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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Burney with a vocabulary with which to express anxieties about her place in an increasingly stratified and hierarchized print marketplace. Her eventual rejection of taxonomic sociability in Cecilia replicates her resistance to literary classification, and points towards a desire to be accounted, as she...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of cultural concerns, from social aspiration, to moral rectitude. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 performance poetry elocution miscellanies education • “A Just and Graceful Elocution”: Miscellanies and Sociable Reading...
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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 (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... such as the sedentary nature of their work. More recently, critical discussion has disclosed how this proclivity for political activity was reinforced by an aggressive masculine identity, productive of misogyny as well as sociability. Drawing on popular cultural sources, from ballads to chapbooks, this essay revises...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Shayda Hoover The third Earl of Shaftesbury creates a “sociable enthusiast” in The Moralists (1708), published in his major work, Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (1711). This sociable enthusiast embodies a refined form of enthusiasm in a respectable subject—a philosopher...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
... text is Neoplatonist and Latitudinarian, Nettleton’s is Epicurean and empiricist, and Harris’s is Stoic and deistic, each employing its own distinct methodology, its own views on pleasure, determinism, and sociability, and its own way of understanding the nature of happiness and its precise relation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
... specialized labor with an aesthetic of domestic privacy. In Memoirs of Doctor Burney , Burney collapses this separation, using her professional abilities in combination with her own intimate, domestic experience. From this, she constructs a public version of her father, Charles Burney, as a polite, sociable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Luisa Calè In “A Friendly Gathering: The Social Politics of Presentation Books and their Extra-Illustration in Horace Walpole’s Circle,” Lucy Peltz plays with the technical and metaphorical senses of “gathering” to reflect on the materiality and sociability of altered books in the Strawberry Hill...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... acquisition. At the same time, they find in Sloane and the fashion for collecting several dangers: it reflected the increasing power of objects to oust abstract concepts as the subjects of literary description, presented new modes of self-definition and sociability, and, above all, led to a transition from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2021
... emotional vocabularies for engendering new forms of sociability, which went on to became central determinants of Germanness in the early nineteenth century. Although Heimat became a central component in the definition of Germanness from the late eighteenth century until at least the mid-twentieth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 97–101.
Published: 01 January 2023
... the individual and self-interested drive to make profit at the expense of all else, but that nevertheless hold that making profit is a legitimate and socially beneficial activity. He names this collective alternative to self-interest “sociable profit” and locates its development as an idea in the early part...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Sarah Cote Pritchard Will . Outward Appearances: The Female Exterior in Restoration London ( Lewisburg : Bucknell Univ. , 2007 ). Pp. 266 . 14 ills . $55 Russell Gillian . Women, Sociability, and Theatre in Georgian London ( New York : Cambridge Univ. , 2007 ). Pp...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2018
... a considerable degree of celebrity. They Introduction 3 were acquainted with most British luminaries working in the želds of lit- erature, art, music, politics, botany, exploration, and court and church cir- cles, and their sociability played an important role...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Life of Books proves conclusively, however, such depictions of reading are works of fiction as seductive and potentially mislead- ing as any of the novels held by these entranced sitters. The history of sociable reading (3) that Williams s book eloquently and brilliantly constructs from an impressive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 23–27.
Published: 01 September 2010
... sociability. Moreover, the Whig literati established a pan- theon of partisan luminaries, most prominently King William III and the Duke of Marlborough, but also a cohort of lettered statesmen like Montagu and Addison. Williams takes stock of their common storehouse of heroes, tropes, and rhetorical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
... at court, Frances Burney began a tour of western England with her friend Anna Ord. From Bath, that center of sociability, she wrote to her father, Dr. Charles Burney, complimenting him on his formidable networking skills, “Your prodigious success,” as she enthused, “amongst your great friends, whom...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... will suggest that the Burneys’ use of James’s time in Oceania is both uniquely in³uenced by the family and its circle’s resources and ambitions, and, at the same time, reveals dynamics that char- acterized a wider contemporary British practice. Through sociable actions such as conversations, gifts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Corey Andrews’s study of Scottish clubs as venues for projecting the ideals of community set out in the poetry of Allan Ramsay, James Fergusson, and Rob- ert Burns merits attention for its archival explorations of the world of urbane sociability that emerged in post-Union Scotland. Ramsay’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to bring “Philosophy out of Closets and Libraries, Schools and Colleges, to dwell in Clubs and Assemblies, at Tea-Tables and in Coffee-Houses.” 8 If this attempt to fuse knowledge and sociability required a shift from private or formal to public or convivial spaces, such spaces also reinforced...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 69–87.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of General Sir William Napier , ed. H. A. Bruce, 2 vols. (London, John Murray, 1864), 1:10–11, 55–57. 13. Susan Broomhall, “Introduction,” Spaces for Feeling: Emotions and Sociabilities in Britain, 1650–1850 , ed. Broomhall (London: Routledge, 2015), 1–11, especially 12–16. 12. Barbara H...
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