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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 81–87.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Joanne H. Wright Hilda L. Smith, Mihoko Suzuki, and Susan Wiseman, eds. Women's Political Writings, 1610-1725 (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2007). 4 vols. Pp. xxxiii + 409 (vol. 1); xvii + 380 (vol. 2); xiv + 327 (vol. 3); xiii + 378 (vol. 4). $595 set Duke University Press 2010...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Melanie Bigold This article reconsiders the importance of antiquarian interests and research methods in the making of George Ballard’s encyclopedic biography of learned women, Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain who have been celebrated for their writings or skill in the learned languages...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... was equally convoluted. Throughout her writing career, and under a variety of guises, she published the entirety of her ‡ction with the Minerva Press, whose new novels, written primarily by women, achieved unprecedented levels of output. Although she had a career that spanned multiple decades, little...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Shane Greentree Mary Hays's Female Biography (1803) stands as a good example of collective biography, and a landmark in women's history writing. Scholarly debate continues on whether this epic text further develops Enlightenment feminism or marks a retreat from 1790s radicalism into early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
... research seems to me a vital step forward, not only as part of the reevaluation of Romantic popular fiction noted above, but also as a particular goal for scholars of Romantic women's writing. Well-received by readers (if not by reviewers) in their own day, Kelly and other Minerva brand names...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
... woman. To make my case for the ideological and narratological importance of the runaway-woman plot, I will discuss the early (indeed, to my mind, originary) novelistic writings of Aphra Behn.4 The way we think and talk about Behn’s position in the history of professional women’s writing can...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... with the formal erotic, affective, and spiritual experience of rapture and thus demonstrates their dynamic interconnectedness. The result is a new account of Pope's poetic career, and a new assessment of the relationships between writing and life. Pope came to concentrate on writing satire in the last third...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 63–84.
Published: 01 September 2023
... different ideas about the relationship between women, science, animals, and ethics coexisted. Before writing “The Moral Zoologist,” Murry was already famous for her conduct book Mentoria (1778), because it featured advice and information about geography, religion, and history in dialogues between...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... national engagement. 27. Anne K. Mellor, Mothers of the Nation: Women’s Political Writing in England, 1780±1830 (Bloomington: Indiana Univ., 2000), 54. 28. J. M. Neeson, in “The Opponents of Enclosure in Eighteenth-Century Northamptonshire,” Past and Present 105 (1984): 114±39, outlines...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Anna K. Sagal This article argues that Eliza Haywood’s periodical Epistles for the Ladies is an important contribution to the perennially popular eighteenth-century dialogue about female friendships. Contextualizing this work in other seventeenth-and eighteenth-century writings about women...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
... McCarthy discusses this in Anna Letitia Barbauld: Voice of the Enlightenment (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2008), 334. 29. Penny Mahon, In Sermon and Story: Contrasting Anti- War Rhetoric in the Work of Anna Barbauld and Amelia Opie, Women s Writing 7 (2000): 23 38; the quotation is from 27. 30...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Claudia Thomas Kairoff Susan Staves. A Literary History of Women's Writing in Britain, 1660-1789 . (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ, 2006). Pp. 536. $150. ISBN 0-521-85865-8 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay A Canon of Our Own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 90–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Martin Maner Jennie Batchelor and Cora Kaplan, eds. British Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century: Authorship, Politics, and History (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005). Pp. 205. 2 ills. $65. ISBN 1-4039-4931-8; Helen Thompson. Ingenuous Subjection: Compliance and Power...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 79–108.
Published: 01 January 2022
... and bodies. Affirming the supremacy of the second sex, these voices assert a preference for the secondary virtues that Wollstonecraft, Hays, and Robinson assumed dispossessed women of their rights. 7 This notion entails a paradox in women's writing of the long eighteenth century: feminist poets frequently...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2018
... will be of interest to those working on kinship, sociability, lit- erature and science, women’s writing, celebrity, professionalism, print cul- ture, global approaches, and biographical approaches to eighteenth-century literature. Furthermore, this collection as a whole seeks to make a valuable contri...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Wortley Montagu print culture attribution reputation women's writing Court Poems Alexander Pope Edmund Curll manuscript culture • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: New Insights from the Digital Miscellanies Index Kathleen Lawton...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
..., Hilary Hinds, and others have heightened our awareness of the female prophetic tradition, challenging the assumption that the canon of women’s writing in the sev- enteenth and early eighteenth centuries consisted of the works of Aphra Behn, Margaret Cavendish, and a few aristocratic women with time...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 101–105.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is Enlightenment Graffigny’s, Riccoboni’s, and Charrière’s works also grappled with the issue of “What counts as Enlightenment?” According to Bostic, moreover, the fictional character of these women’s writing may have actually strengthened their philo- sophical importance, for literature was understood...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 89–103.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Klaus , ed. Women Writing Home, 1700–1920 . 6 vols. Vol. 6 : USA , ed. Imbarrato Susan Clair ( London : Pickering and Chatto , 2006 ). Pp. xxiv + 278. £495 set Whyman Susan E. . The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers, 1600–1800 ( Oxford : Oxford Univ. , 2009...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 January 2004
... study in the historical reception of women’s writing about animals, warning against a tendency towards distortion and simplification. Barbauld wrote “The Mouse’s Petition” while staying with the Priest- leys in 1771. She first met Priestley in 1761 when he became her father’s col- league...