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Biographical criticism

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short review of biographical criticism

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  • Hi Kristyna, They have been hanging around our English Department for 20 years or more and were adapted by me
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Biographical criticism

  1. 1. Biographical Criticism A subcategory of Historical Criticism Liana Cote Montminy presents:
  2. 2. Biographical Criticism <ul><li>Biographical criticism asserts that an author’s own life must affect his or her work </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical criticism is a personal version of historical criticism – an author’s personal history must affect his or her work </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Some literature will be intentionally autobiographical </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical criticism examines to what extent an author’s life unintentionally affects his work </li></ul>
  4. 4. The biographical information is the key! <ul><li>Obviously, the first step is to get some biographical information about the author! </li></ul>
  5. 5. How do I attempt an biographical criticism? <ul><li>A biographical criticism will consider the following questions: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question 1 <ul><li>What biographical facts has the author used? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question 2 <ul><li>What biographical facts has the author changed? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Question 3 <ul><li>Does the work provide any insights into the author’s life? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Question 4 <ul><li>How do the facts about the author’s life increase our understanding of the text? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Question 5 <ul><li>In what ways does the author view his life as “typical”? </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways does the author view her life as significant or extraordinary? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Next in the series: Virginia Woolf: Her life in her work

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