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Neither Saints Nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America

Kathleen Ann Myers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157239
eISBN:
9780199849680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157239.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book brings together the portraits and autobiographical texts of six 17th-century Latin American women, drawing on primary sources that include Inquisition and canonization records, confessional ... More


Queering Epistemology and the Odyssey of Identity in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

Ian MacRae

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter focuses on Alison Bechdel—now a bona fide cultural phenomenon, and one of the most famous lesbian artists in America. The adaptation of her first graphic memoir, Fun Home, debuted as a ... More


Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition

Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669851
eISBN:
9781452946238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669851.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

With the memoir boom, life storytelling has become ubiquitous and emerged as a distinct field of study. This book presents a critical introduction to life writing in all its forms. It aims to help ... More


Beginnings

Vilma De Gasperin

in Loss and the Other in the Visionary Work of Anna Maria Ortese

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673810
eISBN:
9780191751998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673810.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores Ortese’s early texts, which reveal Ortese’s writing originating from loss, such as autobiographical bereavement, separation, and melancholy. The elegy ‘Manuele’ (1933) and the ... More


Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity

David J. Vázquez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673261
eISBN:
9781452947310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673261.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Just as mariners use triangulation, mapping an imaginary triangle between two known positions and an unknown location, so, this text contends, Latino authors in late twentieth-century America ... More


The Politics of Memory and Place: Reflections of an African American Female Scholar

Sharon Harley

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the reasons that pushed Sharon Harley to write personal reflections of her life. According to Harley, writing a personal reflection of her life as an academic offers an ... More


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