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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Brett C. McInelly This paper explores some of the ways hymns informed the Methodist revival. I argue that the hymns can be better understood as the site of a complex negotiation between John and Charles Wesley and their followers, as the brothers attempted to steer the movement away from charges...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Terry F. Robinson This essay explores the impact of mirrors on Georgian-era theatrical and social performance. It suggests that looking glasses—as they burgeoned in eighteenth-century playhouses, offstage, onstage, and backstage—provided key sites for actors and audiences to engage with both...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
... man-of-letters rather than a musical professional. In Memoirs , Burney uses biography as a vehicle for the establishment of her own literary authority. In transforming her father from artisanal musician to man-of-letters, she establishes an artistic-professional genealogy in which to site her own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2014
... to the British Institution at the rate of up to 800 people per day over the course of the exhibit’s three-­month run. The choice of Austen and the date of her visit as the thematic center for this website is a useful concept that keeps the site from becoming just another loosely connected gallery...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 133–137.
Published: 01 September 2012
... factors in the period’s conception of mind” (2), and it draws attention to how our focus on inwardness and privacy has pre- vented us from observing the ways in which mental states are located outside the mind, reduced to particles, and conceived as public sites that are continu- ous with what...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
... 140 Eighteenth-Century Life by encouraging the publication of Francis Drake’s archaeological book on York, Eboracum (London, 1736) as well as sponsoring excavations to establish the site of Delgovitia, near the former’s Yorkshire seat at Londesborough. Ayres’ closing chapter, “Beyond...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 90–117.
Published: 01 September 2004
... on the comparison between Christian Ernest and Ulysses in considerable depth. When describing the margrave’s travels in Italy, Birken emphasizes sites that could be associated with characters in the Odyssey, such as Circe, the Sirens, the Sibyl, and the Cyclopes.13 That both Taubmann and Birken made...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 January 2000
... to Versailles, she traces innovations in boxing, shipping, and cultivation that were first developed by botanists and explorers and refined by commercial traders. Once on site, these plants required considerable expertise to sustain them. At the same time, the display of flora from far-flung sources became...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... or not that morality was linked to religious belief — or any belief in God at all — was a tense issue. Indeed, the intersection of religion and educational philosophy is one of the most heavily trafficked sites in the long eighteenth century. Elizabeth Hamilton devotes an entire chapter of Letters on Education...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 115–119.
Published: 01 April 2014
...-­sited trans- lational utopianism, a clearinghouse for multiple languages, polities, religions, and ethnicities” (62). “Oriental Singularity,” the second chapter, offers a bra- vura reading of Persian Letters and shows how Montesquieu’s critique is “ambi- directional,” critiquing different cultures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 17–22.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Roche never appear in The Enlightenment Past. Stephen Kale, in French Salons (2004), and Antoine Lilti, in Le monde des salons (2005), have shown that the one site of “intellectual” exchange that Brewer does mention — the Parisian salon — was totally void of intellectual content and progressive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2004
... well into the nineteenth century. “If you search for passion,” wrote Lord Byron, “where is it . . . stronger than in the epistle to Eloisa from Abelard.”1 Not only were the letters widely read and imitated, but the tomb of the medieval lovers also became popular as a site of pilgrimage for sensitive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 106–111.
Published: 01 April 2024
...: that pornography can be, and in fact was, a site of social protest; that its hybridity, especially in the eighteenth century, worked against the simpleminded narrative pleasures it was evolving toward; and that historians need to read the texts in question, specifically their sex scenes, with a focus...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2008
... modern sites of elevation, such as skyscrapers, trans- form that world into a text that we can read. This is, perhaps, a rather tired postmodern metaphor, but Certeau makes persuasive use of it. He identifies the “pleasure of ‘seeing the whole’ ” as the sense of being “lifted out of the city’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 68–73.
Published: 01 April 2021
... with local antiquarians, such as the Rev. Mr. Roberts of Dinbran (151), as well as visits to sites of antiquarian interest, such as Castel Dinas- Brân (151) and Valle Crucis Abbey (153). Ponsonby and Butler are figured as the inheritors of this bardic tradition, protecting indigenous Christianity from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 January 2022
... the significance of the “scenes.” 58 By midcentury, various textualized objects, including obelisks, appeared in gardens. 59 Numerous decorations worked to clarify the meaning of different sites or structures: when the Lady's Temple at Stowe was reworked in the 1770s into what is now known as the Queen's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to rectify this omission by “restoring British salon sociability to the pantheon of culturally relevant sites, which has hitherto displayed coffee- houses, museum spaces, theaters, clubs, associations, and churches” (2). The phrase “literary salon” first began to appear in English in the 1840s, appar...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., such as the Orient, featured in German arts and letters at least since the high Middle Ages. 52 Initially limiting themselves to the Near East as the primary site for religious devotion and biblical exegesis, German intellectual quests expanded in the late eighteenth century to the Far East, inspired...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2014
.../000982601-2774133 Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 154    1 5 5 ment of emergent national identities; as locus of aesthetic standards; as key site for developing the modern concept...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 January 2012
... J An exhilarating study of how views of the human body were transformed in early seventeenth-­century France, Erec Koch’s The Aesthetic Body shows that the body in effect supplants the soul as source and site of passions and sensi- bility. The emergent mechanistic conception of the body...