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  • John Updike's Self-Consciousness and Literary Fame
  • Joe Moran (bio)
Joe Moran
Liverpool John Moores University
Joe Moran

Joe Moran is a lecturer in English and American Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He has published Star Authors: Literary Celebrity in America (2000), Interdisciplinarity (forthcoming, 2002), and a number of articles on contemporary fiction and poetry, celebrity, childhood, and aging.


I am very grateful to two anonymous reviewers for providing extensive comments on this article.

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