Autobiographical writing across the disciplines a reader

The book is organized by field i. Tharp realizes that she places herself in the body of the victims while watching horror films: Tharp writes a fair amount about the masochism behind horror films, of the thrill of watching others suffer. Kirsch bio Autobiographical Writing Across the Disciplines: In this excerpt, she writes about her experience as a pregnant woman in medical school.

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Autobiographical Writing Across the Disciplines: A Reader

A Reader Diane P. It means being incorruptible. Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Autobiographical Writing contains 26 essays from fifteen different disciplines, a foreword by Ruth Behar a leading scholar in both anthropology and the art of engaged autobiographical scholarshipand a helpful selected bibliography.

As an adult, she had to develop the courage recognize her own feelings—her own self—and she learned to do this in her writing. The essays resulting from this blend of autobiographical reflection and academic inquiry are richer, more profound, and much more enjoyable to read than ordinary academic prose.

Her father controlled her voice. Please direct permission requests for these images to permissions dukeupress. If presented well, this allows the reader to understand the core dynamic of how we know something, and offers a sort of behind the scenes look, which can have the effect of giving it a more three-dimensional understanding.

It means telling the truth. Whether describing how being a professor of ethnic literature necessarily entails being an activist, how music and cooking are related, or how a theology is shaped by cultural identity, the contributors illuminate the relationship between their scholarly pursuits and personal lives and, in the process, expand the boundaries of their disciplines.

They must react negatively toward the feminine, except in sexual attraction, in order to prevent the loosening of their grasp on their constructed masculinity" p.

Autobiographical Writing Across the Disciplines : A Reader (2004, Hardcover)

Autobiographical Writing Across the Disciplines is an exciting, important, and well-edited collection of essays. In these essays, knowledge comes alive for the reader because it has sprung from the lived experience of the investigator.

Autobiographical writing across the disciplines : a reader

Tharp has great insight into the dynamics behind horror films and she uses her own experience of a victim of violence to explain her perspective. She takes the occasion of meeting James Baldwin to reflect on her own intellectual development—starting with her education in the French classics to her interest in African American women's writing and to her most recent project, an archival mapping of her family's impressive contributions to New York City's African American intellectual community.

Autobiographical Writing Across the Disciplines: A Reader

Dews explains that his unique analysis of Hamlet and gender issues stems from his personal experience of being raised in an environment of manly East Texas cockfighters and a family full of women who had a feminine influence.

This was extraordinarily well-written. The essays resulting from this blend of autobiographical reflection and academic inquiry are richer, more profound, and much more enjoyable to read than ordinary academic prose. Freedman and Olivia Frey have provided a rich source of reasons for and models of autobiographical criticism.In assembling their work, editors Diane P.

Freedman and Olivia Frey have provided a rich source of reasons for and models of autobiographical criticism. The editors’ introduction presents a condensed history of academic writing, chronicles the origins of autobiographical criticism, and emphasizes the role of feminism in championing the value of personal narrative to disciplinary discourse.

Autobiographical Writing Across the Disciplines. reveals the extraordinary breadth of the intellectual movement toward self-inclusive scholarship. Presenting exemplary works of criticism incorporating personal narratives, this volume brings together twenty-seven essays from scholars in literary studies and history, mathematics and medicine.

Autobiographical writing across the disciplines: a reader. [Diane P Freedman; Olivia Frey;] -- An anthology of the personal/autobiographical essays of scholars who have made the life story an important part of their disciplinary research.

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"Autobiographical Writing Across the Disciplines" reveals the extraordinary breadth of the intellectual movement toward self-inclusive scholarship. Presenting exemplary works of criticism incorporating personal narratives, this volume brings together twenty-six essays from scholars in literary studies and history, mathematics and medicine Format: Paperback.

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Autobiographical Writings Across The Disciplines: A Reader, Ed. Freedman & Frey As explained in the introduction, the editors of this book have the purpose of exploring “the autobiographical nature of knowledge” through a collection of essays across different disciplines (p.

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