Character and Person by John Frow

By John Frow

Fictional personality is an ontologically ambivalent type — instantaneously a proper build and a quasi-person — which lies on the middle of the lifetime of textual fictions of every kind. personality and individual explores that ambivalence via investigating not just the types of factor that personality is yet the way it works to interact readers and the diversity of typologies during which it's been developed in very diversified classes, media, and genres. John Frow seeks to
explore the ways that personality is person-like, and during that the query of what it ability to be a social individual. His concentration is therefore at the interplay among its significant different types, and its process includes 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 background of humoral drugs to the determine of the melancholic in Jacobean drama; and from Proust and Pessoa to cognitive technological know-how. What develops from this methodological dedication to fusing the kinds of personality and individual is a longer research of the schemata that underpin each one of them of their specified yet collectively constitutive
spheres of operation.

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