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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Robert Neuman The College of William & Mary 2000 108 — Review Essay — Social Identity and the Politics of Place in France Robert W. Berger. A Royal Passion: Louis XIV as Patron of Architecture. Cam- bridge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Raising the Wind: Society Hostesses and Social Networks David Hill Radcliffe Virginia Tech Susanne Schmid. British Literary Salons of the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) Pp. ix...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... dichotomous one offered its readers an alternative to imagining a middle class. Duke University Press 2009 R Representations of the Social Order in The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1785 – 1815 William Stafford...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 76–104.
Published: 01 April 2019
... eighteenth-century emotion social class Cleland prostitution pornography Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Abigail Williams This article explores the role of miscellany collections as aids to recitation and education. It offers an insight into the perceived social and cultural roles of literature in the later eighteenth century, and suggests some of the ways we might use miscellanies to understand...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 58–83.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of hospitality, this article contends that the term raises concerns about the ethical obligations of hosts and guests and the role reputation played in building social hierarchy. Simple satires of the toadeater as dependent guest reveal a fear over social mobility while novels present a sentimental exposé...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
... , and her blank verse poem The Emigrants . It considers how these works, which condemn the guilt arising from war, expose the problem of necessary acquiescence in what is condemned. Taken together, the writings illuminate two sides of the problem. As a Dissenter, Barbauld belonged to a social group...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of what their female protagonists are and are not morally, socially, or legally permitted to do—and, more specifically, where their female protagonists are and are not morally, socially, or legally permitted to go —that it is hard not to detect in them a tacit expression of precisely such an interest...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 76–101.
Published: 01 April 2011
... London pieces show Ward's wit and blunt humor to good advantage, even as they reveal the breadth of his social vision and sympathies. Taken together, they also display the dynamic evolution of his attempts to combine satire with other forms of literary entertainment, as he moved from satiric travelogue...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Sophie Coulombeau In Frances Burney’s second novel, Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782), the social taxonomist Mr. Gosport educates the protagonist in the ways of the bon ton by applying classificatory principles to metropolitan polite society. This article argues that Gosport’s methodology...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
... by microscopy; and (2) the fragmentation of scientific knowledge through putatively social but unrealizable and unrepeatable experiments, exemplified by the microscope and compensated for by the sociality of manuscript verse. As such, “A Farewell to Poetry” is not about anatomy per se; “A Farewell to Poetry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
... knowledge and, thereby, modern pleasure. I here try to reclaim lost classical allusions, and use lexicography, textual variants, rape and marriage laws, and social and dynastic history to illumine Tom Jones, Pamela in her Exalted Condition , and Clarissa. The historical critic thus is empirical, inductive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... engagement with a variety of eighteenth-century discourses, all invested, in varying ways, in the age's dominant historiographical trope celebrating extant commercial society as the apogee of social development. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Godwin St. Leon property historiography...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Multiauthor miscellanies often represented complicated patterns of social and cultural allegiance. Miscellaneity had distinct formal meaning. This essay proposes that editors and designers of electronic editions should consider “digital miscellaneity” as an eligible model for future editions of eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., presented as moderator of a dialogue. I argue that, for Shaftesbury, the special problems of recognizing a socially useful enthusiasm and employing it well were closely tied to ethical concerns about the culture of the philosopher’s character. These concerns led Shaftesbury to illustrate his own ideas about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
... progenitor from the esoteric rites, and that of the impish mischief-maker from popular tradition. By valorizing the former at the expense of the latter, they sublimated the socially and ontologically disruptive qualities of sexuality itself into decorous abstractions. Reading Darwin alongside...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
...). Like ethnic jokes in general, these Irish jokes sought to stereotype and ridicule the population that they depicted, in this case, the London-Irish. But, as this essay illustrates, these comic representations can also serve as a rich source of information on the cultural, social, and economic life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
... that the new lodge also attracted English Masons. Its rapid growth in London and provincial England was seeded by the bigotry and condescension with which many in England viewed the Irish, but was more a function of the Antients’ social inclusivity and its commitment to mutual support. This resonated not only...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Nigel Aston The ascent of John Fitzmaurice is a study in the processes of Anglo-Irish integration and socialization in aristocratic circles in eighteenth-century London, a subject area that awaits systematic investigation: his is less a story of rags to riches than of a resourceful Irishman from...
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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...