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  1. The Margins of the Rational Man: Fluid Identities in Eighteenth-Century Biography.William Over - 2012 - Text Matters - a Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture 2 (2):27-45.
    This study will explore the Enlightenment conception of the individual of reason, its attempted formulations in actor biographies, and its ultimate denial by the reality of human identity as multiple, fluid, and dialogical. Such fluidity sought to overcome the marginal status of the stage player through the embodiment of rational models of personality. Some stage celebrities, most notably David Garrick, were offering themselves as public models of identity for the new age of reasoned discourse. This involved the presentation before the (...)
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