Subject Matters

Subject Matters


by Paul Gifford

  • Release: 2000
  • Genre: Literary Criticism

What can we currently make of 'the subject'? Under the sway of structuralism and poststructuralism, critical thinking took a distinctly negative turn, effectively disqualifying any form of subjectivity as a reference point in discussions of textual or literary meaning. Since the mid-1970s, however, throughout the human sciences, human agency has been restored as both a methodological principle and an ethical value: a phenomenon broadly designated as 'the return of the subject'. Yet the returning subject bears the traces of its problematization....

Almost a Century

Almost a Century


by Alfred Harold Honikman

  • Release: 2007-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Honikman occupied different offices in local government until his retirement in 1980 when he left South Africa to live near his family in Santa Barbara, California. In 1985 he returned for the naming of 'Honikman Square' in his honor."--P. [4] of cover....

Epistola Posteritati

Epistola Posteritati


by Brill Academic Pub

  • Release: 1998
  • Genre: Literary Criticism

A collection of essays concerning the nature of Renaissance biographies and portraits, which contextualise the works in order to understand their contemporary significance....

Reflections

Reflections


by K. Peter Stich

  • Release: 1988
  • Genre: Fiction

This volume discusses the autobiographical inclination in Canadian literature, exploring works by such writers as Alice Munro, W.O. Mitchell, Michael Ondaatje, John Glassco, and Susanna Moodie. Others works, including the oral memoirs of a Métis, an Inuit’s account as being civil servant in Ottawa, and the autobiographical writings of pioneer women and French missionaries are examined to show the depth and breadth of this tradition in Canada. These texts act as starting points for an indepth look at the relationships between autobiography, b...

Mapping the Contours of Oppression

Mapping the Contours of Oppression


by Owen Evans

  • Release: 2006
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Despite all the assertions towards the end of the twentieth century that the literary subject had expired along with the author, the wave of autobiographies published in German after theWende was a clear indication that, on the contrary, life stories were very much alive. In this study, Owen Evans examines the work of eight authors – Ludwig Harig, Uwe Saeger, Ruth Klüger, Günter de Bruyn, Günter Kunert, Christoph Hein, Grete Weil and Monika Maron – who all published personal texts after 1989 dealing either with life in Nazi Germany or th...

The Body as Medium and Metaphor

The Body as Medium and Metaphor


by Hannah Westley

  • Release: 2008-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism

Reconsidering the relationship between autobiography and self-portraiture, The Body as Medium and Metaphor explores the intertextuality of self-representation in twentieth-century French art. Situating the body as the nexus of intersections between the written word and the visual image, this book rethinks the problematic status of the self. Starting at the twentieth-century's departure from figurative and mimetic representation, this study discusses the work of seminal artists and writers – including Marcel Duchamp, Michel Leiris, Francis Bac...

Postcolonialism & Autobiography

Postcolonialism & Autobiography


by Michelle Cliff

  • Release: 1998
  • Genre: History

The two volumes on Postcolonialism and Autobiography examine the affinity of postcolonial writing to the genre of autobiography. The contributions of specialists from Northern Africa, Europe and the United States focus on two areas in which the interrelation of postcolonialism and autobiography is very prominent and fertile: the Maghreb and the Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean. The colonial background of these regions provides the stimulus for writers to launch a program for emancipation in an effort to constitute a decolonized subject in a...

Doctors Without Borders in Ethiopia

Doctors Without Borders in Ethiopia


by Nyla Jo Jones Hubbard

  • Release: 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Naturalists as well as volunteer workers and medical professionals will enjoy the warm and personal tale of one woman's experiences in the scorching climate and the heart-melting expressions of humanity at this tent hospital in Ethiopia. This book describes the function of a Doctors Without Borders program at the ground level, at the TB mission they established in eastern Ethiopia during 2001. The culture of the Afar people is part of the story as well as the physical surroundings of the mission including the birds and animals of the desert set...

Tell it to the Dog

Tell it to the Dog


by Robert Power

  • Release: 2017-07-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Tell it to the Dog. is an exquisitely written memoir that is at once playful, heartbreaking and affirming. From a Dublin childhood to London, then on to Europe, to Asia and Australia, there is a deep engagement with the world in this book about growing up, about human and animal connectedness, about friendship, love and loss. Power understands the uncanniness and endurance of memory. He can make us laugh, and then stop us in our tracks at the profundity of this business of meeting life. Each of these short chapters is beautifully complete; toge...

How to Write Your Own Life Story

How to Write Your Own Life Story


by Lois Daniel

  • Release: 1997
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Writing the story of one's life sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. This warmhearted, encouraging guide helps readers record the events of their lives for family and friends. Excerpts from other writers' work are included to exemplify and inspire. Provided are tips on intriguing topics to write about, foolproof tricks to jog your memory, ways to capture stories on paper without getting bogged down, ways to gather the facts at a local library or historical society, inspired excerpts from other writers, and published biographi...

Revolution and Women's Autobiography in Nineteenth-century France

Revolution and Women's Autobiography in Nineteenth-century France


by Kathleen Hart

  • Release: 2004
  • Genre: Social Science

Here for the first time is a book devoted exclusively to the topic of women's autobiography in nineteenth-century France. Tracing the rise of autobiography in relation to women's domestic confinement, Kathleen Hart demonstrates how Flora Tristan, George Sand, and Louise Michel transformed the genre. Inspired by Romantic socialism, each of these remarkable autobiographers links the story of her personal development to socio-historic change. In the wake of the 1830 Revolution, Tristan chronicles social unrest as she relates her progressive transf...

The Eighth Story Mountain of Blood and Tears

The Eighth Story Mountain of Blood and Tears


by Lorie Cramer

  • Release: 2009-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography

I am a survivor even though I have had to suffer hell most of my life. I lost all my family in childhood and of all things, I have even lost three children by death. One son committed suicide, and another son died of alcoholism. My thirteen month old baby girl died of a heart defect. Even so, I have managed to live through the tragedies and traumas I listed below! IF you don't drink and are still haunted by alcohol and think you have been through hell or feel like you have been locked into hell, and abandoned by God, this book is for YOU! IF yo...