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The Epistula in Ancient Scientific and Technical Literature, with Special Reference to Medicine *

D. R. Langslow

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/9780199203956.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a critical survey of a selection of ancient letters which form part of scientific and technical literature, and considers certain particular questions under the following four, ... 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


Alciphron's Epistolarity *

Jason König

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/9780199203956.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Alciphron's Letters, which portray a world of longing and loss, a world of fragile happiness and comic disillusionment. There are four books: Letters from Fishermen, Farmers, ... More


Didacticism and Epistolarity in Horace's Epistles 1

A. D. Morrison

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/9780199203956.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates how the ‘epistolarity’, the ‘letteriness’ of Horace's Epistles relates to and complements the didactic, instructive element of the book and vice versa. Horace is the first ... More


Letters to Clarissa: The Fantasy of a Female Network

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This chapter considers how long-distance female networks emerge out of gothic claustrophobia to flourish in the fantasy space of epistolary suspension. As it reads Clarissa for its powerful ... More


‘For your forder aduertisement’:Performative Rescription in Wyatt’s Letters and Verse Epistles

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This chapter charts acts of performative rewriting in Wyatt’s epistolary texts—his two letters to his son, diplomatic correspondence, and three verse epistles. In different ways, these letters all ... 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


The Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

Thomas Hefter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692743
eISBN:
9781474400961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692743.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The ninth century essayist, theologian and encyclopedist ‘Amr b. Baḥr al-Jāḥiẓ is one of our richest sources on the intellectual and social life of the early centuries of Islam. He has long been ... More


Letters

in Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226469140
eISBN:
9780226469287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469287.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter studies the letter, the foremost material means of communication in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and North America. Letter writing was perhaps the most widespread form of ... More


Fare thee well!

Jane Stabler

in The Artistry of Exile

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199590247
eISBN:
9780191766411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590247.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Chapter 2 examines the twinning of literary and historical figures to shape voluntary and involuntary kinships within exile. Framed by the scandals of Caroline of Brunswick and Lucretia Borgia, the ... More


Epistolary Ceremonial: Manuscript Correspondence as Unmediated Status Interaction

Giora Sternberg

in Status Interaction during the Reign of Louis XIV

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199640348
eISBN:
9780191747779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640348.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter investigates epistolary ceremonial. Letters were not only vehicles of narrated information, but also social acts, a statement of addressers about their position relative to the ... More


Jocelyne Saab: Artistic-Journalistic Documentaries in Lebanese Times of War

Stefanie Van de Peer

in Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second case study looks at Jocelyne Saab’s early work. She is well-known for fiction films Dunia, Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (2005) and What is Going On (2010). However, it is less well-known that ... More


Lorine Niedecker’s Republic of Letters

Siobhan Phillips

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Lorine Niedecker’s poetry is only beginning to garner the critical attention it deserves. From the 1930s to the 1970s, she wrote lyrics whose force and influence belie her ostensible ... More


‘Wherever you listen from’: W. S. Graham and the Art of the Letter1

Angela Leighton

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at W. S. Graham’s many wonderful letters to those contemporaries, painters and artists of the St Ives school, who shared his ideals, but who also often remain distant, idealised ... More


Last Letters: Keats, Bishop and Hughes

Jonathan Ellis

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at the discourse of last letters in the writing of poets such as John Keats, Elizabeth Bishop and Ted Hughes. In particular, it scrutinises the close relationship of the ‘last ... More


Institutions

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter examines the emergence of literature from coteries and domestic routine. It describes how male poetic circles, held together by friendship and common intellectual interests, produced the ... More


Novelistic Sympathy in Frankenstein

Jeanne M. Britton

in Vicarious Narratives: A Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198846697
eISBN:
9780191881701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846697.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a pivotal scene shows the monster weeping together with the Arabian Safie over the fate of Native Americans. The monster embodies an unrecognizable difference that ... More


Wuthering Heights and the Relics of the Epistolary Novel

Jeanne M. Britton

in Vicarious Narratives: A Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198846697
eISBN:
9780191881701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846697.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter argues that a novelistic version of sympathy negotiates transitions between oral, written, and printed texts in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. The mode of vicarious narration that ... More


Amours de Voyage

Stefanie Markovits

in The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

Chapter 4, “Amours de Voyage: The Verse-Novel and European Travel,” reflects on the expansive generic geography of the form. Like the influential ur-text Don Juan, almost all verse-novels exhibit ... More


Self-contentation: In Communication and Incommunication

Eric Langley

in Shakespeare's Contagious Sympathies: Ill Communications

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821847
eISBN:
9780191860973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821847.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 6 offers a reading of a number of Shakespeare’s self-contented subjects, whose refusal to tenderly extend towards or attend to the potentially infectious other sees them reject sympathetic ... More


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