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Frames of the Letter

Peter White

in Cicero in Letters: Epistolary Relations of the Late Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388510
eISBN:
9780199866717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388510.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Apart from their explicit content, Roman letters signaled meaning through material elements of the text: the papyrus or tablet surface, the handwriting, and the writer's seal. Generic conventions—the ... More


Letters and Letter-Writers

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/9780199259915.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter delineates the scope of women's letters and letter-writing, and discusses the survival of letters; the social composition of letter-writers; the frequency with which women dispatched ... More


The Composition of Letters

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/9780199259915.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the different ways in which letters were composed, whether by personal composition, dictation, drafting, or working from notes. In this way, it seeks to assess levels of ... More


Delivery, Reception, and Reading

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/9780199259915.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter concentrates on the carrying and reading of letters. It explores the mechanics of how letters were delivered by bearers, how women actually read letters, and how their letters were read. ... 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


The Social Uses of the Scribally Published Text

Harold Love

in Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112198
eISBN:
9780191670695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112198.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the societal functions of the handwritten text. It also examines the function of scribal publication as a means by which ideologically charged texts could be distributed ... More


Creating the Letter: How to Acquire Epistolary Literacy

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/9780199532445.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows how people learned to read and write letters by treating the letter as a material object. Readers observe the step-by step process of writing and reading letters. The use of ... More


Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Shira Brisman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Art historians have long looked to letters to secure biographical information, affirm patronage patterns, and establish the identity of an artist as a modern, self-aware individual. But letters are ... More


The One Manuscript: Sir Thomas More

John Jones

in Shakespeare at Work

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186885
eISBN:
9780191674594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186885.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on ‘The Book of Sir Thomas More’ and the evidence that three pages of its manuscript are written by Shakespeare. The play ran into official censorship difficulties, and was ... More


Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Markus Krajewski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Today on almost every desk in every office sits a computer. Eighty years ago, desktops were equipped with a nonelectronic data processing machine: a card file. This book traces the evolution of this ... More


Trial Consulting

Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195183092
eISBN:
9780199893454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In its roughly 25 years of existence, the trial-consulting profession has grown dramatically in membership, recognition, and breadth of practice. What began as a small activist group of social ... More


Sources and transmission

Daniel R. Melamed and Michael Marissen

in An Introduction to Bach Studies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304923
eISBN:
9780199865468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304923.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A great deal of Bach scholarship has focused on the study of the sources of his music. Source studies seek to answer questions about a work’s authenticity, date, genesis, musical text, performance ... More


Last Words: The Public Self and the Social Author in Late Medieval England

Sebastian Sobecki

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198790778
eISBN:
9780191886072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

No medieval text was designed to be read hundreds of years later by an audience unfamiliar with its language, situation, and author. By ascribing to these texts intentional anonymity, we romanticize ... More


Script’s Afterlives

Michelle Levy

in Literary Manuscript Culture in Romantic Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474457064
eISBN:
9781474481205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457064.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Chapter 6 draws the consideration of Romantic literary manuscripts forward to the present moment, examining their shifting cultural status from the late eighteenth century onward, including their ... More


Afterword: Blake’s Digitised Printed Script

Michelle Levy

in Literary Manuscript Culture in Romantic Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474457064
eISBN:
9781474481205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457064.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Afterword provides a brief consideration of the unique method of printed script developed by William Blake in his attempt to fuse the media of script and print, drawing and engraving, and thereby ... More


Authorship in Script and Print: The Example of Engraved Handwriting Manuals of the Eighteenth Century

Giles Bergel

in Pen, print and communication in the eighteenth century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622300
eISBN:
9781800341500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622300.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter investigates the division of labour between writing-masters and engravers in their joint publications, aiming to uncover the mutual dependencies between the two trades. It describes the ... More


Writing and the Preservation of Cultural Identity: The Penmanship Manuals of Zaharija Orfelin

Persida Lazarević Di Giacomo

in Pen, print and communication in the eighteenth century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622300
eISBN:
9781800341500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622300.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter present the polymath Zaharija Orfelin (1726-85)and his work in preserving the cultural identity of Serbs. This done though an examination of his writing manuals and in particular through ... More


An Archaeology of Letter Writing: The Correspondence of Aristocratic Women in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century England

Ruth Larsen

in Pen, print and communication in the eighteenth century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622300
eISBN:
9781800341500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622300.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter takes a material culture approach in studying epistolary cultures of elite women in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Focusing primarily on the correspondence of ... More


Investigating Documents

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter begins by discussing the writing materials used to produce a document — writing implements, ink, paper, and other materials — and their evolution over time. It then notes that the ... More


Graphology—a total write-off

Barry L. Beyerstein

in Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain: Separating fact from fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198568773
eISBN:
9780191693779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568773.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Graphology, or handwriting analysis, is the allegedly scientific practice of determining people's psychological, social, occupational and medical attributes, as well their moral stature, from the ... More


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