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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Raymond Stephanson Duke University Press 2007 Letters of Mr. Alexander Pope and the Curious Case of Modern Scholarship and the Vanishing Text Raymond Stephanson University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 68–80.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Clive Probyn Duke University Press 2008 R Blindness and Insight: The World, the Text (of  Jonathan Swift), and the Criticism of Edward Said Clive Probyn Monash University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
...-century texts. R Digital Editing and the Eighteenth-­Century Text: Works, Archives, and Miscellanies Paddy Bullard University of Kent, Canterbury During the last decade or so, there has been a steady rise...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 22–38.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Hal Gladfelder Duke University Press 2007 In Search of Lost Texts: Thomas Cannon’s Ancient and Modern Pederasty Investigated and Exemplify’d Hal Gladfelder University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., Samwell described Hawaiians surfing six- to seven-foot “alaias” on the “great swell rolling into the Bay,” and in March 1779, King recorded his version of the same event, but neither text was published until 1967. In 1784, King published a significantly revised and expanded version of the scene...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 29–37.
Published: 01 April 2019
... by editing a text that was both the author’s first literary work and one that he subsequently repudiated. Our edition argues for the continuity of this early text with some of the concerns that become evident in Cleland’s later life and writings. In particular, we explore some of the novel’s many references...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... included in a disposable, annual pocket diary, were significantly more ephemeral than illustrations issued as part of an edition, I shall investigate how Stothard mediates the text by providing textual excerpts and how these one-line cues evoke a particular allusive experience of the text that affects...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... valuable body of our arts.” Specimens collected and collated with the text anchor, document, and illustrate the words on the page. As a result, an identical multiple in a print run was turned into a unique object. Through the art of extraillustration, the extra-illustrator Richard Bull “erected for himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Christopher Salamone This article seeks to add nuance to the story of Shakespeare's canonization in the eighteenth century, a story that has hitherto neglected the part played by the period's poetic miscellanies. Are there patterns in the form, quantity, and selection of Shakespearean texts within...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
... readers might value the texts that they encountered. In examining the numerous recital collections of this period, we can see not only the close connection between miscellany publication and the contemporary social vogue for reading aloud, but also the ways in which miscellany texts mediated a whole range...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... often offensive in content, eighteenth-century verse tales remain quick and colloquial, still leaping off the page after 250 years. Their easy tetrameter couplets and plain diction remind us that neoclassical strictures only stretched so far. Part 2 introduces a stranger and less-appealing set of texts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... in zeitgeist, alter their consumption and reading practices of the text, but they also interpreted the poem by translating it into a range of different media such as furniture prints, porcelain designs, sculpture, and book illustrations. I shall examine different responses to Thomson's poem by discussing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Andrew O'Malley In this essay, the author argues that chapbook editions of Robinson Crusoe should be viewed not simply as impoverished abridgments of Defoe's novel, but as striking examples of the popular “appropriation” of an elite text by plebeian readers. The ruthless editorial decisions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
... engaged in their own interpretations of Smollett. Their images often criticize the texts they illustrate, and the readings they generate are alternative interpretive possibilities that the illustrators presumably deemed valid. While some of the passages chosen for illustration contribute to Smollett’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in the twenty-first century, intended for the “general reader,” must negotiate charges of imposing a reductive grand narrative whose scholarship is rapidly outdated on one hand, and of working with too small a sample of texts to make historical claims on the other. The advent of electronic databases...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Howard D. Weinbrot Like other earlier authors, Fielding and Richardson place culturally shared “codes” in their texts and exploit those codes for their readers' instruction and delight. The historical critic uses multiple approaches to reclaim what our ancestors knew and what can enlarge modern...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... with these other texts is a parodic approach to literary form, one that combines the imitation of an authoritative form with an adaptive detachment from it. This approach shows the influence of several experimental, mixed forms that flourished during the Restoration period—some of traditional standing, some...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Cook between 1772 and 1780. What the family called “Jemm’s Otaehitie Merchandize” included material objects, but also social connections, texts, and knowledge. This article outlines how these were used by James and Frances, their cousin Edward Francisco Burney, and Hester Thrale, to create real...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 76–98.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Andrew Black The anxiety of the eighteenth-century establishment church to the growing phenomenon of Methodism is chronicled in over nine hundred anti- Methodist texts published between 1738 and 1800. Anti-Methodist literature attempts to explain a dissident movement that challenged the supremacy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
... through an interplay of voices. Mr. Spectator’s evolving first-person perspective, animated by the loose, ad hoc structures of the justice’s work, where determining the beginning and ending of a legal action is often difficult, clarifies Sir Roger’s exemplary functions in the text. This essay argues...