In Personal Effects, Holdstein and Bleich compile a volume that cuts across the grain of current orthodoxy. These editors and contributors argue that it is fundamental in humanistic scholarship to take account of the personal and collective experiences of scholars, researchers, critics, and teachers. With this volume, then, these scholars move us to explore the intersections of the social with subjectivity, with voice, ideology, and culture, and to consider the roles of these in the work of academics who study writing and literature. Taken together, the essays in this collection carry forward the idea that the personal, the candidly subjective and intersubjective, must be part of the subject of study in humanities scholarship. They propose an understanding of the personal in scholarship that is more helpful because more clearly anchored in human experience.In this chapter, Faigley uses a postmodern orientation to deconstruct the merits of the personal essay in the writing ... In short, the contributors to What Makes Writing Good do not explore the institutional context of personal narratives aquot;and howanbsp;...
|Author||:||Deborah H. Holdstein, David Bleich|
|Publisher||:||Utah State Univ Pr - 2001|