Women of letters, manuscript circulation, and print afterlives in the eighteenth century : ... elizabeth rowe, catharine cockburn and elizabeth c
Using unpublished manuscript writings, this book reinterprets material, social, literary, philosophical and religious contexts of women's letter-writing in the long 18th century. It shows how letter-writing functions as a form of literary manuscript exchange and argues for manuscript circulation as a method of engaging with the republic of letters.
Print Book, English, 2014
Palgrave Macmillan, [Place of publication not identified], 2014
Preface Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Note on transcription Introduction Letter-writing, Community, and Virtuous Exemplarity: Elizabeth Rowe's Theatre of Happiness A Saint Everlasting: Elizabeth Rowe and Biographical Exemplarity 'The new and untrodden path': Catharine Cockburn, Philosophy and the Republic of Letters '[H]ow Obscure her Lot': Catharine Cockburn's Double Afterlife Elizabeth Carter: 'a very extraordinary Phaenomenon in the Republick of Letters' Elizabeth Carter and the Theatrum Mundi Bibliography Notes Index