[Milton-L] Fall issue of Eighteenth Century Fiction now available online

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Now available online…

 

Eighteenth Century Fiction - Volume: 29, Number: 1 (Fall 2016) 

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ARTICLES

Sarah Butler’s Irish Tales, a Jacobite Romance

Lucy Cogan

 

Sarah Butler’s Irish Tales, published in 1716, is a romance set against the
historical background of Brian Boru’s victory against the Vikings in 1014.
Given the timing of its publication, a year after the Jacobite rebellion of
1715, the work has been read as an allegorical expression of pro-Jacobite
sympathy. Yet the tragic romance dominates the work, complicating this
interpretation. This article argues that the combination of fictionalized
history and romance found in Irish Tales shows the work to be part of a
tradition of romance writing by women in support of the royalist or Jacobite
cause. Moreover, this article considers how the heroic role played by the
female protagonist in these works represents an aesthetic and political
response to the failure to restore James ii and his issue to the throne.
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Louis Sébastien Mercier et l’esthétique de la force: Passion, virilité et
violence amoureuse

Geneviève Boucher

 

Au chapitre « Abus de la société » du Tableau de Paris (1781–88), Louis
Sébastien Mercier (1740–1814) critique l’aplanissement des relations entre
les hommes et les femmes et la mollesse des rap ports amoureux, dont l’un
des symptômes serait l’absence de violence physique entre les amants. En
gros, il déplore que les hommes ne battent plus leur maîtresse. Ces propos
aberrants, irrecevables aujourd’hui, mettent en jeu beaucoup plus que des
con sidérations sur la place de la femme: ils dialoguent avec un vaste
ensemble discursif qui va du débat sur les passions à l’esthétique du
sublime, en passant par la critique de la civilité et par l’imaginaire
viril. Mercier tisse au sein de son œuvre un large réseau de représentations
où l’équilibre s’oppose à la démesure passion nelle, la galanterie à l’amour
authentique, la féminisation de la société à la vertu virile et le joli au
sublime. Ses réflexions sur la violence amoureuse s’inscrivent dans ce vaste
discours et débouchent sur la revendication d’une esthétique de la force qui
mesure la qualité littéraire par la violence des affects mis en circulation.
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“He looked quite red”: Persuasion and Austen’s New Man of Feeling

Taylor Walle

 

This article reconsiders the status of sensibility in Jane Austen’s
Persuasion (1818), focusing on the blushing hero of the novel, Frederick
Wentworth. Although literary scholars have often dis cussed the blushing of
Austen’s female characters, they have paid scant attention to her blushing
heroes. Despite his incon trovertible mascu linity, Went worth is positioned
as a new “man of feeling,” who demonstrates sympathy without the sentimental
histrionics of his literary predecessors. Looking especially at Wentworth’s
chang ing complexion, this article argues that blushing as depicted in
Austen’s novel not only demonstrates the com pati bil ity of sensi bility
and masculinity, but also participates in Austen’s larger project of
realigning social value on the basis of sym pathy rather than gender.
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The Pleasures of “the World”: Rewriting Epistolarity in Burney, Edgeworth,
and Austen

Rachael Scarborough King

 

This essay revisits the apparent decline of the epistolary novel in the late
eighteenth century in order to argue that the change in popularity of the
epistolary genre was not political but media-historical. Focusing on Frances
Burney’s Cecilia (1782) and Camilla (1796) and Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda
(1801)—the three novels that Jane Austen highlights in the “defence of the
novel” section of Northanger Abbey (1817)—I argue that Burney and Edgeworth
transitioned away from epistolary narration and towards an authoritative
third-person voice in order to dis tinguish their works from the other
entertainment media with which the novel competed in the 1780s and 1790s.
Seeing the epistolary genre as a fading trend, they used their works to
comment on similarly ephemeral fads such as masquerades, Italian opera, and
the pleasure garden. By separating the novel from the world of London media,
these authors built a bridge from the anarchic scene of eighteenth-century
entertainment to the hierarchical dominance of the Victorian novel.
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Reflections: Confessions of a Late-Blooming Theory-Head

Evan Gottlieb

 

How does one go from being relatively intimidated by theory to writing
multiple books about the subject? Evan Gottlieb looks back on his career
thus far to trace an intellectual journey from committed literary historian
to enthusiastic theory practitioner, while also considering the larger
cultural and institutional forces at work in his professional and
philosophical trajectories. http://bit.ly/ecf291e

 

REVIEWS/CRITIQUES

English and British Fiction 1750–1820 (vol. 2, The Oxford History of the
Novel in English), ed. Peter Garside and Karen O’Brien

Marta Kvande

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An Empire of Air and Water: Uncolonizable Space in the British Imagination,
1750–1850 by Siobhan Carroll

Christopher Parkes

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Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650–1750 by
Christopher F. Loar

Elizabeth Kraft

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British Pirates in Print and Performance by Frederick Burwick and Manushag
N. Powell

Jacob Crane

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Jane Austen and Modernization: Sociological Readings by James Thompson

Megan Taylor

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Œuvres complètes de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, romans et contes, éd.
Jean-Michel Racault, Guilhem Armand, Colas Duflo et Chantale Meure

Marco Menin

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Eighteenth Century Fiction publishes articles in both English and French on
all aspects of imaginative prose in the period 1700–1800, but will also
examine papers on late 17th-century or early 19th-century fiction,
particularly when the works are discussed in connection with the eighteenth
century. http://bit.ly/ECFonline

 

Eighteenth Century Fiction is available online at:

Project MUSE -  <http://bit.ly/ecf_pm> http://bit.ly/ecf_pm

ECF Online -  <http://bit.ly/ECFonline> http://bit.ly/ECFonline

 

 

Submissions to Eighteenth Century Fiction

The editors invite contributions on all aspects of imaginative prose in the
period 1700-1800, but are also happy to consider papers on late
seventeenth-century or early nineteenth-century fiction. The languages of
publication are English and French. Articles about the fiction of other
languages are welcomed and comparative studies are particularly encouraged.
The suggested length for manuscripts is 6,000-8,000 words, but longer and
shorter articles have been published in the journal.

 

The Chicago Manual of Style is used for most points in ECF. Articles
submitted should be double-spaced, including quotations. Email submissions
are encouraged  <mailto:%20ecf at mcmaster.ca> ecf at mcmaster.ca. As ECF
evaluates manuscripts anonymously, the author's name ought not to appear on
the article itself.

 

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