Why do we keep a diary or write an autobiography? What does it mean to write about the self or write down a life? This talk will explore the most important trends in life-writing studies throughout the twentieth century.
  • Emilia Halton-Hernandez, English
    Coach House, Green College, UBC
    Monday, February 22, 8-9 pm
    in the series
    Green College Resident Members' Series
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  • Why do we keep a diary or write an autobiography? What does it mean to write about the self or write down a life? This talk will explore the most important trends in life-writing studies throughout the twentieth century. Emilia Halton-Hernandez will explore the notion that through the act of writing we not only express ourselves, but also construct a sense of self(ves). She will also introduce the term ‘egodocument’ as an important alternative to thinking about subjectivity in less obviously autobiographical texts. This talk will be informed by literary, historical and psychoanalytic approaches to selfhood, subjectivity and narrative.
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When
February 22nd, 2016 8:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Location
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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