The purposes of autobiographical writing
in the period are usually quite transparent, and have little to do with self-expression: appeals to a generous public, a wish to set the record straight (often a legal or journalistic record), documentation of experiences that appear to have some public interest (as in many travel memoirs), exhortations to the reader to learn from a pattern of industry or virtue, and innumerable variations on the profit motive, including, most piquantly, blackmail.
At Face Value: Autobiographical Writing
in Spanish America.
Australian projects that I encountered included collaborative ventures between teachers in adult migrant English programs and their students to produce jointly produced anthologies of immigrant and refugee autobiographical writing
and productions of low-cost collections of stories by various women's groups on themes of childbirth, breastfeeding, and other aspects of female parenting.
That such communal forms of self-understanding ultimately fail is attested to by the sheer prevalence of autobiographical writing
in Irish culture, as autobiography, more than any other genre, concerns itself with issues of identity.
Having said that, let me add that I recognize his talent as a buoyant humorist and understand why some people like his brand of autobiographical writing
I had received a certain amount of acknowledgment for autobiographical writing
and, like a lot of writers, I had written for a fairly long time in solitude without rewards.
Brantley studies the autobiographical writing
of Lillian Smith, Ellen Glasgow, Eudora Welty, Lillian Hellman, Katherine Anne Porter, and Zora Neale Hurston with the avowed aim to "deprovincialize the Southern Renaissance -- to redefine it without abstract a priori conditions for what constitutes 'southernness'" (p.
Following the award-winning title Laughing not Laughing, the latest fascinating anthology of autobiographical writing
is called Even the Rain is Different and captures the diverse and often life-changing experiences of Welsh women living and working abroad.
The book starts with two introductory chapters, one on the history of childhood and one on the development of autobiographical writing
in what Dutch historians have come to call, 'egodocuments'.
Professor Elrod wishes to acknowledge the Pew Evangelical Scholars Program for a generous grant that allowed her to complete this article and to work on a larger project, a book manuscript exploring issues of race, religion, gender, and narrative authority in autobiographical writing
in early America.
Farzaneh Milani and Afsaneh Najmabadi have argued that the reluctance to expose the self through autobiographical writing
emerges out of the separation of the realms of inside/ outside and private/public that epitomizes the life of an Iranian woman.
Like Privacy and Print, Gender and Literacy on Stage in Early Modern England closes on a curious note by shifting from theatrical drama to what Sanders calls "the drama of certain lives" -- the actual part women played in scribal culture as represented by Grace Mildmay's and Anne Clifford's autobiographical writing