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Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola

Catherine Conybeare

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240722
eISBN:
9780191600494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240728.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The heart of this book is a reading of the letters of Paulinus of Nola, aristocratic convert to Christianity of the late fourth‐century, and his correspondents, most notably St Augustine of Hippo. We ... More


Postcards Home: The Heroides as Letters

Efrossini Spentzou

in Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on those features of the Heroides which are directly related to their epistolary form, in an attempt to explore the ways in which letter-writing and letter-reading creates and ... More


Epistolary Practices and the Problem of Genre

Alexandra Socarides

in Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858088
eISBN:
9780199950300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858088.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

Chapter 2 explores Dickinson’s letter-writing practices. Dickinson copied poems onto sheets that she enclosed in her letters, inserted poems into the body of her letters proper, and embedded poems ... More


Back to Fronto: Doctor and Patient in his Correspondence with an Emperor *

Annelise Freisenbruch

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter re-evaluates Fronto's letters within the traditions of epistolary scholarship and against the backdrop of a surge of interest in the epistolarity of the letter collections of antiquity. ... More


The Functions of Letter-Writing

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter deals with the functional aspects of letters, arguing that the epistolary form was appropriated for an increasing variety of uses over the course of the 16th century. It also charts ... More


Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

James Daybell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book presents a study of women's letters and letter-writing during the early modern period, and acts as a corrective to traditional ways of reading and discussing letters as private, elite, ... More


Traditional Chinese and Western Letters

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides a brief sketch of letter writing in China and Western countries, with particular attention to published letters, love-letters, and letters in literature. It was this background ... More


Bodily Practice

Troels Engberg‐Pedersen

in Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558568
eISBN:
9780191720970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558568.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter summarizes the results of the book under the rubrics of the double perspective of cognitive and physical analysis; of Paul's attempt to articulate a new habitus for himself and his ... More


The Materiality of Shakespeare's Letters

Stewart Alan

in Shakespeare's Letters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549276
eISBN:
9780191701504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549276.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The raw materials of letter-writing in the early modern world were multiple and specific; their effective use took time, skill, and labour. While a handful of other playwrights did put letter-writing ... More


 Love Letters to the Dead: Immortal Gifts for the Lifelong Learner

Dorothy Lander and John Graham‐Pole

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the “reflective practice” of letter-writing to the deceased. It reviews the literature of this unique form of epistolary communication, as a prelude to writing letters to the ... More


Down among the Documents: Criticism and Papyrus Letters *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines papyrus letters, with emphasis on private letters and their relationship with literature. The role of critical analysis in understanding the link between papyrus private letters ... More


Introduction: The Pen, The Post, and The People

Susan E. Whyman

in The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter shows how a culture of letters and literacy that included lower and middling-sort letter writers was created in England by 1800. It examines the epistolary tradition in ... More


Conclusion: Letter‐Writing and Eighteenth‐Century Culture: Findings, Patterns, and Impacts

Susan E. Whyman

in The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This concluding chapter summarizes epistolary patterns that emerged from the case studies in relation to age, gender, class, geographical location, and religion. It presents the varied roles of ... More


The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Susan Whyman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

The Pen and the People shows how 18th-century men and women learned to write letters, why and how they used them, and the impact of letter writing on their lives and the wider culture. ... More


“Why Is a Raven … ?”: The Rise of Postal Products from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Vanity Fair (1848) to the Pages of the Great Exhibition Catalogue (1851)

Catherine J. Golden

in Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033792
eISBN:
9780813039336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033792.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at an arguably unexpected outcome of postal reform — the production and consumption of materials that accompanied the Victorian revolution in letter writing. Demand grew for ... More


Benefits and Blessings Letters Home, Friendship, Death Notices, Courtship, and Valentines by Penny Post

Catherine J. Golden

in Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033792
eISBN:
9780813039336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033792.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers beneficial types of communication that one can trace to the Victorian letter-writing boom following postal reform. Staying connected with friends and relatives across the new ... More


Patronage performances – Letters

Margret Fetzer

in John Donne's Performances: Sermons, Poems, Letters and Devotions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083440
eISBN:
9781781700051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083440.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter identifies the shared aspects of the performances of Donne's prose letters, as well as the ways their strategies may be considered typical (of Donne), and describes his letters as ... More


Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Jon Hall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a fresh examination of the letters exchanged between Cicero and correspondents such as Pompey, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony during the final turbulent decades of the Roman ... More


Elizabeth Bishop's Art

Peter Robinson

in Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273256
eISBN:
9780191706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273256.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores loss in Elizabeth Bishop's poetry and asks how her art may have helped her manage loss. The poet's orphaned childhood, her lesbianism, alcoholism, and her life in Brazil are ... More


The Foundations of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The epistle as a representation of Arabic literary genres has a long history. Historical and literary sources abound with samples of letters believed to have been exchanged during the early Islamic ... More


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