Proposal for research project

October 20th, 2010

Autobiographies/ Life writing is something that I am new to experiencing. What is now termed more conventionally as memoirs is a broad genre within life writing that encompases the self writing which is generally non fiction and literary non fiction.

I would like to explore the ways in which life writing is a  writers own critique of themselves. Through various memoirs and criticisms, we see how life writing in the form of diaries become private entities meant to be explored. Sexual identity is a  main topic of interest when coming across women writers who are often plagued with a duality of sex and representation. Our recent reading of Lucky by Alice Sebold is one example of trauma which seeks to find her “I” or self. Women as victims in life writing is a common occurence that  can be argued as a way in which women use their tragedy as a means of conquest.

… Maybe :/

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