Fear of Theory: Towards a New Theoretical Justification of Biography.

David Veltman (Redacteur), Hans Renders (Redacteur)

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    Recent academic historiography has seen a profusion of theoretical perspectives on biography, both analytical and descriptive. Yet many biographers still fear ‘theory’ as antithetical to accessible narration of real lives.
    This volume presents eighteen essays by more than a dozen scholars and practitioners from Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, and the United States who seek to banish such fear. Writing with candor, wide experience and familiarity with modern teaching, they examine the riches greeting the biographer willing to think more deeply about biography: its inner workings and rationale in a world still hungry for fact and truth.
    Contributors are: Nigel Hamilton, Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon, Emma McEwin, Melanie Nolan, Kerstin Maria Pahl, Eric Palmen, Hans Renders, Carl Rollyson, David T. Roth, István M. Szijártó, Jeffrey Tyssens, and David Veltman.
    Originele taal-2English
    Aantal pagina's276
    ISBN van elektronische versie978-90-04-49889-1
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-90-04-49854-9
    StatusPublished - 2-dec.-2021

    Publicatie series

    NaamBiography Studies
    ISSN van geprinte versie2468-2497

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