The Resource Reading autobiography : a guide for interpreting life narratives, Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, (electronic resource)

Reading autobiography : a guide for interpreting life narratives, Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, (electronic resource)

Label
Reading autobiography : a guide for interpreting life narratives
Title
Reading autobiography
Title remainder
a guide for interpreting life narratives
Statement of responsibility
Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson
Title variation
Guide for interpreting life narratives
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With the memoir boom, life storytelling has become ubiquitous and emerged as a distinct field of study. Reading autobiography, originally published in 2001, was the first comprehensive critical introduction to life writing in all its forms. Widely adopted for undergraduate and graduate-level courses, it is an essential guide for students and scholars reading and interpreting autobiographical texts and methods across the humanities, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. Thoroughly updated, the second edition of Reading Autobiography is the most complete assessment of life narrative narrative in its myriad forms. It lays out a sophisticated, theoretical approach to life writing and the components of autobiographical acts, including memory, experience, identity, embodiment, space, and agency. Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson explore these components, review the history of life writing and the foundations of autobiographical subjectivity, and provide a toolkit for working with twenty-three key concepts. Their survey of innovative forms of life writing, such as autographics and installation self-portraiture, charts recent shifts in autobiographical practice. Especially useful for courses are the appendices: a glossary covering dozens of distinct genres of life writing, proposals for group and classroom projects, and an extensive bibliography"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Sidonie
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
CT25
LC item number
.S595 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Watson, Julia
  • JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autobiography
  • Literature
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Autobiography
Label
Reading autobiography : a guide for interpreting life narratives, Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-358) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life narrative : definitions and distinctions -- Autobiographical subjects -- Autobiographical acts -- Life narrative in historical perspective -- In the wake of the memoir boom -- The visual-verbal-virtual contexts of life narrative -- A history of autobiography criticism, part I : theorizing autobiography -- A history of autobiography criticism, part II : expanding autobiography studies -- A tool kit : twenty-four strategies for reading life narratives -- Appendix A. Sixty genres of life narrative -- Appendix B. Group and classroom projects -- Appendix C. Journals and internet resources
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 394 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816673452
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttbrst0
System control number
  • (OCoLC)650307446
  • (OCoLC)ocn650307446
Label
Reading autobiography : a guide for interpreting life narratives, Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-358) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life narrative : definitions and distinctions -- Autobiographical subjects -- Autobiographical acts -- Life narrative in historical perspective -- In the wake of the memoir boom -- The visual-verbal-virtual contexts of life narrative -- A history of autobiography criticism, part I : theorizing autobiography -- A history of autobiography criticism, part II : expanding autobiography studies -- A tool kit : twenty-four strategies for reading life narratives -- Appendix A. Sixty genres of life narrative -- Appendix B. Group and classroom projects -- Appendix C. Journals and internet resources
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 394 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816673452
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttbrst0
System control number
  • (OCoLC)650307446
  • (OCoLC)ocn650307446

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