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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.


Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

Jesse Matz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231164061
eISBN:
9780231543057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164061.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Impressionism captured the world's imagination in the late nineteenth century and remains with us today. Portraying the dynamic effects of modernity, impressionist artists revolutionized the arts and ... 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


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


Neoliberal Life Narrative: From Testimony to Self-Help

Leigh Gilmore

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177146
eISBN:
9780231543446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177146.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter three examines the historicized women’s life narrative as it migrates into the 21st century, via Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club and television show, to the genres of self-help and redemption ... More


The “Image of Africa” from Conrad to Achebe to Adichie

Jesse Matz

in Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231164061
eISBN:
9780231543057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164061.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Relates impressionism's perceptual trickery to a kind of fraudulence that has tended to accompany it, in discussion of three impressionist tricksters: Japanese financier Ryoto Saito, performance ... 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


Peter Najarian’s Illustrated Memoirs: “‘The Terror of Our History’ and a Love That May Redeem It”

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

in Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640709
eISBN:
9781469640723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses Peter Najarian’s illustrated memoirs, autobiographical narratives in book format that incorporate drawings, paintings, and photographs: Daughters of Memory, The Great American ... More


Art Spiegelman’s Graphic Memoir Maus: “One Is Left with What Remains, the Ruins That Are Sifted Over Endlessly”

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

in Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640709
eISBN:
9781469640723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Art Spiegelman places transgenerational trauma at the center of his autobiographical comics Maus, revealing how he attempts to understand his parents’ Holocaust experiences and to comprehend the ... 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


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


Learning to love the world: the educational vision of John McGahern1

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


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