Letters as / not a genre

@article{Jolly2005LettersA,
  title={Letters as / not a genre},
  author={Margaret Jolly and L. Stanley},
  journal={Life Writing},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={118 - 91}
}
Abstract With the rise of life writing studies, letters have become the subject of an increasing number of interdisciplinary analyses. The following essay ruminates on what common characteristics hold such analyses together and the peculiar difficulties they encounter in theorising a genre that perhaps, out of all writing practices, most exposes the limits of genre theory itself. The essay is written, appropriately, as a dialogue, in which Margaretta's Voice asks general, if not… Expand
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