Pope and Rapture Robert A. Erickson University of California at Santa Barbara “Let me get this straight,” one student said. “You’re telling me that if I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Hays's depiction of Macaulay's upbringing with that of the fictional Sophie, in particular, Macaulay's reading practices and rejection of the “customary avocations of her sex and age,” Hays makes her into an apt symbol of her broader vision, into somebody who prospers specifically by consciously refusing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of notoriety, traded sex for money. Reexamining a portrait already well known for its aesthetic, thematic, and cultural complexities, this essay considers first Reynolds's reworking of the Trevisani original and the Pliny account that inspired it. Then it reroutes all of the portrait's intricately connected...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 105–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... shall discuss eighteenth-century representations of female power in ancient Europe, with the resulting clashes of ideas on sex and gender. I shall proceed to a discussion of dramatic treatments of Druidic wisdom, focusing on Elfrida (1752) and Caractacus (1759) by William Mason (1725–97), and conclude...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 58–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to precise amounts of money, focus on characters’ financial situation in their introductions, and extensive economic metaphors, the novel drives home the point that capitalist economic structures determine all other social and affective structures, including sex. John Cleland Memoirs of a Woman...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 41–60.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and archival evidence about sexual relations between noblemen and workingmen in eighteenth-century Paris. Nobles who sought and had sex with men, more often in private than in public spaces, have not been studied as a group. As this case study demonstrates, their rank both sheltered then from arrest...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Marie E. McAllister In seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, the Grand Tour, sex, and venereal disease became almost indivisible in the public imagination. The Grand Tour was an essential element of a well-born man's education. Yet a persistent belief developed that continental travel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
... and dependent), these poets posited the secondary not as inferior or less, but as a necessary, often highly desirable, condition of women's belatedness. Advocating revision and renaming, these writers developed a distinctive feminist poetics of improvement in order to express women's ascendency as the sex...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 January 2001
... beauti- ful sex. For much of the century, gallantry is espoused as a polite advance- ment over barbaric practices, whether of England’s past or of other king- doms. It conveys social benefits to men and women alike; however, the latter are frequently less enthused...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 9–18.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... Libertine Enlightenment: Sex, Liberty, and License in the Eighteenth Century (New York: Palgrave, 2004). Pp. 256. 7 ills. $65.00 ISBN 1-4039-1763-9 Frances Ferguson. Pornography, the Theory: What Utilitarianism Did to Action (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2004). Pp. 181. $18.00, £13.00 paper. ISBN 0-226...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 January 2016
... and 1771, two inspectors in a distinct unit of the Paris police compiled reports on the world of elite prostitution. They tracked relationships between about a thousand women working in the top sector of the Parisian sex industry and thousands of male patrons. The sardonic and writerly Inspector...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... own questionable tastes in the early novel and beyond. Kathleen Lubey demonstrates that this course title is more than that, since she explains that what we now take to be the eighteenth-century novel is preoccupied with representing sex in ways aimed at evoking a wide range of experiences...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2007
... child, a case for the psychiatrist, a noble woman, a Shavian superman, the glory of her sex, a disgrace to woman- hood, a saint, a pervert, a martyr, an entirely normal girl” (18). Here the authors of Pamela’s Daughters assert the enduring importance of Samuel Richardson’s fi rst novel using...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 97–105.
Published: 01 January 2009
... are the paradoxical formations of Restoration wit, such as Horner’s view, in Wycherley’s Country Wife (1675) that all women are merchants of sex, but great ladies “enhance their commodities,” or Rochester’s observation, in “A Satyr against Mankind” (1679), that patrons treat whores and men of wit the same way...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Rictor Norton Clare A. Lyons. Sex among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830 (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina, for The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2006). Pp. 420. 21 ills. $22.50 paper. ISBN 0...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
... recent feminist and postcolonial commentators have noted, Hume goes on, however, to generate an imperialist typology of sex within which European indissoluble monogamy is an ideal con- trasted with (Eastern) polygamy and older (Roman) practices of divorce.2...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 January 2000
... sends contradictory messages relative to the (fictional) recipients’ sex, in a division of interpretive labors that should guide read- ers of the novel as well. In the stunned silence that follows letter 161, male readers of the Lettres persanes are to realize that they must appreciate the relative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... the confounding of the Sexes, (*Deut., 22.5) by wearing of that which is not proper to each Sex. . . . Though that Text speak Literally of apparell, yet Analogically, and by way of allusion, it may fi tly be applied to long haire.”32 The wig is affi liated with clothing by virtue of its detachability, its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 January 2008
... 96      97 Certainly same-sex eroticism is central to the plot of Matthew Lewis’s The Monk (1796), and both W. H. Ireland in The Abbess (1799) and Maturin in Mel- moth the Wanderer (1820) seem to take pleasure in fetishizing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 January 2005
... is a comic 26 Eighteenth-Century Life monstrosity. Smart’s implicit suggestion, like that of all the other critics of female self-expression, is that woman’s purpose on earth is to decorate, amuse, oblige, cater, arrange the domestic scene, provide sex, progeny, and approval, but never to reason...