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Literature and the Rise of the Interview

Rebecca Roach


This book examines the way in which authors have engaged with the interview form, and interviewing as a literary practice, over the last 150 years. Shaped by a longer tradition around the art of dialogue, interviews themselves are a latecomer, only emerging as a form alongside new technologies of mass and mediated communication in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. However, they have been an enormously successful innovation: interviews proliferate across contemporary culture and have become a dominant means by which authors publicize their works today. Drawing on archival materials, printed i ... More

Keywords: communication, celebrity, authorship, criticism, modernism, subjectivity, publics, mediation, interviewing, interview

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198825418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Roach, author
Postdoctoral Research Associate, King's College London