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William Marling Publishes Sixth Book

Posted on April 25, 2016

Marling ImageGatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s (Oxford University Press, April 2016) by William Marling, Department of English, was recently published.  It is Professor Marling’s sixth book.  Randall Collins, coauthor of Napoleon Never Slept: How Great Leaders Leverage Social Energy, writes of Marling’s book: “Marling offers a major advance in the theory of literary fields.  An aspiring writer attracts supportive networks by displaying an abundance of emotional energy – confidence, enthusiasm – the attracts attention and spreads the emotional glow first in small local networks, then bridging to larger ones.  Creativity is social not just because that is how one learns the previous literature and techniques, but as it focuses awareness of what part of the writer’s cultural capital is the pathway to success.”

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