The Elements of Autobiography and Life Narratives (Elements of Composition Series)
Catherine L. HobbsISBN: 0321105621;
Book Description Elements of the Autobiography and Life Narratives helps readers think about how their lives—as well as the texts that they write about them—are socially constructed. It presents the autobiography as a means of self-expression, personal and social growth, and development of insight, and shows how writing an autobiography occurs within social and cultural contexts and constraints. A unique chapter (Ch.4) on the media shows how Web sites, web logs, and blogging can be used in developing an autobiography, in understanding autobiography as a genre, and in demonstrating the connection of the autobiography to history and culture. Journaling is a central feature of the book, both as an end in itself and as a means of invention in life narratives. Unique Timeline assignments help readers understand how the personal and social are connected.
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