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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (3): 29–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2006
...James Watt Duke University Press 2006 Goldsmith’s Cosmopolitanism James Watt University of York Although imaginary travelers and voyages date back at least as far as the work of Lucian...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 January 2021
...James Watt Châtel Laurent . William Beckford: The Elusive Orientalist . Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment ( Oxford : Voltaire Foundation , 2016 ). Pp. xvi + 272 . 8 ills. $100 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
...- first century, but I was not surprised that both these 2017 books, like sprinters getting their impetus pushing off against a starting block, refer to Ian Watt s monograph The Rise of the Novel, which had been published exactly sixty years earlier. Leah Orr s last chapter in Novel Ventures asks Did...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 January 2001
..., and Isaac Watts—argued that the Bible was the greatest source of poetical inspiration and expression, contra to those who insisted that the Bible was unpoetic and that the classics were the only true referent for literary excellence.18 ECL25104-029-Pres.p65 33...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 114–121.
Published: 01 April 2010
... Foundation, 2007). Pp. ix + 344. 2 ills. $140. ISBN 978-0-729-40916-2 J What is left of  Watt? Ian Watt’s account of the rise of the novel has been exceptionally durable. Although scholars have challenged the triple rise the- sis  —  new class, new readers, new form...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2003
... an academy at Newington Green. His most distinguished students were the hymn-writer and poet Isaac Watts (1674–1748); the poet John Hughes; and the historian of Puritanism, Daniel Neale.20 Rowe was one of the first to teach modern philosophers like Locke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 82–92.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Shandy as best we can, it is necessary to broaden our conception of the novel beyond the parameters established by Ian Watt and place it within a continental context. “European critics,” Lynch remarks, have “experienced much less difficulty in situating Tristram Shandy in the history of the novel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., this narrative recodification produces particularly striking effects, given the critical status of Defoe’s novel as the harbinger of a modern, bourgeois subjectivity characterized in large part by individualism. Ian Watt’s analysis, in The Rise of the Novel (1957), of Robin- son Crusoe as the prototypical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 115–119.
Published: 01 April 2014
... J The title of Srinivas Aravamudan’s new book calls to mind Edward Said and Ian Watt, along with their rich legacies of complementary and revisionary studies. In the past decade, new postcolonial scholarship has reappraised the sovereignty of European empires, identifying overlooked ways...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Ian Watt remarks that “the majority of eighteenth-­century novels were actually written by women,” a fact whose significance he describes unblushingly as “a purely quantitative asser- tion of dominance” (4). Corman wonders why this “astonishing assertion” was accepted by the scholarly community...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of heroic human virtue and granted it modern currency. Instead, medals and coins trace for Pope the “materialization of emptiness” (77) and “tell a story of human folly”(79) inferior to the imaginative historical understanding that poetry offers. The chapters by Jayne Lewis (“Isaac Watts’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Lacking- ton implies as much in an advertisement he placed in the World newspaper on Wednesday 24 February 1790: “Lost out of a room over J. Lackington’s coach house,” his advertisement stated, “five hundred Watt’s Psalms and five hundred Watt’s Hymns . . . ​unbound,” and he concluded...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2000
...), Scottish inventor James Watt (1736–1819), Uni- tarian minister and chemist Joseph Priestley (1733–1804), physician and philo- sophical tour de force Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802), Scottish physician and natu- ralist William Small (1734–75), engineer and educator Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744–1817), poet...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 112–122.
Published: 01 September 2012
... liability laws thus deny the association of interiority with liberalism that has been accepted by scholars of the novel (including Vermeule and myself  ) in one form or another since Ian Watt first proposed the idea. As a corollary of this revisionist view, Macpherson claims that plot...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... not go as far as his successors, who 8 Eighteenth-Century Life treat the fiction as though it were the inevitable culmination of Defoe’s writing life. Following Alan Dugald McKillop and Ian Watt, he regards Defoe as the “father of the novel,” but he does not assume that the fiction is what...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of William Godwin, delivered a paper on the mechanical reproduction of letters by James Watts’s patent copying machine. Clemit’s momentous edition is based upon letters surviving in the Abinger Col- lection, recently acquired by the Bodleian Library, Oxford.1 The confer- ence ended with a roundtable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
... and Strange Surprizing Adventures has been one of the most popular books in English.4 Crusoe, as Ian Watt points out, “cannot be refused the status of myth,” promoting perseverance, faith, and hard work.5 This accurately reflects the cultural impact of Crusoe’s sojourn on the island: replicated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 26–52.
Published: 01 April 2013
... by Robert Watt, which planned to hold a second convention, and corresponded with other reformist societies, including the London Cor- responding Society. Ross hosted these meetings at his home, but his real value to the committee was his command of the networks established for diffusing political...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 60–67.
Published: 01 April 2008
... deceived, and its ancillary, that humanity is divided into fools and knaves (hence the asylum scenes of Murphy, where the presence of Swift is a given, not something that needs to be explicitly noted). In Watt, written during World War II, Beckett consciously imitates A Tale’s narrative form...