Electronic Enlightenment: letters & lives

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Autumn 2022 Update

Our latest update adds further content relating to the playwright Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais, The Courier de L'Europe, and the intertwined worlds of theatre, gossip, and pre-revolutionary politics. read more…

Beaumarchais and Electronic Enlightenment

Gregory Brown explores the significance of Beaumarchais, his correspondence, and the recently completed publication in EE of the Proschwitz edition of Beaumarchais letters. read more…

Featured Letter

The first post in our new Featured Letter series is by Dr Kelsey Rubin-Detlev on Françoise Paule Huguet de Graffigny letter. read more…

Created with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Electronic Enlightenment—EE—is a pioneering digital resource for the study of the letter and its place in the rich writing cultures of the ‘long’ eighteenth century. Based on the best critical editions, EE benefits from collaboration with a large network of university presses, editors, scholars, and students who have contributed texts, and continues to grow by adding more archive/print editions and commissioning born-digital correspondences.

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