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Reading Autobiography

Reading Autobiography

A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives

  • Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 0816669856
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 394
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projects, and an extensive bibliography. --Book Jacket.

Reading Autobiography

Reading Autobiography

A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9781452904436
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Women, Autobiography, Theory

Women, Autobiography, Theory

A Reader

  • Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299158446
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 526
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The first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography. Essays from 39 prominent critics and writers explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe. A list of more than 200 women's autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers.

An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

  • Author: Dionne Brand
  • Publisher: University of Alberta
  • ISBN: 1772125156
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 72
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The geopolitics of empire had already prepared me for this...coloniality constructs outsides and insides—worlds to be chosen, disturbed, interpreted, and navigated—in order to live something like a real self. Internationally acclaimed poet and novelist Dionne Brand reflects on her early reading of colonial literature and how it makes Black being inanimate. She explores her encounters with colonial, imperialist, and racist tropes; the ways that practices of reading and writing are shaped by those narrative structures; and the challenges of writing a narrative of Black life that attends to its own expression and its own consciousness.

Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies

Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies

Shahrazad Tells Her Story

  • Author: Nawar Al-Hassan Golley
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292784414
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 254
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Authors of autobiographies are always engaged in creating a "self" to present to their readers. This process of self-creation raises a number of intriguing questions: why and how does anyone choose to present herself or himself in an autobiography? Do women and men represent themselves in different ways and, if so, why? How do differences in culture affect the writing of autobiography in various parts of the world? This book tackles these questions through a close examination of Arab women's autobiographical writings. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley applies a variety of western critical theories, including Marxism, colonial discourse, feminism, and narrative theory, to the autobiographies of Huda Shaarawi, Fadwa Tuqan, Nawal el-Saadawi, and others to demonstrate what these critical methodologies can reveal about Arab women's writing. At the same time, she also interrogates these theories against the chosen texts to see how adequate or appropriate these models are for analyzing texts from other cultures. This two-fold investigation sheds important new light on how the writers or editors of Arab women's autobiographies have written, documented, presented, and organized their texts.

Consuming Autobiographies

Consuming Autobiographies

Reading and Writing the Self in Post-war France

  • Author: Claire Boyle
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351195298
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 186
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"Since 1975, French literary writing has been marked by an autobiographical turn which has seen authors increasingly often tap into the vein of what the French term ecriture de soi. This coincides, paradoxically, with the 'death of autobiography', as these authors self-consciously distance themselves and their writings from conventional autobiography, founding a 'nouvelle autobiographie' where the very possibility of autobiographical expression is questioned. In the first book-length study in English to address this phenomenon, Claire Boyle sheds a new light on this hostility toward autobiography through a series of ground-breaking studies of estrangement in autobiographical works by major post-war authors Nathalie Sarraute, Georges Perec, Jean Genet and Helene Cixous. She identifies autobiography as a site of conflict between writer and reader, as authors struggle to assert the unknowableness of their identity in the face of a readership resolutely desiring privileged knowledge. Autobiography emerges as a deeply troubling genre for authors, with the reader as an antagonistic consumer of the autobiographical self."

Reading Russian Sources

Reading Russian Sources

A Student's Guide to Text and Visual Sources from Russian History

  • Author: George Gilbert
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351184156
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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Reading Russian Sources is an accessible and comprehensive guide that introduces students to the wide range of sources that can be used to engage with Russian history from the early medieval to the late Soviet periods. Divided into two parts, the book begins by considering approaches that can be taken towards the study of Russian history using primary sources. It then moves on to assess both textual and visual sources, including memoirs, autobiographies, journals, newspapers, art, maps, film and TV, enabling the reader to engage with and make sense of the burgeoning number of different sources and the ways they are used. Contributors illuminate key issues in the study of different areas of Russia’s history through their analysis of source materials, exploring some of the major issues in using different source types and reflecting recent discoveries that are changing the field. In so doing, the book orientates students within the broader methodological and conceptual debates that are defining the field and shaping the way Russian history is studied. Chronologically wide-ranging and supported by further reading, along with suggestions to help students guide their own enquiries, Reading Russian Sources is the ideal resource for any student undertaking research on Russian history.