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Gender differences in politeness

In her second blogpost, Jiayan Xu reports on her findings from the essay she wrote to round off the course The Sociolinguistics of Late Modern English Letters: My term paper was about discovering gender differences in terms of politeness theory, taking the … Continue reading

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Terms of endearment in the nineteenth century

Ana Revan is another student in the Late Modern English letters course. This is her first blogpost. Nowadays we see people on TV use a wide range of pet-names for their loved ones, and we do the same ourselves in our … Continue reading

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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told…

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I am not talking about Romeo and Juliet, Lancelot and Guinevere or Paris and Helena. These two are not as widely known, but their story “is surely one of the most fascinating love-stories in the world” (Kenmare 1957:7). This is … Continue reading

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The Browning letters again

Another Browning specialist informed me that, as far as he knew, the Baylor letters project is “free to air”: excellent news. He also recommended the book The Courtship of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett by Daniel Karlin (1985, Oxford: Clarendon Press) . … Continue reading

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The Browning love letters

On Valentine’s Day, the Guardian announced the online publication of the Browning love letters, letters exchanged between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, which I also reported on elsewhere in this blog. The article mentions that there are 574 letters, and a first glance … Continue reading

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The Browning love letters

The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett (1845-1846) is a lovely two-volume copy, published in London in 1913 (new edition). The original edition had been published in 1898, by Harper and Brothers. The editor of the letters, not mentioned … Continue reading

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