Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing

Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing

By: Binne de Haan (author), Hans Renders (author)Hardback

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Life writing has been disregarded as less important although it is one of the most popular literary genres. This theoretical work on the topic of biography argues that the topic needs to be researched properly, and fills a gap in the literature by theoretically discussing it in its contemporary forms.

Contents

1. The Challenge of Biography Studies by Hans Renders & Binne de Haan; 2. Towards Traditions and Nations by Binne de Haan & Hans Renders; 3. Roots of Biography: From Journalism to Pulp to Scholarly Based Non-Fiction by Hans Renders; 4. The Solace of Doubt? Biographical Methodology after the Short Twentieth Century by James Walter; 5. The Uses of Biography by Giovanni Levi; 6. The Role of the Individual in History: Biographical and Historical Writing in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century by Sabina Loriga; 7. Contemporary Values of Life. Biographical Dictionaries in the Nineteenth Century by Hans Renders; 8. What is Micro in Microhistory? by Matti Peltonen; 9. Microhistory and the Post-Modern Challenge by Richard D. Brown; 10. The Limits of Representativeness: Biography, Life Writing and Microhistory by Hans Renders; 11. Microhistory: Two or Three Things That I Know About It by Carlo Ginzburg; 12. Biography in Academia and the Critical Frontier in Life Writing: Where Biography Shifts into Life Writing by Hans Renders; 13. The Eclipse of Biography in Life Writing by Binne de Haan; 14. Coming to Terms: Life Writing - from Genre to Critical Practice by Marlene Kadar; and many more...

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773440920
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 460
  • ID: 9780773440920
  • ISBN10: 0773440925

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