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New Essays on Life Writing and the Body
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Christopher Stuart, Stephanie Todd
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-26 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

In light of materialist revisions of the Cartesian dual self and the increased recognition of memoir and autobiography as a crucial cultural index, the physical body has emerged in the last twenty-five years as an increasingly inescapable object of inquiry, speculation, and theory that intersects all of the various subgenres
The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing
Language: en
Pages: 167
Authors: Martina Zimmermann
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-07 - Publisher: Springer

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This is the first book-length exploration of the thoughts and experiences expressed by dementia patients in published narratives over the last thirty years. It contrasts third-person caregiver and first-person patient accounts from different languages and a range of media,
Constructing the Self
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: Carmen Rueda-Ramos, Susana Jiménez Placer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-15 - Publisher: Universitat de València

This volume aims to show how southerners have faced their post and constructed a self. The essays in this volume explore the different personal narratives and strategies southern authors have employed to channel the autobiographical impulse and give artistic expression to their anxieties, traumas and revelations, as well as their
Constructing Identity in Iranian-American Self-Narrative
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: M. Blaim, Amnon Sella
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-11 - Publisher: Springer

Shaped by the experiences of the Iranian Revolution, Iranian-American autobiographers use this chaotic past to tell their current stories in the United States. Wagenknecht analyzes a wide range of such writing and draws new conclusions about migration, exile, and life between different and often clashing cultures.
Ageing, Gender, and Illness in Anglophone Literature
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Heike Hartung
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-07 - Publisher: Routledge

This study establishes age as a category of literary history, delineating age in its interaction with gender and narrative genre. Based on the historical premise that the view of ageing as a burden emerges as a specific narrative in the late eighteenth century, the study highlights how the changing experience