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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 9–18.
Published: 01 January 2009
...-24321-4 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay Pious Times and Priestcraft Begin Again: The Upright Sexuality of the Enlightenment Kevin L. Cope Louisiana State University Sophie Carter. Purchasing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 58–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Norbert Schürer While John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure , also known as Fanny Hill , seems to be mostly obsessed with sexual activity, it is actually just as much about the burgeoning free-market capitalist economy of mid- eighteenth-century England. In the explicit references...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 January 2009
...-8078-5675-4 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay Colonial Sexual Cultures Rictor Norton London, England Clare A. Lyons. Sex among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Adam Komisaruk Critics from the eighteenth century to the present have largely agreed in portraying Erasmus Darwin as an apostle of sexual liberation. One of Darwin’s career-long themes, that erotic love unifies the visible universe and the invisible, reaches its apotheosis in The Botanic Garden...
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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 (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 (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... themes through an understanding of Cleopatra's wager with Antony. That wager is crucial because Reynolds represents the moment at which it was won, and because Fisher is thereby asked to represent a female sexuality inextricable from the world of high-stakes gambling so important to the mid eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... In short, a lively print market for gossip at the turn of the century insured that the infamous name of Dashwood remained synonymous with diabolism, sexual lewdness, and the dubious privileges of wealth. This essay outlines some of the interpretive implications of this ignored historical context...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 29–37.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to the physical health of its characters, such as Fanny’s mild smallpox in childhood, Mr. Norbert’s “flimsy consumptive texture,” and Mr. Crofts’s aggressive sexual impotence. We see these facets of the novel as being consistent with Cleland’s regular concern, evident from his letters, for the health of his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 20–28.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the novel. These decisions are dictated by a confluence of factors, namely, the historical influence of English on the syntactic structure of Marathi, the peculiarities of Marathi grammatical genders in sexual contexts, and the challenges involved in carrying out a cross- cultural transportation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 76–104.
Published: 01 April 2019
... performing sexual acts. In “Fanny’s Feeling,” I argue instead that Fanny Hill tells the story of the heroine’s development of emotional sophistication, which provides the key to her success. Other novelists, such as Samuel Richardson and Eliza Hay-wood, depict characters that acquire emotion sophistication...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 38–57.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the insertion of newly written, explicit sexual scenes in keeping with late twentieth-century tastes. It then offers close readings of both works, to assess the impact of Cleland’s pioneering novel-memoirs on the later history of erotic literature in the eighteenth century. Cleland Memoirs of an Oxford...
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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 (2019) 43 (2): 8–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... publication history. novel letters scholarly edition sexuality homosexuality Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., and sexuality to the practice and ideology surround- ing domestic service in London during the eighteenth century. Straub weaves together historical case studies with textual analyses of canonical works and of conduct books in order to suggest how much eighteenth-­century culture depended on the proper...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 110–114.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Peggy Thompson Jean I. Marsden. Fatal Desire: Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660-1720 (Ithaca: Cornell Univ., 2006). Pp. 216. 4 ills. $45. £25.50. ISBN 978-0-8014-4447-0 Duke University Press 2007 Review Essay Spectacular Suff ering...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... in the reader, from moral reflection and edification, to enhanced self-consciousness, passions, sexual arousal, imagined sensual pleasure, licit marital sexual lives, an enhanced capacity for aesthetic pleasure, and the gratification of sexual desire through masturbation and other sexual activities...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 97–105.
Published: 01 January 2009
...-4404-3 J This book reconstructs the “fascination” of the prostitute, as manifested in whore biographies and fictional episodes set in the sexual underworld; Rosen- thal’s chosen texts are mostly English, with a few Irish memoirs. It adds to a significant group...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of dancers and singers at the Opéra de Paris and actresses of the Comédies-Française and -Italienne. The “sexual capital” (to use Kushner’s term) of these women was enhanced by the fortunes in income and presents that prominent men—sword and robe nobles, diplomats, financiers, function- aries...
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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...