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Anglo-Latin literature to 1847

Anglo-Latin literature to 1847  

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From the 7th to the mid‐19th cents, thousands of English writers produced Latin writings in great quantity, both in prose and in verse, addressed to a Latin‐reading public in continental Europe and ...
biography

biography  

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A narrative history of the life of some person; or the practice of writing such works. Most biographies provide an account of the life of a notable individual from birth to death, or in the case of ...
book

book  

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A book is the emblem of St Anne, St Augustine, St Bernard, and other saints.Recorded from Old English (in form bōc, originally meaning also ‘a document or charter’), the word is of Germanic origin, ...
Bukton

Bukton  

Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton, a short poem surviving in one MS (where it is given this title) and in one early print. It is (like Scogan) a verse letter ...
bull

bull  

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A papal edict. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes via Old French from Latin bulla ‘bubble, rounded object’, in medieval Latin, ‘seal or sealed document’. Also called papal bull.
Carolyn Kizer

Carolyn Kizer  

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(1925–),born in Spokane, was a founder and editor of Poetry Northwest (1959–65). Her lyrics and translations from Pakistani and Chinese have appeared in The Ungrateful Garden (1960), Knock Upon ...
Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450–1700

Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450–1700  

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(CELM)Database project, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, made freely available on the World Wide Web in summer 2009. It has been compiled by Peter Beal ...
collaboration

collaboration  

The issue of collaborative writing calls into question many traditional notions about authorship, texts, and textual production, notions that have been instrumental in evaluating women's writing in ...
Diaries and Journals

Diaries and Journals  

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Feminism has produced an extraordinary interest in women's pasts and issues concerning the interface of women's private lives and public concerns. Scholars from various disciplines have become ...
epistolary Novel

epistolary Novel  

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A story written in the form of letters, or letters with journals, and usually presented by an anonymous author masquerading as ‘editor’. The first notable example in English was a translation from ...
European Immigrant Writing

European Immigrant Writing  

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It is only in the last decade that critics have begun to focus their attention on writing by European immigrants, and European ethnics in general, as literary and cultural texts ...
friendship

friendship  

A topic of moral philosophy much discussed by Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics, but less so in the modern era, until the reemergence of contextualist and feminist approaches to ethics. In friendship ...
genre

genre  

A grouping of texts related within the system of literature by their sharing features of form and content. Ancient theoretical discussions of specific literary genres operate according to criteria ...
Italian-American Writing

Italian-American Writing  

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Helen Barolini writes in The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women (1985) that Italian-American women have a commonality of experience: “They are women who, with rare ...
Janet Schaw

Janet Schaw  

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(fl. 1774–1776), travel writer.A Scots gentlewoman, Schaw resided briefly in Wilmington, North Carolina, and reported in serial letters the customs and manners there and in Antigua to friends in ...
Joseph of Exeter

Joseph of Exeter  

The author of a Latin verse epic on the Trojan War, based on the work of Dares the Phrygian. Very little is known about his life. He studied at Rheims ...
letters

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

served a variety of purposes in Chaucer's England. (He uses the words lettre or letter and for more formal documents

Letters

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
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Women's letters have provided biographers and historians with a treasure trove of information about how women of the past lived,

literary criticism

literary criticism  

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Medieval literary criticism was not a unified practice, nor was there a single genre of critical writing. There were two broad channels of enquiry, one pedagogic (for example, the rhetorical ...
manuscript culture

manuscript culture  

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The broad culture and history surrounding the production, circulation, commerce, and consumption of scribal and handwritten texts. It is closely related to the scholarly practices of codicology, ...

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