Epistolarity in the Twenty-First Century
Guest Editor: Maragretta Jolly
Table of Contents
“Introduction: Epistolarity in the Twenty-First Century” by Margaretta Jolly
“Devouring Time Finds Paper Toughish: What’s Happened to Handwritten Letters in the Twenty-First Century?” by Clare Brant
“The Instant Message: Moments in and out of Time” by Michael Civin
“Public Space and Private Confessions: The Problems of Handling Email Petitions” by Dena Attar
“Witnessing on the Web: Asylum Seekers and Letter-Writing Projects on Australian Activist Websites” by Kate Douglas
“Death Row Penfriends: Configuring Time, Space, and Selves” by Janet Maybin
“User IDs: Email Novels and the Search for Identity” by Laura Rotunno
“Letters and Women’s Passionate Friendships in the Twenty-First Century” by Catherine Clay
“The Writer of the Companion-Species Manifesto Emails Her Dog-People” by Donna Haraway
“‘But My Diary Has Ever Been Scornful of Stated Rules!’: The Diary as Self in Virginia Woolf’s Diary” by Joanne Campbell Tidwell
“Reconstructing American Identity: Patricia Hampl’s Passionate Vocation” by Barbara Lounsberry
Letter Writing as a Social Practice. Ed. David Bart and Nigel Hall (John Benjamins, 1999).
Epistolary Histories: Letters, Fiction, Culture. Ed. Amanda Gilroy and W. M. Verhoeven (UP of Virginia, 2000).
Mail-Orders: The Fiction of Letters in Postmodern Culture by Sunka Simon (State U of New York P, 2002).
Reviewed by Liz Stanley
Maverick Autobiographies: Women Writers and the American West 1900-1930 by Cathryn Halverson (U of Wisconsin P, 2004).
Western Subjects: Autobiographical Writing in the North American West. Ed. Kathleen A. Boardman and Gioia Woods (U of Utah P, 2004).
Reviewed by Mary Paniccia Garden
Writing Biography: Historians and Their Craft. Ed. Lloyd E. Ambrosious (U of Nebraska P, 2004).
Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography. Ed. Peter France and William St. Clair (Oxford UP, 2002).
Reviewed by William H. Epstein
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