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Recording and Reordering: Essays on the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Diary and Journal
     

Recording and Reordering: Essays on the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Diary and Journal

by Dan Doll, Jessica Munns
 

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Personal forms of writing such as the journal and the diary, which developed from the sixteenth century onward, remain a neglected field of study. Diaries and journals are often regarded as an artless transcript of reality, the raw 'data' for historical accounts, or as quaint records of domestic and foreign travel. Recording and Reordering is a collection of essays

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Personal forms of writing such as the journal and the diary, which developed from the sixteenth century onward, remain a neglected field of study. Diaries and journals are often regarded as an artless transcript of reality, the raw 'data' for historical accounts, or as quaint records of domestic and foreign travel. Recording and Reordering is a collection of essays that discuss the diary and journal as a literary form, one that like any other form, only more self-consciously, is situated on the borders of private and public life. The essays offer approaches to the question of how a diary is written, who writes them, where, for whom, and in what form, as well as how they are published and edited. As a collection, these essays provide a new look at this fascinating genre.

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Studies In English Literature, Summer 2008 - Adam Potkay
'Recording and Reordering...is of clear value to anyone interested in the interpretation and cultural theory, as well as the editing and history-of-editing, of diaries and journals—not only, but especially, those by women.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838756300
Publisher:
Bucknell University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Series:
The Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Doll is associate professor of English at the University of New Orleans. Jessica Munns is professor of Literature at the University of Denver.

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