'Lateral Literary Biography: Robert Fergusson, Herman Melville, and 'Bartleby'

Susan Manning

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


A commissioned and refereed chapter discussing the possible forms of critical comparison between a fictional 'biography' in short story form and the biography of a Scottish eighteenth-century poet, when 'influence' cannot provide a connecting link. This chapter contributes to a volume of critical essays on Scotland and the Nineteenth-Century World and aims to provide a methodological strategy in opetics for transatlantic comparison
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScotland and the Nineteenth-Century World
EditorsGerard Carruthers, David Goldie, Alistair Renfrew
PublisherAmsterdam: Rodopi
Pages93 - 118
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)978-90-420-3562-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameScottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature


  • Herman Melville, Robert Ferguson, Transatlantic Studies, Biography,Poetics


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