For Le Doeuff, the model of autodidacticism
that Suchon proposes is a much better epistemic model than consumption, which assumes that we can completely assimilate morsels of knowledge.
Rosemary Chapman, in an article entitled 'Autodidacticism
and the Desire for Culture' has argued that 'the phenomenon of autodidacticism
in 1930s texts cannot be seen independently of the class bias both of the provision of education and of subsequent access to culture'.
Pepper's pedantic and indiscriminate autodidacticism
is the main target of Woolf's irony, but the episode also establishes that Rachel remains relatively detached from masculine" epistemological structures, hierarchies, and habits of thought.
Damascus Gate is perhaps Stone's most erudite novel, despite mistakes that one reviewer has noted. He has managed to take a lifetime of autodidacticism
on religion and superimpose it on an Israeli landscape, but while sentence by sentence his writing works, episode by episode it sometimes does not.
More prosaically, his new sense of distance from his midwestern life helps him to establish a schedule of self-improvement and autodidacticism
. Garland writes, "I determined to go to the bottom of the laws which govern literary development, and so with an unexpurgated volume of Taine ...
On the one hand, a negative construction of the "academic" pervades Allen's "Statements on Poetics" section, in observations by Allen Ginsberg, James Schuyler, LeRoi Jones, and Robert Duncan.(25) The biographical statements contain numerous claims to autodidacticism
and, almost proudly, to unfinished degrees.
10 This "educated" frame of reference is acquired not necessarily in school but through autodidacticism
, as in the case of socially disadvantaged writers who aspire to creative expression and build up in their own way a wide frame of reference.
(2) While Woolf's autodidacticism
is well established among critics and biographers, in "'Tilting at Universities': Woolf at King's College London," Kenyon Jones and Snaith draw attention to a certain level of familiarity with formal education--via the women's college at King's College London--that Woolf appears to downplay in her writings on the subject of education.
Hoffmann, long resident in Europe, continues his autodidacticism
with a series of individual exhibitions, likewise mixing art and cultural history, about America's fifty states, the first of which (on Alabama) opens the same day.--Brian Sholis
Proficient in West African, North Indian, Afro-Cuban, and jazz drumming styles and a key member of the jazz avant-garde in the 1960s and early 1970s, Graves is a man of tremendous intellectual curiosity, having, in 2000, received a Guggenheim Fellowship to support his electrocardiographic studies of "Biological Music." Above all, Graves is an apostle for autodidacticism
. Though his narrative is wide-ranging, perhaps even motley--moving freely from self-healing to quantum mechanics to the sociopolitical meanings of free jazz--Graves's skepticism of systems, predictability, convention, controlled environments, and beaten paths is a regular refrain.