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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 178–196.
Published: 01 September 2021
... between habit and the sublime. It focuses not on that eighteenth-century “cultivar,” the natural sublime, but on sonic sublimity, exploring on one hand overwhelming sounds, and on the other a conceptualization of sound itself as a sublime phenomenon stretching beyond audibility to fill all space...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... is sufficiently limited or conflicted that no sound judgment can be rendered. When we get down to (5) indeterminacy, the reason is usually either complete lack of necessary evidence or fatally contradictory evidence. To fail to admit the inadequacy or unreliability of evidence is to build on rotten foundations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Peter Denney Sound played a crucial role in plebeian politics in the eighteenth century, with singing, shouting, clapping, and other kinds of acoustic expression conveying a range of meanings. However, historians have mostly neglected the acoustic dimensions of popular political discourse...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 66–86.
Published: 01 April 2023
... the seventeenth century, nautical sounding not only sounded the position of an individual ship but also contributed to the general body of knowledge about the sensory world. Among its guidelines for sailors, the Royal Society directed them to sound bodies of water and coastal waters as part of its aim to expand...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 69–87.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Back, Groping Forward: Rethinking Sensory History,” Rethinking History 15 (2011): 601–16; Ramsey, “Listening To War: Sound and Noise in Romantic Era Military Writing,” Republics of Letters 5 (2017): 1–12; Mark M. Smith, Sensing the Past: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, and Touching in History...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 120–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jeff Strabone Mulholland James . Sounding Imperial: Poetic Voice and the Politics of Empire, 1730–1820 . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. , 2013 ). Pp. xi + 217 . $65 Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Review Essay Bardic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., or art of making sound imitate sense. Dryden, in his preface to Sylvae, justif ies the liberties he has taken as a translator, contending that while he has cut some passages and enlarged others, his translations are of a piece with their originals, so that were each of his ancient poets living...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
... har- monic joining of voices until the final cadence. William Lawes s Elegie of 1638 tumbles to its end in a fleeting texture of polysemantic soundings and counter- soundings. On their new occasion in 1648, these rebounding voices resonate with urgency, now published to be sung in memory...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 April 2023
... to bring a sense of immediacy to a narrative that occurs at a great physical—and experiential—distance from its reader. Sorensen argues that Falconer deploys “technologies of immediacy,” primarily connected to the sense of sound and hearing, to allow readers to apprehend the sailors’ fate more fully...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... is a tendency toward stasis. In this case, the poet in question fails to trigger vivid imaginings of the sights and sounds associated with natural movement.26 Parnell contrasts these “cold Endeavours” with poems in which “bold Description paints the Walls within, / Her pencil touches, and the World...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 45–52.
Published: 01 April 2002
.... 193), García judges Pope’s propositions to be “at least ill-sounding and offensive to pious ears” (fol. 146r). Similarly, García Bravo finds sacrilegious another letter to Lady Mary. She is in Constantinople, and Pope has just commented that as he follows...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2013
... realized by Swift and Sterne in the next generation. But it was as a scholar that Bentley was most transformative. Bentley’s Horace drew an impassioned defensive reaction from men of let- ters who sounded the alarm that “pedantic barbarians were inside the gates” (134). Pope, Swift, and Arbuthnot...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of earth’s mould . . . ​/ I never heard till now” (ll. 243–63)—which recalls to him the songs of his mother Circe that could “take the prisoned soul, / And lap it in Elysium” (ll. 255–56). The second section—“At last a soft and solemn breathing sound . . . ​/ Under the ribs of death”—is the Attendant...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
... French horns being played during a funeral procession, he observed: “This is the ‹rst time that I have ever been a¦ected by musical sounds” (Boswell’s Life, These and other such remarks suggest that Johnson would have taken little interest in Burney’s activities as an organist, composer...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
....57 Citing the composer Charles Avison (1709 – ​70), William Riley, in ­Parochial Music Corrected (1762), stresses the effect of music on its listeners: “The Force of Sound in alarming the Passions is prodigious. . . . By the Musi- cian’s Art, we are often carried into the Fury of a Battle...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 21–68.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of healthy teeth for mastication, but insistently call attention to their impor- tance for how one speaks— which has social implications— and for what is usually dubbed “the ornament of the mouth” or “the ornament of the face.”12 Taking the health benefits of sound teeth for granted, Fauchard emphasizes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 64.
Published: 01 January 2001
... and the Société Nouvelle de Cinéma. Adapted from the novel La Religieuse by Denis Diderot. Screenplay, Jean Gruault and Jacques Rivette; Dialogue, Jean Gruault; Director of Photography, Alain Levent; Cameraman, Claude Zidi; Sound Engineer, Guy Villette; Sound Effects, Michel Fano...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 65–67.
Published: 01 January 2001
... and the Société Nouvelle de Cinéma. Adapted from the novel La Religieuse by Denis Diderot. Screenplay, Jean Gruault and Jacques Rivette; Dialogue, Jean Gruault; Director of Photography, Alain Levent; Cameraman, Claude Zidi; Sound Engineer, Guy Villette; Sound Effects, Michel Fano...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 68–79.
Published: 01 January 2001
... and the Société Nouvelle de Cinéma. Adapted from the novel La Religieuse by Denis Diderot. Screenplay, Jean Gruault and Jacques Rivette; Dialogue, Jean Gruault; Director of Photography, Alain Levent; Cameraman, Claude Zidi; Sound Engineer, Guy Villette; Sound Effects, Michel Fano...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 80–87.
Published: 01 January 2001
... Beauregard and the Société Nouvelle de Cinéma. Adapted from the novel La Religieuse by Denis Diderot. Screenplay, Jean Gruault and Jacques Rivette; Dialogue, Jean Gruault; Director of Photography, Alain Levent; Cameraman, Claude Zidi; Sound Engineer, Guy Villette...