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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 78–97.
Published: 01 September 2002
...David Paxman The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26307-Paxman.q4.jw 3/25/03 3:32 PM Page 78 “Distance Getting Close”: Gesture, Language, and Space in the Pacific...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 69–87.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and heroism, this work typifies what has come to be known as “military Enlightenment.” This essay examines a selection of military texts and images that represent soldiers’ sensory and emotional experience of the wartime spaces of battlefield and bivouac: the anonymous Journal Kept in the British Army (1796...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Ana M. Acosta The College of William & Mary 2003 ECL27102-Acosta.q4.jw.SH 4/14/03 2:10 PM Page 1 Spaces of Dissent and the Public Sphere in Hackney, Stoke Newington, and Newington Green...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 118–127.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Beatrice Fink The College of William & Mary 2004 R e v i e w E s s a y Spaced Out: Early Modern French Travel Literature Beatrice Fink University of Maryland Sophie...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 197–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... by editors in the middle decades of the eighteenth century. It was, variously, a space in which to preserve poetry, to test readers’ appetites for the unfamiliar, and to establish or challenge poetic taste. Most of all, however, the verse miscellany functioned as a virtual space of the Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Peter Denney; Lisa O'Connell Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Space is not something objective and real, nor is it a substance, nor an accident, nor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Kate Fullagar The belated European rediscovery of the Pacific helped to test, modify, extend, or otherwise realize the critical, collecting, and conjecturing ethos of the Enlightenment. Whether official philosophers or not, voyagers found in the “new” space of the Pacific more data about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2021
...). This categorical distinction, however, scantily registered the emergence of a corollary affective economy in this period, which redefined social, political, and physical spaces according to their emotional content, or lack thereof. This article focuses on the rise of emotional language, its spatial configurations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the interconnections between high and low portraiture in the 1780s in order to highlight the difference between the ways in which monumental portraits occupied public space and political caricatures moved through it. Monuments of all kinds—even of the most mobile variety, busts—were designed to anchor the space...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Ala Alryyes Although it may appear that geography is distinguished by an objective, neutral subject, a genealogy of geographical knowledge reveals that seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European polemics over the demarcations and legal representations of space were imbued with polemos itself, war...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., enable an appreciation of the sophistication and deliberateness of Macartney’s narrative. Thus, I argue that Macartney’s “failure” is predicated on his understanding and exploration of cultural difference—his narrative opens a space that brings British and Chinese representatives together while also...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 178–196.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Miranda Stanyon Like other spaces of the Enlightenment, the sublime was what Michel de Certeau might have called “a practiced place.” Its rhetorical commonplaces, philosophical terrains, and associated physical environments were cultivated, shaped, and framed by human action and habit. But can...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 75–104.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Erin Parker Sharing decadent meals and living space with humans, eighteenth-century pets were often compared to guests who were lavishly treated by their hosts. This article examines the intersections between eighteenth-century pet keeping and hospitality in the writings of William Cowper...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., and so shocking that his sister left a space rather than write about them in her journal. I suggest, then, that public displays of Tahitian “Merchandize” always involved careful navigation between contradictory perceptions of Oceania as a setting for pleasure and horror, a source of enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 99–124.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and amateur musicians who played them, and the performance spaces in which they were encountered. This in turn invites a sustained reconsideration of the many references to lutes that appear in works of English literature from 1680 to 1830—and that is precisely the task I undertake in this article...
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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 (2011) 35 (3): 60–80.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., it investigates the national impulse behind Watson's employment of this particular genre. Recognizing the competing interests at stake in the Scottish political landscape of 1706, Watson uses the imaginative space of the miscellany to bring readers of different tastes and interests together to promote the cause...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 63–84.
Published: 01 September 2023
... pieces that also populated the pages of the Lady's Magazine . Murry's work, therefore, shows that eighteenth‐century periodicals for women were complex spaces in which different ideas about the relationship between women, science, animals, and ethics could coexist. I build upon the insight...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
... edifying “spaces of enlightenment,” while prints in print rooms performed merely a decorative function. In the mid-eighteenth century, print collections were traditionally housed in private libraries. Etchings, engravings, and mezzotints were sourced from the vibrant trans-European print market and were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 116–134.
Published: 01 April 2001
... suggests, taught us how to experience modern urban space by emphasizing its “here and nowness,” its historical specificity, and most significantly, its decipherability through its social, economic, and admin- istrative networks. But Donald also suggests a second way...