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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611470420
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 12/10/2010
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Suzanne Diamond is associate professor of English at Youngstown State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Foreword: Confession as an Uncontrolled Substance: An Introduction Deborah H. Holdstein 11

Scripted Subjectivity: The Politics of Personal Disclosure Suzanne Diamond 23

Personal Disclosure and Public Disclosure in Creative Nonfiction Lisa A. Baird 56

Escaping the Panopticon: Vision and Visibility in the Memoirs of Elizabeth Wurtzel Kathy Farquharson 68

Confessional Poetry and National Identity: John Berryman's Self as Nation Glenn Freeman 76

Oprah on the Couch: Franzen, Frey, Foucault, and the Book Club Confessions Adrian Jones 94

Understanding the False-Confession Phenomenon G. Daniel Lassiter Matthew J. Lindberg Shannon K. Pinegar Lezlee J. Ware 110

Rhetoric's Inescapable Grasp: Strategic Disclosure and the Moment of Truth Richard E. Miller 130

Waiting Tables, Writing Lives: The "Truth" of Personal Experience in Students' Academic Writing Christy Rieger 145

From Confession to Testimony: Refiguring Trauma in the Classroom Dawn Skorczewski 162

Sister Confessor: The Selection and Shaping of Testimonies in Sistren's Bellywoman Bangarang and Lionheart Gal Karina Smith 180

The Vagina Posse: Confessional Community in Online Infertility Journals Chandra Wells 202

Notes on Contributors 222

Index 225

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