Character and Person by John Frow

By John Frow

Fictional personality is an ontologically ambivalent type — straight away a proper build and a quasi-person — which lies on the center of the lifetime of textual fictions of every kind. personality and individual explores that ambivalence by means of investigating not just the types of factor that personality is yet the way it works to have interaction readers and the diversity of typologies during which it's been built in very assorted classes, media, and genres. John Frow seeks to
explore the ways that personality is person-like, and during that the query of what it potential to be a social individual. His concentration is hence at the interplay among its significant different types, and its strategy comprises a relentless play backward and forward among them: from philosophical theories of face to an account of
the masks within the New Comedy; from an exploration of medieval ideals in regards to the body's lifestyles within the afterlife to a analyzing of Dante's Purgatorio; from the historical past of humoral drugs to the determine of the melancholic in Jacobean drama; and from Proust and Pessoa to cognitive technology. What develops from this methodological dedication to fusing the kinds of personality and individual is a longer research of the schemata that underpin every one of them of their specified yet collectively constitutive
spheres of operation.

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