Electronic Enlightenment Colloquium on the Sociology of the Letter:
St Anne's College, Oxford, 12–13 November 2010. A new forum for
academics (40-minute papers) and graduate students (20-minute papers) exploring different aspects of correspondence about publishing
(letters to and from authors, editors, copy-editors, proof-readers,
printers, binders, booksellers, censors, reviewers) and/or the
publication of correspondence itself (ancient, medieval, contemporary, translations, fictional, satirical, translations, etc.) in the early modern period.
Both correspondence and publishing were immensely influential in the
nexus of political, religious, literary and cultural ferment in Europe and the Americas in the 16th-18th centuries. By exploring the links between the two, we expect to contextualize both and reach a deeper understanding of their social and historical significance.
Papers can be in English or French and a selection will be published
in the first issue of EE's new e-journal: The Letterbook.
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