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I'd like to move from these early, instrumental life-writing genres to the contemporary memoir, using as a pivotal figure Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau was not exactly a memoirist, but he was first and foremost a lifelong life writer.

Author: G. Thomas Couser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000367379

Category: Literary Criticism

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Life writing, in its various forms, does work that other forms of expression do not; it bears on the world in a way distinct from imaginative genres like fiction, drama, and poetry; it acts in and on history in significant ways. Memoirs of illness and disability often seek to depathologize the conditions that they recount. Memoirs of parents by their children extend or alter relations forged initially face to face in the home. At a time when memoir and other forms of life writing are being produced and consumed in unprecedented numbers, this book reminds readers that memoir is not mainly a "literary" genre or mere entertainment. Similarly, letters are not merely epiphenomena of our "real lives." Correspondence does not just serve to communicate; it enacts and sustains human relationships. Memoir matters, and there’s life in letters. All life writing arises of our daily lives and has distinctive impacts on them and the culture in which we live.
2021-04-13 By G. Thomas Couser

evolution of critical disability studies and how it has been applied—for example, to life writing (Couser, 2009; Singh, ... For example, let's consider the work of the following life writers: Norman Denzin's (1989/2014) approach to ...

Author: Thalia M. Mulvihill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317244462

Category: Social Science

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Life writing projects have become part of the expanding field of qualitative research methods in recent years and advances in critical approaches are reshaping methodological pathways. Critical Approaches to Life Writing Methods in Qualitative Research gives researchers and students looking for a brief compendium to guide their methodological thinking a concise and working overview of how to approach and carry out different forms of life writing. This practical book re-invigorates the conversation about the possibilities and innovative directions qualitative researchers can take when engaged in various forms of life writing, such as biography, autobiography, autoethnography, life history, and oral history. It equips the reader with the tools to carry out life writing projects from start to finish, including choosing a topic or subject, examining lives as living data, understanding the role of documents and artifacts, learning to tell the story, and finally writing/performing/displaying through the voice of the life writer. The authors also address the ways a researcher can begin a project, work through the issues they might face along the journey, and arrive at a shareable product. With its focus on the plurality of life writing methodologies, Critical Approaches to Life Writing Methods in Qualitative Research occupies a distinct place in qualitative research scholarship and offers practical exercises to guide the researcher. Examples include exploring authorial voice, practical applications of reflexivity exercises, the relationship between the narrator and participants, navigating the use of public and private archives, understanding the processes of collaborative inquiry and collaborative writing, and writing for various audiences.
2017-04-07 By Thalia M. Mulvihill

Though the works of the six biographers listed above typified the techniques of the “new biography”, in Biography as an ... Ludwig and Maurois rejected the “laboriously collated facts” of scientific life writing in favour of a biography ...

Author: Margaretta Jolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787447

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is the first substantial reference work in English on the various forms that constitute "life writing." As this term suggests, the Encyclopedia explores not only autobiography and biography proper, but also letters, diaries, memoirs, family histories, case histories, and other ways in which individual lives have been recorded and structured. It includes entries on genres and subgenres, national and regional traditions from around the world, and important auto-biographical writers, as well as articles on related areas such as oral history, anthropology, testimonies, and the representation of life stories in non-verbal art forms.
2013-12-04 By Margaretta Jolly

Often, in this stage, critics have considered the work as the interaction of the text and the reader—and, recently, ... I prefer the more inclusive and euphonious term life writing.7 In her introduction to Essays on Life Writing, ...

Author: Lauren Rusk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136537431

Category: Literary Criticism

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Focusing on innovative works by Woolf, Baldwin, Kingston and Winterson, the author analyzes how they each represent the self as unique, collectively "other," and inclusively human, and how these conflicting aspects of selfhood interact.
2012-12-06 By Lauren Rusk

The ideology of collaborative work - in which each family member participates by contributing to the domestic ... In re - envisioning the family's work as collaborative life writing , Howitt focuses on the youngest children ( who would ...

Author: Cynthia Anne Huff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415372208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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Recognising the great legacy of women's life writings, this book draws on a wealth of sources to critically examine the impact of these writings on our communities.

A portrait or other artistic representation in which the characteristic features of the original are exaggerated with ludicrous effect ; applied , by analogy , to life - writing of a distorted kind , deriving in part from the ...

Author: Donald J. Winslow

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824817133

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 76

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This text presents an introduction and a reference source of terms in the writing of biographies, autobiographies and related literature.
1995-01-01 By Donald J. Winslow

Life. writers. in. conversation. Sara. Haslam. At this point in the book we are going to take 'time out' to indulge in some critical reflection, while reading the edited transcript of an entertaining and enjoyable as well as useful ...

Author: Sara Haslam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000159370

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Life Writing offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant readings from well-known authors to illustrate the techniques presented. This volume makes use of new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook, Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specializing in life writing. Using their experience and expertise as teachers as well as authors, Derek Neale and Sara Haslam guide aspiring writers through such key writing skills as: writing what you know, investigating biography and autobiography, using prefaces, finding a form, using memory, developing characters, using novelistic, poetic and dramatic techniques. The volume is further updated to include never-before published interviews and conversations with successful life writers such as Jenny Diski, Robert Fraser, Richard Holmes, Michael Holroyd, Jackie Kay, Hanif Kureishi and Blake Morrison. Concise and practical, Life Writing offers an inspirational guide to the methods and techniques of authorship and is a must-read for aspiring writers.
2020-09-24 By Sara Haslam

therefore examine the place of the diary within life-writing, and more specifically, the role that the diary plays in relation to the author-figure and collective aeuvre in a context where the writer might be known exclusively as a ...

Author: Sam Ferguson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192545824

Category: Literary Collections

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This volume is the first study of the diary in French writing across the twentieth century, as a genre which includes both fictional and non-fictional works. From the 1880s it became apparent to writers in France that their diaries—a supposedly private form of writing —would probably come to be published, strongly affecting the way their readers viewed their other published works, and their very persona as an author. More than any other, André Gide embraced the literary potential of the diary: the first part of this book follows his experimentation with the diary in the fictional works Les Cahiers d'André Walter (1891) and Paludes (1895), in his diary of the composition of his great novel, Le Journal des faux-monnayeurs (1926), and in his monumental Journal 1889-1939 (1939). The second part follows developments in diary-writing after the Second World War, inflected by radical changes in attitudes towards the writing subject. Raymond Queneau's works published under the pseudonym of Sally Mara (1947-1962) used the diary playfully at a time when the writing subject was condemned by the literary avant-garde. Roland Barthes's experiments with the diary (1977-1979) took it to the extremes of its formal possibilities, at the point of a return of the writing subject. Annie Ernaux's published diaries (1993-2011) demonstrate the role of the diary in the modern field of life-writing. Throughout the century, the diary has repeatedly been used to construct an oeuvre and author, but also to call these fundamental literary concepts into question.
2018-03-09 By Sam Ferguson

Early Modern Englishwomen and Life Writing Whereas the critical history of romance is intricately wrapped up with the ... 35).19 Fortunately, the work of a number of feminist scholars, among others, has led to a radically different ...

Author: Julie A. Eckerle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317061755

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Juxtaposing life writing and romance, this study offers the first book-length exploration of the dynamic and complex relationship between the two genres. In so doing, it operates at the intersection of several recent trends: interest in women's contributions to autobiography; greater awareness of the diversity and flexibility of auto/biographical forms in the early modern period; and the use of manuscripts and other material evidence to trace literacy practices. Through analysis of a wide variety of life writings by early modern Englishwomen-including Elizabeth Delaval, Dorothy Calthorpe, Ann Fanshawe, and Anne Halkett-Julie A. Eckerle demonstrates that these women were not only familiar with the controversial romance genre but also deeply influenced by it. Romance, she argues, with its unending tales of unsatisfying love, spoke to something in women's experience; offered a model by which they could recount their own disappointments in a world where arranged marriage and often loveless matches ruled the day; and exerted a powerful, pervasive pressure on their textual self-formations. Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing documents a vibrant secular form of auto/biographical writing that coexisted alongside numerous spiritual forms, providing a much more nuanced and complete understanding of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women's reading and writing literacies.
2016-04-01 By Julie A. Eckerle

Applying a feminist politics of incorporating the speaking subject into the voice of one's work, life writing opens the door through which a different map of Toronto city's landscape is possible, one that includes embodied city ...

Author: Ari J. Adipurwawidjana

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443809382

Category: Literary Criticism

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This collection of essays, comprised of research first presented at the seventh annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture, explores one of the most pervasive, vexing, and alluring concepts in the Humanities, that of place. Including essays which encompass a broad range of research fields and methodologies, from Geography to Cybernetics, it presents a cross-section of approaches aimed revealing the complex cultural machinations behind what once may have seemed a static, one-dimensional topic. Investigations into the function of place as a force in contemporary culture inevitably reveal a long history of the interplay between place and cultural product, between 'context' and 'text'. Just as traditional cultures mythologize sacred spaces, so too has Western culture sanctified its own places through its literature. Imagined places such as Faulker’s Yoknapatawpha or Joyce’s Dublin become the focus of conferences and festivals; authors’ homes, birthplaces, and gravesites are transformed into sites of pilgrimage; locales created for television shows and movies become actual businesses catering to a public for whom the line between fantasy and reality is increasingly blurred; and persisting through the great cultural shifts of the past two hundred years is the popular and romantic notion that words, performances, narratives, and even national identities are always in some way an expression of the places in which they are created and set. With the idea of place foregrounded in so much contemporary discourse, this collection promises to enter into an already lively debate and one which, due to its relevance to where we live and how we make sense of our own “places” within them, does not show any signs of flagging.
2009-03-26 By Ari J. Adipurwawidjana