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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 66–89.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Emily Lorraine de Montluzin The College of William & Mary 2004  George Smith of Wigton: Gentleman’s Magazine Contributor, Unheralded Scientific Polymath, and Shaper of the Aesthetic of the Romantic Sublime...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 140–159.
Published: 01 September 2020
...John Richardson This essay examines how poetry of the American Revolution contributed to the broader tradition of Anglophone war poetry through the “private sublime,” which would start as a minor and relatively unknown development, but eventually become one of the primary modes of depicting war...
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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 (2015) 39 (3): 76–79.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jonathan Lamb Costelloe Timothy M. , ed. The Sublime from Antiquity to the Present . ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2012 ). Pp. xxiii + 304 . $35.99 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay The Sublime Redivivus...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of the sublime. In the final two contexts, I suggest the metaphorical and material relationship of the scenes to King’s famous description of Cook’s death in A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean and to Samwell’s equally famous response in A Narrative of the Death of Captain Cook (1786). Copyright 2020 by Duke...
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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 (2010) 34 (3): 23–27.
Published: 01 September 2010
... poetry for its sublimity, and that feature too was by political design. Whigs like Addison, Dennis, and Blackmore saw the sublime and liberty in reciprocal relation: rule-­breaking poetic genius gives an aesthetic correlative to the expe- rience of English freedom; correspondingly, political liberty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in which natural history and landscape appreciation overlapped and influenced each other, with both fueling an appetite for travel. Through travel, as Emma Gleadhill shows, elite and even middle-class women were able to pursue an interest in botany or geology no less than fulfill a desire for the sublime...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 106–111.
Published: 01 September 2012
... by the recourse to moral sense: the tension between the objectivity and relativity of moral values (123); the simul- taneous desire for immediacy and aesthetic distance (117 – ​18, 120); the circular- ity of the appeal to moral sense (110, 112). By opposing a moral sublime — ​an individualized rather than...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 160–164.
Published: 01 September 2020
... the form of mapping, moral punishment, or a private sublime style displayed in intensely emotional lyric accounts. The terrible destructiveness of warfare, distant or near, migrates into the expression of personal feeling, so that the speaker s experience is part of the war, and the beautifully terrible...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 162–167.
Published: 01 April 2016
... aesthetics, architecture, nature, and national identity in the period. Toward the romantic era, poets increasingly made use of the sublime to evoke the Irish countryside’s rugged beauty. In Joseph Atkinson’s “Killarney” (1769), the sublime has political overtones, since Lord Kenmare was a Catholic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 116–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
... now asked spectators to be submissively credulous about effects that should demand skep- ticism. “Of all objects of natural philosophy, [air] is (light excepted) the one that is the most difficult to detach from the marvelous, the occult, the sublime, and, indeed, the divine” (31). In other...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... Thomson’s long poem visually reflect changes in reading practices, the commodification of print, and a general shift from mythopoeia to sentimental or sublime real- ism. Above all, the generic polyphony of The Seasons enabled readers to privilege some passages over others, revealing ideological...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 55–62.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of Latin humanism, Landívar’s sublime didactic georgic poem provides a key demonstration of enlightened Jesuits’ role as harbingers of the new sciences in New Spain and beyond. Laird’s goal is to offer “close reading of certain pas- sages [of the Rusticatio Mexicana] . . . combined with due emphasis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 25–46.
Published: 01 April 2005
... sublimity! thy summit reach, Wild, as e’en OSSIAN, though as POPE correct.17 30 Eighteenth-Century Life As a vernacular poet, Orr clearly does not see himself as engaged in a cul- tural confrontation with “the world of Hugh Blair.” Something of that interpenetration of high and low...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 110–119.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of the supposedly pre-Romantic fancy well into the Romantic period.6 The poetics that Coleridge delineates in Biographia Literaria (largely composed by 1815, published in 1817) have still much in common with the poetic ideals he associates with Chatterton, “sublime of thought and con- fident of fame” (l...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 105–113.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., unnerving relief. Baucom’s intent, like that of the poem Zong! by M. NourbeSe Phillip that Baucom uses as epigraphs for the later chapters, is to bring to light the sublime horrors that lurk within modern capitalism and that manifest themselves in frequently tangential and awkward ways throughout...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 67–95.
Published: 01 April 2003
... as close as Pope ever comes to pure panegyric. His mas- tery of antithesis and surprise fulfills our expectation of epigramatic wit, but Pope’s couplet is also laudatory and sincere with intimations of sublimity in the invocation of nature and his variations on the fiat lux motif.11 This epi- taph...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and relic collecting at the site of the battle. Philip Shaw concludes his analysis by discussing the gruesome and beautiful watercolors by physician Sir Charles Bell of suffering soldiers and dismembered body parts. He links this work, as well as the similar textual accounts of the sublime horrors...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... Painters in Water Colours, remarked, “We dare say they may be very fi ne, but they are also too sublime for our comprehension.”2 These responses indicate the diffi culty experienced by polite commentators as they struggled to interpret bewildering images of public fi gures usually commemorated...