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Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture

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Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture

Volume 40

This volume spotlights the visual arts, vision, and blindness during the Enlightenment in France, Britain, and Germany. The essays range from exploring the musical and cultural impact of an eighteenth-century virtuoso violinist to analyzing lotteries as romance in eighteenth-century England.

Contributors and Contents:

Mary Sheriff, The King, the Trickster and the Gorgon: On the Illusions of Rococo Art
Beverly Wilcox, The Hissing of Monsieur Pagin
Jessica Richard, Lotteries and the Romance of Chance in Eighteenth-Century England
Emrys D. Jones, 'Friendship like mine / Throws all Respects behind it': Male Companionship and the Cult of Frederick, Prince of Wales
David Hagan, Threading the Needle: Problems in Reading Dennis Diderot's La lettre sur les aveugles
Josephine Touma, From the Playhouse to the Page: Some Visual Sources for Watteau's Theatrical Universe
Daniel O’Quinn, Diversionary Tactics and Coercive Acts: John Burgoyne's Fête Champêtre
Shelley King, Portrait of a Marriage: John and Amelia Opie and the Sister Arts
David Fairer, Where Fuming Trees Refresh the Thirsty Air
Dorothea Von Mucke, Iconic Turn and the Power of Images: Goethe’s Elective Affinities
Laure Marcellesi, Louis-Sébastien Mercier: Prophet, Abolitionist, Colonialist