Metamorphoses of the Letter

Professor Laurence de Looze

A “letter” in English (and in several other languages) is both that of which words are made and, in some instances, that which is made of words. As such it is deeply involved, in the most “litteral” (that is, “lettered”) way, in the processes of writing and interpretation, from the briefest of texts (the alphabetic letter as signifier) to long epistolary novels. My seminar would propose to investigate letters from a variety of stances, both historical and theoretical.

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