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The Resource Inscribed identities : life writing as self-realization, edited by Joan Ramon Resina

Inscribed identities : life writing as self-realization, edited by Joan Ramon Resina

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Inscribed identities : life writing as self-realization
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Inscribed identities
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life writing as self-realization
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edited by Joan Ramon Resina
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eng
Summary
"Autobiography is a long-established literary modality of self-exposure with commanding works such as Augustine's Confessions, Rousseau's book of the same title, and Salvador Dalí's paradoxical reformulation of that title in his Unspeakable Confessions. Like all genres with a distinguished career, autobiography has elicited a fair amount of critical and theoretical reflection. Classic works by Käte Hamburger and Philippe Lejeune in the 1960s and 70s articulated distinctions and similarities between fiction and the genre of personal declaration. Especially since Foucault's seminal essay on "Self Writing," self-production through writing has become more versatile, gaining a broader range of expression, diversifying its social function, and colonizing new media of representation. For this reason, it seems appropriate to speak of life-writing as a concept that includes but is not limited to classic autobiography. Awareness of language's performativity permits us to read life-writing texts not as a record but as the space where the self is realized, or in some instances de-realized. Such texts can build identity, but they can also contest ascribed identity by producing alternative or disjointed scenarios of identification. And they not only relate to the present, but may also act upon the past by virtue of their retrospective effects in the confluence of narrator and witness"--
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Joan Ramon Resina teaches in the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures and the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University, where he directs the Iberian Studies Program at the Europe Center. Visiting appointments in Berlin, Mexico D.F., Valencia, and New York. Awards include the Donald Andrews Whittier Fellowship at the Stanford Humanities Center, the Fulbright fellowship, the Alexander-von-Humboldt fellowship, a Wien International Scholarship, a DAAD grant, fellowships at the Simon Dubnow Institute in Leipzig and at the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata in Cologne, the Serra d'Or prize for literary criticism, the Omnium Cultural award (Ex Aequo with the European TV channel Arte), and the Literary Criticism Award of the Instituciâo de les Lletres Catalanes. He has published extensively in professional journals and collective volumes. Between 1998 and 2004 he was general editor of Diacritics. Select books include: The Ghost in the Constitution: Historical Memory and Denial in Spanish Society (Liverpool UP, 2017), Josep Pla: The World Seen in the Form of Articles (Toronto UP, 2017), Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity: Rise and Decline of an Urban Image (Stanford UP, 2008), Del Hispanismo a los Estudios Ibâericos. Una propuesta federativa para el âambito cultural (2009), El postnacionalisme en el mapa global (Angle Editorial, 2005), El cadâaver en la cocina: La novela policiaca en la cultura del desencanto (Anthropos, 1997), Los usos del clâasico (Anthropos, 1991), Un sueäno de piedra: Ensayos sobre la literatura del modernismo europeo (Anthropos, 1990). He is the editor of ten other essay collections
Dewey number
809/.9335
Illustrations
illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Resina, Joan Ramon,
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Routledge auto/biography studies
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  • Autobiography
  • Biography as a literary form
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Inscribed identities : life writing as self-realization, edited by Joan Ramon Resina
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Jean Améry: between critical reason and despair / Enzo Traverso -- The novel as life writing: fiction and testimony in Jorge Semprún and Imre Kertész / Antonio Monegal -- Life -- death -- writing: Robert Walser's Snow images / Martin Roussel -- Assumed identity: writing and reading testimony through and as Anne Frank / Laurie McNeill -- Autobiographical inscription and the identity assemblage / Sidonie Smith -- Lines of flight: self-writing and the assembled body in Kirmen Uribe's Bilbao-New York-Bilbao / William Viestenz -- How to stay alive in your own story -- Ulysses in Dante and Homer / Jan Söffner -- Life in the dream: Freud's self-display through screen cultural memories / Joan Ramon Resina -- Writing oneself as another -- writing another as oneself: Julia Kristeva and Teresa of Ávila / Jenny Haase -- Painting faces: a Swedish portraitist and his Native American subjects in 18th-century North America / Linda Haverty Rugg -- The afterlife of a disaster: Everest 1996 memoirs as gendered testimony / Julie Rak -- Self-writings and egodocuments: personal memoirs in Catalonia (16th-19th centuries) / Oscar Jané
Control code
on1079399986
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 221 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780429663895
Lccn
2018059030
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Taylor & Francis
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10.4324/9780429022197
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remote
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(OCoLC)1079399986
Label
Inscribed identities : life writing as self-realization, edited by Joan Ramon Resina
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Jean Améry: between critical reason and despair / Enzo Traverso -- The novel as life writing: fiction and testimony in Jorge Semprún and Imre Kertész / Antonio Monegal -- Life -- death -- writing: Robert Walser's Snow images / Martin Roussel -- Assumed identity: writing and reading testimony through and as Anne Frank / Laurie McNeill -- Autobiographical inscription and the identity assemblage / Sidonie Smith -- Lines of flight: self-writing and the assembled body in Kirmen Uribe's Bilbao-New York-Bilbao / William Viestenz -- How to stay alive in your own story -- Ulysses in Dante and Homer / Jan Söffner -- Life in the dream: Freud's self-display through screen cultural memories / Joan Ramon Resina -- Writing oneself as another -- writing another as oneself: Julia Kristeva and Teresa of Ávila / Jenny Haase -- Painting faces: a Swedish portraitist and his Native American subjects in 18th-century North America / Linda Haverty Rugg -- The afterlife of a disaster: Everest 1996 memoirs as gendered testimony / Julie Rak -- Self-writings and egodocuments: personal memoirs in Catalonia (16th-19th centuries) / Oscar Jané
Control code
on1079399986
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429663895
Lccn
2018059030
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780429022197
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1079399986

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