Electronic Enlightenment Colloquium on the Sociology of the Letter

Enlightenment Correspondence: letter-writing and reading in the 18th century

A colloquium on the sociology of the letter, exploring the links between correspondence and publishing in the 18th century presented by the Electronic Enlightenment Project and the Bodleian Library Centre for the Study of the Book.

St Anne’s College, Oxford

Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre

Saturday, 13 November, 2010

9.30 am – 5 pm

Keynote speaker James Raven (University of Essex)

Speakers include:

Caroline Warman (University of Oxford), Isabelle de Charriere: from real to fictional correspondences

Rebecca Ford (University of Nottingham), Reading Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: between letter and text

Susan Whyman, Publishing correspondence: letters in private collections and published forms

Isabelle de Marte (Lewis and Clark College), Lettering in the open: when private turns public – Voltaire, Rousseau and Diderot

Mike Webb (Bodleian Library), Finding 18th century correspondence: collections, catalogues and context

Registration in advance is required: email bookcentre@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Registration fee £10/£5 student, includes lunch and refreshments.

For more information and a full programme see: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/csb/enlightenment.htm

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