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James Farr

Please join me in congratulating James Farr, Germaine Seelye Oesterle Professor of History, on the publication of his new book, Who Was William Hickey? A Crafted Life in Georgian England and Imperial India (Routledge, 2019).

The book analyzes Hickey’s autobiography from the early 19th century, explaining “how personal narratives reveal the individual as a purposeful social actor pursuing particular objectives, but framed by cultural and social contexts, in this case by 18th-century London and Imperial India.”

John Eakin, Ruth N. Halls Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, wrote that “if anyone wants to know what a re-historicized approach to life writing would look like, I would point them to this book as an exemplary model.”

Congratulations, Professor Farr!

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David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts