Contesting the Subject: Essays in the Postmodern Theory and Practice of Biography and Biographical Criticism

Contesting the Subject: Essays in the Postmodern Theory and Practice of Biography and Biographical Criticism (Hardback)

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Contesting the Subject: Essays in the Postmodern Theory and Practice of Biography and Biographical Criticism
Hardback
Purdue University Press
06/01/1991
280pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557530181
9781557530189
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Book Description

Stanley Fish opens the collection with a persuasive argument for the role of intention and biography. Michael McKeon, Gordon Turnbull, and Jerome Christensen are concerned with the late eighteenth--and early nineteenth-century English cultural discourse that gave rise to the nearly simultaneous emergence of literary biography, Romantic sensibility, and reflexive human consciousness. The essays by Alison Booth, Cheryl Walker, and Sharon O'Brien reveal that the recognition or lack thereof the biographical subject has received and remains both a problem and an opportunity for women writers and readers. The essays by Valerie Ross, Rob Wilson, Steven Weiland, and William Epstein pursue the question of difference and cultural reification in the theory and practice of a specifically American biography and biographical criticism.

About the Editor(s):

was born in October 24, 1915, in West Grove, New Jersey. The George Washington Law School (J.D., 1960) Editor, The George Washington University Law Review (1959-1960) Columbia University (B.A., 1955, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1956) Professional Admissions: State of Virginia (1960) District of Columbia (1960) United States Patent and Trade Office (Reg. No. 20,008)