Is Letter-Writing Literature? And what about Diaries?

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There is a world of difference between what writers say they do and what academics say writers do. If we think more carefully about what some writers are saying about their practice at the moment, we may be able to open up areas of interaction, communication and value that we have not previously noticed.

So many people write creatively, yet so much of what they write does not get counted as ‘literature’. Does that matter?

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This event was on Wed, 18 Nov 1998

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Professor Lynette Hunter

Professor of Rhetoric

Lynette Hunter was the Gresham Professor of Rhetoric between 1997 and 2000.

She is currently Professor of the History and Rhetoric of Performance at the...

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