Self as Narrative (English Monographs Series): Subjectivity and Community in Contemporary Fiction

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Overview

Remembrance and self-reflection are narrative acts in which we create, rather than simply retrieve, our personal pasts and hence our conceptions of who we are. Self as Narrative considers the human capacity to evaluate, modify, and move between a plurality of communal and communicative contexts in the creation of meaningful narratives of selfhood.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198183648
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Series: Oxford English Monographs Series
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Self as Text: The Political Agenda 25
2 Rules and Protocols, Beliefs and Understanding 73
3 Feminist Linguistic Determinism 105
4 Rebellion from Within: Designing Alternatives 127
5 The Posture of Textual Dissemination 161
6 A Deviant Narrative: John Banville's Book of Evidence 197
7 Speaking (for) One's Self: J. M. Coetzee's Foe 236
8 Communal Contestation: Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle 276
Bibliography of Works Cited 305
Index 323
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