Theoretical framework for the study of the origins of the journalistic biographies in Spain

Beatriz Gómez


The aim of this article is to offer a theoretical framework in order to provide a better understanding of the main features of the first biographies published in the Spanish 19th century press. Building such a framework has only been possible through the study of the literary preceptives of that time where, as a matter of fact, biographies are hardly explained but are often classified as a historical or literary genre. An explanation of what it was meant by History, Literature and Biography at those times and which of those features could have contributed to the evolution of biographies in the press remain essential for an in-depth study of such a genre.


Biography; literary perceptive; Literary Journalism; genre; 19th century

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