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What She Thinks About Sometimes, Some Days, About Some Things

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter identifies and describes the many forms of life writing discussed in this book, including Memoir, Autobiography, Personal Essay, and Auto Fiction.


My Map of a Place

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Burack-Weiss turns to the importance of place. She discusses memoirs of home, second homes, old women and homes, and what the concept of the home means in light of the themes of her work.


Memoirs of a Leavisite: The Decline and Fall of Cambridge English

David Ellis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318894
eISBN:
9781846318023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318894.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After the Second World War, the teaching of English Literature in the UK was dominated by the ideas of F. R. Leavis. What was it like to be taught by him in Cambridge? How and why did one become a ... More


Women Write Iran: Nostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora

Nima Naghibi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816683826
eISBN:
9781452954400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This monograph examines the popular trend among diasporic Iranian women to produce auto/biographical narratives through a variety of genres: published memoirs, documentary films, comics, and social ... More


An Insertion Aria Speaks

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

The lesson scene of Il barbiere di Siviglia serves as proof that although the practice of aria insertion was becoming extinct in the context of opera productions, some singers, spectators, and ... More


Ezra and the Second Wilderness

Philip Y. Yoo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198791423
eISBN:
9780191833892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791423.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book seeks to address the relationship between Ezra, the Ezra Memoir, and the Pentateuch. Tracing the composition of the Ezra Memoir and its incorporation into Ezra-Nehemiah, it discusses the ... More


Afterword

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Recently African American journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates published an award-winning book, Between the World and Me, which can serve as a useful perspective on racial liberalism today. The book’s ... More


Narratives of Dislocation in the Novels of Karen Tei Yamashita, Joy Kogawa, and Julie Otsuka

Cynthia F. Wong

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay aligns three genealogical “Japanese” narratives. Wong first addresses Yamashita’s novels of migrant Brazil and residential California. Analysis follows of Joy Kogawa’s Obasan with its ... More


Introduction

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Jouet begins his book by describing his work as a human rights lawyer representing poor prisoners in New York at the time of mass incarceration on a scale unprecedented in global history. He goes on ... More


“This Strange White World”: Race and Place in Era Bell Thompson’s American Daughter and RoseGordon’s Newspaper Writing

Michael K. Johnson

in Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Era Bell Thompson in her North Dakota memoir American Daughter revises the traditional opposition of frontier literature—the difference between West and East, the wilderness and the metropolis—to ... More


Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo

Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262274
eISBN:
9780823266418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo is the first scholarly book on an Italian American woman writer and it offers, as Anthony J. Tamburri notes in ... More


Learning to love the world: the educational vision of John McGahern<sup>1</sup>

Kevin Williams

in John McGahern: Authority and Vision

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100566
eISBN:
9781526132321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100566.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Policy documents on education tend to envisage the activity of learning in terms of the acquisition of skills. Yet, this notion implies that individuals are composed of discrete accomplishments ... More


The Legacy Deferred 1821–1848

Lawrence M. Crutcher

in George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

No efforts to define the poet's life and literary legacy were successful until Richard Monckton Milnes published in 1848. George made no effective effort to prepare the legacy, and he thwarted ... More


“In my mind I Saw my mother”: Virginia Woolf, Zitkala-Ša, and Autobiography

Kristin Czarnecki

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay considers how the self becomes a subject in Virginia Woolf’s memoir, “A Sketch of the Past,” written in 1939, and Dakota Sioux writer Zitkala-Ša’s autobiographical essays, published in the ... More


The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict

Stephen Hopkins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319426
eISBN:
9781781381076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines memoir-writing by many of the key political actors in the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ (1969–1998), and argues that memoir has been a neglected dimension of the study of the legacies ... More


Introduction

Rachel M. Brownstein

in Why Jane Austen?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153911
eISBN:
9780231527248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153911.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter begins by considering late twentieth-century feminist literary critics in order to account for the special status of Jane Austen and her novels in contemporary culture. From ... More


‘The truth, the whole truth…’: some British political and military memoirs of the Troubles

John Newsinger

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, engagements, legacies and memories

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096310
eISBN:
9781526120809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096310.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

There is a huge body of memoir literature relating to the ‘Troubles’. This chapter looks at two bodies of British memoirs: first the military memoir and second, the political memoir. It looks at ... More


Mixing Bowl: On Crazy in the Kitchen , DeSalvo in the Classroom, and the Day I Got into Hunter

Lia Ottaviano

in Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262274
eISBN:
9780823266418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lia Ottaviano’s essay examines the influence of DeSalvo’s work as a teacher of memoir in a working class institutional setting. Ottaviano presents an intimate portrait of DeSalvo’s pedagogy of class ... More


Life Online: Skating and Breaking the Surface of the Self

Amy Jo Burns

in Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262274
eISBN:
9780823266418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Amy Jo Burns discusses DeSalvo’s most recent foray into blogging, especially as it is informed by and informs her writing and teachings. The essay examines DeSalvo’s Writingalife’s Blog, which, Burns ... More


Atlantic moves

Janet Wolff

in Writing otherwise: Experiments in cultural criticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089428
eISBN:
9781781707340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089428.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Janet Wolff's essay is structured around the move from England to the United States, with the dislocation of perception that comes with that shift. It operates as part memoir and part family history, ... More


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