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Author: Marlene Kadar
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Title: Essays on Life Writing: From Genre to Critical Practice (Theory / Culture)
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Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 2nd Revised ed. edition (May 21, 1992)
Pages: 234

Essays on Life Writing: From Genre to Critical Practice (Theory / Culture) by Marlene Kadar

Coming to Terms: Life Writing - from Genre to Critical Practice. 5 Court Testimony from the Past: Self and Culture in the Making of Text. Life writing is the broad term used by Evelyn Hinz and Donald Winslow to refer to a genre of documents or fragments of documents written out of a life, or unabashedly out of a personal experience of the writer. In my view, life writing includes many kinds of texts, both fictional and non-fictional, though we tend to focus on the latter because they appear more ‘true to life.

Essays on Life Writing book. 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.

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Travel Writing and Empire: Postcolonial Theory in Transit. In this paper five examples of life writing are placed alongside five critical articles to allow a contrapuntal reading of the texts. Culture, Politics, and Self-Representation. Archives of the Self. Double-Voiced Autobiographies. In Essays on Life Writing: From Genre to Critical Practice. U of Toronto P, 1992. Arnold, David and Stuart H. Blackburn.

Essays from interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged, including critical approaches from comics studies, art history, cultural studies, material culture, print culture, visual culture, women’s writing, life writing, queer ry, lesbian ry, trauma studies, psychoanalytic theory, history of sexuality, archive studies, and adaptation studies. Her 1992 essay on life writing as a critical practice is one of the first comprehensive attempts to theorize this genre.

From Genre to Critical Practice. Author: Marlene Kadar. Publisher: University of Toronto Press. Real Life Writing is an ideal tool for teaching writing to adults who are learning ESL or who are at the pre-GED level. With examples based on real-life situations that your students are eager to master-from filling out a job application to writing a memo to a boss-this book is sure to keep them interested and motivated. Drawing on concepts from several disciplinary fields-including semiotics, literary and narrative theory, art history, and psychology-El Refaie shows that the traditions and formal features of comics provide new possibilities for autobiographical storytelling. For example, the requirement to produce multiple drawn versions of one's self necessarily involves an intense engagement with physical aspects of identity, as well as with the cultural models that underpin body image.

Essays Related to Life Writing Theory and Practice. 1. Literary Theory and Teaching Literature. These pedagogies prepare students to see the world from multiple perspectives and critically evaluate conventional practices and assumptions and work to bring social change. Literary Theory Is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature. The word "theory" has become an approach to reading texts. New Criticism Was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century. Formalism Formalism is a school of literary and critical theory which mainly deals with structural purposes of a text. One of the main issues in this theory is dialecticism.

Life writing, a genre designation applied initially in feminist and gender studies, is an inclusive term that encompasses many forms of narrative and calls into question and blends generic boundaries be-tween history, fiction, documentary, and including (auto)biography, oral testimony, diaries, letters, and journals. Marlene Kadar discusses the changes in how we perceive forms of autobiographical writing as polit-ical and literary movements evolve. In Life Writing and the Trauma of War there are several studies on transnational life writing: Won-Chung Kim's "The Korean War, Memory, and Nostalgia" on first-generation migrants in inter-Korean migration and Tsu-Ching Su's "'Being Singular Plural' in Chi's 巨流河 (The Great-Flowing River)" about a female Chinese memoir of multiple migra-tion and relocation.

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.