Category Archives: Enlightenment Correspondences

Tessa Whitehouse on ‘the Epistolary Construction of Christian Friendships’, Enlightenment Correspondences Network, 13 June 2017, Oxford

Who? : Tessa Whitehouse (Queen Mary University of London)

What? : presentation of a paper entitled ‘“from benevolent hearts & polish’d able pens what may not be hop’d for?”: the Epistolary Construction of Christian Friendships’; session of the TORCH Enlightenment Correspondences Network

Abstract:
‘Anglophone women letter-writers who were excluded from the mainstream socio-political British establishment due to their gender, religious affiliation or nationality showed themselves to be adept at deploying the linguistic and material practices of epistolary literacy to secure their place as social brokers. This paper will examine the ‘structure of feeling’ that found expression within, and helped to constitute, what Konstantin Dierks has called the ‘emerging new standard for social interaction’ of conducting friendly relationships by letters. It will consider how women used their epistolary literacy and the bonds of friendship to shape inclusive imagined worlds of faith and feeling.’

When? : Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 12.30 until 2 p.m.

Where? : Ertegun House (37A St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LD)

Information courtesy of Dr Kelsey Rubin-Detlev (Oxford); to register and for enquiries contact: enlightenmentcorr@gmail.com (by 6 June)

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Reblogged: Upcoming Enlightenment Correspondences session

The next session of the TORCH Enlightenment Correspondences Network will take place on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 1-2 p.m. (sandwiches available from 12.45), at Ertegun House (37A St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LD). Our speaker will be Professor Nicole Pohl (Oxford Brookes University), with a talk entitled ‘“Cosmopolites or Nationalists?”: Mme de Stael, Anna Amalia of […]

via Nicole Pohl, ‘“Cosmopolites or Nationalists?”: Mme de Stael, Anna Amalia of Saxe-Weimar, Frederick II, Rahel Varnhagen and Caroline de la Motte-Fouque in Dialogue’ — Enlightenment Correspondences

Felix Waldmann (Cambridge), ‘The Correspondence of David Hume’ — Enlightenment Correspondences

Welcome back to another year of the TORCH Enlightenment Correspondences Network! Our first speaker will be Felix Waldmann (Cambridge), whose talk on ‘The Correspondence of David Hume’ has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 22 November (Seventh Week), at Ertegun House (37A St Giles). Sandwiches will be available from 12.45, with the seminar beginning at 1. If […]

via Felix Waldmann (Cambridge), ‘The Correspondence of David Hume’ — Enlightenment Correspondences

Reblogged: Catriona Seth, ‘Royal Secrets: Marie-Antoinette’s exchanges with ambassador Mercy’ — Enlightenment Correspondences

Happy Trinity Term! Our first Enlightenment Correspondences Network meeting will take place already on Tuesday of First Week (26 April): Professor Catriona Seth (All Souls, Oxford) will be telling us about her current work on ‘Royal Secrets: Marie-Antoinette’s exchanges with ambassador Mercy’. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. (note the later time) at Ertegun […]

via Catriona Seth, ‘Royal Secrets: Marie-Antoinette’s exchanges with ambassador Mercy’ — Enlightenment Correspondences