Towards an epistolary discourse: receiving the eighteenth-century letter

van Hensbergen, Claudine (2010) Towards an epistolary discourse: receiving the eighteenth-century letter. Literature Compass, 7 (7). pp. 508-518. ISSN 1741-4113

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-4113.2010.00703.x

Abstract

This article suggests the significance of letters as texts in the long 18th century. It provides a survey of past and present critical approaches to letters in the period, and outlines the various ways in which scholars use letters in their research. The article argues against the tendency to conceive of the letter as a distinct literary genre, and rather suggests that scholars should think in terms of a broader epistolary discourse.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q200 Comparative Literary studies
R900 Others in European Languages, Literature and related subjects
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 09:42
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12596

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