Personal effects: the social character of scholarly writing

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Utah State University Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 385 pages
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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.

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David Bleich teaches writing, teaching, language use, women's studies, Jewish studies, and science studies in the English department and in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester. Books of his germane to this topic are: Subjective Criticism (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978) and The Double Perspective: Language, Literacy, and Social Relations (Oxford University Press, 1988). He also coedited (with Sally Reagan Ebest and Thomas Fox) Writing With: New Directions in Collaborative Teaching, Learning, and Research (SUNY Press, 1994).