Biography in Theory : A Reader.

By: Hemecker, WilhelmContributor(s): Saunders, EdwardSeries: De Gruyter Textbook SerPublisher: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783110516678Subject(s): Authors--Biography--History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Biography in Theory : A ReaderDDC classification: 808.06692 LOC classification: CT21.B475 2017Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Introduction Theory of Biography or Biography in Theory? -- The Rambler 60 (13 October 1750) -- The Idler 24 (24 November 1759) -- Samuel Johnson's Advice to Biographers -- Fifth Letter on the Furtherance of Humanity (1793) -- The Living Memory of Biography: Johann Gottfried Herder's 'Fifth Letter on the Furtherance of Humanity' -- On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History [Extract] (1840) -- World History as Heroic Biography: Thomas Carlyle's 'Great Men' -- Plan for the Continuation of the Formation of the Historical World in the Human Sciences [Extract] [1904-10] -- Between Art and Academia: Wilhelm Dilthey's Theory of Biography -- The Method of Sainte-Beuve [Extract] [1909] -- Against Biographical Interpretation: Marcel Proust's Attack on Sainte-Beuve -- Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood [Extract] (1910) -- The Riddles of Sigmund Freud's Leonardo - Biography, Case History, or …? -- Preface to Eminent Victorians (1918) -- Biography as Exposure: Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians -- Literature and Biography (1923) -- In Search of the Literary Fact: Boris Tomashevsky and the Limits of the Biographical Approach -- The Biography of the Object (1929) -- In the Name of the Collective: Sergei Tretiakov's Plea for a Biography of the Object -- The Biography as an Art Form of the New Bourgeoisie (1930) -- How to Make Employees Matter: Siegfried Kracauer's Critique of Biography -- The New Biography (1927) -- The Art of Biography (1939) -- The Biographical Craft: Virginia Woolf's Contributions to the Theory of Biography -- History as a Poetess (1943) -- Biography between Poetry and History: Stefan Zweig's 'History as a Poetess' -- The Progressive-Regressive Method [Extract] (1957) -- Tracing the 'projet original': Jean-Paul Sartre's Biographical Hermeneutics.
A Life in Memory Fragments: Roland Barthes's 'Biographemes' -- 'Hanging Up Looking Glasses at Odd Corners': Ethnobiographical Prospects (1978) -- Provincializing the Biographical Subject: James Clifford's Manifesto for a 'Less Centred' Biography -- Landscape for a Good Woman [Extract] (1986) -- Intersectional Biography: Class, Gender, and Genre in Carolyn Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman -- The Biographical Illusion (1986) -- Life as Trajectory: Pierre Bourdieu's 'The Biographical Illusion' (1986) -- Representing Women: Re-presenting the Past [Extract] (1989) -- Things Mean Differently at Different Historical Moments: Re-thinking (Literary) History and Biography -- Post-Thomas Edison (Recalling an Anti-Biography) (2003) -- From 'Anti-Biography' to Online Biography? -- Approaching Celebrity Studies [Extract] (2010) -- Biography and Celebrity Studies -- List of Sources -- Editorial Note -- Select Bibliography -- List of Contributors.
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Intro -- Contents -- Introduction Theory of Biography or Biography in Theory? -- The Rambler 60 (13 October 1750) -- The Idler 24 (24 November 1759) -- Samuel Johnson's Advice to Biographers -- Fifth Letter on the Furtherance of Humanity (1793) -- The Living Memory of Biography: Johann Gottfried Herder's 'Fifth Letter on the Furtherance of Humanity' -- On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History [Extract] (1840) -- World History as Heroic Biography: Thomas Carlyle's 'Great Men' -- Plan for the Continuation of the Formation of the Historical World in the Human Sciences [Extract] [1904-10] -- Between Art and Academia: Wilhelm Dilthey's Theory of Biography -- The Method of Sainte-Beuve [Extract] [1909] -- Against Biographical Interpretation: Marcel Proust's Attack on Sainte-Beuve -- Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood [Extract] (1910) -- The Riddles of Sigmund Freud's Leonardo - Biography, Case History, or …? -- Preface to Eminent Victorians (1918) -- Biography as Exposure: Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians -- Literature and Biography (1923) -- In Search of the Literary Fact: Boris Tomashevsky and the Limits of the Biographical Approach -- The Biography of the Object (1929) -- In the Name of the Collective: Sergei Tretiakov's Plea for a Biography of the Object -- The Biography as an Art Form of the New Bourgeoisie (1930) -- How to Make Employees Matter: Siegfried Kracauer's Critique of Biography -- The New Biography (1927) -- The Art of Biography (1939) -- The Biographical Craft: Virginia Woolf's Contributions to the Theory of Biography -- History as a Poetess (1943) -- Biography between Poetry and History: Stefan Zweig's 'History as a Poetess' -- The Progressive-Regressive Method [Extract] (1957) -- Tracing the 'projet original': Jean-Paul Sartre's Biographical Hermeneutics.

A Life in Memory Fragments: Roland Barthes's 'Biographemes' -- 'Hanging Up Looking Glasses at Odd Corners': Ethnobiographical Prospects (1978) -- Provincializing the Biographical Subject: James Clifford's Manifesto for a 'Less Centred' Biography -- Landscape for a Good Woman [Extract] (1986) -- Intersectional Biography: Class, Gender, and Genre in Carolyn Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman -- The Biographical Illusion (1986) -- Life as Trajectory: Pierre Bourdieu's 'The Biographical Illusion' (1986) -- Representing Women: Re-presenting the Past [Extract] (1989) -- Things Mean Differently at Different Historical Moments: Re-thinking (Literary) History and Biography -- Post-Thomas Edison (Recalling an Anti-Biography) (2003) -- From 'Anti-Biography' to Online Biography? -- Approaching Celebrity Studies [Extract] (2010) -- Biography and Celebrity Studies -- List of Sources -- Editorial Note -- Select Bibliography -- List of Contributors.

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