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Authorship and the production of literary value, 1982-2012: Bret Easton Ellis, Paul Auster, JT LeRoy, and Tucker Max.

Abstract:

Definitions of celebrity authorship and material textuality at the turn of the twenty-first century have predominantly emphasised the implicitly negative aspects of contemporary developments in the literary marketplace. Particularly prominent are arguments that the practice of authorship has become subject to homogenisation by the matrix of celebrity in which successful writers are now expected to function; and, further, that the changing nature of texts themselves and the ways in which th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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