Letters and Correspondences: Thresholds of the Private and the Public


Chair: Tiina Kirss (Tallinn University)–CANCELLED

Arvydas Pacevičius (Vilnius University)

Giedrius Subačius (University of Illinois at Chicago)–chaired

Aurelija Tamošiūnaitė (University of Illinois at Chicago)

This roundtable will consider the use of epistolary sources– letters and correspondences for the study of various research problematics with respect to the Baltics.  Topics to be discussed include the usefulness of the concept of „ego-documents“ and the situation of correspondences within such a conceptual formation; various methodological approaches to the use of epistolary sources; practical limitations of the epistolarium and potential inclusion of letters and correspondences as public/private sources at the juncture of personal and public spaces for interdisciplinary inquiries.

Keyword: Subacius

Keyword Kivimae

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