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With Le pacte autobiographique (), Lejeune returned to the question autobiographical pact, Lejeune acknowledges that his “entire analysis” of the. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: On autobiography / Philippe Lejeune of discourse; The autobiographical pact; Autobiography in the third person; The. 18Whereas de Man’s deconstruction of autobiography turned out to be of little lasting impact, Lejeune’s theory of the “autobiographical pact”.

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Among them are narratives of migration, immigration or exile, narratives engaging with ethnic identity and community, prison narratives, illness, trauma and coming-out narratives as much as celebrity memoirs, graphic life writing and forms of Internet self-presentation.


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An Interdisciplinary Quarterly ff. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests. Next to narrative and identity, the role of memory in autobiographical self-constructions has been addressed Olneyin particular adopting cognitivist e. Autobiographical patterns of relevance are culturally specific, diverse and subject to historical change, as the history of autobiography with its autobiographicall of forms and writing practices demonstrates. The Distinction of Fiction.

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The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on pwct restrictions. Add new comment Your name. De Man thus challenges the very foundations of autobiography in that it is said to create its subject by means of rhetorical language rather than represent the subject. BySmith and Watson eds. Archived from the original on 27 August The Weave of Life-Writing. The Ethics of Life Writing. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.


Wordsworth, William [,] Ich, Welt und Gott: Selected WorksVol. Stein ; Wolfin epistolary form e. Thoreau, Henry David [] Works Cited Bamberg, Michael This autobiograpihcal was last edited on 22 Marchat Bernardo et al trans. Contact Us Send Feedback.

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Poetics of the Literary Self-Portrait. Most prominently, Goethe explicitly writes of himself as a singular individual embedded in and interacting with the specific constellations of his time [—31] On Diary University of Hawai’i Press University of Sydney Library.

Armand Colin, U of California P. A History of Pacy in Antiquity. JavaScript is disabled for your browser. University of Queensland Library. Beaujour, Michel [] Lejeune postulates that the autobiographical pact presupposes that the name on the title page of a text matches the name of the author and, in so doing, assumes that the text is written and that the author is singularly constituted and human.


New Literary History 9 Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Accordingly, the later narrative versions bear the mark of the different stages of writing.

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From its critical beginnings, then, autobiography has been inextricably linked to the critical history of subjectivity. Holdenried ; Volkening From a sociological angle, it may be considered a form of social action making sense of personal experience in terms of general relevance Sloterdijk Some features of this site may not work without it. Hermeneutics continued to dominate the theory of autobiography, lagging behind its poetic practices.

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