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Relating to the soul, pure thought, original sin, and the afterlife

Udo Thiel

in The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter continues with British accounts of an immaterialist view of the mind, but it does so with a different focus: 1) Consciousness, 2) the notion of identity. It begins by examining the way ... More


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.


Toward Integrity: Essay as Form and Method

Kristine L. Haglund

in Eugene England: A Mormon Liberal

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252043932
eISBN:
9780252052866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043932.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

England championed the personal essay, as well as unconventional literary forms like sermons, journals, and letters, as the best literary expressions of Mormonism. This chapter considers England’s ... More


Eugene England: A Mormon Liberal

Kristine L. Haglund

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252043932
eISBN:
9780252052866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043932.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Eugene England was that rarest of creatures—a liberal Mormon. He was a believer, deeply rooted in his inherited faith, and he possessed the small-l liberal virtues of openness to new ideas, a ... More


What Is Memoir?

Helena de Bres

in Artful Truths: The Philosophy of Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226788135
eISBN:
9780226793948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226793948.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Most of us would probably define memoir as a nonfiction prose narrative, written in the first person, by oneself about one’s past experience. This definition includes most of the canonical examples ... More


Hejira

David Sedaris (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In the personal essay Hejira, David Sedaris recounts the day his father kicked him out of the house at the age of twenty-two. David was confused at his mother's inconsolable crying as she said ... More


Once, My Husband

Diane Daniel (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In the personal essayOnce, My Husband, Diane Daniel describes the day of the transsexual surgery of her husband-then-wife.


On Peripersonal Space

Brian Blanchfield (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In his personal essay On Peripersonal Space, Brian Blanchfield uses the concept of peripersonal space-the entire volume of space within a person's reach, or within a single conceivable momentary ... More


Long Island Intellectual

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a personal essay on the author's career. It recounts his upbringing on Long Island in the 1960s and his decision to purse literary criticism. It also reflects on the obligations of ... More


My Yankee Traitor Heart

Allen C. Shelton

in Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter ponders the unmistakeable draw of the South for a bohemian prodigal son. The author’s return South to Alabama is seen through time and memory from his current life in the city of ... More


Teacher:: Remembering Michael Sprinker

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a personal essay about the author's graduate school mentor, Michael Sprinker. It recounts Sprinker's work, but focuses on his presence and conversation. It shows that education is often about ... More


Without a Word

Zelda Lockhart (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In the personal essay Without a Word, Zelda Lockhart describes her journey to discovering her sexuality and finding peace, happiness, self-love, and new relationships despite the troubles she faced ... More


Memoir: An Introduction

G. Thomas Couser

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199826902
eISBN:
9780190252878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Each year brings a glut of new memoirs, ranging from works by former teachers and celebrity has-beens to disillusioned soldiers and bestselling novelists. In addition to becoming bestsellers in their ... More


Shelf Life

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter recounts the author's experience working in a used bookstore. It describes the everyday tasks of a clerk and observations of those who habit bookstores. It also reflects on our attitude ... More


The Pedagogy of Prison

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter recounts the author's experiences working in prison as a correction officer. It describes the day-to-day tasks of a guard and debunks many of the myths about prisons. Like George ... More


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