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Autobiographical Writing across the Disciplines free pdf "Autobiographical Writing Across the Disciplines" reveals the extraordinary breadth of the intellectual movement toward self-inclusive scholarship. Presenting exemplary works of criticism incorporating personal narratives, this volume brings together twenty-six essays from scholars in literary studies and history, mathematics and medicine, philosophy, music, film, ethnic studies, law, education, anthropology, religion, and biology. Pioneers in the development of the hybrid genre of personal scholarship, the writers whose work is presented here challenge traditional modes of inquiry and ways of knowing. In assembling their work, editors Diane P. Freedman and Olivia Frey have provided a rich source of reasons for and models of autobiographical criticism. The editors' introduction presents a condensed history of academic writing, chronicles the origins of autobiographical criticism, and emphasizes the role of feminism in championing the value of personal narrative to disciplinary discourse. The essays are all explicitly informed by the identities of their authors, among whom are a feminist scientist, a Jewish filmmaker living in Germany, a potential carrier of Huntington's disease, and a doctor pregnant while in medical school. Whether describing how being a professor of ethnic literature necessarily entails being an activist, how music and cooking are related, or how a theology is shaped by cultural identity, the contributors illuminate the relationship between their scholarly pursuits and personal lives and, in the process, expand the boundaries of their disciplines.

About Diane P. Freedman

Diane P. Freedman is Associate Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of" An Alchemy of Genres: Cross-Genre Writing by American Feminist Poet-Critics, " editor of "Millay at 100: A Critical Reappraisal, " and coeditor of "The Teacher's Body: Embodiment, Authority, and Identity in the Academy."Olivia Frey, retired from her position as Professor of English at St. Olaf College, is now the lead administrator at the Village School in Northfield, Minnesota. Freedman and Frey are the coeditors (with Frances Murphy Zauhar) of "The Intimate Critique: Autobiographical Literary Criticism, " published by Duke University Press.

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Author : Diane P. Freedman
Publisher : Duke University Press
Data Published : 31 January 2004
ISBN : 0822332132
EAN : 9780822332138
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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