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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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