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The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Volume 6

Larry R Squire (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380101
eISBN:
9780199864362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380101.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This book contains a collection of autobiographical chapters by notable senior scientists who discuss the major events that shaped their discoveries and their influences, as well as the people who ... More


Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

James Treadwell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The book describes and analyses the condition of autobiographical writing in Britain during the Romantic period. As well as chapter-length studies of major autobiographical works by Coleridge, Byron, ... More


The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book presents the first-ever English translation of the Prison Narratives written by the seventeenth-century French mystic and Quietist, Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717). Guyon’s narrative describes her ... More


Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book is the first sustained study of migration as it is portrayed in African American literature, letters, music, and painting. It identifies the “migration narrative” as a dominant African ... More


The Art of Literary Biography

John Batchelor (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Is literary biography so widely read for popular, ‘prurient’ reasons, or for ‘reputable’ intellectual reasons? Is it of interest only in so far as it illuminates a writer's work? How much can we know ... More


Coda: “Speaking from the Grave”

Richard S. Lowry

in ‘Littery Man’: Mark Twain and Modern Authorship

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102123
eISBN:
9780199855087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102123.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Twain puts in Life on the Mississippi (1883) that writers are “manacled servants of the public.” During the last decade of his life, the intention in making his autobiography was to escape the ... More


French Autobiography: Devices and Desires: Rousseau to Perec

Michael Sheringham

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158431
eISBN:
9780191673306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book studies French autobiography. Whereas earlier critics have engaged primarily in theoretical discussion of the genre, or in analyses of individual works or authors, this book identifies ... More


 Thérèse Writes Her Self

Thomas R. Nevin

in Thérèse of Lisieux: God's Gentle Warrior

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307214
eISBN:
9780199785032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307216.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on Thérèse's account of herself. Thérèse started her autobiography in January 1895. By that time she had already established herself as a kind of writer in residence at the ... More


 On Her Theatricality: Plays and Poetry

Thomas R. Nevin

in Thérèse of Lisieux: God's Gentle Warrior

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307214
eISBN:
9780199785032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307216.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on Thérèse's plays and poetry. Thérèse's prayers and poems, the letters, the autobiography foremost — all have been translated and long circulated. However, her plays or ... More


Conclusion From modernity to postmodernity

Margaret Atack

in May 68 in French Fiction and Film: Rethinking Society, Rethinking Representation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198715153
eISBN:
9780191694929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715153.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The book has discussed the idea that given the current dominance of theories of postmodernity, and the frequency with which its paradigms are used to investigate a wide historical range of material, ... More


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