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On the Scholar as First Person

Bhasha Chakrabarti

Cynthia G. Franklin, an English professor at the U. of Hawaii-Manoa, takes a closer look at the underappreciated academic memoir.
September 07, 2009 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

It's easy to poke fun at professors who depart from scholarly writing to tell the stories of their lives. Their forays into the first person not only cause them to forfeit any claims to objectivity but also can lead to accusations of egotism and...

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