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Essays on Life Writing

From Genre to Critical Practice

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Life writing is the most flexible and open term available for autobiographical fragments and other kinds of autobiographical-seeming texts. It includes the conventional genres of autobiography, journals, memoirs, letters, testimonies, and metafiction, and in earlier definitions it included biography. It is a way of seeing literary and other texts that neither objectifies nor subjectifies the nature of a particular cultural truth. Marlene Kadar has brought together an interdisciplinary and comparative collection of critical and theoretical essays by diverse Canadian scholars, most of whom are women engaged in larger projects in life writing or in archival research. In the more practical pieces the author has discerned a pattern in autobiographical text, or subtext, that has come to revolutionize the life, the critic's approach, or the discipline itself. In the theoretical pieces, authors make cogent proposals to view a body of literature in a new way, often in order to incorporate feminist visions or humanistic interpretations. The contributors represent a broad range of scholars from disciplines within the humanities and beyond. Collectively they provide an impressive overview of a growing field of scholarship.

Author Biography

Marlene Kadar is Canada Research Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Humanities Division and at the Robarts Centre of Canadian Studies, York University.
Release date NZ
May 21st, 1992
Contributor
Edited by Marlene Kadar
Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
University of Toronto Press
Pages
234
Dimensions
152x230x18
ISBN-13
9780802067838
Product ID
1839142

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