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Image of a Man: An Introduction

Alex Belsey

in Image of a Man: The Journal of Keith Vaughan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620290
eISBN:
9781789623574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620290.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

An introduction to Keith Vaughan, his life and visual work, his journal, and the unifying theme of the self-/image of a man as it relates to painting, journal-writing, masculinity and desire. This ... More


Image of a Man: The Journal of Keith Vaughan

Alex Belsey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620290
eISBN:
9781789623574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The post-war British artist Keith Vaughan (1912-77) painted male figures, whether alone or in groups, as a life-long enquiry into identity, sensuality, and the sanctity of the body. Yet Vaughan was ... More


“What I Am Here for Is to Claim My Life”: Life-Writing and Reclaiming the Poor White Self

Sarah Robertson

in Poverty Politics: Poor Whites in Contemporary Southern Writing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824325
eISBN:
9781496824370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824325.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapters examines the work of several poor white life-writers, including Jeanette Walls, Dorothy Allison, Rick Bragg and Barbara Robinette Moss. It raises questions about nostalgia, ... More


Conclusion

Christine E. Hallett

in Nurse Writers of the Great War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992521
eISBN:
9781526104342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nurses’ First World War memoirs offer significant insights into the suffering endured by the war’s wounded and document the power of professional nursing in alleviating such suffering. They reveal ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft, Hester Ann Rogers, and the Textual/Sexual Enthusiasms of Women’s Life-Writing

Andrew O. Winckles

in Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing and the Methodist Media Revolution: 'Consider the Lord as Ever Present Reader'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620184
eISBN:
9781789629651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620184.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter Four examines women’s life-writing and the formation of an “erotic imagination” within life-writing as a genre. It begins by examining the Account of the Experience of Hester Ann Rogers ... More


Writing Life: Early Twentieth-Century Autobiographies of the Artist-Hero

Mhairi Pooler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781381977
eISBN:
9781786945242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Writing Life offers a revisionary exploration of the relationship between an author’s life and art. By examining the self-representation of authors across the schism between Victorianism and ... More


The Time of Our Lives: Repetition, Variation and Fragmentation in French Women’s Life Writing

Shirley Jordan

in What Forms Can Do: The Work of Form in 20th- and 21st- Century French Literature and Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620658
eISBN:
9781789623918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620658.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores some of the formal devices elaborated in recent contemporary women’s life writing to convey a sense of time and of being in the world. It focuses on the intimate and the ... More


Autobiography and the Intellectual

Alex Belsey and Alex Belsey

in Image of a Man: The Journal of Keith Vaughan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620290
eISBN:
9781789623574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620290.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reveals how Keith Vaughan reconfigured his wartime journal-writing as a comprehensive autobiographical project that would record his memories and experiences and transform them into a ... More


Autobiography: Martin Amis's Experience: Approach: Self-Life-Writing

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The study of autobiography has been resurgent in recent decades, and the genre is often now discussed by historians, literary critics and others alongside biographies, memoirs, letters, diaries, and ... More


Nurse Writers of the Great War

Christine E. Hallett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992521
eISBN:
9781526104342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The First World War was the first ‘total war’. Its industrial weaponry damaged millions of men, and drove whole armies underground into dangerously unhealthy trenches. Many were killed. Others ... More


Moral Perfectionism, Optatives, and the Inky Line in Besant’s All in a Garden Fair and Gissing’s New Grub Street

Tom Ue

in Walter Besant: The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620351
eISBN:
9781789623901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues for the importance of moral perfectionism to the life of writing depicted in Besant’s All in a Garden Fair (1883) and Gissing’s New Grub Street (1891). Scholarship by Andrew H. ... More


The Diaristic Impulse and Self-construction: An Afterword

Alex Belsey

in Image of a Man: The Journal of Keith Vaughan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620290
eISBN:
9781789623574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620290.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This afterword reflects upon how the practice of journal-writing enabled Keith Vaughan to construct and re-construct himself through literary means, providing him with a sense of identification where ... More


‘My Booke of Rememberance’: the spiritual autobiography of Elizabeth Isham

Isaac Stephens

in The Gentlewoman's Remembrance: Patriarchy, Piety, and Singlehood in Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991432
eISBN:
9781526115102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991432.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Written circa 1639, the ‘Booke of Rememberance’ covered the first thirty years of Elizabeth Isham’s life, and was the product of a number of influences and purposes. An act of spiritual meditation, ... More


Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives

Leigh Gilmore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177146
eISBN:
9780231543446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177146.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In 1991, Anita Hill's testimony during Clarence Thomas's Senate confirmation hearing brought the problem of sexual harassment to a public audience. Although widely believed by women, Hill was defamed ... More


British Women of the Eastern Front: War, Writing and Experience in Serbia and Russia, 1914-20

Angela K. Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096181
eISBN:
9781526115027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096181.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the experiences and contributions of British women performing various kinds of active service across the Eastern Front in Serbia, Russia and Romania during the First World War. The ... More


Life Writing and Domestic Papers

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Perhaps because of the turbulent and unsettled times, many men and women recorded their experiences in forms of life writing, including memoirs, diaries, autobiographies and biographies, meditations, ... More


Biographical Writing in Translation, or Variations on the Meaning of ‘Life’

Claire Davison

in Translation as Collaboration: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748682812
eISBN:
9781474400978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682812.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at the various types of biographical writing that form a substantial part of Koteliansky’s translation work. By reviewing these translations in the context of the modernist ... More


Voicing Girlhood: Women's Life Writing and Narratives of Childhood

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the way early modern women represented their own girlhoods, raising questions about where and how girls spoke in early modern texts and what kinds of cultural work their ... More


What can I say?: secrets in fiction and biography

Hermione Lee and Alan Hollinghurst

in Alan Hollinghurst: Writing Under the Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097171
eISBN:
9781526115201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097171.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In a very full interview, edited and revised by both participants, from an exchange between Alan Hollinghurst and Hermione Lee which took place at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson ... More


Introduction: finding and remembering Elizabeth Isham

Isaac Stephens

in The Gentlewoman's Remembrance: Patriarchy, Piety, and Singlehood in Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991432
eISBN:
9781526115102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991432.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Introduction lays out the central sources, themes, questions, and methods utilized in this microhistory of Elizabeth Isham. With the ‘Booke of Remembrance’ as the foundational source of the book, ... More


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