CFP: Form and Persuasion in Women's Informal Letters, 1400-1700 (no deadline noted; collection)

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for "Form and Persuasion in Women's Informal Letters, 1400-1700," a
collection of essays to be published as a book.

Essays are sought on women's letters from any part of Europe EXCEPT
England, France and Italy, which are already well represented. Essays
on Spain, Germany and Central Europe are particularly needed. Essays on
letters by French or English women may be considered if they come from
mercantile, artisan, or other non-elite backgrounds.

Each essay is to focus on the informal letters ( letters not written for
publication) of a woman living in late medieval/early modern Europe. As
indicated by the title, "Form and Persuasion", the essay should deal
with the woman writers' degree of literacy, her relation to the epistolary
tradition in which she participated, and the techniques she used to
influence her correspondents, all set against the background of her
particular "story."

Please contact Ann Crabb at if you are interested.

--Crabb, Ann =============================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Erika Lin: ===============================================Received on Mon Jun 18 2001 - 18:41:59 EDT