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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


Wilde the Writer

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

in Oscar Wilde's Profession: Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187288
eISBN:
9780191674686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187288.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter sets out the focus of the book, namely Wilde's writing practices understood from a material, rather than a sexual, or psychological, or nationalist point of view. The figure who emerges ... More


Writing a Community

Samantha NeCamp

in Literacy in the Mountains: Community, Newspapers, and Writing in Appalachia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178851
eISBN:
9780813178868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178851.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines community writing, the most direct evidence in the newspapers of community literacy practices. Because each paper relied on local correspondents to write in with news from ... More


And First

Gezari Janet

in Last Things: Emily Brontë's Poems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543298
eISBN:
9780191701306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543298.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to offer new ways to read Emily Brontë's poems and new reasons for wanting to read them. It presents a view of Emily Brontë's poems that seeks ... More


Sponsoring Literacy in Appalachia

Samantha NeCamp

in Literacy in the Mountains: Community, Newspapers, and Writing in Appalachia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178851
eISBN:
9780813178868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178851.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Using Deborah Brandt’s theory of literacy sponsorship, this chapter examines newspaper editors’ efforts to cultivate an imagined community of readers. It illustrates the ways in which the editors ... More


Oscar Wilde's Profession: Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187288
eISBN:
9780191674686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187288.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a materialist account of Wilde's career as a writer. It contests three widely held assumptions about his success: that there is a clear distinction between his life as a journalist and ... More


On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

Sabine Arnaud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226275543
eISBN:
9780226275680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275680.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies the formation of a medical category, hysteria, from the seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries. Tracing its transformations and asking what was at stake in writing the diagnosis, ... More


Learning How to Be Ill

Olivia Weisser

in Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300200706
eISBN:
9780300213478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200706.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shifts from healers’ writing to patients’ words. The chapter analyzes three types of stories that patients relied upon to make sense of illness: religious models of suffering, tales ... More


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