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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 54–76.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Gordon M. Sayre J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur's Letters from an American Farmer includes memorable scenes in which the farmer revives bees he has rescued from the craw of a king bird, and welcomes a hornet's nest inside his house. As I will argue, the book represented insects in a sentimental...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2005
... have any suggestions for review essays, special issues, or innovative approaches, please contact us). Just as we welcome a wide variety of topics, so do we welcome a simi- lar range of methodologies, with this caveat: we do not welcome critical jargon. Since we deal in a period that has...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 118–122.
Published: 01 January 2012
... side, he did not think he had the right to alter the charter of the University of Paris. When “the English invited William to England,” the people enthusias- tically welcomed him, making this a “popular revolution” like that in France after July 1789, argues Pincus. Since the electoral system...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 48–50.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to generate a theory that justified their practices. According to Boulukos, such texts, which were “seemingly critical of slavery,” actually bolstered slavery and racial difference. Boulukos’s corrective focus on amelioration is welcome, but the argument that fiction shaped what we might call...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 2010
... work, and brought the not- ­always-­welcome attention of philanthropists, but it is important to note that the poor were also often victims of crime: the theft of their stock or tools, often by recent acquaintances in whom they had placed their trust, could immedi- ately drive men and women...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 82–92.
Published: 01 January 2012
... scholars in the field, this welcome tome provides ample testimony to the respect, gratitude, and esteem in which John is held. In this review I hope to summarize and assess not only this vol- ume but his career. I must admit to having been a graduate student of John’s at Rutgers Uni- versity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., we now have access to fundamental information about Jan, in a handsome volume, with full- page color illustrations, that serves as a welcome and long-overdue addition to the literature, and accompanies the first exhibition devoted to the artist in twenty years. Every part is well designed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 69–82.
Published: 01 April 2002
... and is particularly concerned with questions of the political relation- ship between royalty and civic authority. A close reading and comparative analysis of the discourse of welcome uncovers a multiplicity of discursive elements that come into play in vari- ous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 28–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
... is a welcome addition to a burgeoning group of studies that investigate the role magical and spiritualist societies play in modern culture. He demon- Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2010  doi 10.1215/00982601-2010-006 Copyright...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 154–157.
Published: 01 April 2012
...), empha- 156 Eighteenth-Century Life sized how much ancient Epicureanism and Stoicism had in common. Overall, Kavanagh’s approach offers a welcome new means of understanding the nebu- lous concept of pleasure. However, there are some problems with this model. Readers hoping to discover...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 105–108.
Published: 01 April 2014
... welcome bonus item is Smollett’s little-­known “Account of the Expedition against Carthagene,” first published in 1756 as part of his seven-­volume compilation of travel writings, A Compendium of Authentic and Entertaining Voyages. Smollett wrote this piece in 1744 and adapted it for parts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2016
...: “With you, I am home” (x). Kreisel reappears as a scholarly ally and author- ity in the body of the text. The idea that the family that writes together cites together constitutes a gloriously welcome twenty-first century updating of ear- lier domestic ideals, of course, but it also suggests that home...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., especially when the prints gather the figures 1 0 4 Eighteenth-Century Life posthumously (171). Patriotism, grief, and commemoration all play a role in these three stages of the Revolution. Overall, a more studied, theoretical approach to theatricality as a concept would have been welcome. Trévien mentions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... poets in her lively consideration of why, how, and which eighteenth-century women wrote poetry (consideration of Restoration poets would have been welcome, in keeping with the volume’s dates, but presumably they could not be accommodated). Her perspective...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., and the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago provided welcome funding support. And last but not least, we thank our contributors: their vision and enthusiasm for research on the manuscript book in the eighteenth century are what made this volume possible. 5. See, for example, David Allan...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 221–225.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Voltaire to Condé, and from Mérimée to Sembène, and there is welcome and detailed examination of some lesser-­known authors, such as Baron Roger and Victor Séjour. At 571 pages, over 130 of which are notes, the monograph is as meticulous in its approach as it is daring in its conclusions. Early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 January 2021
... (86). Confronting such reali- ties estranges us from the ideal reader and ideal text that we, like eighteenth- century commentators, are prone to fetishize. Williams s book thus offers a welcome cautionary check on our scholarly priorities by uncovering both how and what eighteenth- century readers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 98–102.
Published: 01 January 2012
... welcome and much-­needed additions to the historiography of slavery in the English-speaking­ world during the seven- teenth and long eighteenth centuries. Both books examine the archival evi- dence widely and deeply to reconstruct the lives of people of African descent in “societies with slaves...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of Reynolds and Siddons, Heather McPherson, pro- fessor of art history at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, shows that it is in the eighteenth century that celebrity began to acquire its contemporary valence. This welcome publication is the latest in McPherson s decades- long engagement...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 126–139.
Published: 01 April 2013
...- lematic notion of consent goes entirely undisturbed. “The plot of seduction,” Binhammer declares on the book’s first page, “dramatizes women’s consent to sex.” All that follows, including the book’s welcome and much-­needed focus 130  Eighteenth-Century Life on seduction writing from the second...