Theoretical discussions of biography : approaches from history, microhistory, and life writing /

Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing offers comprehensive overviews by 14 academic scholars of the actual state of the field of Biography Studies, specifically by connecting biography with microhistory, journalism, and Life Writing.

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Other Authors: Renders, Hans., Haan, Binne de.
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden : BRILL, ©2014.
Edition:Rev. and augmented ed.
Series:Egodocuments and history series ; v. 7.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The challenges of biography studies
  • Towards traditions and nations
  • Roots of biography: From journalism to pulp to scholarly based non-fiction
  • The solace of doubt? Biographical methodology after the short twentieth century
  • The uses of biography
  • The role of the individual in history: Biographical and historical writing in the nineteenth and twentieth century
  • Contemporary values of life: Biographical dictionaries in the nineteenth century
  • What is micro in microhistory?
  • Microhistory and the post-modern challenge
  • The limits of representativeness: Biography, life writing, and microhistory
  • Microhistory: Two or three things that I know about it
  • Biography in academia and the critical frontier in life writing: Where biography shifts into life writing
  • The eclipse of biography in life writing
  • Coming to terms: Life writing, from genre to critical practice
  • Biography
  • Sex in biography
  • The personal in the political biography
  • The biographical method
  • Why genealogy and biography are not kin
  • A Nobel prize for biography.