The Resource Epistolary bodies : gender and genre in the eighteenth-century Republic of letters, Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook

Epistolary bodies : gender and genre in the eighteenth-century Republic of letters, Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook

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Epistolary bodies : gender and genre in the eighteenth-century Republic of letters
Title
Epistolary bodies
Title remainder
gender and genre in the eighteenth-century Republic of letters
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Proceeding from the perspective of Jurgen Habermas's public sphere theory, this book studies the popular eighteenth-century genre of the epistolary narrative through readings of four works: Montesquieu's Lettres persanes (1721), Richardson's Clarissa (1749-50), Riccoboni's Lettres de Mistriss Fanni Butlerd (1757), and Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer (1782). The author situates epistolary narratives in the contexts of eighteenth-century print culture: the rise of new models of readership and the newly influential role of the author; the model of contract derived from liberal political theory as it relates to new writer/reader relations; and the techniques and aesthetics of mechanical reproduction. Writing at the paradoxical crossroads of public and private, epistolary authors used the genre to formulate a range of responses to a cultural anxiety about private energies and appetites, particularly those of women, as well as to legitimate their own authorial practices. Just as the social contract increasingly came to be seen as the organizing instrument of public, civic relations in this period, the author argues that the epistolary novel serves analogously in the ostensible private sphere of affective relations to produce, socialize, and regulate the private subject as a citizen of the Republic of Letters
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cook, Elizabeth Heckendorn
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.E65
LC item number
C66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Riccoboni, Marie Jeanne de Heurles Laboras de Mezières
  • St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector
  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
  • Richardson, Samuel
  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
  • Riccoboni, Marie Jeanne de Heurles Laboras de Mézières
  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
  • Richardson, Samuel
  • St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector
  • Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat (baron de la Brède et de ; 1689-1755)
  • Richardson, Samuel (1689-1761)
  • Riccoboni, Marie-Jeanne
  • Crèvecoeur, Michel-Guillaume Jean
  • Epistolary fiction, English
  • Literature, Modern
  • Epistolary fiction, French
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Literary form
  • Sex role in literature
  • Enlightenment
  • Roman épistolaire anglais
  • Littérature
  • Roman épistolaire français
  • Littérature comparée
  • Littérature comparée
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • Genres littéraires
  • Siècle des lumières
  • Letterkunde
  • Brieven
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Lettres (genre littéraire)
  • Mouvement des Lumières
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • Frau <Motiv>
  • Briefroman
  • Brevromaner
  • Brevromaner
  • Brevromaner
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Epistolary bodies : gender and genre in the eighteenth-century Republic of letters, Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction. Imprinting the Body: Lady Bradshaigh's Clarissa
  • The Eighteenth-Century Epistolary Body and the Public Sphere
  • Writing the Republic of Letters: The Lettres persanes and the Citizen-Critic
  • "My Father's House": Body Language and Authority in Clarissa
  • Going Public: The Letter and the Contract in Fanni Butlerd
  • The End of Epistolarity: Letters from an American Farmer
  • Postscript: Post-Enlightenment Letters
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 237 pages
Isbn
9780804725385
Lccn
95032390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32778771
  • (OCoLC)ocm32778771
Label
Epistolary bodies : gender and genre in the eighteenth-century Republic of letters, Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction. Imprinting the Body: Lady Bradshaigh's Clarissa
  • The Eighteenth-Century Epistolary Body and the Public Sphere
  • Writing the Republic of Letters: The Lettres persanes and the Citizen-Critic
  • "My Father's House": Body Language and Authority in Clarissa
  • Going Public: The Letter and the Contract in Fanni Butlerd
  • The End of Epistolarity: Letters from an American Farmer
  • Postscript: Post-Enlightenment Letters
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 237 pages
Isbn
9780804725385
Lccn
95032390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32778771
  • (OCoLC)ocm32778771

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