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Creating a Memory of Oneself: Narrative Identity

Jens Brockmeier

in Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199861569
eISBN:
9780190264666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861569.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Different chapters of this book are dedicated to different features of the autobiographical process; this chapter examines its interplay with identity formation. It proposes a new theory of narrative ... More


The Testimony of William Thorpe and the Trial of Richard Wyche

JOANNA SUMMERS

in Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses two ‘prison’ texts which are remarkably similar: both present the heretical investigation of a suspected Lollard, which appears to fall short of a formal trial, occurring at ... More


Thomas Usk and The Testament of Love

JOANNA SUMMERS

in Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Thomas Usk's imprisonment and its causes, and discusses how Usk's text, The Testament of Love, invites the reader to view the ‘I’ voice as the author's presented ... More


James I of Scotland and The Kingis Quair

JOANNA SUMMERS

in Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the captivity of James I of Scotland, and discusses how the ‘I’ voice of The Kingis Quair may be read as James I's autobiographical identity. It examines how the identity James ... More


Inhabiting a Culture of Memory: The Autobiographical Process as a Form of Life

Jens Brockmeier

in Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199861569
eISBN:
9780190264666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861569.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter investigates the autobiographical process as a cultural scenario—as a cultural form of life. It centers on the idea of remembering as a practice that is part and parcel of living a life, ... More


Dissecting Memory: Unraveling the Autobiographical Process

Jens Brockmeier

in Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199861569
eISBN:
9780190264666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861569.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents a case study of the autobiographical process as an ongoing interpretive, self-reflexive, and culturally embedded process of meaning formation. The specific “case” analyzed is a ... More


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