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The Resource Writing to the world : letters and the origins of modern print genres, Rachael Scarborough King

Writing to the world : letters and the origins of modern print genres, Rachael Scarborough King

Label
Writing to the world : letters and the origins of modern print genres
Title
Writing to the world
Title remainder
letters and the origins of modern print genres
Statement of responsibility
Rachael Scarborough King
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Writing to the World, Rachael Scarborough King examines the shift from manuscript to print media culture in the long eighteenth century. She introduces the concept of the "bridge genre," which enables such change by transferring existing textual conventions to emerging modes of composition and circulation. She draws on this concept to reveal how four crucial genres that emerged during this time--the newspaper, the periodical, the novel, and the biography--were united by their reliance on letters to accustom readers to these new forms of print media. King explains that as newspapers, scientific journals, book reviews, and other new genres began to circulate widely, much of their form and content was borrowed from letters, allowing for easier access to these unfamiliar modes of printing and reading texts. Arguing that bridge genres encouraged people to see themselves as connected by networks of communication--as members of what they called "the world" of writing--King combines techniques of genre theory with archival research and literary interpretation, analyzing canonical works such as Addison and Steele's Spectator, Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets, and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey alongside anonymous periodicals and the letters of middle-class housewives. This original and groundbreaking work in media and literary history offers a model for the process of genre formation. Ultimately, Writing to the World is a sophisticated look at the intersection of print and the public sphere
Cataloging source
UKUOY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Rachael Scarborough
Dewey number
809.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4400
LC item number
.K56 2018
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Letters
  • Letter writing
  • Letter writing
  • Letters
  • Brief
  • Druckmedien
  • Englisch
  • Gesellschaft
  • Technischer Fortschritt
Label
Writing to the world : letters and the origins of modern print genres, Rachael Scarborough King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical essay (pages 235-250) 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; 1 Circulating News: Letters in Manuscript and Print, 1665-1695; 2 Questions and Answers: Epistolary Exchange and the Early Periodical Press; 3 Open Letters: Personal Politics in the Epistolary Novel; 4 A New World: Biographical Writing and Epistolary Evidencs; 5 Leaving "the World": The Decline of the Epistolary Novel from Burney to Austen; Postscript; Bibliographical Essay
Control code
1021797701
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 259 pages
Isbn
9781421425481
Lccn
2017039405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1021797701
Label
Writing to the world : letters and the origins of modern print genres, Rachael Scarborough King
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical essay (pages 235-250) 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; 1 Circulating News: Letters in Manuscript and Print, 1665-1695; 2 Questions and Answers: Epistolary Exchange and the Early Periodical Press; 3 Open Letters: Personal Politics in the Epistolary Novel; 4 A New World: Biographical Writing and Epistolary Evidencs; 5 Leaving "the World": The Decline of the Epistolary Novel from Burney to Austen; Postscript; Bibliographical Essay
Control code
1021797701
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 259 pages
Isbn
9781421425481
Lccn
2017039405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1021797701

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