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Fish (Stanley) papers
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This collection documents Stanley Fish's professional career as a literary theorist and academic. Materials are largely textual--including primarily drafts of his writings, publications, and clippings and photocopies for teaching and research purposes--and range in coverage from his early student work to his most recent professional activities and publications. The collection also includes a limited amount of correspondence, digital material, and many audio recordings, the latter of which document his activities as a public intellectual and teacher. Although each period of Fish's career is represented in collection materials, documentation from his time at Duke University is strongest. Materials documenting his activity as an administrator--department chair at Johns Hopkins and Duke, executive director of Duke University Press, and dean at the University of Illinois at Chicago--are very limited.
Stanley Eugene Fish was born April 19, 1938 in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1959. He did graduate work at Yale University, from which he received a Master's Degree in 1960 and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in 1962. His dissertation was entitled The Poetry of Awareness: A Reassessment of John Skelton.
54.6 Linear Feet (157 boxes and 4 oversize folders) and 39.2 unprocessed linear feet
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Processed components of the collection are open for research. Unprocessed additions may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.