[PDF / EPUB] Epistolary Histories Letters Fiction Culture This innovative collection of essays participates in the ongoing debate about the epistolary form challenging readers to rethink the traditional association between the letter and the private sphere I This innovative collection of essays participates in the Letters Fiction PDF ☆ ongoing debate about the epistolary form challenging readers to rethink the traditional association between the letter and the private sphere It also pushes the boundaries of that debate by having the contributors respond to each other within the volume thus creating a critical community between covers that replicates the dialogic nature of epistolarity itself with all its dissonances and differences as well as its connectionsFocusing mainly on Anglo Epistolary Histories MOBI :ß American texts from the seventeenth century to the present day these nine essays and their postscripts engage the relationship between epistolary texts and discourses of gender class politics and commodification Ranging from epistolary histories of Mary ueen of Scots to Turkish travelogues from the making of the modern middle class and the correspondence of Melville and Hawthorne to new epistolary innovators such as Kathy Acker and Orlan the contributions are divided into three parts part addresses Histories Letters Fiction eBook ´ the feminocentric focus of the letter; part the boundaries between the fictional and the real; and part the ways in which the epistolary genre may help us think clearly about uestions of critical address and discourse that have preoccupied theorists in recent yearsIn sum Epistolary Histories is a defining contribution to epistolary studiesContributorsNancy Armstrong Brown UniversityAnne L Bower Ohio State University MarionClare Brant King's College LondonAmanda Gilroy University of GroningenRichard Hardack Haverford and Bryn Mawr CollegesLinda S Kauffman University of Maryland College ParkDonna Landry Wayne State UniversityGerald MacLean Wayne State UniversityMartha Nell Smith University of Maryland College ParkW M Verhoeven University of Groningen.
- 231 pages
- Epistolary Histories Letters Fiction Culture
- Amanda Gilroy
- 04 January 2015 Amanda Gilroy