Curiosities analysed

The Curiosities accessed here analyse letters and related writings which show the complicated, porous boundaries that often exist between letters and interrelated genres. ‘Letterness’ is not self-evident although there are definitions of ‘the letter‘ which imply it is. This is challenged through these detailed examples. They are all traces of the past, ones which raise challenging questions about letters. Consequently the companion to the Curiosities is the Traces section of the WWW website, which analyses a very large range of letters and related documents regarding their content and their context of writing and response.


Last updated: 26 October 2017


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