Narrative And Genre

Overview

Any life story, whether a written autobiography or an oral testimony, is shaped not only by the reworkings of experience through memory and reevaluation,
but also by art. Any communication has to use shared conventions not only of language itself, but also the more complex expectations of "genre," the forms expected within a given context and type of communication. How far do the expectations and forms of genre shape different kinds of ...
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Overview

Any life story, whether a written autobiography or an oral testimony, is shaped not only by the reworkings of experience through memory and reevaluation,
but also by art. Any communication has to use shared conventions not only of language itself, but also the more complex expectations of "genre," the forms expected within a given context and type of communication. How far do the expectations and forms of genre shape different kinds of autobiography and influence what messages it can convey?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765808172
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: Memory and Narrative Series
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Chamberlain is emeritus professor of Caribbean history at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. In addition, she is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the advisory group of the Raphael Samuel History Centre, and a member of the United Kingdom government’s Caribbean Advisory Group (1998-2002). She is former editor of the Transaction Memory and Narrative series, which now has over fifteen volumes in print.

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