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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Hilary Teynor Donatini Sir Roger de Coverley, representative of the landed gentry in The Spectator , is typically read as a lovable, old-fashioned eccentric and comic object. Closer attention to the series of essays set in and around Sir Roger’s Worcestershire estate — especially numbers 117, 122...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of the early eighteenth century, The Tatler and The Spectator , which are sometimes credited with a key role in the development of polite standards of taste in eighteenth-century Britain. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 R War and the Culture...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 74–82.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Amy Wolf Donald J. Newman and Lynn Marie Wright, eds. Fair Philosopher: Eliza Haywood and “The Female Spectator ” (Lewisburg: Bucknell, 2006). Pp. 252. $48.50. ISBN 0-8387-5636-0 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay The Female Spectator...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
...James Robert Wood Joseph Addison’s and Richard Steele’s The Spectator turned anecdotes into the moral equivalents of experiments in the science of human nature. Just as the experimental reports of the early Royal Society described exceptions to the ordinary workings of nature, The Spectator...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
... assessment of Cato Uticensis in The Spectator 169 as “rather awful than amiable,” regards the tragedy as determinedly resistant to its eponymous hero's uncompromising stoicism. 5 Developing Laura Brown's insight that the play posits Cato as the static, emotionless, public center around which the other...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
... or not. Joseph Addison and Richard Steele’s Spectator 11 (17 April 1711) more explicitly reprimands women who paint, calling them “Picts,” for just these reasons. A correspondent complains to Mr. Spectator that he has been tricked into marrying a woman whose beauty was “all...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 158–164.
Published: 01 September 2014
... aware- ness of the sheer power of illusion to the reader he both addresses and creates as an “impartial spectator.” Smith’s imagined internal spectator is not taken in by the fascination that draws everyone else, or the eyes of the world; turning away from such illusions suggests a new form...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
...: it views informative read- ing as a “solid improvement” over reading for escapism, which is “mere amusement.” A further example of contrast between Sophie’s and Macaulay’s youth- ful reading appears in references to Joseph Addison and Richard Steele’s famous periodical, The Spectator (1711–14...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 January 2020
.... Sterne sets these two modes of representing war against each other in order to raise questions about the emotion, beauty, and impact of war representations. He is (first) skeptical about both the glorifying and the sympathetic emotions war works and texts can arouse. Toby is a dis- tant spectator...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
... edition of the Public Advertiser, an anonymous spectator reproaches Garrick for the new decor: Why, Garrick, why this Waste of Gold? These tinsel’d Mirrors glaring? You surely won our Hearts of old, Plain Nature’s Dress by Wearing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Tho...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 157–161.
Published: 01 April 2016
... perspicuously shows such “second-order spectator- ship” to be at work in an array of sentimental phenomena, including Shaftes- bury’s injunction to “Divide yourself Smith’s “impartial spectator,” ­Schiller’s 160   Eighteenth-Century Life notion of “mixed feeling,” Sterne’s self-conscious narrators...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2014
... served as belletristic exemplars of eighteenth-century taste and manners. The pub- lication of Terry Eagleton’s The Function of Criticism: From “The Spectator” to Post-Structuralism (1984) and of the English translation of Jürgen Habermas’s Structural Transformation of the Bourgeois Public Sphere...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 106–111.
Published: 01 September 2012
... on Smith is, to my mind, the weakest in the book, because Valihora argues that the impartial spectator is imposed as an external norm independent of the dynamics of sympathy (142 – ​43, 146), whereas the spectator for Smith emerges immanently, as an effect of the interpersonal dynamics of sympathy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 61–87.
Published: 01 April 2022
... Churchman, Deist, Enlightenment gentleman, and witty blasphemer. Mpaulson41@gmail.com marshall@unr.edu Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 William Hogarth Richard Steele radical Whiggery anti-clericalism satire The Spectator (1711–12) has long been recognized...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2019
...) to Haywood s recurrent investment in properly negotiating a marriage, the intimate female relationships in the periodical serve as a uni- fying theme.6 To aid in depicting female friendship, Haywood also rede- ploys the characters of Mira and Euphrosine from her successful periodical, The Female Spectator...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 110–114.
Published: 01 September 2007
... how the particular form of the woman-centered tragedy of 1680 to 1715 did, in fact, encourage a problematic voyeuristic experience that makes the cinematic theory applicable. Acknowledging the paucity of fi rsthand reports, Marsden turns next to the female spectator as constructed in debates...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Spectator (1744 – ­46) are broadly patriot in tendency.4 Niall MacKenzie finds many coded expressions of support for the Young Pretender in Epistles for the Ladies (1749).5 Only Rachel Carnell has read The Fortunate Foundlings (1744) in terms of Jacobite loyalties, arguing that much of Haywood’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2000
... into English until 1989, Jurgen Habermas identifies The Spectator as a major institution of “the bourgeois public sphere,” which he sees emerg- ing in eighteenth-century western Europe. Following Habermas, Robert Holub discussed Addison’s aesthetics and “its place in this atmosphere of bourgeois...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., a Whig response to the Tory Common Sense; Haywood produced the Female Spectator in twenty-­four monthly num- bers from 1744 to 1746. Both wrote short romance fiction influenced by the French nouvelles of the late seventeenth century and often with a scan- dalous implication, Haywood in a succession...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2023
... types. Such a shift is facilitated by the animating power of spectatorship, which organizes rhetorical modes much in the same way that it did the “narratives” at Somerset House: the spectator reads across examples and calibrates the value of the portrait relative to the system within which it functions...
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