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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


The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Ilaria Serra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The writer Giuseppe Prezzolini said that Italian immigrants left behind tears and sweat but not “words”, making their lives in America mostly in silence, their memories private and ... 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


Conclusion

Ilaria Serra

in The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is proof of the reversal of Giuseppe Prezzolini's 1963 conclusions about Italian immigrant autobiography and his claim that the immigrants did not want to remember ... More


Conclusion

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This conclusion argues that auto/biography is shadowed by the alter ego of scepticism, whether directed at the reality or intelligibility of selves; their representability; or the adequacy of the ... More


Heteronymity II: Taxonomies of Fictional Creativity: Joyce (continued) and Stein

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the taxonomy of imaginary literary works (supplementing the taxonomy of fictionalized life‐writings proposed in Chapter 5), and their scarcity during the nineteenth century. It ... More


Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Max Saunders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores how writers from the 1870s to the 1930s experimented with forms of life‐writing — biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal — increasingly for the purposes of fiction. It ... More


Philosophical Writings

P. F. Strawson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book presents in chapter format twenty-two uncollected philosophical essays by Sir Peter Strawson, one of the leading philosophers of the second half of the 20th century. The chapters (two of ... More


Pseudonymity, Third‐personality, and Anonymity as Disturbances in fin de siècle Auto/biography: ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, Edmund Gosse and Others

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first of four chapters exploring the turn‐of‐the‐century disturbances in the relation between life‐writing and fiction. It argues that ‘autobiography’ begins to seem a problematic ... More


Making Propaganda, Leaving a Legacy: September 1939–October 1967

Martin Ceadel

in Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571161
eISBN:
9780191721762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines Angell as an unofficial propagandist first for Britain's cause in the Second World War and then for the west's cause in the Cold War. Moving to the United States in July 1940, ... More


Autobiographical transactions

James Treadwell

in Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores how the theme of the ‘self’ as an autonomous and expressive agent — the ‘Romantic’ self — is produced in texts. A case study of sets of works by Elizabeth Gooch and William ... More


Biography and Autobiography in the Italian Renaissance

Martin McLaughlin

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the period of 1300–1600, autobiography and biography flourished in Italy despite the controversial thesis of the ‘rise of the individual’ during the Italian Renaissance. In the same period, a ... More


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