Sample records for autobiography

  1. Autobiography and Education.

    Graham, Robert J.


    Explores the ontological status of autobiography as a literary genre. Defines the limits of what can be considered autobiography. Explores the ways in which autobiographies deal with history and consciousness, and addresses the relationship between autobiography and biography, fiction, and psychoanalysis. (DMM)

  2. Tabibito The Traveler; an Autobiography

    Yukawa, Hideki


    This is Yukawa's autobiography of his early years, written in Japanese when he was fifty years old. It describes his family background and the education and experience, both social and intellectual, that helped to form his character and direct his career. Especially valuable to the historian of science are his discussions of scientific relationships with his colleague Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, with his teacher Yoshio Nishina, and with his students (who later became his collaborators): Sakata, Taketani, and Kobayashi. The Story ends with the writing of his first scientific paper in English, being the

  3. Autobiography: Inspiring new visions of teacher learning

    Irene Simon


    Abstract: The purpose of this article is to broaden the tradition of autobiography by using it as a way in which teachers can identify sources of inspiration in their educational experience. In the process, my aim is to make explicit the links between autobiography, learning and meta learning. Extending autobiographical inquiry to include different levels at which learning takes place serves to highlight the importance not only of the individual context of learning (the private self), but als...

  4. Autobiography

    Prescott, Edward C.


    I was born on December 26, 1940, in Glens Falls, New York, to Mathilde Helwig Prescott and William Clyde Prescott. My mother's parents were German immigrants. My mother was forced to drop out of high school at age 16 to care for her younger brother and sister after the death of their mother. Later, she managed to complete high school, and with the help of a family friend (whose name I wish I could remember) she continued with school and became a librarian. My mother's ambition and fortitude, ...

  5. Autobiography

    Alvin E. Roth


    I was born on December 18, 1951 in the New York City borough of Queens. My parents, Ernest and Lillian, were both public high school teachers of a subject that is probably no longer taught, called Secretarial Studies, which focused on typing and taking dictation via two methods of shorthand stenography, Pitman and Gregg. Their students were young women planning to go directly to work as secretaries after high school.

  6. Autobiography: Inspiring new visions of teacher learning

    Irene Simon


    Full Text Available Abstract: The purpose of this article is to broaden the tradition of autobiography by using it as a way in which teachers can identify sources of inspiration in their educational experience. In the process, my aim is to make explicit the links between autobiography, learning and meta learning. Extending autobiographical inquiry to include different levels at which learning takes place serves to highlight the importance not only of the individual context of learning (the private self, but also the possibility of learning and constructing meaning from autobiography in dialogue with others. This article identifies four levels of learning-how-to-learn from autobiography. These levels are: 1. learning from autobiographical writing; 2. learning through intergenerational dialogues; 3. developmental learning through the career stages; and 4. whole group co-constructive learning. My ultimate goal is two fold. Firstly, to use these levels of learning to identify operational definitions of inspiration based on significant events and experiences in teacher’s personal stories. Secondly to identify a meta research orientation for linking autobiography with learning and meta-learning.

  7. The use of autobiography in psychotherapy.

    Sommer, Robert


    First-person narratives may have advantages as adjuncts in psychotherapy. They provide an inside view of mental disorders expressed in the person's own words, emphasize issues that the person deems important, are interesting to read with strong story lines, are less didactic than self-help books, and offer identification with a protagonist. Recent trends in published autobiographies are described. There has been an increase in the number of published autobiographies describing mood disorder relative to schizophrenia, of psychotherapists going public with personal experiences of mental disorder, and of books expressing a positive view of treatment. The article includes case vignettes and a practitioner-recommended list of autobiographies on addictive disorders, death and grieving, and mood disorders. PMID:12552628

  8. The Use of Autobiography in Psychotherapy.

    Sommer, Robert

    Autobiographies are typically included along with self-help books on resource lists for mental health clients. Although first-person narratives may have advantages of reader identification with the protagonist, little research has been done on this issue. One problem is that book categories overlap, e.g., some novels are autobiographical, and some…

  9. Children's autobiographies of learning to write

    Scheuer, Nora; Pozo, Juan Ignacio; Neira, Silvina; Cruz, Montserrat de la


    Learning conceptions may be studied as specific implicit theories based on theory of mind. Previous studies suggest that a developmental shift from a direct implicit theory of learning to an interpretative one occurs during childhood. Here we explore the development of children’s autobiographies of learning to write by adopting this framework.

  10. "Bringing me to where I am”: jazz autobiography in context

    Farrington, Holly Ellen Baverstock


    Jazz autobiography is an area largely unexplored in current academic discourse: a scattering of articles and chapters in textbooks on jazz or African-American autobiography is all we have. Yet jazz and the literature of jazz, whether fiction, biography or autobiography, play a crucial role in American twentieth-century culture. Historically, the roots of jazz and of African- American music-making and performance culture are vitally important to American studies. This thesis draws together tex...

  11. Pasolini's Edipo Re: myth, play, and autobiography.

    Pipolo, Tony


    The pervasive influence of the Oedipus complex on world culture is a given, yet throughout the long history of motion pictures only one major filmmaker has tackled the literary source that inspired Freud. The film, Edipo Re, directed by Italian poet, novelist, and social and political activist Pier Paolo Pasolini, not only reconstructs the myth and adapts Sophocles' tragedy, but uses both as a basis of cinematic autobiography. This paper is a detailed analysis of the formal, stylistic, and thematic dimensions of this film, illustrating the complex manner in which Pasolini interweaves myth, play, and autobiography into a unique cinematic achievement. This analysis is followed by speculations on the implications of the film's structure and techniques and on what they reveal about Pasolini's character, his sexual profile, and the ignominious murder that ended his life. PMID:23865995

  12. On superconductivity and superfluidity a scientific autobiography

    Ginzburg, Vitaly L


    This book presents the Nobel Laureate Vitaly Ginzburg's views on the development in the field of superconductivity. It contains a selection of Ginzburg's key writings, including his amended version of the Nobel lecture in Physics 2003. Also included are an expanded autobiography, which was written for the Nobel Committee, an article entitled "A Scientific Autobiography: An Attempt," a fundamental article co-written with L.D. Landau entitled "To the theory of superconductivity," an expanded review article "Superconductivity and superfluidity (what was done and what was not done)," and some newly written short articles about superconductivity and related subjects. So, in toto, presented here are the personal contributions of Ginzburg, that resulted in the Nobel Prize, in the context of his scientific biography.

  13. On superconductivity and superfluidity. A scientific autobiography

    This book presents the Nobel Laureate Vitaly Ginzburg's views on the development in the field of superconductivity. It contains a selection of Ginzburg's key writings, including his amended version of the Nobel lecture in Physics 2003. Also included are an expanded autobiography, which was written for the Nobel Committee, an article entitled ''A Scientific Autobiography: An Attempt,'' a fundamental article co-written with L.D. Landau entitled ''To the theory of superconductivity,'' an expanded review article ''Superconductivity and superfluidity (what was done and what was not done),'' and some newly written short articles about superconductivity and related subjects. So, in toto, presented here are the personal contributions of Ginzburg, that resulted in the Nobel Prize, in the context of his scientific biography. (orig.)


    Schwartz, Henry P


    Georges Perec's book La Boutique Obscure (1973; translated into English in 2012) serves as the basis for this paper. The book is a collection of dreams that its author dreamed from May 1968 to August 1972. The present author treats these dreams as chapters in a bizarre autobiography, elaborating Perec's life through a discussion of those dreams and using them as a starting point with which to discuss his views of dream interpretation and the role of dreams in psychoanalysis. PMID:26784719

  15. Crystal clear the autobiographies of Sir Lawrence and Lady Bragg

    Thomson, Patience


    The main body of this book contains the hitherto unpublished autobiographies of both William Lawrence Bragg, an innovative scientist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915, and his wife, Alice, a Mayor of Cambridge and National Chairman of Marriage Guidance. Their autobiographies give unusual insights into the lives and times of two distinguished people and the real personalities behind their public appearance.

  16. My inventions the autobiography of Nikola Tesla

    Tesla, Nikola


    Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the twentieth century. Certainly he contributed more to the field of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead. Ultimately he died alone and impoverished having driven all of his friends away through his neurotic and eccentric behavior. Tesla was never able to fit into the world that he found himself in. This autobiography, originally serialized in Electrical Experimenter, is an intensely fascinating glimpse into the mind of a genius, his inventions, and the magical world in which he lived.

  17. Love, poetry, & the good life:Mill's autobiography & perfectionist ethics

    Clark, Samuel


    I argue for a perfectionist reading of Mill's account of the good life, by using the failures of development recorded in his Autobiography as a way to understand his official account of happiness in Utilitarianism. This work offers both a new perspective on Mill's thought, and a distinctive account of the role of aesthetic and emotional capacities in the most choiceworthy human life. I consider the philosophical purposes of autobiography, Mill's disagreements with Bentham, and the nature of c...

  18. Self-Portraiture: The Uses of Academic Autobiography

    Sockett, Hugh


    This review article examines Leonard Waks's innovative collection of essays entitled "Self-Portraiture: The Uses of Academic Autobiography: Review of Leaders in Philosophy of Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits." The book is based on invitations to leading philosophers of education to write about their own careers in the field and to offer an…

  19. James Lee Byars 1/2 an autobiography, sourcebook

    Byars, James Lee; Eleey, Peter


    "I see my autobiography as an arbitrary segment of so many pages of time, of things that I have paid attention to at this point in my life," wrote James Lee Byars (1932-1997) in 1969. He was then 37, about half the average male lifespan at the time, and accordingly thought it appropriate to write his "1/2 autobiography." Byars' art ranged from highly refined objects to extremely minimal performance and events, and books, ephemera and correspondence that he distributed widely among friends and colleagues. Today, more than 15 years after his death, assessments of his art must negotiate Byars' performance of his charismatic self in his life and art. For his first major posthumous survey in the US, exhibition curators Magalí Arriola and Peter Eleey decided to produce a catalogue in two "halves," playing on his "1/2 autobiography": a catalogue of the exhibition itself, including new scholarship, and a sourcebook of primary documents. 1/2 an Autobiography, Sourcebook constitutes the latter volume--a reference guid...

  20. Stories about Math: An Analysis of Students' Mathematical Autobiographies

    Latterell, Carmen M.; Wilson, Janelle L.


    This paper analyzes 16 preservice secondary mathematics education majors' mathematical autobiographies. Participants wrote about their previous experiences with mathematics. All participants discussed why they wanted to become mathematics teachers with the key factors being past experience with mathematics teachers, previous success in mathematics…

  1. Cosmic Thing: Astrology, Space Science, and Personal Cartography in Robert Rauschenberg's Autobiography

    Carey, C. L.


    The following paper undertakes an iconographic analysis of Robert Rauschenberg's large scale print, Autobiography (1967). The artist's interest in astronomy and astrology, visual metaphors aligning the body with the cosmos, and the cartographic representation of self are discussed. Autobiography is placed in cultural and historical context with other works by the artist, elaborated as a personal narrative-an alternative to traditional self portraiture.

  2. Memories of Play, Dreams of Success: Literacy Autobiographies of 101 Students.

    Fox, Stephen L.

    Despite the stereotype of today's undergraduates as having an inadequate literacy level, a teacher of English at a large midwestern university was surprised to find that students' literacy autobiographies reflect what might be called a conventional literacy success story, one that represents a strain of American autobiography dating back to…

  3. The Journalistic Autobiography: How Reporters View Themselves and Order Their Experience.

    Russell, Dennis

    The ways contemporary American journalists view themselves and order their experiences in their autobiographies stem from the reporter-as-celebrity phenomenon. As a result of this phenomenon, many journalists are writing their autobiographies when they are fairly young, and creating larger-than-life personas of themselves, which tends to emphasize…

  4. An African (auto)biography: Ama Ata Aidoo's literary quest

    Pujolràs i Noguer, Esther


    An African (Auto)biography: Ama Ata Aidoo's Literary Quest és un estudi exhaustiu del que considero que configura la primera fase de l'obra d'Ama Ata Aidoo, escriptora ghanesa. El text que marca la primera fase del desenvolupament i consolidació de la veu d'Aidoo és Our Sister Killjoy or Reflections from a Black-eyed Squint, un text inclassificable genèricament i una presència indiscutible en la literatura africana anglòfona. La tasca d'escriure que envolta a escriptors/es es defineix per un...

  5. Autobiographies: A Way to Explore Student-Teachers’ Beliefs in a Teacher Education Program

    Durán Narváez Norma Constanza; Lastra Ramírez Sandra Patricia; Morales Vasco Adriana María


    Autobiographies depict with words life stories, personal experiences, and perceptions that allow researchers to deeply understand the way people see life, reflect, and construct meaning out of experiences. This article aims at describing the contributions of autobiographies as valuable resources in qualitative research when exploring people’s beliefs, personal knowledge, and changes as a result of experience and learning. This is all based on a research project carried out at a Colombian publ...

  6. On authenticity: the question of truth in construction and autobiography.

    Collins, Sara


    Freud was occupied with the question of truth and its verification throughout his work. He looked to archaeology for an evidence model to support his ideas on reconstruction. He also referred to literature regarding truth in reconstruction, where he saw shifts between historical fact and invention, and detected such swings in his own case histories. In his late work Freud pondered over the impossibility of truth in reconstruction by juxtaposing truth with 'probability'. Developments on the role of fantasy and myth in reconstruction and contemporary debates over objectivity have increasingly highlighted the question of 'truth' in psychoanalysis. I will argue that 'authenticity' is a helpful concept in furthering the discussion over truth in reconstruction. Authenticity denotes that which is genuine, trustworthy and emotionally accurate in a reconstruction, as observed within the immediacy of the analyst/patient interaction. As authenticity signifies genuineness in a contemporary context its origins are verifiable through the analyst's own observations of the analytic process itself. Therefore, authenticity is about the likelihood and approximation of historical truth rather than its certainty. In that respect it links with Freud's musings over 'probability'. Developments on writing 'truths' in autobiography mirror those in reconstruction, and lend corroborative support from another source. PMID:22212034




    Full Text Available Madam Colette was perhaps the most controversial female writer of French literature. During her most productive years as a novelist Colette has written extensively on the themes of childhood, love, marital life. Passionate and tumultuous, her writings were largely based on her own experiences of three successive marriages. Colette attempted to find answers to the troubled life by observing the simplest of things; a spider on its web, one pussy stretching out in the lawn, perfumes of the summer wind, the first rays of the sun which she describes in a subtle and sensual way. The presence of autobiography and fiction in hers novels where 'I' and the 'she' of her successive heroines became the 'me' of Colette, expresses her freedom of existence and to define her own aesthetics. The novelist as such has succeeded in maintaining the critical uncertainty around her work. But this ambiguity may contain valuable information on the genesis, development, and training of her writing. Colette admits to the autobiographical nature of her works and acknowledges presenting fragments of her love life. Conventionally colettienne works are distinguished into two important genres; the novels written in the first person and when the author distances herself from her heroines and also blurs the boundaries between her imaginations and her collections of memories.

  8. Black Autobiography and the Dilemma of Western Artistic Tradition (A Look at Gwen Brooks'"Report From Part One")

    Towns, Saundra


    A discussion of the black autobiography as a unique literary genre, highlighting Gwen Brooks'"Report From Part One," as indicative of such an autobiography which goes beyond customary literary traditions in its conception of the artist as an activist. (EH)

  9. Math Autobiographies: A Window into Teachers' Identities as Mathematics Learners

    McCulloch, Allison W.; Marshall, Patricia L.; DeCuir-Gunby, Jessica T.; Caldwell, Ticola S.


    Mathematics autobiographies have the potential to help teachers reflect on their identities as mathematics learners and to understand their role in the development of their students' mathematics identities. This paper reports on a professional development project for K-2 teachers (n = 41), in which participants were asked to write mathematics…

  10. The Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media: Exploring Images of Others in Telecollaboration

    Lindner, Rachel; Méndez Garcia, Maria del Carmen


    Positioned against the background of the Council of Europe's interest in developing intercultural competence through education, the study presented in this paper investigates the impact on intercultural visual literacy of the Council of Europe's "Images of Others--An Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual…

  11. "Working Lives": The Use of Auto/Biography in the Development of a Sociological Imagination

    Stephenson, Carol; Stirling, John; Wray, David


    This article critically evaluates the attempt of the authors to develop a sociological imagination within first-year undergraduate students studying the discipline of sociology at a British university. Through a sociological analysis of biography and autobiography (of both teachers and students), we attempted to create a quality of mind that would…

  12. Phantom Traces: Exploring a Hermeneutical Approach to Autobiography in Curriculum Studies

    Strong-Wilson, Teresa


    Autobiography presently occupies a beleaguered place in education, not unlike teachers, whose lives have been diminished through the current emphasis on testing outcomes. This paper uses WG Sebald's writings as a place from which to relook at the relationship between writing and a life lived. Sebald was a German writer born in the shadow of WWII…

  13. The long road to Stockholm the story of magnetic resonance imaging - an autobiography

    Mansfield, P


    In this autobiography, Sir Peter Mansfield describes his life from his early childhood in war time London to his research in nuclear magnetic resonance and the development of magnetic resonance imaging. For his discoveries in MRI, Sir Peter was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Medicine, shared with Paul Lauterbur.

  14. "Reality" Revisited: Self-Assessment of Terministic Screens through a Political Autobiography Assignment

    Hunter, Karla M.


    Courses: Argumentation, Public Speaking, Political Communication. Objectives: After completing this unit activity, students should be able to (1) demonstrate comprehension of Burke's (1941) concept of terministic screens; (2) apply the concept of terministic screens to write a brief political autobiography of themselves that analyzes the history…

  15. Looking in the mirror: Teachers' use of autobiography and action research to improve practice

    Davis, Nancy T.


    This study presents an argument for valuing subjective, reflective knowledge based on Habermas' category of cognitive interest of emancipatory knowing. Using the teachers' autobiographies and action research as data sources, the process of personal empowerment is explored. A model of change derived from analysis of teachers' writings is proposed that includes disturbance, alternatives, confidence and action.

  16. To hell and back: excessive drug use, addiction, and the process of recovery in mainstream rock autobiographies.

    Oksanen, Atte


    Rock autobiographies have become increasingly popular since the 1990s. This article analyzes 31 mainstream rock autobiographies describing a wide variety of legal and illegal substances used and reckless behavior. Narrative analysis shows that books concentrate on recovering from addiction. The majority of writers have participated in some kind of treatment. Rock autobiographies use therapeutic vocabulary and borrow discursive elements from culturally familiar Alcoholics Anonymous texts recounting recovery stories. The analysis shows that drugs and alcohol are not associated with rebellion and authenticity as they once were in rock music. Surviving addiction has become a key theme of rock culture. PMID:22217068

  17. Generic transformations of the autobiography in the work of Annie Ernaux

    Litvinavičienė, Inga


    The author of the dissertation analyses the work of a contemporary French writer Annie Ernaux at the core of which lie the autobiographical narrative and search for identity. This dissertation takes as its stating point the theoretical views articulated by Philippe Lejeune. However, in analysing Annie Ernaux, the author of the dissertation seeks to reveal modifications and divergencies from the canon of the autobiography and sets the author‘s work against the most widely known autobiograph...

  18. Autobiography and self-portrait as resistive form in queer moving-image

    Saragosa, Juliana


    This paper accompanies a multiple projection moving-image. It examines the subversive representations of unfixed queer identity in DIY (do-it-yourself) autobiography and self-portrait. In the fictional telling of a fairy who leaves home to find others like herself, the narrative references journey myths from popular culture, religion, literature, and theatre. A post-modern pastiche that plays between reality and fantasy, the artist uses herself as subject and her body as object to represent t...


    Shakhova E. M.


    Full Text Available This article presents an empirical research of gender identity of men and women reflected in autobiographical texts. Personality is viewed by the author through the interaction in different existential spaces. This interaction happens under the influence of significant people. Self-attitude and attitudes towards the surrounding world are reflected in a person’s autobiographical memories. Autobiography is considered in the given article as one of the mechanisms of establishing personal identity. Gender identity is seen through contents of memories of attitudes towards parents, towards members of the opposite sex and towards other characters in the person’s autobiography. Such areas of gender identity as attitudes towards parents and their image in memories, as well as attitudes towards members of the opposite sex and self-attitude as being the member of the definite sex, are dealt with. The article describes and analyzes the text evaluation criteria, which are related to gender identity, such as character frequency in the text of autobiography, comprehensiveness and complexity of character description, character role in the described events, and type of the author’s attitudes towards other characters. Based on the interpretation of the results, the structural and content properties of autobiographical texts of men and women are specified; the peculiarities of the respondents’ attitudes towards the members of different sexes are analyzed; the possible mechanisms of establishing gender identity of men and women are described. The author has found the row of peculiarities reflecting the mechanisms of a person’s gender identity

  20. Latino Autobiography, the Aesthetic, and Political Criticism: The Case of Hunger of Memory

    Isabel Durán


    Full Text Available This 2003 essay, entitled “Latino Autobiography, the Aesthetic, and Political Criticism: The Case of Hunger of Memory,” was previously published in Nor Shall Diamond Die: American Studies in Honour of Javier Coy, edited by Carme Manuel and Paul Scott Derrick (Valencia: Biblioteca Javier Coy d’estudis nord-americans, Universitat de València. In a fierce defense of the aesthetic properties of the ethnic autobiography, Isabel Durán, “as an outsider” to the politics of “Chicano” critics working in the US (“I am Spanish, and live in Spain”, argues that certain politicized critical approaches to ethnic autobiography inside the US have insisted on an identity politics that reads ethnic or minority writing as “good” if and only if it is “obedient” to the critic’s political ideology, regardless of its aesthetic value as art. Proposing a “renewed theory of the aesthetic,” Durán offers a strong refutation of Ramón Saldívar’s critical assessment of Richard Rodriguez’s Hunger of Memory, while simultaneously demonstrating how a transnational American Studies produces very different intellectual concerns.

  1. «A modern female identity». The autobiography of Ida Baccini

    Lorenzo Cantatore


    Full Text Available The life of the Florentine writer Ida Baccini (1850-1911 offers many insights in the history of gender, education and women’s autobiography. She was one of the first Italian who managed to live with her work as a writer, not discouraging even in two exceptional circumstances in the socio-cultural context of the second half of XIX century Italy: the annulment of her marriage to the sculptor Vincenzo Cerri and the birth of an illegitimate child. Ida had the courage to walk alone in the difficult world of publishing and journalism in Italy, a world traditionally male-dominated, and to tell her adventures in an autobiography that testifies her extraordinarystrength of character. Published in 1904, the book My life: autobiographical memories is one of the first Italian women’s autobiographies written according to standards that still now define this genre. This is an essential book if we want to investigate the beginning of the use of female writing as a claim both of identity, and moral and intellectual authority. Received: 27/05/2013 / Accepted: 20/06/2013 How to reference this article Cantatore, L. (2014. «Un’identità femminile moderna». L’autobiografia di Ida Baccini. Espacio, Tiempo y Educación, 1(1, pp. 31-54. doi:

  2. Folklore et écriture vernaculaire dans The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    Laurence Cossu-Beaumont


    Full Text Available On commencera par relever la richesse vernaculaire de la voix de Miss Jane et la densité folklorique de l’écriture de Gaines qui décrit ainsi son projet : « a folk autobiography ». Une autobiographie « folklorique » ? Certes, le rythme, la grammaire de l’anglais oral noir américain jalonnent ce récit qui se place lui-même dans son prologue sous le signe stylistique des conversations informelles sur les marches d’un perron de Louisiane, ces « porch talk » dont Gaines répète s’être inspiré.Cependant, l’analyse confinerait à la couleur locale si la « folk autobiography » n’était pas lue comme autobiographie fictive d’un peuple et d’une stratégie de survie : Miss Jane incarne aussi la dimension fonctionnelle du parler vernaculaire dont la théorie de signifyin(g a montré les enjeux vitaux. La jeune Jane, tout juste libérée de son nom d’esclave, possède déjà les « armes » verbales pour attaquer une société vacillante. Elle parvient à « éliminer » un adversaire des plus symboliques, le contremaître noir, en le réduisant à néant dans une réplique emblématique du pouvoir du signifyin(g (« You ain’t nothing but Nothing » p. 11. La veille femme, sage mais non résignée, devient trickster à la fin du récit. Dans une évocation performative (on notera le jeu des « to stand », « to march » p. 257, elle fait plus que « raconter » son histoire et parvient à « créer » l’Histoire en guidant et modifiant le destin de toute une communauté.On suggérera encore que cette « folk autobiography », autobiographie d’un peuple ou d’une culture, ne se laisse pas réduire à la seule communauté noire. Le récit est ancré dans la culture de la Louisiane, une culture complexe où maîtres blancs et esclaves puis métayers noirs traversent des tragédies communes, et écrivent ensemble leur Histoire commune dans une langue vernaculaire qu’ils partagent aussi

  3. A Romantic life dedicated to Science: André-Marie Ampère's Autobiography

    Martin Moruno, Dolorès


    This article explores André Marie Ampère's autobiography in order to analyse the dynamics of science in early 19th century French institutions. According to recent works that have emphasised the value of biographies in the history of science, this study examines Ampère's public self-representation to show the cultural transformations of a life dedicated to science in post-revolutionary French society. With this aim, I have interpreted this manuscript as an outstanding example of the scientific...

  4. The Economic and Family Context of Philosophical Autobiography: Acting ‘As-If’ for American Buddenbrooks

    Christine A. James


    Full Text Available This paper addresses the project of philosophical autobiography, using two different perspectives. On the one hand, the societal, economic, and family contexts of William James are addressed, and connected a modern academic context of business ethics research, marketing and purchasing decision making, and the continuing financial crisis. The concepts of “stream of consciousness” and “acting as-if” are connected to recent literature on William James. On the other hand, the significance of family context, and the possible connection between the William James family and the author, is addressed through shared family narratives interspersed throughout the paper.

  5. Recollections of Past Days: The Autobiography of Patience Loader Rozsa Archer

    Petree, Sandra Ailey


    For visitors to the Martin's Cove historic site in Wyoming, Patience Loader has become an icon of the disastrous winter entrapment of the Martin and Willie handcart companies. Her record of those events is important, but there is much else of interest in her autobiography. In fact, it is a bit unusual that someone such as her would have left such an engaging record of her life. The daughter of an English gardener, Patience Loader became a boarding house servant, domestic maid, and seamstress...

  6. The Impact of The Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin on American Soci-ety and Literature

    JIANG Ai-ping


    Franklin is an earliest writer in American history and he is the most important writers during American colonial period. The most important works of him are Poor Richard's Almanac and his Autobiography. His works have a tremendous impact on American literature later. What more important is that in his Autobiography he wrote out American dream, the spirit of business and good qualities, and some others. Franklin explained that everyone can get rich by hard work and thrift, and he called on people to come to America to make money. The American dream then became an important theme in American literature. It occurred in many works of many writers in his later time. Since Franklin was such a successful person in many areas, world-renowned inventor, writer, diplomat and one of the leaders of the American war of independence, he brought a tremendous im⁃pact on American society. And because of his success, many Americans later took him as an example and his works were popular and read widely. Both Franklin and his works affected American society deeply.

  7. In Their Own Words? Methodological Considerations in the Analysis of Terrorist Autobiographies

    Mary Beth Altier


    Full Text Available Despite the growth of terrorism literature in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, there remain several methodological challenges to studying certain aspects of terrorism. This is perhaps most evident in attempts to uncover the attitudes, motivations, and intentions of individuals engaged in violent extremism and how they are sometimes expressed in problematic behavior. Such challenges invariably stem from the fact that terrorists and the organizations to which they belong represent clandestine populations engaged in illegal activity. Unsurprisingly, these qualities make it difficult for the researcher to identify and locate willing subjects of study—let alone a representative sample. In this research note, we suggest the systematic analysis of terrorist autobiographies offers a promising means of investigating difficult-to-study areas of terrorism-related phenomena. Investigation of autobiographical accounts not only offers additional data points for the study of individual psychological issues, but also provides valuable perspectives on the internal structures, processes, and dynamics of terrorist organizations more broadly. Moreover, given most autobiographies cover critical events and personal experiences across the life course, they provide a unique lens into how terrorists perceive their world and insight into their decision-making processes. We support our advocacy of this approach by highlighting its methodological strengths and shortcomings.

  8. Past to Present, St. Paul to Prague: A Cold War Autobiography. A Discussion of Patricia Hampl's "Aromantic Education."

    Weiland, Steven


    States that autobiographies such as Patricia Hampl's may be the best source of information for revealing the effects of the Cold War on the American psyche. Maintains that such works may help counteract the narrow and naive view of superpower relations youth gain from such movies as "Rocky" and "Rambo." (JDH)

  9. Five decades of tackling models for stiff fluid dynamics problems a scientific autobiography

    Zeytounian, Radyadour Kh


    Rationality - as opposed to 'ad-hoc' - and asymptotics - to emphasize the fact that perturbative methods are at the core of the theory - are the two main concepts associated with the Rational Asymptotic Modeling (RAM) approach in fluid dynamics when the goal is to specifically provide useful models accessible to numerical simulation via high-speed computing. This approach has contributed to a fresh understanding of Newtonian fluid flow problems and has opened up new avenues for tackling real fluid flow phenomena, which are known to lead to very difficult mathematical and numerical problems irrespective of turbulence. With the present scientific autobiography the author guides the reader through his somewhat non-traditional career; first discovering fluid mechanics, and then devoting more than fifty years to intense work in the field. Using both personal and general historical contexts, this account will be of benefit to anyone interested in the early and contemporary developments of an important branch of the...

  10. Autobiographies: A Way to Explore Student-Teachers’ Beliefs in a Teacher Education Program

    Durán Narváez Norma Constanza


    Full Text Available Autobiographies depict with words life stories, personal experiences, and perceptions that allow researchers to deeply understand the way people see life, reflect, and construct meaning out of experiences. This article aims at describing the contributions of autobiographies as valuable resources in qualitative research when exploring people’s beliefs, personal knowledge, and changes as a result of experience and learning. This is all based on a research project carried out at a Colombian public university, where students from the undergraduate English teaching program wrote their language learning stories which were used as an instrument to garner data. The project also aims at demonstrating how these narratives exhibit human activity and diverse events that may have a significant effect on the epistemologies and methodologies of teacher education.Las autobiografías perfilan con palabras las historias de vida, experiencias personales y percepciones que brindan a los investigadores una profunda comprensión de la manera como las personas ven la vida, reflexionan y construyen significado a partir de esas experiencias. Este artículo tiene como objetivo describir las contribuciones de las autobiografías como recursos valiosos en la investigación cualitativa por cuanto son un medio para explorar las creencias, el conocimiento personal y los cambios en los individuos como resultado de la experiencia y el aprendizaje. El presente trabajo se basa en una investigación realizada en una universidad pública colombiana, en la que estudiantes de la Licenciatura en Inglés narraron sus historias sobre el aprendizaje de la lengua; narraciones que fueron usadas como instrumentos para la recolección de información. Adicionalmente, se busca demostrar cómo dichas narrativas describen la actividad humana y diversos eventos que pudiesen tener un efecto significativo en la construcción epistemológica y metodológica en la formación de docentes.

  11. Connecting Knowledge, Belief, Values and Action: Informing Climate Literacy by Using Autobiographies to Articulate Environmental Worldviews

    Owens, M. A.


    Climate literacy is evolving as a specific subset of science and environmental literacy. Through a longitudinal analysis of environmental autobiographies of an internationally and religiously diverse group of environmental sciences majors at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the southern U.S., this presentation will explore: 1) sources and impact of religious beliefs on students' environmental worldview; 2) conflicts between religious, community and scientific values; and 3) navigating the tensions between trust in a religious deity as well as scientific methods and processes. Lester Milbrath states that "beliefs empower and deceive us." The media, as well as significant people and institutions, including religious institutions, socialize us and contribute to individual and societal worldviews. "We so thoroughly accept our culture's beliefs about how the world works that we hardly ever think about them even though they underlie everything we think and do." Beliefs, attitudes, and values comprise an important component of environmental literacy, a praxis-oriented concept from the field of environmental education, which is defined as: [T]he capacity to perceive and interpret the relative health of environmental systems and take appropriate action to maintain, restore, or improve the health of those systems . . . Environmental literacy should be defined in terms of observable behaviors. (Disinger and Roth 1992, 2). Environmental literacy draws upon six areas: environmental sensitivity; knowledge; skills; beliefs, attitudes and values; personal investment and responsibility; and active involvement. It involves particular ways of thinking, acting, and valuing (Roth 1992). Religious beliefs, or lack thereof, shape worldviews, thereby influencing individual and societal environmental and more specifically, climate literacy. For example, Western Christianity espouses a hierarchical anthropocentric worldview, putting God infinitely above human beings, and

  12. From the atomic bomb to the Landau Institute autobiography top non-secret

    Khalatnikov, Isaak M


    The book is an expanded autobiography of the famous theoretical physicist Isaak Khalatnikov. He worked together with L.D. Landau at the Institute for Physical Problems lead by P.L. Kapitza. He is the co-author of L.D. Landau in a number of important works. They worked together in the frame of the so-called Nuclear Bomb Project. After the death of L.D. Landau, I.M. Khalatnikov initiated the establishment of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, named in honour of L.D. Landau, within the USSR Academy of Sciences. He headed this institute from the beginning as its Director. The institute inherited almost all traditions of the Landau scientific school and played a prominent role in the development of theoretical physics. So, this is a story about how the institute was created, how it worked, and about the life of the physicists in the "golden age" of the Soviet science. A separate chapter is devoted to today´s life of the institute and the young generation of physicists working now in science. It is an historic...

  13. A Multilingual Monologue: Alexander Lenard’s Self-Translated Autobiography in Three Languages

    Helga Lénárt-Cheng


    Full Text Available The paper investigates the question of self-translation in the work of Alexander Lenard (Lénárd Sándor. Lenard, a polyglot writer and translator, rewrote his autobiography three times, in three different languages (in German, English, and Hungarian. This process of self-translation created a fascinating web of autobiographical texts, which invite a multiscopic reading. Following in the footsteps of 18th century parodists, Lenard challenges a great number of protocols associated with life-writing. The most important among these is the authority of the proper name as a guarantee of autobiographical authenticity. To challenge the authority of the proper name Lenard purposely multiplies his own authorial identities, for example by claiming that “A. L. is only a pseudonym.” Thus, the word ‘self-plagiarism’ acquires in Lenard’s case a double meaning, implying both that the author plagiarizes his own text and that he plagiarizes his own self. The paper explains why existing theories of self-translation cannot be applied to Lenard’s texts, and why his unique case can enrich future studies of this topic.

  14. A Postcolonial Reading of Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography Of My Mother

    Bahee Hadaegh


    Full Text Available Caribbean literature exposes a history of dispossession, exploitation and oppression which has been neglected and often deliberately misinterpreted. In this article the destructive effects of colonization and slavery in Jamaica Kincaid's 1996 novel The Autobiography of My Mother are scrutinized thoroughly. The main objective of this research is to examine Kincaid's novel within the framework of postcolonial studies, in the light of Albert Memmi (2013 and Frantz Fanon's (2008 theories on the psychology of colonialism. Frantz Fanon argues that colonialism had brought together two opposing social orders doomed to coexist in everlasting tension; the colonizer's and the colonized's; these tensions cause the moral and spiritual deformity of an ideological system based on racism, oppression, and exploitation. In contrast to Fanon, Kincaid regards resistance and liberation in a quite different perspective. Instead of attempting to build a "new woman", Xuela refuses to accept the colonizer's views of those like her that lead to self-destruction and self-hatred. Instead, in order to survive, she confidently chooses self-love, albeit an almost grotesque and obsessive one. Kincaid uses Xuela's relationships with various characters to categorize the social types that Fanon describes in his writings—from Philip and his wife Moira as examples of the deformation of behavior caused by colonial social hierarchies to using mask as a metaphor for her manipulative father's mimicry of the oppressors. This research finds out that colonization and slavery have negative impact on both the colonizer and the colonized.

  15. Renate Hof, Susanne Rohr (Hg.: Inszenierte Erfahrung. Gender und Genre in Tagebuch, Autobiographie, Essay. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag 2008.

    Aleksandra Bednarowska


    Full Text Available Die literarischen Genres Tagebuch, Essay und Autobiographie stehen zwischen Fakt und Fiktion und spiegeln eine spezifische Art der Relation von Erfahrung und Schreiben wider. Die Frage, inwieweit die Strategien, mit denen Authentizität sowohl in den erwähnten Genres als auch im Film und Musik als Darstellungseffekt erzielt wird, genderspezifisch sind, soll im Zentrum dieses interdisziplinär angelegten Sammelbandes stehen. In den im Band versammelten fünfzehn Beiträge wird untersucht, wie in den jeweiligen Gattungen die Wechselbeziehung zwischen Fakt und Fiktion die Rezeption der Leserin bzw. des Lesers und damit die Wahrnehmung – hier als soziale und individuelle Praxis verstanden – der dargestellten Realität mit strukturiert. Nur aus einzelnen Beiträgen ergibt sich dabei ein neuer methodischer Zugang zu Problemen der Autobiographik.The journal, essay, and autobiography are literary genres that each straddle fact and fiction and reflect a specific type of relationship between experience and writing. The interdisciplinary collected volume is centrally concerned with the question as to the gender specificity of strategies with which authenticity is achieved as an effect of representation in the afore mentioned genres as well as in film and in music. The authors of the fifteen contributions collected in this volume examine how, in each genre, the interrelation between fact and fiction helps to structure the reader’s reception and thus also perception – understood here as social and individual praxis – of the depicted reality. Only a few of the contributions offer up a new methodological approach to the problem of autobiography.

  16. L’autobiographie ou l’art de la vie dans A Small Boy and Others de Henry James

    Constantinesco, Thomas; Derail, Agnès


    Although Henry James always maintained that “it is art that makes life,” he did start writing his autobiography in the last years of his life, telling the story of his calling as a writer under cover of paying tribute to his brother William’s genius. The tension between self and other is at the core of James’s autobiographical project, which consists paradoxically in looking for oneself the better to lose oneself. A Small Boy and Others thus repeats and compounds the small boy’s experience of...

  17. Un-Autobiographical Autobiographies: Investigating the Life-Stories of Ten Elderly Nisei Christian Women at a Local Japanese American Church

    Okamura, Naoki


    Traise Yamamoto, a professor of English and a scholar of biographical studies, made the following remark in her book "Masking Selves, Making Subjects" (1999). She wrote, "Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) women's autobiographies are frustratingly un-autobiographical" (103). Yamamoto, who is a Japanese-American woman herself, saw the lack…

  18. My Iowa Journey: The Life Story of the University of Iowa's First African American Professor. Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in North American Autobiography.

    Hubbard, Philip G.

    This autobiography recounts the life story of an African American educator at the University of Iowa from 1965 to 1991, as its first African American professor and then as its first African American administrator. The book recounts his childhood and family relations, his student years at the university and his graduation as an electrical engineer,…

  19. Lost in translation?:the arse-mothering, fuck-nosed, bugger-sucking challenge of translating swear words in Stephen Fry's autobiography "Moab is my Washpot"

    Teperi, S. (Sanna)


    This pro gradu thesis studies the characteristics of swear words and their translation. The material under analysis is drawn from Stephen Fry’s autobiography Moab is my Washpot and its Finnish translation Koppava kloppi by Titia Schuurman. The research is divided into two parts. The first part of the work concentrates on analysing the reasons for omitting so many swear words from the Finnish version. The second part of the research takes a closer look at how the unusual English swearing, whic...

  20. "Because they are too menny..." Children, Mothers and Fertility Decline: The Evidence from Working-Class Autobiographies of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

    Jane Humphries


    Accounts of the British fertility decline have turned on the rise of the male breadwinner family, which by placing the responsibility for supporting women and children on men converted them to a preference for smaller families. This paper uses working-class autobiography of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to develop understanding of sources of income and patterns of dependency and to illuminate the motives towards smaller families. Even before 1800 fathers` duties were to work hard to...

  1. Migration, Masculinity and the Fugitive State of Mind in the Irish Emigrant Footballer Autobiography: the Case of Paul McGrath

    Marcus Free


    Full Text Available The ‘confessional’ autobiography has become a popular variant of professional football autobiography in Britain. Co-written ‘autobiographies’ by prominent former emigrant Irish or Irish descended international footballers have featured prominently in this sub-genre.  Their ‘confessions’ of alcoholism, gambling, infidelity, irresponsibility towards partners or dependents, or underlying ontological insecurity might be seen as an insightful engagement with their lives as male footballers in Britain.  However, focusing on two autobiographies of Paul McGrath, and reading these ‘troubled’ accounts using psychoanalytic perspectives on sport, migration and masculinity, it is argued that they are contradictory texts which embody a peculiar variation on the emigrant “fugitive state of mind” (Davar, 1996, both approximating and deferring mature, reflexive engagement with the social and cultural construction of identity, allowing them to occupy a liminal but discontent imaginary space in which adolescent masculinity can be indefinitely extended.   The homosocial world of men’s professional football is a key factor in this.

  2. Mõistete rägastikus: autobiograafiast omaelulookirjutuseni. In a Maze of Concepts: From Autobiography to Life Writing

    Leena Kurvet-Käosaar


    Full Text Available The introductory article provides a conceptual background of the special issue of Methis focusing on the role of “life writing” (omaelulookirjutus in Estonian cultural history, examining it from the perspective of different disciplines and theoretical and critical frameworks. Functioning as an umbrella term for the issue, omaelulookirjutus is largely a synonym for the term “life writing”. While referring, in its widest usage, to a diverse body of texts that take life as its subject, the gradual adoption of the term life writing to refer both to a field of study and its subject also denotes a self-conscious turn away from a more narrow notion of autobiography. In European cultural contexts of a certain time period, autobiography conveys certain conceptions of the nature of truth and selfhood (the Enlightenment subject. Life writing, on the other hand, can be understood as a concept that facilitates a wide range of textual practises, both literary and nonliterary, that represent a diverse array of cultural contexts and categories of identity. The Estonian near equivalent of the term life writing, omaeluloolisus, is used with regard to the conceptualisation of the term by Jaan Kross, a canonical Estonian contemporary novelist in his Omaeluloolisus ja alltekst (Autobiographism and Subtext, 2003. Although mainly an attempt at constructing a systematic interpretational frame for the consideration of the trajectory of his own work, Kross’ observations have wider implications, addressing some central concerns of the development of Estonian life writing. Delineating a scale of manifestations of “the autobiographical” (omaeluloolisus in the literary work of an author and the autobiographical essence of language, Kross also makes visible its functioning and uses as a socio-politically charged entity in everyday contexts, in particular with regard to the experience of the Soviet regime. In its wide range of manifestation and application

  3. A paródia da autobiografia em Lygia Fagundes Telles = A parody of autobiographies in Lygia Fagundes Telles

    Carlos Magno Santos Gomes


    Full Text Available Este artigo defende a hipótese de que o romance As horas nuas (1989, de Lygia Fagundes Telles, apresenta um sofisticado jogo auto-referencial da obra dentro da obra. As cenas em que Rosa, a protagonista, tenta escrever suas memórias, mas é consumida peloalcoolismo, fortalecem as idéias de paródia e de descentramento estético, presentes nesse romance. Rosa narra e comenta a superficialidade de suas memórias até abandonar seu projeto de escrita, que pode ser lido como uma paródia das autobiografias. Essa hipótese será sustentada metodologicamente pelos conceitos pós-estruturalistas propostos por Jacques Derrida, que defende a escrita como jogo, remédio, veneno ou teatro, entre outrosconceitos. A partir dos suplementos estéticos da encenação de Rosa, o leitor, preocupado com o “como” a obra foi construída, descobre novos roteiros desse romance que se autoquestiona no próprio desenrolar da narrativa. Ao final, interpreta-se o silêncio de Rosa como uma crítica à superficialidade e ao narcisismo do gênero autobiográfico.This study defends the idea that the novel As horas nuas (1989, by Lygia Fagundes Telles, presents a sophisticated auto-referential game concerning the artistic production in itself. The scenes in which Rosa, the main character, tries to write her memories, but is absorbed by alcoholism, strengths the idea of parody and esthetic disorder in this novel. Rosa narrates and comments the superficiality of her memories until the moment that she abandons herwriting project, which can be read as a parody of autobiographies. This hypothesis is supported methodologically by the post-structuralism concepts proposed by Jacques Derrida, which defends the writing as a game, medicine, poison or theater, beyond other concepts. Using the esthetic supplements of Rosa’s staging, which narrates her memories to a recorder, the reader concerned about “how” the novel was built discovers new scripts of the novel that provokes

  4. On Military Memoirs. Soldier-authors, publishers, plots and motives. : A mixed-method study into military Afghanistan autobiographies from the US, the UK, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands published between 2001 and 2010.

    L.H.E. Kleinreesink (Esmeralda)


    markdownabstractSummary Although there are quite a few soldiers who write autobiographies about their deployment experiences, a comprehensive profile does not exist that provides reliable, quantifiable insight into 21st century soldier-authors that exceeds the Anglo-American view, especially when

  5. L'écriture de la sexualité : Les discours du sexe dans les autobiographies des compagnons Ménétra et Perdiguier

    Adell, Nicolas


    À partir de l'exemple de deux autobiographies, celles de Jacques-Louis Ménétra et d'Agricol Perdiguier, tous deux compagnons du Tour de France, il s'agit d'établir des constantes de l'écriture de soi. La perspective adoptée, le discours sur la sexualité, sert de point d'ancrage. Après avoir déterminé les sphères d'énonciation de la sexualité des deux compagnons, le ludique chez Ménétra, l'altérité chez Perdiguier, on en vient à établir, au-delà des spécificités de chacun, une permanence des f...

  6. Autobiography of Fumio Hirata

    Fumio Hirata


    Full Text Available Born in Nagasaki prefecture in Japan, right after the world war two, I grew up in a country side of Fukuoka prefecture, where I had my education until high school. After graduating from the high school, I entered Hokkaido University to study the natural science. The largest turning point as a student came to me when I knocked on the office door of Prof. Arakawa in 1969, who became my thesis advisor, in order to consult my study in the graduate course. He told me enthusiastically how “water” and “aqueous solutions” are important in science, how challenging it is to understand the problems experimentally as well as theoretically, and how interesting it is in the biological connections....

  7. WITHDRAWN: A brief autobiography.

    David, Chella


    The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published, doi:10.1016/j.jaut.2011.05.017 The duplicate article has therefore been withdrawn. PMID:22196922

  8. Patrick Moore the autobiography

    Moore, Patrick


    Throughout his distinguished career, Patrick Moore has, without a doubt, done more to raise the profile of astronomy among the British public than any other figure in the scientific world. As the presenter of The Sky at Night on BBC television for nearly 50 years he was honored with an OBE in 1968 and a CBE in 1988. In 2001 he was knighted 'for services to the popularisation of science and to broadcasting'. The BBC first aired The Sky at Night in April 1957 and it is now in the record books as the world's longest running TV series with the same presenter. He is also the author of over 60

  9. The devil in the life of a saint: a complementary analysis of the autobiography of Valerius of Bierzo - doi: 10.4025/actascieduc.v34i1.16339

    Leila Rodrigues da Silva


    Full Text Available This text is linked to the aspects of power relations in the Vita Sancti Aemiliani in Vita Sancti Fructuosi and autobiography of Valério of Bierzo: Christianization and ecclesiastical reorganization of the Visigothic kingdom in the seventh century, funded by CNPq. Among other assumptions, this research recognizes that the ecclesiastical authorities at the beginning of the Middle Ages worked for the promotion of a comprehensive education program, which was associated with standardization and education of lay and clergy. In this process, the hagiographic literature has assumed a prominent place. Considering the autobiography written by Valerius of Bierzo as an expression of the hagiographic genre, it is intended in this article, based on the historiographical reflections of ecclesiastical activity in the Hispanic peninsula in the sixth and seventh centuries, discussing the role played by the devil in such a report, sometimes more sharply expression a literary topos, now speaker of the specific situation of the author. 

  10. On Military Memoirs. Soldier-authors, publishers, plots and motives.: A mixed-method study into military Afghanistan autobiographies from the US, the UK, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands published between 2001 and 2010.

    Kleinreesink, Esmeralda


    markdownabstractSummary Although there are quite a few soldiers who write autobiographies about their deployment experiences, a comprehensive profile does not exist that provides reliable, quantifiable insight into 21st century soldier-authors that exceeds the Anglo-American view, especially when it comes to (self-published) books. This study makes up for these deficiencies by studying all non-fiction, autobiographical books, first published between 2001 and 2010 in Dutch, English or German i...

  11. Autobiograafia kui „tõe” diskursus: Lilli Suburgi „Minu saatusega võitluskäik”. Autobiography as the Discourse of “Truth”: Lilli Suburg’s Minu saatusega võitluskäik

    Eve Annuk


    Full Text Available Lilli Suburg (1841-1923 is an author in Estonian literary and cultural history who is not well researched, though her literary output is sufficiently large and her manuscript heritage many-sided, casting light on the little known aspects of her work and activity. Suburg was active in very different fields: she is known as a writer, journalist, feminist and educator. Her literary work is diverse and prolific; she wrote short stories, children’s stories, journalistic texts as well as philosophical essays. In Suburg’s work the autobiographical element plays a significant role, so that we can say that throughout her whole life she wrote her own autobiography, albeit using different forms. In this article, I example specifically the autobiography written by Lilli Suburg (1841-1923 entitled Minu saatusega võitluskäik (My Fight is my Destiny (1914, with the aim of introducing the text to the modern reader and analysing its content and peculiarities. As the text was published almost a hundred years ago, it deserves to be read anew and given a fresh interpretation from a modern point of view. The text certainly adds some new aspects to understanding Lilli Suburg’s life and activity; in the article I will analyse how Suburg looks at herself and her life and the reasons why she chose to write an autobiography with a feminist emphasis. The autobiography was published in the magazine Naiste Töö ja Elu (Women’s Work and Life in 1914 and to date it is the first and only feminist autobiography in Estonia. As Suburg had been a contributor to the magazine since its foundation in 1911, it provided a forum where she was able to share her feminist ideas and worldview with the readers. The magazine’s readers were understanding and supportive of feminist ideas, and the magazine’s focus was on women’s issues and women’s interests, the contributors being the leading women of the time. In her autobiography Suburg gives an overview of her life

  12. Out of the wave: The meaning of suffering and relief from suffering as described in autobiographies by survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

    Åsa Roxberg


    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to explore the meaning of suffering and relief from suffering as described in autobiographies by tourists who experienced the tsunami on 26 December 2004 and lost loved ones. A lifeworld approach, inspired by the French philosopher Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of perception, was chosen for the theoretical framework. This catastrophe totally changed the survivors’ world within a moment. In this new world, there were three main phases: the power of remaining focused, a life of despair, and the unbearable becoming bearable. Life turns into a matter of making the unbearable bearable. Such challenging experiences are discussed in terms of the philosophy of Weil, Jaspers, and Merleau-Ponty. The survivors of the tsunami catastrophe were facing a boundary situation and “le malheur,” the unthinkable misfortune. Even at this lowest level of misfortune, joy is possible to experience. This is part of the survivors’ ambivalent experiences of their lifeworld. In this world of the uttermost despair there are also rays of hope, joy, and new life possibilities.

  13. Música e Identidade: relatos de autobiografias musicais em pacientes com esclerose múltipla Music and identity: musical autobiographies in multiple sclerosis patients

    Cecilia Cavalieri França


    Full Text Available Autobiografias musicais constituem um recurso terapêutico eloqüente a respeito de como os indivíduos definem a si mesmos, auxiliando a (reconstrução da identidade e contribuindo para a melhoria da qualidade de vida de portadores de Esclerose Múltipla. Oito pacientes adultos sob acompanhamento no Centro de Investigação em Esclerose Múltipla (CIEM - UFMG, selecionaram entre 10 a 15 músicas significativas em sua vida, a respeito das quais discorreram em entrevista aberta. Os dados foram analisados qualitativamente segundo categorias criadas pelo musicoterapeuta norueguês Even RUDD (1998, que visam revelar como o indivíduo expressa suas identidades pessoal, social, temporal e transpessoal. Submetidos a tratamento quantitativo, os dados indicaram que, através da sua história musical, os pacientes aumentaram a percepção dos sentimentos e sensações corporais, expressaram-se de maneiras alternativas e ativaram memórias afetivas, contextualizando-as e adquirindo um senso de continuidade da vida.Musical autobiographies consist a powerful therapeutic tool through which individuals define themselves, helping in the (reconstruction of their identities and in enhancing quality of life of Multiple Sclerosis patients. Eight adult patients under treatment in the Research Centre for Multiple Sclerosis (CIEM - UFMG, selected 10 to 15 significant pieces of music in their lives, after which they narrated in open interview. The data collected were submitted to the music therapist Even RUDD (1998 categories, which reveal how the person expresses his personal, social, temporal and transpersonal identities. The quantitative treatment indicate that, through their musical history, patients could better the perception of their feelings and body awareness, they could express themselves through alternative ways and activated affective memories, contextualizing them and achieving a sense of continuity of life.

  14. Critical Autobiography and Painting Practice

    Howey, Barbara


    In 2000 I completed a PhD in Creative practice (painting) which had a contextualising thesis as part of the submission. My paintings at this time were based upon issues of memory and the text presented a narrative of the construction of the work but also examined how I was constructed by the work (both through the painting and writing). The tension between the past and what we make of it was central to my argument about the creative self in painting and so the title of this ...

  15. Binding Autobiographies: Torah Binders Revisited

    Oicherman, Ekaterina


    The thesis investigates contemporary textile practice and its links to traditional forms of textile art. It focuses on the 19th century German circumcision binders (“Jewishing cloths”), ceremonial Torah scroll wrappings, which documented male births. The case study examines images on the seams of a 1836 binder, showing that the seams acted as a transitional territory, where the embroiderer consciously played around with traditional images, transposing the concern with birth and fertility into...

  16. O diabo na vida de um santo: uma análise complementar da autobiografia de Valério do Bierzo = The devil in the life of a saint: a complementary analysis of the autobiography of Valerius of Bierzo

    Leila Rodrigues da Silva


    Full Text Available Este texto se vincula às questões analisadas no âmbito do projeto financiado pelo CNPq, intitulado “Aspectos das relações de poder na Vita Sancti Aemiliani, na Vita Sancti Fructuosi e na autobiografia de Valério do Bierzo: cristianização e reorganização eclesiástica no reino visigodo do século VII”. Dentre outros pressupostos, tal pesquisa se pauta no reconhecimento de que as autoridades eclesiásticas em princípios da Idade Média atuaram visando à promoção de um amplo projeto pedagógico, ao qual se associavam a normatização e a instrução de laicos e clérigos. Nesse processo, a literatura hagiográfica assumiu lugar de destaque. Considerando de natureza hagiográfica a autobiografia escrita por Valério de Bierzo, pretende-se, à luz das reflexões historiográficas sobre a atividade eclesiástica na península hispânica nos séculos VI e VII, discutir o papel assumido pelo diabo em tal relato, ora mais acentuadamente expressão de um topos literário, ora interlocutor da conjuntura específica do autor.This text is linked to the aspects of power relations in the Vita Sancti Aemiliani in Vita Sancti Fructuosi and autobiography of Valério of Bierzo: Christianization and ecclesiastical reorganization of the Visigothic kingdom in the seventh century, funded by CNPq. Among other assumptions, this research recognizes that the ecclesiastical authorities at the beginning of the Middle Ages worked for the promotion of a comprehensive education program, which was associated with standardization and education of lay and clergy. In this process, the hagiographic literature has assumed a prominent place. Considering the autobiography written by Valerius of Bierzo as an expression of the hagiographic genre, it is intended in this article, based on the historiographical reflections of ecclesiastical activity in the Hispanic peninsula in the sixth and seventh centuries, discussing the role played by the devil in such a report

  17. Miroir et mémoire. La deuxième personne et l’autobiographie : Trame d’enfance de Christa Wolf et Enfance de Nathalie Sarraute

    Hélène Müller


    Full Text Available L´autobiographie est a priori le règne du « Je », mais dans Trame d´enfance, la romancière allemande Christa Wolf évoque son enfance et son adolescence sans recours à la première personne. L´instance narrative se scinde en un « elle » pour désigner l´enfant-personnage et un « tu » pour le sujet écrivant. Ce dispositif narratif invite à la comparaison avec Enfance de Nathalie Sarraute. Les deux textes font entrer la démarche autobiographique dans l´« ère du soupçon » et éclater l´unité fallacieuse du « Je ».As a genre, autobiography is the natural domain of the first-person narrative, but in Patterns of childhood, the German novelist Christa Wolf relates her childhood and adolescence without ever recurring to the first person. The narrator is split into the third-person “she”, to refer to the child as a character of the narrative, and the “you” of the second person singular to refer to the writer. This narrative set-up invites a comparison with Nathalie Sarraute’s Childhood. Both texts destroy the fallacious unity of the first-person narrative, thus placing the autobiographical genre in our “age of suspicion”.La autobiografía es, a priori, el reino del "Yo", sin embargo, la escritora alemana Christa Wolf evoca en la novela Trama de infancia su infancia y su adolescencia sin recurrir a la primera persona. La instancia narrativa se escinde en un "ella" para designar al niño-personaje y un "tú" para referirse al sujeto que escribe. Este dispositivo narrativo invita a compararlo con el libro Infancia de Nathalie Sarraute. Ambos textos consiguen que este procedimiento autobiográfico entre en la “era de la sospecha” y que se fragmente la unidad falaz del "Yo".

  18. „Vana tuuletallaja”: August Kitzbergi mälestused eesti autobiograafia tüvitekstina. ”The Windhover in Youth and Age”: August Kitzberg and the Founding Texts of Estonian Autobiography

    Tiina Ann Kirss


    Full Text Available In 1924, renowned Estonian author August Kitzberg (1855-1927, whose “village tales”, plays, and journalistic pieces had been favourite reading material among the people for some 50 years, published his autobiography, entitled Ühe vana “tuuletallaja” noorpõlve mälestused (”An Old Windhover’s Memories of Youth”. Ostensibly, as Kitzberg claims in his foreword, the text was never meant to be published, and constituted his attempt, in 1916, to write “something like a family chronicle”. Compositionally heteroclite, Kitzberg’s life story is a sampling of a wide range of narrative strategies and styles, always hovering on the borders of written and oral discourse and not pretending to achieve stringent coherence. This is by no means to deny the text its “artfulness”: its very rusticality and simplicity is an effective ruse. Skilfully manoeuvring a ”tailor’s needle,” the author threads the piecework of his own life story into the heftier canvas of “History” (recalling the subtitle of Märt Mitt’s life story from the 1870s. More importantly, Kitzberg’s text is authored by a consummate journalist who astutely and deliberately makes visible broader dynamics driving social and cultural history in Estonia in the second half of the 19th century. ”The windhover” as autobiographical persona thus complements the public figure of the author, who had made his mark in the world of Estonian letters through his journalism, literary criticism, and theatre, as well as his original prose. In this paper I argue that Kitzberg’s autobiography is a foundation text of a ”national” autobiographical canon, and explore the implications of that statement. First, Kitzberg’s “Windhover” offered a formal “sampler” for narrative techniques at the threshold of oral and written culture. Also, the text makes visible models for telling a life: behind Kitzberg’s text one senses his own reading culture, which includes

  19. Popularization and Autobiography. Towards an Accessible Theology

    Štefan Štofaník


    Full Text Available As research in natural sciences and humanities becomes ever more specialized and technical, and the sword of Damocles – publish or perish – hangs over the head of every scholar, academic publishing proliferates but at the cost of its public relevance. Theology is no exception here, but the consequences are potentially much more disastrous. One need not understand anything about quantum mechanics for PET scan to work, but when nobody outside of academia understands contemporary theology, it is hard to imagine how “faith seeking understanding” makes any sense in the absence of such understanding amongst the believers. In order for a work of theology to make sense, it should be accessible for a wider public and it has to be existentially relevant. The present essay offers a few suggestions how theologians might go about meeting these kriteria. Popularizace a autobiografie aneb Pokus o srozumitelnou teologii Výzkum v oblasti přírodních a humanitních věd nabývá stále specializovanějšího a techničtějšího rozměru. Damoklův meč publish or perish (publikuj anebo zmiz se vznáší nad hlavou každého vědce. Akademické publikace tedy přibývají co do počtu, ale často tomu bývá na úkor relevance pro širší okruh čtenářů. Teologie zde není výjimkou. Ve srovnání s ostatními vědami jsou v takovém případě důsledky pro teologii potenciálně mnohem katastrofálnější. K fungování a využití pozitronové emisní tomografie skutečně není potřeba, aby každý chápal základy kvantové mechaniky. Když ale nikdo mimo akademickou obec nerozumí moderní teologii, je těžké si představit, jak může známý výrok „víra hledá porozumění“ dávat smysl věřícím. Smysluplná teologická práce by měla být přístupná širší veřejnosti a měla by mít jistý existenciální rozměr, který by byl každému srozumitelný. Tento příspěvek nabízí několik doporučení, jak by se teologové mohli přiblížit k splnění těchto kritérií.

  20. First Person Past: American Autobiographies, Volume 2

    American literature, biography, Tunis Campbell, Black Elk, Andrew Carnegie, Booker T. Washington, Mary Antin, Mary Jones, Frederic Howe, Anna Howard Shaw, Woody Guthrie, Monica Sone, Anne Moody, Ron Kovic...

  1. Richard Murphy: Autobiography and the Connemara landscape

    Elsa Meihuizen


    Full Text Available It could be argued that an important feature of Richard Murphy’s work, and of his identity as a poet is the relationship between the creative self and a particular place, where ‘place’ should be understood as referring not just to physical qualities of the natural environment, but in a broader sense to denote an environment in which everything is interrelated and connected, and in which there is no sharp division between the natural and the human. The landscape providing inspiration for Murphy’s poetic imagination is the landscapes and seascapes of Connemara in north-west Ireland. In 1959 he settled in this environment which was to be his base for the next 20 years and from this period and this location emanated the bulk of his poetic oeuvre. For Murphy committing to a life of writing poetry necessarily means being in the Connemara landscape. Returning to this environment in adulthood represents a quest for recovering childhood feelings, of belonging and love, as connected to particular places. Murphy’s Connemara poems could be read as an account of this process of re-placement, as a type of autobiographical text in which the artist creates a ‘double portrait’: in writing about the landscape he also writes about himself, creating a place-portrait which is, at the same time, a self-portrait.

  2. The Maturation of a Scientist: An Autobiography.

    Roizman, Bernard


    I was shaped by World War II, years of near starvation as a war refugee, postwar chaos, life in several countries, and relative affluence in later life. The truth is that as I was growing up I wanted to be a writer. My aspirations came to an end when, in order to speed up my graduation from college, I took courses in microbiology. It was my second love at first sight-that of my wife preceded it. I view science as an opportunity to discover the designs in the mosaics of life. What initiates my search of discovery is an observation that makes no sense unless there exists a novel design. Once the design is revealed there is little interest in filling all the gaps. I was fortunate to understand that what lasts are not the scientific reports but rather the generations of scientists whose education I may have influenced. PMID:26958904

  3. First Person Past: American Autobiographies, volume 1

    United States, literature, Benjamin Franklin, Olaudah Equino, Davy Crockett, Black Hawk, Harriet Robinson, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ulysses S. Grant, Tunis Gulic Campbell......United States, literature, Benjamin Franklin, Olaudah Equino, Davy Crockett, Black Hawk, Harriet Robinson, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ulysses S. Grant, Tunis Gulic Campbell...

  4. Identity as a narrative of autobiography

    Luba Jakubowska


    This article is a proposal of identity research through its process and narrative character. As a starting point I present a definition of identity understood as the whole life process of finding identification. Next I present my own model of auto/biography-narrative research inspired by hermeneutic and phenomenological traditions of thinking about experiencing reality. I treat auto/biography-narrative research as a means of exploratory conduct, based on the narrator’s biography data, also co...

  5. Cees Th. Smit Sibinga : An Autobiography

    Sibinga, Cees Th. Smit


    Cees Smit Sibinga was born in 1939 in Makassar in the former Dutch East Indies and spent the first part of his life in a Japanese internment camp. This experience was extremely important for the development of his attitude in and philosophy of life, in which a positive fighter spirit predominates. H

  6. Biography versus Fiction or the Value of Testimony in Jacobs’s and Stowe’s Narratives about Slavery (Autobiographie contre fiction ou la valeur du témoignage dans les récits d’esclavages de Jacobs et de Stowe

    Anne Garrait-Bourrier


    Full Text Available Cette étude comparée a pour projet de souligner les différences culturelles qui existent entre deux genres littéraires de la période antebellum : les récits d’esclaves et la fiction abolitionniste. Via l’approche d’extraits de textes tirés de l’autobiographie d’Harriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl, écrite sous le pseudonyme de Linda Brent et du roman de Harriet Beecher-Stowe Uncle Tom’s Cabin, nous soulignerons le témoignage historique commun qui ressort de ces deux textes. Bien que d’essence et de sources différentes, ces deux récits – celui de l’ancienne esclave et celui de l’intellectuelle blanche – offrent une image authentique de l’histoire américaine d’avant guerre civile essentielle et dénoncent le même fléau: l’esclavage.

  7. From Poetry & Autobiography to Poetry & “Autothanatography”

    Hélène AJI


    Full Text Available The project for this issue started in a questioning about the possible bridges between poetry today and Romantic poetry. How to think beyond the now consensual but also constructed oppositions that helped the Modernists define themselves against their anxiety-inducing immediate predecessors? In the line of Marjorie Perloff’s 21st-Century Modernism, one is urged to this re-reading of the 19th and of the 20th and 21st centuries. Thus comes to be examined one of the major post-Romantic assessmen...

  8. Ambivalence and Ambiguity in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    Monica Michlin


    Full Text Available This close reading of the text highlights how Miss Jane, in her double role as protagonist and narrator, shows considerable ambivalence towards friend and foe alike, with the result that the apparently transparent ideological meaning of entire episodes is blurred by what some critics have merely put down to “conservatism.” I examine Miss Jane’s almost constant suppression of emotion, and frequent displays of ambivalence towards other black people; her ambiguous relationship to oppressive, but familiar whites like Albert Cluveau or Robert Samson; and her conflicted relation to black heroes and heroics. Is the leading character a variation on the “mammy” who has internalized racist figures of speech, and uses contradictory images that undermine black heroics and validate white oppression? Or is Gaines’s point to undo the “retrick” of heroics and of alienation alike, and, against of backdrop of constant, ordinary destruction of black lives, to cast the adult Miss Jane as a Brer Rabbit-like figure, for whom survival and resistance are both dialectically connected and opposed? Is there a contradiction between her “progress” towards resistance shown in the last section, and her metadiscursive comments in the present, and does her literally walking out of her own story give a conclusive meaning to her narrative, or does it point to the author’s not having been able to resolve the ambivalence and ambiguities within the text?

  9. Joy and flustration with organofluorine compounds - a fluorous autobiography.

    Seebach, Dieter


    An overview is given about our work on fluoro-organic compounds, published or described in PhD theses between 1977 and 2013. After a discussion of structural F-effects and F-tagging applications the material is ordered by the various areas of our research, in which we have used and/or prepared F-derivatives: Li- and Ti-organic compounds and reagents, polylithiated hydroxy-esters and nitroalkanes, the enantiopure trifluoro-lactic, -Roche, and -3-hydroxy-butanoic acids as toolbox for the preparation of numerous F₃C-substituted compounds, including natural products and dendrimers, and fluoro-α-, -β-, and -δ-amino acids, as well as peptides with back-bond-bound fluorine. The strong influence on β-peptide folding by fluoro-substituents in the α-position of β-amino-acid residues is discussed in terms of the α-fluoro-amide conformational effect. Finally, some cases of totally unexpected effects on reactivity and structure exerted by fluoro-substitution are presented and taken as examples for our use of the terms flustrate and flustration in connection with organo-fluorine chemistry. PMID:25198744




    Madam Colette was perhaps the most controversial female writer of French literature. During her most productive years as a novelist Colette has written extensively on the themes of childhood, love, marital life. Passionate and tumultuous, her writings were largely based on her own experiences of three successive marriages. Colette attempted to find answers to the troubled life by observing the simplest of things; a spider on its web, one pussy stretching out in the lawn, perfumes of the summe...

  11. Notes on a methodological discussion: autobiography, critique and time

    Gunvor Løkken


    Full Text Available After having tried for some time to overview the contemporary field of qualitative research to give a lecture for a professorship in that area, my idea at the outset of writing this article was to address whether changes in qualitative research should be viewed as recurrent revolutions as highlighted by Denzin and Lincoln (2000; 2005, or as a field of continuing key themes and long-standing tensions, as conceptualized by Atkinson, Coffey and Delamont (2003. However, during my writing, after one detour into the May 2009 issue of Current Sociology and a second detour into the July 2009 issue of Qualitative Research, my attention focused on to how critical debate and review are displayed in different methodological positions of qualitative research. In my reading, the discussion in Current Sociology between main stream and postmodern methodological positioning revealed an utterly one-way feminist critique; this was also the case in one of three book reviews of The Handbook of Qualitative Research (Denzin and Lincoln, 2005 in the referred issue of Qualitative Research. My puzzle over this critical stance, and my third detour, into Yvonne Lincoln’s discussion of twenty-five years of qualitative and new paradigm research in the January 2010 Issue of Qualitative Inquiry, helped evolve the following notes on a methodological discussion. The notes are partly structured by a temporal narrative over personally lived qualitative research, and partly by an epistemological narrative of a methodological discussion, interwoven with the passing of time when writing.

  12. Notes on a methodological discussion: autobiography, critique and time

    Gunvor Løkken


    After having tried for some time to overview the contemporary field of qualitative research to give a lecture for a professorship in that area, my idea at the outset of writing this article was to address whether changes in qualitative research should be viewed as recurrent revolutions as highlighted by Denzin and Lincoln (2000; 2005), or as a field of continuing key themes and long-standing tensions, as conceptualized by Atkinson, Coffey and Delamont (2003). However, during my writing, after...

  13. On Being a Marxist Muslim: Reading Hasan Raid's Autobiography

    Ihsan Ali-Fauzi


    Full Text Available In his recently published book, Clive Christie argues that Socialism, Marxism and Communism played a crucial role as weapons for Southeast Asian leaders in their fight against colonialism and as frameworks for them to run the newly independent nations. He also realizes that other ideologies such as those based on religion, which were older in terms of their coming into the region than the above-mentioned Western-originated ideologies, especially Islam in the Malay world and Confucianism and Buddhism in the Indo-China and Burma, also played a similarly important role. However, he provides only a dim analysis of the extremely intricate relationship between these types of ideology, especially between Marxism and Islam in the thought of leaders of movements such as the Islamic Union (Sarekat Islam or SI in the then Dutch East Indies. Most probably for reasons of space, he makes only a slight, insignificant reference to SI.Copyright (c 2014 by SDI. All right reserved.DOI: 10.15408/sdi.v9i1.675

  14. After Life Review: Autobiography as "Art of the Future"

    Karpiak, Irene


    When adult students write their life story, they gather selected life experiences and transform these onto the written page. In the course of this literary process they revisit sites of the past and reflect on the meaning of past events; many reconstruct these events from the point of view of the present, and most close their narrative by…

  15. Transnational Children Orchestrating Competing Voices in Multimodal, Digital Autobiographies

    Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Pagdilao, Kathleah Consul; Kim, Enok Aeloch


    Background/Context: Prior research on multimodal, digital composition has highlighted the need for educators to bring such practices into classrooms, yet little research has been done to show what kinds of products children create and what those products can tell us as researchers about how children articulate their life experiences. We draw on…

  16. From Intelligence to Leadership: A Brief Intellectual Autobiography

    Sternberg, Robert J.


    "Everyone else was turning the page but I had not yet finished the first item." That is how the author remembers the beginning of his interest in intelligence. For whatever reason, he decided while in elementary school that intelligence is modifiable, and every year he authored a work book with exercises children could complete to increase their…

  17. Le style de l’autobiographie chez Peter Handke (1967-1972)

    Desbrière-Nicolas, Brigitte


    Un an à peine après avoir accédé à la gloire d’une façon fulgurante, P. Handke, le provocateur, le représentant de la littérature expérimentale, compose à vingt-cinq ans Ein autobiographischer Essay, dont le grand public ne prendra connaissance qu’en 1972 lors de sa publication dans le recueil d’essais Ich bin ein Bewohner des Elfenbeinturms. Wunschloses Unglück, récit composé après le suicide de la mère, paraît la même année, il est accueilli à la fois comme biographie maternelle et document...

  18. Mario Rispoli, Jean-Charles Depaule, Italien du Caire. Une autobiographie

    Charuty, Giordana


    « Une odeur, des sonorités, une qualité de l’air, des luminosités, qu’on m’avait “parlées”, qu’on m’avait montrées, que j’avais rêvées... » (p. 11) : telle est la matière sensible du pays des origines que retrouve Mario Rispoli à treize ans, en débarquant à Brindisi pour des vacances avec ses copains de l’école Don Bosco du Caire qui, eux, célèbrent l’Année sainte. Dans la capitale égyptienne de l’immédiat après-guerre, l’Italie est présente de bien des façons, plus ou moins antagonistes. Dan...

  19. The African Diaspora: Using the Multivalent Theory to Understand Slave Autobiographies

    Morehouse, Maggi M.


    In simple terms, diaspora can be defined as the identity community that is formed when people move. Although the term African Diaspora seems relatively new, a number of 20th century scholars have utilized a diasporic framework to explain the commonalities among people of African descent around the world. The earliest scholars did not use the term;…

  20. Review Essay: Auto/Biography as Method: Dialectical Sociology of Everyday Life

    Roth, Wolff-Michael


    Our Lives as Databases ist das Produkt eines Forschungsprojekts, in dem die teilnehmenden Autoren das kollektive Schreiben und Analysieren ihrer Autobiographien als Medium zum Praktizieren akademischer Soziologie benutzen. In diesem Beitrag beschreibe ich die Struktur und den Inhalt dieses ungewöhnlichen und sehr interessanten Buches und stelle meine Lesart anhand der exemplarischen Analyse eines der Kapitel dar. Obwohl der Herausgeber des Sammelbandes überzeugend für das kollektive Schreiben...

  1. Determination Of Natural Boron Concentration In Coffee Leaves, Using de Autobiography by Neutron Capture Technique

    Determination of natural boron concentration in coffee leaves, using the autoradiography, by neutron capture technique. The boron absorption coefficient in young coffee leaves was measured using autoradiography by neutron capture. In two experiments carried out in April and November, 1996, it was found that the coefficient varies between 0.9 and 5.3 nmol/h. the concentration of natural boron in coffee leaves in regard to age, symptoms and treatment received was also studied, using the same technique. (Author)

  2. Jean-Claude Schmitt, La conversion d’Hermann le Juif. Autobiographie, histoire et fiction

    Schwarzfuchs, Simon


    Le récit de la conversion du lévite Juda, fils de David et Sephora de Cologne, mieux connu sous le nom de Hermannus quondam Judeus, est bien connu depuis 1687, date de sa première publication. Il n’y a pratiquement pas d’historien du judaïsme médiéval européen ou de la « mission » chrétienne qui n’en ait fait état. Il a encore eu droit à une excellente édition critique en 1963 (Hermannus quondam Judaeus. Opusculum de conversione sua, hrsg. von Gerlinde Niemeyer, Weimar : Böhlau, 1963, Monumen...

  3. Visual Auto/biography, Hysteria, and the Pedagogical Performance of the "Real."

    Hesford, Wendy S.


    Discusses Mindy Faber's autobiographical video as an allegory of contradictory interpretations of female hysteria as both a theater of femininity and feminist revolt. Provides an analysis of the resonance between student responses to "Delirium" (her auto/biographical video about her mother's long battle with mental illness) and contemporary…

  4. Disabling Men: Masculinity and Disability in Al Davison’s Graphic Autobiography, 'The Spiral Cage'

    McIlvenny, Paul


    of normalcy continue their hegemony even in progressive areas such as cultural studies. Disabled bodies are not permitted to participate in the erotics of power nor in economies of transgression. Thus, we need to investigate how a hegemonic notion of masculinity informs and interacts with cultural notions......, these relations are often pervasively violent, insidious and subordinating, with the result that men dis-able other men. In order to explore the everyday assumptions of male ability in Western culture, which conceal dis/ability and the 'failures' of masculinity, I examine one example of autobiographical comics......, a 'genre' in which comics creators tell their life narratives . Autobiographical comics give insights into the cultural narratives and discourses which bound and limit the construction of the visible self. Written and oral life narratives have been used in men's studies research to document men...

  5. The musical identities of Danish music therapy students : a study based on musical autobiographies

    Bonde, Lars Ole


    Music therapists need both advanced musical and therapeutic skills to work as ‘health musicians’ in the vast area of ‘health musicking’ (Trondalen & Bonde, 2012), which ranges from working with groups in the community to individual sessions with mental health patients in hospital clinics. The balance between musical and therapeutic skills in this training is the subject of continuous discussion in the training program at Aalborg University, as are the ways in which the musical identity of a m...


    Marcelo da Silva Amorim


    Full Text Available In this article, we intend to show how the oral compositions employed by Graciliano Ramos in his narrative Infância create effects that are both stylistic and interactive for its readers’ understanding, with meanings that are constructed from a need to update autobiographic facts in the present of the narrator as well as in his constitution as an autodidactic subject.

  7. Islands of Loneliness: Exploring Social Interaction through the Autobiographies of Individuals with Autism

    Causton-Theoharis, Julie; Ashby, Christine; Cosier, Meghan


    Assumptions of difficulties with social interaction, or lack of interest in social interaction, are central to many definitions and conventional understandings of autism. However, many individuals with autism describe a strong craving social interaction. This article uses autobiographical accounts written by individuals who identified as autistic…

  8. Childhood, memory and autobiography in Holland : from the Golden Age to Romanticism

    R.M. Dekker (Rudolf)


    textabstractBetween the 17th and 19th centuries, autobiographers and diarists invented new ways to write about childhood and children. At the same time, pedagogical ideas about child-rearing changed. This book looks at the connection between these developments. Childhood became more highly valued as

  9. From Entrepreneurship to Activism: Teacher Autobiography, Peace and Social Justice in Education

    Sharra, Steve


    This article argues that while social entrepreneurship shares concerns similar to those of social justice activism, the corporate and business ethos in the idea of entrepreneurship is not suited to the social concerns that teachers and other educators deal with in their everyday lives. The article points out characteristics of social…


    N.M. Cowling


    Full Text Available The Gulf War of 1991 was possibly the most mesmerising military conflict of recent times. In a world charged with violence, this particular war somehow stood out and captured the public's imagination. This can be attributed to a number of factors, the most important being the fact that leading western powers participated in Operation Desert Storm. Along with this they deployed an enormous range of sophisticated and hi-tech weaponry in the Persian Gulf adding a new dimension to the clash which became impossible to ignore. The disproportionately high media profiles of Desert Shield and Desert Storm was due to the role played by television. For the first time audiences around the globe were able to watch the war unfolding live in their living rooms courtesy of expanding technology and 24 hour news networks.

  11. Fragments of an Autobiography or Remembering in the House of Time: From London to Wisconsin, 1933–2010

    Moira Roth


    Full Text Available Moira Roth visited the US in the early 1950s for the first time and decided to settle in the country because she found American universities to be places of her calling. Being deeply attracted to the wide range of ethnic and cultural differences in American society, Roth has since strived for artistic expression and established friendships in all corners of the world. Roth’s memoir pieces span seven decades. They reflect upon encounters with refugees in her mother’s outside London home in World War II, the Bohemian culture in Northern California in the 1960s, and the impact on her of various feminist-inspired art projects in the 1970s and 1980s. We, her readers, find ourselves exploring these decades in the virtual presence of Moira Roth.

  12. Autobiography and representation of self in the narrative and in chronic by António Lobo Antunes

    Paula Renata Lucas Collares


    Full Text Available The present article is centered in the analytical reading of some chronicles published in the First Book of Chronicles (1998 and the novel Sôbolos rios que vão (2010, by António Lobo Antunes. This thesis shows how time, the memory, childhood and their respective events, as apparently autobiographical aspects are linked to the texture of some chronic and some novel. In fact, we can read in fiction several fictional possibilities and biographical. Structural elements of the Portuguese writer António Lobo Antunes narratives are pieces of a puzzle manipulated by an author. In the First Book of Chronicles and the novel, António Lobo Antunes revisits the past, not from a romantic view but from a critical process of self-reflection. Therefore, we will try to find meaning in the intertextual marks, in the author’s voice slips, in the contact between literary and autobiographical discourses. The analysis is based on literary theory, with support from studies of Philippe Lejeune.

  13. Résister à la prison par l’autobiographie : Véra Figner et les prisons tsaristes*

    Artières, Philippe; Dabbadie, Denis


    Emprisonnée pendant vingt ans à la forteresse de Schusselbourg, pour sa participation au mouvement La volonté du peuple, responsable de plusieurs attentats dont l’assassinat du tsar Alexandre II, la populiste russe Vera Figner mène d’abord en détention puis dès sa sortie en 1906 une entreprise singulière de résistance par l’écriture. La Venus de la Révolution entreprend en effet de constituer son récit autobiographique d’emprisonnement en un outil de lutte contre l’arbitraire du pouvoir tsari...

  14. 'From Jamaica to England Part 3: Primary sources and the autobiography of a 'Middle-Class Brown' '

    Alison Newby (The first attached pdf is print and the second is interactive)


    The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre is an open access University of Manchester facility. The blog 'Reading Race, Collecting Cultures' ( features on its website ( The Roving Reader Files category of blog posts is produced by Alison Newby (under the pseudonym The Roving Reader) in collaboration with Hannah Niblett (Collections Access Officer). The former provides the text and the latter provides the images. The R...

  15. How Teachers' Autobiographies Influence Their Responses to Children's Behaviours: The Psychodynamic Concept of Transference in Classroom Life. Part I.

    Weiss, Stephen


    This article considers how the psychoanalytic concept of transference shapes relationships between teachers and students by integrating narrative case studies with a literature review. It provides an overview of transference concepts as they emerge in the context of clinical psychoanalysis and human development with implications for classroom…

  16. "I Was My War; My War Was I": Vera Brittain, Autobiography and University Fiction during the Great War

    McClellan, Ann K.


    Applying the critical lenses of feminism, autographical theory and literary analysis, this essay performs a triple reading of Vera Brittain's multi-genre writings about gender, war,and university education. Focusing specifically on "The Dark Tide" (1923), "Testament of Youth" (1933) and "The Women of Oxford" (1960),…

  17. The Discovery of Anti-Matter The Autobiography of Carl David Anderson, the Youngest Man to Win the Nobel Prize


    In 1936, at age 31, Carl David Anderson became the second youngest Nobel laureate for his discovery of antimatter when he observed positrons in a cloud chamber.He is responsible for developing rocket power weapons that were used in World War II.He was born in New York City in 1905 and was educated in Los Angeles. He served for many years as a physics professor at California Institute of Technology. Prior to Oppenheimer, Anderson was offered the job of heading the Los Alamos atomic bomb program but could not assume the role because of family obligations.He was a pioneer in studying cosmic rays

  18. Arthur Miller, Autobiography, and Holocaust%阿瑟·米勒,自传,与大屠杀

    凯奈瑞特·梅耶; 李伟



  19. Reflections on Doing Research Grounded in My Experience of Perinatal Loss: From Auto/biography to Autoethnography

    Deborah Davidson


    This article, derived from my doctoral dissertation (Davidson 2007) examining the emergence of hospital protocols for perinatal bereavement during the last half of the twentieth century in Canada, focuses on the methodological complexities – the draw, the drain, and the delight of doing qualitative research grounded in my own experience of perinatal loss. With my dissertation now a fait a complete, reflecting back on my research, my use of autoethnography at this point allows a return to a ...

  20. From Dunce to Doctor: A Critical Autobiography of a Dyslexic Doctoral Student Pursuing a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology

    Hunt, David N.


    Much is known about the phenomenon of learning disabilities, especially dyslexia in children. Only recently, however, has psychological research focused on adult learning disabilities. The bulk of research on the phenomenon of adult learning disabilities has been quantitative research, which neglected the subjective experience of those it is…

  1. Reality and fiction of an educator of the people. Study of the pedagogical mission of Federica Montseny through her autobiographies

    Michela Caiazzo


    Full Text Available In this work we intend to study, through the analysis of the autobiographical works of the anarchist thinker Federica Montseny (1905-1994, the educational context in which the writer was born and her attempt to transform the society through her own example and writings. The anti-authoritarian and freethinker background, the extended family of overtones inspired by Fourier’s ideal, the rational and secular teachings of her mother Teresa Mañé, the full immersion into the world of politics and workers struggles of the early twentieth century shapes the awareness of a child who will devote her life spreading the anarchist model. Deeply aware of the ethical and social potential of art, she puts into practice her ability to become a writer, a speaker and an educator of the people. Fiction and reality blend aiming to create a heroine. Received: 27/05/2013 / Accepted: 20/06/2013 How to reference this article Caiazzo, M. (2014. Realidad y ficción de una educadora del pueblo. Estudio de la misión pedagógica de Federica Montseny a través de sus autobiografías. Espacio, Tiempo y Educación, 1(1, pp. 77-96. doi:

  2. The lives of an American life - The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and the idea of personal identity

    Joyce E. Chaplin


    Full Text Available recorrendo aos campos da história dos impressos e da história da ciência - dois campos de importância indiscutível para entender Benjamin Franklin, o impressor da Filadélfia, e Benjamin Franklin, o famoso experimentador elétrico - este ensaio sugerirá que as memórias de Franklin são evidência de que ele pensou sobre si mesmo como encarnado em ações (como ele tinha se apresentado ao mundo, através de experimentos científicos e como identificado em relação a outras pessoas, como ele tinha sido por muito tempo, como um colaborador em diversos projetos e como um correspondente. Isso é diferente do seu sentido desencarnado e individualista que a maioria das edições de sua autobiografia, como uma simples narrativa, lhe deram. Edições mais complexas e com diversos textos podem ser ao menos igualmente válidas, sobretudo para mostrar como ideias de identidade pessoal, nesse ponto da história, eram coletivas e encarnadas.

  3. "Snapshots" of the Classroom: Autobiographies and the Experience of Elementary Education in the Madras Presidency, 1882-1947

    Ellis, Catriona


    This article looks at the remembered experiences of children who went to school in the late colonial period and examines the extent to which these memories relate to the official literature of the time and the historiographical debates surrounding education. The precise focus is memories of formal elementary education in the Madras Presidency…

  4. Untitled

    Gibson, J


    The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies was gathered together by John Burnett, David Vincent and David Mayall whilst compiling their three volumes annotated bibliography, "The Autobiography of the Working Class" (Harvester Press, 1984-1989). This book includes descriptions of unpublished autobiographies and indicates their locations. Excerpts from some of the autobiographies have been published in "Destiny obscure: autobiographies of childhood, education, and family from the1820s...

  5. Untitled

    Dale, E.


    The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies was gathered together by John Burnett, David Vincent and David Mayall whilst compiling their three volumes annotated bibliography, "The Autobiography of the Working Class" (Harvester Press, 1984-1989). This book includes descriptions of unpublished autobiographies and indicates their locations. Excerpts from some of the autobiographies have been published in "Destiny obscure: autobiographies of childhood, education, and family from the1820s...

  6. Asphalte

    Foley, S.


    The Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies was gathered together by John Burnett, David Vincent and David Mayall whilst compiling their three volumes annotated bibliography, "The Autobiography of the Working Class" (Harvester Press, 1984-1989). This book includes descriptions of unpublished autobiographies and indicates their locations. Excerpts from some of the autobiographies have been published in "Destiny obscure: autobiographies of childhood, education, and family from the1820s...

  7. Didysis propagandos subjektas: pokomunistinių autobiografijų pėdsakais. Great Subject of Propaganda: by the Traces of Post-communist Autobiographies

    Gintautas Mažeikis


    The article is devoted to analysis of description of propaganda subject in general and in the Soviet Lithuanian literature particularly. Propaganda sub­ject doesnt depend only on the procedure of discour­sive interpellation as it was in L. Althusser theories. The article shows how much important was social-body experiences and social-political body activities upon the examples of communist identity history in Soviet Union. For this reason the notions of sym­bolic sphere (J. Lotman), semiosis ...

  8. Do Reflections on Personal Autobiography as Captured in Narrated Life-Stories Illuminate Leadership Development in the Field of Early Childhood?

    Layen, Sara


    Research demonstrating the importance and impact of the earliest years on long-term outcomes is now well established, and the link between effective leadership and quality provision has been clearly made. However, the nature of the best preparation for such leadership remains contested. The qualitative research reported here is related to the…

  9. Analysis of Training Load and Competition During the PhD Course of a 3000-m Steeplechase Female Master Athlete: An Autobiography.

    Gabrielli, Elisa; Fulle, Stefania; Fanò-Illic, Giorgio; Pietrangelo, Tiziana


    The first author, Elisa Gabrielli, has been a distance runner for many years, and then at a particular point in her career, she decided to move over to the 3000-m steeplechase. She was attracted by this discipline as she believed that it would be the appropriate discipline for her, due to the challenge it provided her, and the necessary knowledge and awareness she had through her studies. For reasons that are discussed in this report, the 3000-m steeplechase is a race that is more difficult to interpret and manage biomechanically and physiologically than most others. Combining this with her PhD allowed her to use a multidisciplinary approach to review the competitive experience gained in this discipline. During this period, she indeed not only deepened the technical aspects of her training, but also those that underlie this discipline, through her knowledge of sport, with particular reference to the female athlete. Through her technical research, she was able to take 'snapshots' of what could happen from the physiological point of view. With satisfaction, she improved her performance in the 3000-m race and in the 3000-m steeplechase. How? In particular, she worked on her running technique through specific exercises. She worked on de-contraction and posture, while saving energy consumption. She worked on the control of her breathing, and she took into account her prevailing heart rate. This was all in combination with the consumption of specific nutrients, as she tried to manage the production of lactate with the training of the red muscle fibres that are rich in mitochondria. Finally, she tried to improve her perception of strenuous work, by training at high altitude. This allowed her not only to improve her physical performance, but especially to improve her mind-set, which allowed her to be more confident in herself and her abilities. PMID:26913156

  10. Autobiographies of Spanish Refugee Children at the Quaker Home in La Rouvière (France, 1940) : Humanitarian Communication and Children’s Writings1

    Keren, Célia


    Writing the history of children’experiences in exile entails exploring how children refugees have written about these experiences themselves. It is obviously a challenge to find contemporary texts by refugee children, but even when we do, we are faced with a number of methodological issues. This paper attempts to present and tackle some of those, through the study of fifteen biographical notebooks written around 1940-1941 by Spanish refugee children who lived at La Rouvière in France, in a co...

  11. Menedzerowie i mafiosi: etyka motywowania w autobiografich self-made manow/ Manages and Mafisi: Ethics of Motivation in the Autobiographies of Self-Made Men

    Michal Szukala


    The paper is an attempt to verify the assumptions of the motivation-hygiene theory by Frederick Herzberg in the context of the values and practices of leading managers of the U.S. economy. The two-factor theory is a part of every synthesis of management science, although its assumptions raise serious controversies. The subject matter of the analysis is the biographies of the most prominent managers, such as Henry Ford, Lee Iacocca, Walter P. Chrysler and Jordan Belfort (known as the ‘Wolf of ...

  12. Didysis propagandos subjektas: pokomunistinių autobiografijų pėdsakais. Great Subject of Propaganda: by the Traces of Post-communist Autobiographies

    Gintautas Mažeikis


    Full Text Available The article is devoted to analysis of description of propaganda subject in general and in the Soviet Lithuanian literature particularly. Propaganda sub­ject doesnt depend only on the procedure of discour­sive interpellation as it was in L. Althusser theories. The article shows how much important was social-body experiences and social-political body activities upon the examples of communist identity history in Soviet Union. For this reason the notions of sym­bolic sphere (J. Lotman, semiosis (U. Eco, dis­coursive order (M. Foucault and symbolical worlds (J. Lacan are separated and compared. Contempo­rary theories of psychoanalytic philosophy show meta-literary origin of politically important literary works and semiosis. It means that the sense of sen­tences of novels and poems were red and understood in dependency of heroic biography of writer, on the correspondent to the contemporary political and ma­terial life of political party and changes of political language. Participation in the revolutionary activity, class war, buildings of Soviet reality, II World Wars battles, postwar struggles, resistance to the Post-soviet reevaluation of all values, proletarian origin, sweat and blood were non-literal signs for the trust to literary work. The article shows that literary works of trusted writers were a collective creation and they were a collective semiosis. On the example of Lithu­anian poet E. Mieželaitis collective improvement of poems are discussed. The other step in the develop­ment of soviet semiosis and symbolical world goes in the modern independent Lithuania. It is developed in autobiographes of soviet writers and soviet cul­tural leaders. Post-soviet considerations about “Non lost generation” of one of former communist leader L. Šepetys are analyzed in the article.Post-soviet biographies and popularity of the ones are evidence of stability of soviet symbolical world with their social body practices and reading / writing experiences. Analysis of soviet heritage related to the building of soviet man not only in discoursive but also in the body sense presuppose interpretation of their symbolical worlds from sociological or even political / literary anthropology point of view. The success of soviet auto / biographies in Post-soviet period is also sign of openness of modern Lithuanian society to its memory. It opens well-affected oppor­tunities for Post-communist studies without any re­pressive desovietization of memory.

  13. Analysis of training load and competition during the PhD course of a 3000-m steeplechase female master athlete: an autobiography

    Elisa Gabrielli


    Full Text Available The first author, Elisa Gabrielli, has been a distance runner for many years, and then at a particular point in her career, she decided to move over to the 3000-m steeplechase. She was attracted by this discipline as she believed that it would be the appropriate discipline for her, due to the challenge it provided her, and the necessary knowledge and awareness she had through her studies. For reasons that are discussed in this report, the 3000-m steeplechase is a race that is more difficult to interpret and manage biomechanically and physiologically than most others. Combining this with her PhD allowed her to use a multidisciplinary approach to review the competitive experience gained in this discipline. During this period, she indeed not only deepened the technical aspects of her training, but also those that underlie this discipline, through her knowledge of sport, with particular reference to the female athlete. Through her technical research, she was able to take ‘snapshots’ of what could happen from the physiological point of view. With satisfaction, she improved her performance in the 3000-m race and in the 3000-m steeplechase. How? In particular, she worked on her running technique through specific exercises. She worked on de-contraction and posture, while saving energy consumption. She worked on the control of her breathing, and she took into account her prevailing heart rate. This was all in combination with the consumption of specific nutrients, as she tried to manage the production of lactate with the training of the red muscle fibres that are rich in mitochondria. Finally, she tried to improve her perception of strenuous work, by training at high altitude. This allowed her not only to improve her physical performance, but especially to improve her mind-set, which allowed her to be more confident in herself and her abilities.

  14. Deafness as Conflict and Conflict Component

    Heuer, Christopher Jon


    Writers of D/deaf autobiographies or biographies face something of a dilemma when incorporating deafness into the stories they tell. This includes writers of D/deaf fiction because many such works are based on the same personal experiences from which autobiographies and biographies are derived. At heart, autobiographies and biographies are merely…

  15. Salha-ye ‘Abri (Cloudy Years: From a new perspective

    علی اکبری/ کوچکیان علی اکبری/ کوچکیان


    Full Text Available Literature as an art or science is of different kinds; and these kinds can constitute new systems. Novel is one of these different kinds of literature that is also divided to many different kinds. Autobiography is also a branch of literature that has its own features and characteristics. There are also many capabilities in these variations and in their combination with the other kinds. “Autobiography-Novel” is one of these compositions in literature that benefits from both novel and autobiography. The writers of this article have chosen a novel by Ali Ashraf Darvishiyan for their analysis. This literary text is a novel that also contains some features of autobiography, and the writes of the paper have analyzed it from the point of view of “Autobiography-Novel.” Keywords: Autobiography, novel, Salhaye ‘Abri (Cloudy Years, Autobiography- Novel, Darvishiyan.

  16. Histórias de vida e autobiografias na formação de professores e profissão docente (Brasil, 1985-2003 Life histories and autobiographies in teacher education and teaching profession (Brazil, 1985-2003

    Belmira Oliveira Bueno


    Full Text Available O texto apresenta uma revisão de trabalhos da área de Educação que fizeram uso das histórias de vida e dos estudos autobiográficos como metodologia de investigação científica no Brasil. Dois recortes foram efetuados, um temporal e outro temático, para focalizar o período compreendido entre 1985 e 2003 e privilegiar dois temas: formação de professores e profissão docente. O objetivo principal foi o de mapear a produção nacional, buscando identificar as temáticas que emergiram com maior força, apontando aspectos lacunares e indicando direções para futuros estudos na área. Várias fontes foram utilizadas: resumos de teses e dissertações (banco de teses da CAPES; textos completos de teses e dissertações defendidas nos programas de pós-graduação da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - PUC-SP - e da Faculdade de Educação da Universidade de São Paulo - FEUSP -; livros; e periódicos científicos. As análises levaram a concluir que o uso dessas abordagens cresceu significativamente no Brasil a partir dos anos de 1990, porém, de modo muito disperso, foram utilizadas muito mais como fonte de dados para o desenvolvimento de um largo espectro de pesquisas e muito timidamente como dispositivos de formação. Todavia, evidenciou-se que a intensificação de tais metodologias contribuiu para renovar as pesquisas sobre os professores, ao mesmo tempo em que fez aflorar o interesse por questões e temáticas novas, tais como as que se configuram, por exemplo, nos estudos sobre profissão, profissionalização e identidades docentes.The text offers a review within the area of Education of the works that make use of life histories and autobiographic studies as a scientific research methodology in Brazil. The period between 1985 and 2003 is focused under two different slants, one temporal, and the other thematic: teacher education and teaching profession. The main purpose here was to map out the national production, seeking to identify the themes that have emerged with greater strength, pointing out deficient aspects, and suggesting directions for future studies in this field. Several sources were utilized: abstracts of theses and dissertations from the CAPES database; complete texts of theses and dissertations presented to the graduate programs of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo - PUC-SP - and of the Faculty of Education of the University of São Paulo - FEUSP; books; and scientific journals. The analyses have shown that the use of these approaches has grown significantly in Brazil since the 1990s but, in a very disperse manner, they have been used more as a source of data for the development of a wide spectrum of studies, and only timidly as formation devices. Nevertheless, it has become apparent that the rise of these methodologies has contributed to a renewal in the studies about teachers, at the same time that it has fostered the interest in new issues and themes, such as those developed, for example, in the researches about profession, professionalization and teacher identity.

  17. To Construct Reality with Fantasy: A Reading of Alain Robbe-Grillet's New Autobiographies%用虚幻建构真实--解读罗伯-格里耶的"新自传"



    @@ 在文学价值重构的20世纪,罗伯-格里耶无疑是一位引人注目的大师.50年代,这位果品农艺师忽然步人文坛,开始了新小说的实验;60年代,他又闯入影坛,推出了轰动西方的"新浪潮"电影;70年代,这位视"重复前人已发现的东西"为"最严重的错误"、把"不断发现新的领域"当作"最高的责任"①的新小说派领袖又进行了构建"新自传"的工作.

  18. Poética, erótica y políticas del nombre propio: de la magia a la autobiografía Poetic, Erotic and Politics of the Proper Name: from Magic to Autobiography

    Lorena Amaro


    Full Text Available Desde diversas disciplinas, Occidente se ha interrogado sobre las implicancias mágicas, poéticas y políticas del nombre propio. El siguiente artículo aborda desde las relaciones de analogía que en torno a él tejen la cabala y la magia, hasta conceptualizaciones modernas y contemporáneas sobre su lugar en la literatura, particularmente en lo referente a sus relaciones con el sujeto y el texto, como también a sus proyecciones en el nombre de autor y su firma, aparentemente centrales en la construcción del discurso autobiográfico.From a wide range of disciplines, the Western world has asked itself the question regarding the magic, poetic and political implications of the proper name. The following article raises issues that start with the analogies that both cabbala and magic weave around the proper name, to the modern and contemporary conceptualizations about the place of the proper name in literature. This latter is achieved particularly in reference to its connections with the subject and text, and also in reference to its projections on the name of the author and his signature, both apparently central in the construction of the autobiographical discourse.

  19. Abrindo caminho para o futuro: redes de apoio social e resiliência em autobiografias de jovens socioeconomicamente vulneráveis Paving the way to the future: social support networks and resilience in autobiographies of socioeconomically vulnerable youth

    Idilva Maria Pires Germano


    Full Text Available Este trabalho discute processos de resiliência e redes de apoio social a partir de entrevistas narrativas realizadas com jovens socioeconomicamente desfavorecidos de escolas públicas de Fortaleza. O objetivo do estudo foi analisar como contavam suas histórias de vida, especialmente como enfrentavam adversidades em busca de recursos promotores de saúde e bem-estar. Os relatos foram analisados temática e narrativamente a fim de compreender como os jovens recrutam recursos pessoais, familiares, comunitários e culturais disponíveis e como esses recursos e as formas de manejo atuam de modo protetivo. Considerando que a resiliência também implica a disponibilidade dos recursos buscados pelo jovem, atenção especial foi dada à capacidade de suas comunidades em fornecê-los apropriadamente. Um resultado significativo é sua percepção do poder público como ineficaz ou ausente. Frente ao declínio da esfera pública, o jovem tende a refugiar-se na família e em seus próprios recursos pessoais para enfrentar o futuro.This work discusses resilience processes and social support networks among youth based on narrative interviews with socioeconomically disadvantaged students from public schools in Fortaleza (Brazil. The aim of the study was to analyze how they told their life stories, particularly how they dealt with adversities, navigating their way to health-sustaining resources and well-being. Thematic and narrative analysis were applied to understand the way youth achieve personal, family, community and cultural resources and how these resources and strategies have a protective effect. Considering that resilience also refers to the availability of the resources sought special attention was directed to their communities' capacity to properly provide them. A meaningful result is their perception of public politics and services as ineffective or absent. Facing the decline of the public sphere, youth tend to take refuge in the family and in their own personal resources as means to stand up to their future.

  20. Debus Kehr (Monique), Augustin Güntzer. L’histoire de toute ma vie. Auto-biographie d’un potier d’étain calviniste du XVIIe siècle

    Muller, Claude


    Peut-on être calviniste et vivre sa foi dans l’Alsace ravagée par la guerre de Trente Ans ? La réponse est oui. Mais à quel prix, comme nous l’apprend Augustin Güntzer ! Grâce soit rendue à Monique Debus Kehr qui a traduit avec une grande élégance l’auto-biographie de ce potier d’étain, né à Obernai en 1596, mort dans un lieu et à une date inconnus, peut-être en Suisse après 1657. Ce récit se lit comme un roman. Güntzer entreprend un premier voyage en Allemagne et en Italie, où il se frotte a...

  1. Intergraded, Outspoken with Mortality and Talent on Tianshu Autobiography of Tian Shaoqing%守节切直 德才兼备——论《田叔列传》之田少卿



    田叔是西汉初从河北走出的官员。他廉洁奉公,严谨自律,有才干,更有操守,是一位名臣兼长者,其"官品"、"人品"都值得称道。司马迁称赞他秉守气节、忠诚耿直,崇尚道义、正直无私,尤其是在掌重权、任高官时能坚持真理、堂堂正正,不向歪风邪气屈服。在多重价值观并存的今天,此等品格很值得推重。%Tianshu was an official from Hebei. He was self-disciplined, talented with integrality. He was widely praised by colleagues. Si Maqian praised him as integrated with good personality, because he never surrendered to the power of evil. Until the day, under the multivalues of the society, such personality is still be respected.

  2. A Linguist's life. An English translation of Otto Jespersen' autobiography with notes, photos and a bibliography. EDited by Arne Juul, Hans F. Nielsen, Jørgen Erik Nielsen. Odense university press; Odense 1995

    Gunver Skytte


    Full Text Available È un tratto positivo della linguistica di oggi l'interesse rinnovato per la storia della linguistica e per i grandi classici della linguistica, molti dei quali sono oggetto di un vero revival scientifico. Basti ricordare ii caso di Lucien Tesnière, le cui teorie oggi sono fonte di  ricca  ispirazione,  come testimonia  ii  volume  Linguistica XXX IV, I . M élanges Lucien Tesnière, Ljubljana 1994.

  3. 居住在多维世界中--第四届国际传记研讨会述评%Inhaiting Multiple Worlds - Survey of The 4th International Auto/Biography Association Conference



    @@ 第四届国际传记研讨会于2004年3月14至18日在香港中文大学英语系召开,来自世界各地的70多位学者参加了会议.本次会议的议题是"居住在多维世界中--(反)全球化时代的传记",由于在香港这个多元文化地区召开,会议的议题似乎格外贴切,具体的议题涉及到移民的自我、散居的自我,尤其是散居的中国人;作为自传和传记的旅行写作,包括日记和书信等;电子自我和在线的全球化身份;全球化媒体--电影、录像、电视、网络和身份构建;以及多语的(multilingual)自我等等,可谓丰富多彩.

  4. La fallacia della scrittura nelle Memorie inutili (1797) di Carlo Gozzi : l’autobiografia romanzesca veneziana tra fattualità finzione

    van Oers, D.A.C.


    The relationship between fact and fiction is still a key concern in contemporary research on literary autobiographies. This dissertation turns to the early stages of modern Italian autobiography in order to investigate how the authors themselves dealt with this problem. An analysis of the so-called Venetian novelistic autobiography (late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century) shows a conflict between fact and fiction which indicates the authors’ insecurities as to the very nature of autobio...

  5. The Education of Eva Hoffman.

    Proefriedt, William


    Reviews the autobiography of Eva Hoffman, "Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language" (Dutton, 1989). Hoffman, whose family left Poland in the 1950s, offers a consciously bicultural view of the immigrant experience, in contrast to many autobiographies of those who forsake the old world for the new. (DM)

  6. Slave Narratives as Polemic.

    Heglar, Charles J.

    Although slave narratives have enjoyed critical attention as literature and autobiography, when presenting them to undergraduates, there is some confusion--usually centering on the dissimilarities between the narratives and traditional autobiography. The narratives are not as linear, not as focused on personal development; the narrators are not as…

  7. Dust Tracks on a Road: A View from the Audience.

    Hamilton, William H., Jr.

    "Dust Tracks on a Road," author Zora Neale Hurston's autobiography, is not a typical black autobiography. Hurston is a complex woman and author who addresses both black and white audiences, shifting the cadences of her voice to invoke a readership that can hear the textures of many voices and respond to an underlying call to a world where race is…

  8. Intelligence, Creativity, Ethics: Reflections on My Evolving Research Interests

    Gardner, Howard


    As someone who has dabbled in biography and autobiography, the author knows how difficult it is to determine what really happened and why. Even people who agree on the sequence of events, and describe them similarly, may end up creating quite different narratives of a given life. Intellectual autobiography may be somewhat less problematic, because…

  9. La fallacia della scrittura nelle Memorie inutili di Carlo Gozzi : l’autobiografia romanzesca veneziana tra fattualità finzione

    van Oers, D.A.C.


    The relationship between fact and fiction is still a key concern in contemporary research on literary autobiographies. This dissertation turns to the early stages of modern Italian autobiography in order to investigate how the authors themselves dealt with this problem. An analysis of the so-called

  10. Hans J. Massaquoi’s Destined to Witness as an Autobiographical Act of Identity Formation

    Lindhout, Alexandra E.


    Full Text Available In his autobiography, Hans J. Massaquoi describes the discrimination he encountered in Nazi Germany and Liberia because of his mixed racial background. Throughout his life Massaquoi had to cope with identity crises. Through the self-therapeutic discourse in the form of his autobiography, however, Massaquoi developed his hybrid transatlantic African American and African German identity.

  11. The Early Years of Watomika (James Bouchard): Delaware and Jesuit.

    Miller, Jay


    Publishes and critiques the 1855 autobiography of Jesuit Father James Bouchard, born and raised a Delaware named Watomika. Contains information about Watomika's family, genealogy, and early years; his conversion to Christianity; and Delaware religious beliefs and practices. Examines the literary and ethnographic merits of the autobiography. (SV)

  12. Anorexia Nervosa: The More It Grows, the More It Starves.

    Oldis, Katherine O.


    Presents a bibliography of books on anorexia nervosa that are appropriate for young adults. Includes fiction, autobiographies, informational books, and books on the related topics of bulimia, bulimarexia, and therapy. (EL)

  13. Don't Let Osteoporosis Slow You Down | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

    ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Osteoporosis Cloris Leachman Leads By Example Past Issues / Winter ... new autobiography, Cloris , you mention that you have osteoporosis and asthma. Yet, at age 82 you were ...

  14. A science career against all odds a life of survival, study, teaching and travel in the 20th century

    Wunderlich, Bernhard


    Bernhard Wunderlich grew up in Hitler's Germany and Communist East Germany before he fled to the United States and became a leading chemistry professor. This autobiography chronicles his passionate pursuit of science during the random turbulence of his life.

  15. Šimpans Cheeta avaldas autobiograafia / Eda Post

    Post, Eda, 1983-


    1930-ndate kuulsate Tarzani-filmide ahvist staar Cheeta on praegu ilmselt maailma vanim ahv (76-aastane) ning kirjastus Fourth Estate Ltd ilmutas anonüümse autori raamatu "Me Cheeta: The Autobiography" (336 lk)

  16. The story of a late rider

    Říčan, Pavel

    New York: Springer, 2012 - (Belzen, J.), s. 167-184 ISBN 978-1-4614-1602-9 Institutional support: RVO:68081740 Keywords : psychology of religion * autobiography * theology * spirituality Subject RIV: AN - Psychology

  17. To be (or not to be) conceived in liberty

    Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter


    Revised and expanded version of an autobiographical essay contributed to the volume "I Chose Liberty: Autobiographies of Contemporary Libertarians" (ed., Walter Block, 2010), collecting autobiographical notes from classical liberal / libertarian academics within economics, political science, law...

  18. The Freudian Muse: Psychoanalysis and the Problem of Self-Revelation in Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” and “Medusa”

    Laure DE NERVAUX


    Full Text Available In his work L’Autobiographie en France, Philippe Lejeune famously declared that autobiography could only be found in prose:L’autobiographie est un récit en prose. (… [U]ne des données fondamentales de l’autobiographie (…, c’est que son auteur a l’intention de dire “la vérité" (opposée à la fiction; nous savons bien que cette “vérité”, il la dit avec tous les moyens de la fiction. Mais il faut que le lecteur puisse avoir l’impression de vraisemblance, de témoignage, qui est le propre du réc...

  19. Este mundo de miséria e sol: a narrativa autobiográfica e a relação com o real na obra de Albert Camus

    Samara Fernanda A. O. de Lócio e Silva Geske


    Full Text Available Since the analysis the unfinished novel Le Premier Homme, this article intends to discuss the relevance of the autobiography narrative in the work of Camus and the tensions caused by the real with the fictional. In the novel, the childhood remembrances are the start point to the autobiography and at same time, it serves to the aesthetics of the narrative: this world of miseries and the sun turns the world of creation.

  20. Inventario provisorio de las memorias anarquistas y anarcosindicalistas españolas Inventaire provisoire des mémoires anarchistes et anarchosyndicalistes espagnoles

    Joel Delhom


    Full Text Available El autor destaca la importancia de la autobiografía popular anarquista española y propone un inventario provisorio.L’auteur attire l’attention sur l’importance de l’autobiographie populaire anarchiste espagnole et en propose un inventaire provisoire.The author draws attention onto working-class anarchist Spanish autobiography and proposes a temporary inventory of it.

  1. Wordsworth’s Crisis of Imagination

    Domines Veliki, Martina


    The article departs from an assumption that in writing The Recluse Wordsworth wanted to present a single man’s life within the conventions of the classical epic thus elevating the genre of autobiography to the highest aesthetic status. His autobiographical endeavour is the result of secularization of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century religious autobiographies grounded in the narrative of confession and conversion based on the literary models of Rousseau’s and St. Augustin...

  2. Self, Nation, and Generational Memory

    Böss/Bøss, Michael


    A study of the former Irish president Eamon de Valera's self-narrative in his official autobiography as an illustration Alistair Thomson's theory of memory as 'composure' and as reflecting generational memory........A study of the former Irish president Eamon de Valera's self-narrative in his official autobiography as an illustration Alistair Thomson's theory of memory as 'composure' and as reflecting generational memory.....

  3. Salha-ye ‘Abri (Cloudy Years): From a new perspective

    علی اکبری/ کوچکیان علی اکبری/ کوچکیان


    Literature as an art or science is of different kinds; and these kinds can constitute new systems. Novel is one of these different kinds of literature that is also divided to many different kinds. Autobiography is also a branch of literature that has its own features and characteristics. There are also many capabilities in these variations and in their combination with the other kinds. “Autobiography-Novel” is one of these compositions in literature that benefits from both novel and autobiogr...

  4. Ordinary Words: Towards a New Understanding of the 19th Century Mormon Male Diary

    Jordan, Sara


    “It is hard to believe that any group of comparable size, with the possible exception of the Puritans and the Quakers, has been as relentless as the Mormons in writing diaries and autobiographies.” So wrote Davis Bitton, in the Introduction of the 1977 publication Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies, an index of nearly 3,000 published and unpublished works. Bitton, a close friend and colleague of Mormon History Scholar Leonard Arrington worked with Arrington for decades to create “a...

  5. Online negotiations of infertility: Knowledge production in (in)fertility blogs

    Harrison, K.


    Although now used for a wide range of functions such as education, marketing and political commentary, blogs were originally a space for narrating personal life stories and have much in common with autobiography and diary genres. This article examines (in)fertility blogs written by women trying to...

  6. Unfencing the Range: History, Identity, Property, and Apocalypse in "Lame Deer Seeker of Visions."

    Sanborn, Geoff


    Seemingly chaotic to Western eyes, John Lame Deer's autobiography has a meaningful structure based on Lakota numerology and oral tradition. The book explores conflicts between White and Indian conceptions of identity and property, and sees itself as an instrument in the apocalyptic triumph of Indian spirituality over White greed. (SV)

  7. The Failed Educations of John Stuart Mill and Henry Adams.

    Crossley, Robert


    Analyzes and contrasts Mill's "Autobiography" and Adams'"The Education of Henry Adams" in order to present two approaches to the nature of education and of failure. Maintains that their perspectives may serve as catalysts and cautions for contemporary theories of education and its utility and relevance. (CAM)

  8. "Neither Can They Die Any More; for They Are Equal Unto the Angels": Secular Epiphanies in David Almond's "Counting Stars"

    Grace, Deborah


    Written before the successful publication of Skellig (1998), David Almond's short story collection, "Counting Stars," has attracted less critical attention than his more famous novels. Falling between fiction and autobiography, the earlier short stories are more firmly grounded in realism than the novels, which feature elements of…

  9. Academic Outlaws: Queer Theory and Cultural Studies in the Academy.

    Tierney, William G.

    This book, written in a narrative style that combines autobiography, case studies, and fiction, presents a picture of academic life as experienced by gay men and lesbian women. The way in which research has defined gay identity is the way lesbian and gay people are identified in the daily life of the university, and it looks to the university…

  10. Women: A Select Bibliography.

    Kusnerz, Peggy A., Comp.; Pollack, Ann M., Comp.

    This select bibliography lists books, monographs, journals and newsletters which relate to feminism, women's studies, and other perspectives on women. Selections are organized by topic: general, bibliographies, art and literature, biography/autobiography, economics, education, family and marriage, history, politics and sex roles. Also included is…

  11. "Red Eyes": Engaging Emotions in Multicultural Education

    Wang, Hongyu


    Engaging emotions in multicultural education is an important but a relatively neglected issue in teacher education. This essay calls for pedagogical attention to the role of emotions and attempts to analyze how teaching autobiographies and films sheds light on the emotional dynamics of multicultural education. Two films, "The Color of Fear", and…

  12. Portrait painter E.A. Afanasyeva: materials to life and creativity studying

    Elizaveta Vilovataya


    Full Text Available Article submits documents, materials and works of art unknown to the general scientific community, allowing to study E. A. Afanasyeva's creativity. On the basis of its autobiography authors of article tried to make her complete picture vital and a career.

  13. Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies.

    Social Education, 1983


    Written primarily for children in grades K-8, the books selected for this annotated bibliography emphasize human relations. Books on U.S. history and culture, world history and culture, contemporary interests and controversies, understanding oneself and others, and religion, as well as biographies, autobiographies, folktales, and legends are…

  14. "This Strange White World": Race and Place in Era Bell Thompson's "American Daughter"

    Johnson, Michael K.


    Aboard a train heading out of Minneapolis toward frontier North Dakota, Era Bell Thompson in her autobiography "American Daughter" (1946) describes a landscape that grows steadily bleaker with each mile farther west: "Suddenly there was snow--miles and miles of dull, white snow, stretching out to meet the heavy, gray sky; deep banks of snow…

  15. Scriptum : Volume 2, Issue 2, 2015


    Vasilis Papageorgiou: The Art of Researching • 4 Päivi Kosonen: Creative Autobiography, from Self-Knowledge to the Teaching of Writing • 14Martin Stoll: The Precondition of Creative Work • 46Amir Or: On Editing and Feedback in the Poetry Workshop • 63Johanna Pentikäinen: Elokuvat luokka ja Freedom Writers kirjoittamisen kuvauksina ja reflection osana • 82

  16. Vysoká hra stále živá. Pokus o českou renesanci francouzského básníka, prozaika a fotografa Luca Dietricha

    Košnarová, Veronika


    Roč. 24, č. 50 (2014), s. 166-185. ISSN 0862-8440 Institutional support: RVO:68378068 Keywords : Dietrich, Luc * Daumal, René * del Vasto, Lanza * The Great Game * autobiography * French literature Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision

  17. Radost z vícejazyčnosti

    Hoffmannová, Jana


    Roč. 74, č. 3 (2013), s. 211-220. ISSN 0037-7031 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP406/12/1829 Institutional support: RVO:68378092 Keywords : multilingualism * language autobiography * biographic method * literary multilingualism * semantic and compositional text structure * text ual heterogeneity * aesthetic function * language humor Subject RIV: AI - Linguistics Impact factor: 0.133, year: 2013

  18. Getting There "Cuando No Hay Camino" (When There Is No Path): Paths to Discovery "Testimonios" by Chicanas in STEM

    Cantu, Norma


    This essay outlines how the book, "Paths to Discovery: Autobiographies from Chicanas with Careers in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering" (Cantu, 2008) came about. I then use "testimonio" theory to analyze the narratives in this book as the data of a qualitative study, and I describe the general themes that the analysis highlights. I scrutinize…

  19. The Hidden Turmoil: Females Achieving Longevity in the Outdoor Learning Profession

    Wright, Michelle; Gray, Tonia


    Being a woman in the outdoor learning profession can bring distinctive challenges and roadblocks. Even more difficult is sustaining a life-long career, flourishing into a woman's 50s or 60s. Based on this premise, career longevity seems elusive for some women who aspire to work in the outdoors. This paper analyses the autobiographies of three…

  20. Language Magazine: The Journal of Communication & Education, 2003.

    Ward, Daniel, Ed.


    Articles are included on such issues as the following: heritage languages; the psychology of language; the Voice of America broadcasts; dual language programs; linguistic autobiography in the language classroom; pronunciation; electronic education; dialects; world languages; bilingual education; language travel; language structure; conceptual…

  1. Of Some Theoretical Significance Implications of Casimir Effects

    MacLay, G J; Milonni, P W; Fearn, Heidi; Milonni, Peter W.


    In his autobiography Casimir barely mentioned the Casimir effect, but remarked that it is "of some theortical significance." We will describe some aspects of Casimir effects that appear to be of particular significance now, more than half a century after Casimir's famous paper.

  2. Navrávačky - autobiografický žáner medzi autentickosťou a fikciou

    Zelenková, Anna

    Brno: Tribun EU, 2013 - (Pospíšil, I.; Zelenková, A.), s. 121-132 ISBN 978-80-263-0385-5 Institutional support: RVO:68378017 Keywords : Tatarka, Dominik * Tapings * Slovak modernism * autobiography * cultural memory Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision

  3. A Biographic Comparison Tracing the Similarities in the Lives of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky.

    Pass, Susan

    This paper focuses on similarities in the lives of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky to enlighten study of their pedagogies and to provide some information for current classroom techniques. Neither man had a great deal to say about his early life, although Piaget published an autobiography. A number of primary sources were used to construct the…

  4. Storytelling and Ethnographic Intersections: Vietnamese Adoptees and Rescue Narratives

    Cherot, Natalie


    The exit of approximately 2,000 Vietnamese orphans in April 1975 through Operation Babylift is a key part of Vietnam War debates. The Babylift volunteers, American women who aided with the children's evacuation, published autobiographies of their involvement and publicly commemorated the history. This article uses pedagogy, collective memory, and…

  5. Radical Questioning on the Long Walk to Freedom: Nelson Mandela and the Practice of Critical Reflection

    Brookfield, Stephen


    Nelson Mandela's autobiography "The Long Walk to Freedom" describes how an iconic political activist and freedom fighter reflected on, and sometimes modified, four core assumptions at the heart of his struggle to overturn the White supremacist, minority hegemony and create a free South Africa. Critical reflection's focus is on understanding the…

  6. Living Lives, Studying Lives, Writing Lives: An Educational Potpourri or Pot au Feu?

    Smith, Louis M.

    This autobiographical paper describes the teaching of an adjunct faculty member at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, and the doctoral and postdoctoral students he taught. The paper discusses the author's study of the area of biography and autobiography; the use of ethnography, history, and biography in qualitative research; the…

  7. Management of Foreign Language Anxiety: Insiders' Awareness and Experiences

    Tran, Trang Thi Thu; Moni, Karen


    This study investigated EFL students' and teachers' perspectives and experiences of managing foreign language anxiety (FLA). Data were obtained from 49 student autobiographies, 18 student interviews, 8 teacher interviews and 351 student responses to an open-ended question. Content analysis was used to analyse the data with the use of NVivo. A…

  8. Technology, Media and the Book: Blurring Genres and Expanding the Reach of Children's Literature.

    Rogers, Theresa; Tyson, Cynthia; Enciso, Patricia; Marshall, Elizabeth; Jenkins, Christine; Brown, Jacqueline; Core, Elizabeth; Cordova, Carmen; Youngsteadt-Parish, Denise; Robinson, Dwan


    Presents a short dialogue on issues of representing children's literature for a wider audience, regarding "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Discusses a featured book and offers brief descriptions of 5 picture books and informational texts, and 6 autobiographies, discussing them in tandem with 15 landmark children's books. (SR)

  9. The ABCs for Pre-Service Teacher Cultural Competency Development

    He, Ye; Cooper, Jewell E.


    In an effort to combine pre-service teachers' self-reflection with their field experiences to enhance their cultural competency, this study adopted Schmidt's ABC's (Autobiography, Biography, and Cross-cultural Comparison) Model in two courses in a pre-service teacher education program. Through group comparisons, this study measured the impact that…

  10. Exploring the Emotional Correlates of White Racial Identity Attitudes

    Siegel, Matthew Philip


    Given sources such as autobiography, theory, and research, there is reason to believe that there are emotional consequences to White people's racial outlooks. White racial identity theory (Helms, 1990) describes how various emotions could be related to White people's psychological orientation to their racial group. Yet little empirical evidence…

  11. PUSH(ing) Limits: Using Fiction in the Classroom for Human Behavior and the Social Environment

    Mendoza, Natasha S.; Bonta, Kimberly; Horn, Philip; Moore, Erin; Gibson, Allison; Simmons, David


    The use of fiction and autobiography in social science course work has been shown to enhance students' learning experience. Using the novel PUSH, by Sapphire, we designed a curriculum supplement for the social work course, human behavior and the social environment (HBSE) that encourages students to integrate course content in an innovative way and…

  12. Writing the Male Abuser in Cultural Responses to Domestic Violence in Spain

    Godsland, Shelley


    The article analyzes the portrayal of the male perpetrator of heterosexual domestic violence in a selection of contemporary Spanish texts (novel, drama, and autobiography) that form part of a clearly discernible cultural response to the issue of intimate partner violence in Spain today. It reads the figure of the abuser in conjunction with a range…

  13. Resources for Women's Studies.

    Ridinger, Robert B.

    Over 120 bibliographies and other reference sources relevant to women's studies are identified in this annotated listing. Subjects include feminist scholarship, women in management, popular culture, autobiographies, other cultures and countries, history, lesbian women, women's education, the arts, politics, and rape. In addition to author, title,…

  14. 5位最棒的前童星%Top5 Former Child Stars

    Kim Morgan; Faye


    @@ 1. Drew Barrymore How could we not include our little Drew? Though now on top as one of America's sweethearts,her lineage1 of theatrical and cinematic royalty is the quintessence2 of the live fast, die young kiddo3. Thankfully, she lived."Little Girl Lost" is the title of her autobiography and boy was she ever.

  15. Egodocuments and history : autobiographical writing in its social context since the Middle Ages

    R.M. Dekker (Rudolf)


    textabstractDutch historian Jacques Presser used the term “egodocuments” to describe a range of autobiographical materials, including diaries, memoirs, and wills— the stuff we have been calling “life writing”—to signal its distance from earlier notions of what constituted autobiography. “Egodocument

  16. Emerging Adolescence: Finding One's Place in the Cosmos.

    Schaefer, Patricia


    Discusses emerging characteristics of early adolescents from a Montessorian perspective. Considers adolescents' revelations related to cosmic education, their need to serve, their need to think and to feel, and their need to know the cosmos through finding one's place in it. Discusses samples from students' cosmic autobiographies. (KB)

  17. Autonomous Language Learning against All Odds

    Gao, Xuesong


    Conceptualizing learners' individuality as dynamic and contextually situated, this paper reports on an inquiry that examined the genesis of a disabled learner's success in learning foreign languages on the Chinese mainland. Using source texts such as the learner's published diaries, letters and her autobiography, the inquiry revealed that language…

  18. Peter Becker and his Nazi past

    Zeidman, Lawrence A; Kondziella, Daniel


    all, of his Nazi memberships in his autobiography, and wrote 2 books exploring the origins of Nazism and racial hygiene. The "neurologic court of opinion" must weigh in on how we should best remember Becker, and at the very least, we as neurologists must learn the dangers of career opportunism at any...

  19. Tempests into Rainbows. Managing Turbulence.

    Fleming, Robben W.

    This autobiography recounts personal experiences as a college professor and administrator (President of the University of Michigan) during the 1960s to the early 1980s. The 17 chapters discuss early years growing up in Illinois; college years; employment with the federal government; enlistment in the Army; the war in Germany; the end of the war,…

  20. Storying the Terroir of Collaborative Writing: Like Wine and Food, a Unique Pairing of Mentoring Minds

    Griffin, Shelley M.; Beatty, Rodger J.


    As two faculty members in a Canadian post-secondary teacher education context, the authors inquired into their collaborative writing process initiated through an informal faculty mentoring relationship. Situating their writing in the discourses of personal practical knowledge, social constructionism, narrative inquiry, and autobiography grounds…

  1. Towards a Foucauldian Methodology in the Study of Autism: Issues of Archaeology, Genealogy, and Subjectification

    Vakirtzi, Eva; Bayliss, Phil


    The remarkable increase in diagnoses of autism has paralleled an increase in scientific research and turned the syndrome into a kind of a new "trend" within psychiatric and developmental conditions of childhood. At the same time, discursive technologies, such as DSM-IV, autobiographies, movies, fiction, etc., together with…

  2. Myth and Multiple Readings in Environmental Rhetoric: The Case of "An Inconvenient Truth"

    Rosteck, Thomas; Frentz, Thomas S.


    Contesting interpretations of "An Inconvenient Truth" that treat it as political jeremiad, autobiography, or science documentary, we contextualize the film within Joseph Campbell's monomyth and argue that its rhetorical efficacy arises in part because Al Gore's personal transformation animates the documentary footage with jeremiad advocacy. In…

  3. Indian School Days.

    Johnston, Basil H.

    This autobiography relates the experiences of a young Ojibway boy who was taken from his family in 1939 at age 10 and placed in a Jesuit boarding school in northern Ontario, Canada. St. Peter Claver (later Garnier) or "Spanish," as the Indian school was known, was home to approximately 135 boys. Most of the students, who ranged in age from 4 to…

  4. Autobiographic Narratives as Data in Applied Linguistics

    Pavlenko, Aneta


    In the past decade, language memoirs, linguistic autobiographies, and learners' journals and diaries have become a popular means of data collection in applied linguistics. It is not always clear however how one should go about analyzing these data. The aim of this paper is to offer a critical review of analytical frameworks applied to second…

  5. Using the Literary Text to Engage Language Learners in a Multilingual Community

    Stewart, Julia Aguilar; Santiago, Karen A.


    This article discusses the use of Esmeralda Santiago's autobiography "When I Was Puerto Rican" (1994b) as the foundation for an experiential learning project that brought two language communities: suburban college students studying intermediate Spanish and urban Puerto Rican students in an English-as-a-second-language (ESL) class. The researchers…

  6. Green Growth and Low Carbon Society

    Müller, Anders Riel; Tonami, Aki

    This paper ask the question of what makes Low Carbon and Green Growth and Low Carbon Society policy concepts that have not only gained foothold in their countries of origin, but also globally. Autobiography analysis is employed to discover the stories that these concepts tell about developmental ...

  7. A Family Occupation

    Vanderwal Taylor, Jolanda


    Many of today's Dutch writers were children during World War II. Even today, the traumatic childhood experience of enemy occupation is still central to the work of many of them. This interest cuts across the traditional boundaries between fiction, autobiography and the literature of trauma and recov

  8. Pre-Service Bilingual Teachers and Their Invisible Scars: Implications for Preparation Programs

    Sarmiento-Arribalzaga, Matilde A.; Murillo, Luz A.


    In this paper, we describe how language "autobiographies" are used in a teacher preparation program (TEP) as a healing pedagogy to understand the impact longstanding traditions of symbolic violence in education have had on Latino students who are in the process of becoming teachers. Writing about themselves and their education experience allows…

  9. 'But Yet and Still the Cotton Gin Kept on Working...'

    Walker, Alice


    Describes the work of Friends of the Children of Mississippi, a Head Start program which began in the late 1960s and for which the author was hired to develop Black history materials for teacher training. Presents excerpts from the autobiographies of several Black women trainees in the program. (GC)

  10. „Geschichte des Mitmachens“ oder Opferdiskurs. Frauen als Autorinnen von Kriegsliteratur “History of Participation” or Victim Discourse: Women as Authors of War Literature

    Astrid Gehrig


    Full Text Available Cordula Mahr ermöglicht mit ihrer Untersuchung von 70 Autobiographien deutscher Frauen einen Blick auf die „Heimatfront“, ein Blick, der bisher in einer vornehmlich männlich besetzten Kriegsliteratur, die Krieg in erster Linie als Fronterlebnis definiert, vernachlässigt wurde. Die Autorin konzentriert sich auf die Passagen der Autobiographien, die sich direkt auf den Zweiten Weltkrieg beziehen, und berücksichtigt ausschließlich nach 1960 erschienene Texte. In den Darstellungen überwiegt in Bezug auf den Krieg und den Nationalsozialismus das Selbstverständnis als Geschädigte und Leidtragende. Nur sieben Frauen schreiben in ihren Autobiographien auch ihre „Geschichte des Mitmachens”. Mahrs Untersuchung gibt gerade durch diese Auffälligkeit Anlass, auch über formale Strukturmerkmale der Autobiographie nachzudenken, z. B. darüber, ob diese eventuell eine Selbstdarstellung als Opfer begünstigen.Cordula Mahr’s examination of 70 autobiographies of German women provides insight into the “home front,” insight that till now has been neglected in male-dominated war literature, which defines war first and foremost as an experience of the front. The author concentrates on passages in autobiographies that refer to the World War II directly and takes into account only those texts that appeared before 1960. Self-images as the marred and the suffering woman with respect to war and to National Socialism dominate the descriptions. Only seven women include their own “history of participation” in their autobiographies. Mahr’s study also incites a consideration of the formal structural features of the autobiography, for example, whether the structures may potentially aid the construction of a self-portrait as victim.

  11. The musical identities of Danish music therapy students

    Bonde, Lars Ole


    In the music therapy masters program at Aalborg University (Denmark) Music and Identity is a short, intensive course, based on a musical autobiography written by each participating student. Since 1999 almost 100 students have written a narrative of their musical life story. This article will focus...... on contributions from students participating from 2010-12 (n=21). Musical autobiographies have been analyzed (a) using the theoretical model of Even Ruud (1997, 1998), (b) as thematic analysis (Braun & Clark 2006), (c) using RepGrid, a qualitative research methodology based on George Kelly’s Personal...... Construct Theory (Abrams & Meadows 2005). Patterns of identity construction are presented, and the roles and functions of music in different stages of life discussed, including the self-reported influence of music on the students' health....

  12. Mapping historians: historians' orientations and historical production

    Lisa Muszynski


    Full Text Available Narrative historians have long exhibited greater or lesser awareness of their own agency as authors, where absolute objectivity is precluded. Indeed, historians' reports of the past include their own orientations or attitudes, which can also be examined in historians' autobiographies. In this article we present a study in which a questionnaire was used to ask historians about their orientations toward their subject matter. How do historians approach their work as agents and what might this reveal about the nature of historical production? In our model, we have distinguished four criteria, sorted the answers using statistical analysis and weighed the results in the light of our expectations. Indeed, by exploring historians' presuppositions (exemplified in examining historians' autobiographies, historical production can be seen as an institutional process also steered by historians' orientations and agency with important philosophical implications for the integral relationship between historians' public and private roles.

  13. A life in science

    This book is an autobiography by the 1977 Nobel Prize Winner for Physics. It spans a period of extensive development in physics, such as the beginning of quantum mechanics and its subsequent applications to solid-state physics. The author reveals his insights that have advanced microelectronics, computers and telecommunications and explains his views on issues such as the role of religion for scientists and the nuclear weapons debate


    Carolyn Ellis


    Full Text Available Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze personal experience in order to understand cultural experience. This approach challenges canonical ways of doing research and representing others and treats research as a political, socially-just and socially-conscious act. A researcher uses tenets of autobiography and ethnography to do and write autoethnography. Thus, as a method, autoethnography is both process and product.

  15. Jeffersonian moment: feudalism and reform in Virginia, 1774‐1786

    Clinkman, Daniel Edward


    In his autobiography, Thomas Jefferson argued that his goal in the American Revolution had been to eliminate “feudal and unnatural distinctions” in colonial American society as part of the struggle for independence. This thesis focuses on Jefferson’s years as a revolutionary legislator in the new state of Virginia, and argues that while he was correct in labelling Virginia a feudal society, his reforms were insufficient to the scale of social reformation that he identified. Materi...

  16. Just Another Aspie/NT Love Story: A Narrative Inquiry Into Neurologically-Mixed Romantic Relationships

    Marlo Goldstein Hode


    This paper explores the complexities, issues, and challenges of neurologically mixed romantic relationships; specifically focusing on relationships in which one partner is diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Using a narrative approach to data drawn from online discussion boards, blogs, autobiographies, and research articles, the findings are presented in the form of a narrative reconstruction. Reconstructing data into a fictional, non-traceable format is a fruitful method of attending to the ...

  17. The legacy of S Chandrasekhar (1910–1995)

    Kameshwar C Wali


    Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, known simply as Chandra in the scientific world, is one of the foremost scientists of the 20th century. In celebrating his birth centenary, I present a biographical portrait of an extraordinary, but a highly private individual unknown to the world at large. Drawing upon his own ``A Scientific Autobiography,” I reflect upon his legacy as a scientist and a great human being.

  18. Bibliographie


    Sources primaires — Romans et AutobiographieVoir la liste des abréviations. — Essais French Ways and Their Meanings. New York, Appleton, 1919. The Writing of Fiction, New York, Scribner’s, 1924. — TraductionsLes Mœurs françaises et comment les comprendre. Traduit par Jean Pavans, Paris, Payot & Rivages, 1999. Sources secondaires — Articles et ouvrages critiques (liste sélective) Ammons (Elizabeth), «...

  19. Scientific approach to the problem of early memories and self-criminals

    Debolsky M.G.; Ogor A.Y.


    This article deal with a theoretical overview of the problem of early recollections and self-esteem criminals. Discussed issues are considered within the concept of Alfred Adler. A. Adler said that the earliest memories - is the starting point of an autobiography, which traced the first assessment itself, which is the basis of self-esteem and life style. Has been hypothesized about the existence correlation between the content of early recollections and self-esteem, which is a preconditio...

  20. ‘Are you a Billy, or a Dan, or an old tin can?’: street violence and relations between Catholics, Jews and Protestants in the Gorbals during the inter-war years

    Taylor, Avram


    This article makes use of memoirs, autobiographies and oral interviews in order to consider the relations between the Catholic, Jewish and Protestant communities in the Gorbals. While there was considerable variation in individual experience, there were also particular occasions where inter-ethnic relations were all too predictable, almost following a ‘calendar of conflict’. The article shows that, while there was a degree of anti-Semitism in the area, integration between the Jewish and non-J...

  1. kwayask e-ki-pe-kiskinowapahtihicik = Their Example Showed Me the Way: A Cree Woman's Life Shaped by Two Cultures.

    Minde, Emma; Ahenakew, Freda, Ed.; Wolfart, H. C., Ed.

    Emma Minde (nee Memnook)was born in 1907 in Saddle Lake, Alberta. In 1927 she was given by her father in an arranged marriage to Joe Minde, who lived in Hobbema, Alberta. In this recorded autobiography taped in 1988 when she was 81 years old, little is said about her parents and her life as a child other than that she spent 7 years at a…

  2. Działalność pisarska polskich zakonów żeńskich w dobie baroku

    Kaczor-Scheitler, Katarzyna


    This article presents the literary accomplishments of Polish nuns in the 17th and 18th centuries. These cloistered writings experienced their height of development at The Order of the Carmelite Nuns in Cracow. Literature was also a pursuit of the female Benedictines of the Chełmno congregation, the female Bernardines, Poor Clares, Sisters of St. Norbert’s Order, and Sisters of the Visitation. The nuns dealt in the writing of chronicles autobiographies, prayers, conferences, spi...

  3. SIENA’GA: Una imagen en medio de la interposición de temporalidades y espacialidades

    Catalina Cortés Severino


    Full Text Available The name Siena/Ga (Siena-Ciénaga refers to the liminal, in-between space within which this autobiography develops. The common thread and axis of this visual work are the stories of displacement, relocation and settlement of my grandmother, mother, sisters, and me. These stories narrate how these places have been inhabited and longed for, and how the different female subjectivities and intersubjectivities have taken shape through the spiral passage of time.

  4. Hans Zinsser: a tale of two cultures.

    Summers, W C


    Hans Zinsser, president of the Society of American Bacteriologists in 1926, was known as much for his literary and textbook writing as for his scientific contributions. He was a widely known scientist and person of letters. His early interests in poetry and other forms of literature were maintained and developed during his career as a microbiologist, and his most enduring legacy is based on his writing about microbiology for a general readership as well as his reflective and philosophical autobiography. PMID:11049165


    A. N. Kravtsov


    The article will provide an overview of current state of international cooperation in Russian émigré ego-documentary scientific study. The conception of ego-documentary includes memories, memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, and makes reference to the European philological and historical science in the beginning, and gradually accepted by the Russian scientific community. Theoretical base in studying the memoirs was developed in Soviet era. But practical study of ego-do...

  6. Cross-Gendering the Racial Memory

    Ross, Marlon B.


    When Ernest Gaines chooses a woman as the individual subject for collective memorialization and the ideal medium of racial memory in his 1971 novel, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, he participates in a significant but overlooked genre of black masculine discourse, the composition of black authorship as historical/national authority through the voice and viewpoint of a female protagonist. This cross-gendering of the racial imaginary, introjecting a male vision of racial collectivity an...

  7. Contiguous spaces of remembrance in identity writing : chemistry, fiction and the autobiographic question in Primo Levi's 'The Periodic Table'

    Botez, Catalina


    In this paper the author draws on Primo Levi's problematic use of biographic narrative techniques by means of a systematic and symbolic co-ordination of a selection of 21 inorganic elements pertaining to Mendeleyev's periodic table. By exploring the mechanisms of remembrance and trauma in conjunction with chemistry and the necessities of testimony, the author argues that Primo Levi's collection of vignettes both reaffirms and challenges modern conceptions of autobiography. The author applies ...

  8. Transgressive Legacies of Memory : The Concept of Techné in Primo Levi's 'Periodic Table'

    Botez, Catalina


    This chapter is looking at Italian writer Primo Levi’s most original work Il sistema periodico (1975), translated in English as The Periodic Table (1995), which engages in a fascinating manner with the overlapping spheres of (auto)biography, memoir, poetical myth and fiction. This compelling literary hybrid mingles landmarks of personal pre- and post-WWII experience with significant fictitious tales, mapped around elements of Mendeleev’s periodic table.The concept that binds all twenty one st...

  9. PSYCHOANALYSTS FINDING FORM : (auto)fictional experiments in contemporary psychoanalysis


    In this paper, we will look at two important voices in contemporary psychoanalysis, Didier Anzieu and Christopher Bollas, who from a theoretical perspective have tried to devise new genres to express their thinking. The result of this is hybrid texts that com-bine autobiography, essay, case study, fiction, comedy and poetry. In their theoretical work, Anzieu and Bollas have examined creativity and processes of thinking, predomi-nantly from the perspective of object-relations psychoanalysis, a...

  10. A Self-Reflexive Journey: Imagining Identity in the Eighteenth-Century Travel Narrative

    Tung, Shirley Ferro


    A Self-Reflexive Journey examines real-life, published accounts of populareighteenth-century travelers as a novel form of creative autobiography in which lived experience is translated as narrative experiment. As a subset of life-writing, the travelogue provides the occasion for authors to self-fashion their identities as traveling subjects and attempt to reconcile their personal and national identities with constant exposure to foreign customs and modes of thought. I argue that figurative an...

  11. Ninety-Eight Atheists: Atheism among the Non-Elite in Twentieth Century Britain

    Matt Sheard


    Widespread atheism in the general population is one of the defining characteristics of twentieth-century British society, yet until very recently, it has largely been unregarded by historians. This study attempts to contribute to the remedy of this omission by considering autobiographies and oral histories of non-elite atheists between 1890 and 1980. It shows that atheisation (the transition from religious belief to atheism) is principally a phenomenon of childhood and adolescence, with 80% o...

  12. Advanced conservative liberalism : party and principle in Trollope's parliamentary novels.

    Craig, David


    When, on 17 November 1868, Anthony Trollope came bottom of the poll at Beverley in Yorkshire, his cherished ambition to become a Liberal MP was at an end. He had advocated the key elements of the liberal program – Irish Church disestablishment and national education – but this mattered little in a notoriously corrupt borough which was shortly to be stripped of its representation (Tingay). He later explained in his Autobiography (1883) that since he was deprived of a parliamentary seat, he ins...

  13. FTM Trans Theory VS. Trans Narratives : Working Towards an Updated Trans Theory

    Nelson, Emily


    Theories are tools with which we critically analyze society‟s structure and understand experiences that are not our own. When theories no longer describe the narratives that they claim, we must update them. This thesis proposes to do just that. The trans theories of J. Halberstam and Jay Prosser will be analyzed using ten autobiographies written by self-identified FTM transsexuals and transmen. Prosser and Halberstam are two well-known theorists in the field of trans theory. J. Halberstam app...

  14. An Invitation to Behavior Analysts: Review of in Search of Memory: The Emergence of A New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel

    Mechner, Francis


    This fascinating autobiography and multifaceted case history in neuroscience research is accessible to laymen and potentially instructive to working scientists. Kandel takes the reader through his thought processes as he describes experiments that led to some of the past decades' major neuroscience discoveries (some highlights of which are summarized in the review's Appendix), and eventually to his Nobel Prize. The review analyzes some of the terminological and conceptual issues that have oft...

  15. Exploring the Universe

    Schmidt, Maarten


    I cover my life and career, first in Holland during World War II and then in Pasadena, California, after we emigrated in 1959. My main work concerned the rate of star formation and the discovery of quasars and their cosmological evolution. It's a great honor to write an essay for this volume of the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. It is primarily an autobiography with an attempt to link my own career to some of the major developments in astronomy.

  16. Relación Henry-William James y repercusiones en la obra del novelista

    Álvarez Calleja, María Antonia


    According to Henry James's biographers, there was a clear sibling rivalry between him and his brother. The young Henry could not compete with William because of his own mild character, nor accompany him in the boys' games, always presided by his eider brother. The novelist could yet remember, at the end of his life, William's insult: "I play with boys who curse and swear," while with a mixture of affection and praise, describes the philosopher in his autobiography as a distant and elusive ...

  17. Memoirs of a Computer Pioneer

    Gillmor, C. Stewart

    Maurice Wilkes is generally known today as the first professor of computers at Cambridge University (Cambridge, U. K. ), director of the Mathematical Laboratory (later Computer Laboratory) there, and designer of the Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator (EDSAC) computer, the first operational machine to utilize the concept of stored program. His autobiography, Memoirs of a Computer Pioneer, should be of interest to geophysicists for at least several reasons.


    Carmina Pascual Baños


    Abstract: The focus of this paper is my own Life History as teacher educator of Physical Education teachers within a postmodernist orientation. Throughout the analysis of personal and academic documents (autobiography, published papers, journal, doctoral dissertation and courses plans) I’ll try to explain my personal and professional development, their context and circunstances.Resumen: Este artículo se centra en mi propia Historia de vida como educadora de profesores de Educación Física desd...



    This article takes a close look at Towards Reflective Teach-ing, by Jack C. Richards. His article first explains what reflec-tive teaching is, and then presents the various reflective ap-proaches such as peer observation, self-reports, auto-biographies, journals and collaborative diary keeping. This arti-cle then goes on and draws from actual teaching experience toconclude that these approaches are extremely useful for the im-provement of foreign language teaching.

  20. Postmodernism as autobiographical commentary: "The blood oranges" and "Virginie"

    Ziegler, Heide


    The postmodernist writer needs to be autobiographical; but autobiography, for him, has changed its meaning. Especially the "marginal" problems of the text acquire autobiographical importance, editorial questions, publication procedures, and the intellectual and emotional feedback offered by literary reviews shape the authors life and became part of his further fictional endeavors. It is in this "autobiographical" sense, that John Hawkes can be considered a postmodern writer. Ever since he sta...

  1. Albert Pierrepoint and the cultural persona of the twentieth-century hangman

    Seal, Lizzie


    Albert Pierrepoint was Britain’s most famous 20th-century hangman. This article utilises diverse sources in order to chart his public representation, or cultural persona, as hangman from his rise to prominence in the mid-1940s to his portrayal in the biopic Pierrepoint(2005). It argues that Pierrepoint exercised agency in shaping this persona through publishing his autobiography and engagement with the media, although there were also representations that he did not influence. In particular, i...

  2. ブルーナーのナラティブ論に関する一考察

    今井, 康晴


    The purpose of this paper is elucidation of narrative theory in Bruner. Bruner has made suggests to develop education and psychology from the proposed new look psychology. And, he insisted on the cultural psychology mainly composed of "Meaning" and "Culture" as a pragmatist, and emphasized the function of narrative. The achievements are evaluated as a pioneer in the times of the qualitative psychology. Various styles, such as a story, dialog, narration, autobiography, diary, and record, are i...

  3. ブルーナーの教育論に関する一考察(5) : 第二次世界大戦後に焦点を当てて

    今井, 康晴


    This study examined the formation process of the education theory of Bruner from his autobiography. In this paper, I focus on After World War Ⅱ . After the war, he began again the study of psychology. The main point of view, was the world of psychology called World Three. It is, in psychology with a focus on culture, Bruner was studied this. This paper examined the relationship between Bruner and World Three.

  4. Uus plaat


    Uutest plaatidest Marillion "Marbles", "The Prodigy", Massive Attack "Danny The Dog", Metallica "Some Kind Of Monster", Rammstein "Reise, Reise", Ahlee Simpson "Autobiography", Robbie Williams "Greatest Hits", Freestyles "Rawas F**K", "Michael Moore: Fahrenheit 9/11", Marilyn Manson "Lest We Forget", Gregorian "the Dark Side", Kool & The Kang "The Hits", Dream Theater "Live At Budokan", Feist "Let It Die", Compay Segundo, depeche Mode "Remixes", Bryan Adams "Room Service", mark Knopfler "Shangri La", Alfie "Soundtrack", Brian Wilson "Smile"

  5. Canadian petroleum history bibliography

    Cass, D.


    The Petroleum History Bibliography includes a list of more than 2,000 publications that record the history of the Canadian petroleum industry. The list includes books, theses, films, audio tapes, published articles, company histories, biographies, autobiographies, fiction, poetry, humour, and an author index. It was created over a period of several years to help with projects at the Petroleum History Society. It is an ongoing piece of work, and as such, invites comments and additions.

  6. Self-Making through Self-Writing: Non-Sovereign Agency in Women's Memoirs from the Naxalite Movement

    Kamra, Lipika


    Women were active participants in the Naxalite movement of the 1960s and 1970s in India but were made invisible in the mainstream historiography of the movement. However, memoirs and autobiographies of women Naxalites bring out their experiences of participation in the movement. This paper engages with the memoirs of two of them, K. Ajitha and Krishna Bandyopadhyay, and argues that these women demonstrate a non-sovereign agency in self-making through these autobiographical narratives.

  7. Wspomnienia głosem pisane. O autobiografiach śpiewaków

    Kornatowska, Beata


    The article Memories sung in words – singers’ autobiographies aims at identifying main topics and patterns present in autobiographical writings of classical singers. Discovering of vocal talent and musicality, desire to become a singer, role of voice teachers and mentors (conductors, stage directors etc.), highlights of the career, fears and failures, vocal crises, dealing with criticism and negative judgements, daily routines aimed on vocal fitness, balancing private and profe...

  8. Experiências que se entrecruzam... Vidas que se constroem: Narrativas de um Imigrante

    Davi F. Schreiner; Ivonete Pereira


    The present research aims to analyze the social construction of subjectivity, as regarding the means of living through and interpreting social relations, and attributing meaning to individual or collective practices. The point of departure is Josef Umann’s autobiography: “Memories of a Bohemian Immigrant”. The narrative consists on the author’s experiences as a young man, his emigration from south Bohemia to south Brazil and his role on foundation of a new community: the colony of Santa Ce...

  9. Review of: János Kornai, By Force of Thought: Irregular Memoirs of an Intellectual Journey. Cambridge (Mass.): The MIT Press, 2007

    Chilosi, Alberto


    Kornai's autobiography presents an interesting perspective of the intellectual environment of a Central European country of real socialism such as Hungary, from the Stalinist after-war years to the progressively more relaxed, but still constraining, atmosphere of the sixties and later. Of specific interest for the economist is Kornai's inside witness of the actual functioning of a “real” socialist planned economy, and of the political processes related to it. In the intellectual side of the a...

  10. Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father and African American Literature

    Daniel Stein


    This article provides a series of close readings of Barack Obama’s autobiography Dreams from My Father. It places the narrative within the history of African American literature and rhetoric and argues that Obama uses the text to create a life story that resonates with central concepts of African American selfhood and black male identity, including double consciousness, invisibility, and black nationalism. The article reads Dreams from My Father as an attempt to arrive at a state of “function...