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Writing to the world : letters and the origins of modern print genres

Author: Rachael Scarborough King
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2018] ©2018
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In Writing to the World, Rachael Scarborough King examines the shift from manuscript to print media culture in the long eighteenth century. She introduces the concept of the "bridge genre," which enables such change by transferring existing textual conventions to emerging modes of composition and circulation. She draws on this concept to reveal how four crucial genres that emerged during this time--the newspaper,  Read more...
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King, Rachael Scarborough.
Writing to the world.
Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1021797701
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachael Scarborough King
ISBN: 9781421425498 1421425491
OCLC Number: 1032810206
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Circulating News: Letters in Manuscript and Print, 1665-1695; 2 Questions and Answers: Epistolary Exchange and the Early Periodical Press; 3 Open Letters: Personal Politics in the Epistolary Novel; 4 A New World: Biographical Writing and Epistolary Evidencs; 5 Leaving "the World": The Decline of the Epistolary Novel from Burney to Austen; Postscript; Notes; Bibliographical Essay; Index.
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Ultimately, Writing to the World is a sophisticated look at the intersection of print and the public sphere.  Read more...

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Thoughtful and engaging... valuable for not only for students and scholars of the eighteenth-century British literature but media studies more broadly. -- Adam Sills, Hofstra University * Modern Read more...

 
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