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Self-Deception, Self-Knowledge, and Autobiography

Somogy Varga

in The Philosophy of Autobiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226267890
eISBN:
9780226268088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Authors engaging in autobiographical projects are usually driven by a desire for a profound self-knowledge. However, the process of recollection and reflection that is involved in this process is ... More


A Question of Blood: The Conflict of Sex and Class in the Autobiografía of Victoria Ocampo

Emilie Bergmann, Greenberg Janet, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Francine Masiello, Francesca Miller, Morello-Frosch Marta, Kathleen Newman, and Mary Louise Pratt

in Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520065536
eISBN:
9780520909076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520065536.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents Victoria Ocampo's autobiography that has exposed neglected aspects of the writings of an important figure in Argentine literary history. Ocampo's journalistic writing and ... More


Autobiography in Time

Qi Wang

in The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737833
eISBN:
9780199345014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737833.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter traces the cultural-historical origins of the autobiographical self by contrasting autobiographical writings in ancient and modern times, in East and West. It argues that autobiography ... More


Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Radwa Ashour, Ferial Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a critical review of Arab women writers from the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. This study—first published in Arabic in 2004—looks at ... More


Introduction. A Clutch of Brothers: Alterity and Autothanatography

E. S. Burt

in Regard for the Other: Autothanatography in Rousseau, De Quincey, Baudelaire, and Wilde

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230907
eISBN:
9780823235575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230907.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter begins by presenting the book's rationales for pushing the discussion of the other in autobiography toward a consideration of an alterity outside the subject's categories, ... More


In or Out? The Dislocations of Hélène Cixous

in Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality: The Anxiety of Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312304
eISBN:
9781846316166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316166.003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses Hélène Cixous's disjunctions and displacements across three types of material in her corpus. First, Cixous's most famous theoretical works, ‘Sorties’ and the original ‘Le Rire ... More


Embedded: Memoir and Correspondents

Gillian Whitlock

in Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226895253
eISBN:
9780226895277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895277.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to what Leigh Gilmore calls the “limits” of autobiography: its trading in trauma—and war. It also identifies memoir as a vehicle for haunted and fragmented accounts of the ... More


Autobiography: History or Fiction?: William Baldwin Writing History “under the Shadow of Dreames and Visions” in A Mirror for Magistrates (1559)

Meredith Anne Skura

in Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226761879
eISBN:
9780226761886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761886.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter moves from arguments about literary and discursive convention to debates about the place, if any, of fiction in autobiography. One of the most important unrecognized texts in the history ... More


Writing otherwise: Experiments in cultural criticism

Jackie Stacey and Janet Wolff (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089428
eISBN:
9781781707340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089428.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Writing Otherwise is a collection of essays by established feminist and cultural critics interested in experimenting with new styles of expression. Leading figures in their field, such as Marianne ... More


Alice Munro’s Dance of the Happy Shades: The personal voice

Denis Sampson

in The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198752998
eISBN:
9780191816000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752998.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Alice Munro has identified ‘The Peace of Utrecht’ as her first ‘personal’ story. Written in 1959 soon after her mother’s death, it deals with painful autobiographical material, and marks her movement ... More


Profiles: Two Generations, One Identity

Anne Stefani

in Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060767
eISBN:
9780813051260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060767.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the typical profile of the women examined in the book. Autobiographical writings and interviews show that all the women received the same white supremacist education, a ... More


Writing Your Way to Freedom: Autobiography as Inquiry in Prison Writing Workshops

David Coogan

in Working for Justice: A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037702
eISBN:
9780252094965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037702.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter details how the use of a biography-based writing workshop helps imprisoned authors think about their pasts, reframe their presents, and construct new possible futures. It explores the ... More


Introduction

Olivia Weisser

in Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300200706
eISBN:
9780300213478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200706.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter introduces the book’s main historical figures and central argument: despite key overlaps, seventeenth-century English men and women perceived illness in gendered ways. Patients’ ... More


Hand-rails to the past: McGahern and the memory of the Irish revolution

R. F. (Roy) Foster

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/9781526100566.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the way McGahern represents the memory of the Irish revolution in Amongst Women, That They May Face the Rising Sun, and in his autobiographical writings. The disillusioned and ... More


Mediating Trauma: How do we Read the Holocaust Memoirs?

Piotr Kuhiwczak

in Tradition, Translation, Trauma: The Classic and the Modern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199554591
eISBN:
9780191808258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Holocaust memoirs should be considered a special case despite sharing a lot of features with other memoirs. This claim is based on two premises. First of all, unlike any ... More


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