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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

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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
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Author
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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
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King, Rachael Scarborough
Dewey number
809.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4400
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Letter writing
  • Written communication
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Letter writing
  • Written communication
Label
Writing to the world : letters and the origins of modern print genres, Rachael Scarborough King
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; 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; Notes; Bibliographical Essay; Index
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1032810206
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781421425498
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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5108400
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1032810206
Label
Writing to the world : letters and the origins of modern print genres, Rachael Scarborough King
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; 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; Notes; Bibliographical Essay; Index
Control code
1032810206
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421425498
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5108400
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032810206

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