•  “Like our personal computers, phones are becoming so “smart” that they hold a great deal of sensitive, private information about our personalities and habits, information we would never have dreamed of carrying around in our pockets in the past. In a very real sense, these devices are biography machines.” (77) I agree with the quote […]

  •   Throughout the semester, I think I have come to understand what autobiography really is. Autobiography is a story which is dealing with a person, his/her life, experiences, good or bad. The protagonist of the story is the author itself. The writers are giving us the story about their lives using different forms of autobiography. From […]

  • I agree with everyone who posted comments here. I don’t read comics, but this one really incorportated visual and verbal elements, giving depth to the story. For me, to express my life using the illustrations is more difficult than expressing with the words. Autographics are also seen as autobiography, they just include pictures to give […]

  • I belive it is a very strong argument. I strongly agree with you when you said:”They both use place as a way of reflecting their attitudes toward their origins and also to exemplify how distance, actual or temporal, transformed their identities.” Kincaid and Trethweay, they both have used places to describe their personal feelings about […]

  •   In A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid in A Small Place , and Natasha Trethewey in Native Guard display the sense of personal identity which is connected with the geographic locations/places of their past and present as well. Both of these authors use their native land; Kincaid talks about Antigua; Trethewey, focuses on Mississippi to illustrate their identities. […]

  •   In A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid represents the voices of Antigua and she uses personal experiences and history in this essay and the entire work shows her anger and intelligence. She brings attention to the conditions in Antigua which are worse with the achievement of independence and she communicates her frustration with the people and […]

  • maivish058 wrote a new post, Post on Fun Home, on the site Autobiography 11 years ago

      In “Autographic Disclosures and Genealogies of Desire in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home ,” Julia Watson’s main argument is that Fun Home is “ a multimodal form different from both written life narrative and visual or photographic self-portraiture.” According to Julia Watson, Bechdel has used different visual representations, but at the same time, it is intertextual which requires the readers […]

  • maivish058 commented on the blog post The Kiss 11 years, 1 month ago

    I understand what you are saying because she didn’t have a father figure in her life so therefore she doesn’t see this relationship as unacceptable. But I still feel that she doesnt come across as a victim since she wasn’t a helpless child, but an adult who is twenty years old. If she was a […]

  • After reading Kathryn Harrison’s memoir, The Kiss , I do feel sad for Harrison, but I don’t see her as a victim since she could’ve protect herself. When she met her father, he kissed her and that’s where their relationship began. I understand that Kathryn didn’t have father in her life and when her father kissed her, […]

  • I strongly agree with you when you said that when someone is born, it becomes necessary foe the other person to die. Life and death go hand in hand. This is what I felt as well when I was reading the poem, “The Double Image.” I guess this is why the grandmother died in order […]

  •   Death is a prominent theme in Anne Sexton’s work since we constantly see throughout her poems. I chose two poems to talk about which deal with death, “The Double Image” and “The Moss of His Skin.” “The Double Image” is addressed to Anne’s younger daughter, Joyce. It talks about Sexton’s life that she was […]

  •   Topic: How Lucky by Alice Sebold and Speak by Laurie Anderson demonstrate that the victims were able to find their self-identity through trauma. Texts: Lucky by Alice Sebold Speak by Laurie Anderson Prospectus: My topic is on exploring how the characters find their self-identity through trauma. In order to support this, first, I will start with what trauma means to Lacan and […]

  •   I will start with what trauma means to Lacan and Freud and how they use it in their work. I will be also looking at feminist views on rape since rape and any kind of sexual assault is a feminist issue. I will talk about feminist movement and how it defines rape and its […]

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  • Thumbnail  Topic: Life Writing Definition: Life-writing is form of autobiographical writing. According to Wikipedia, “life-writing is a fluid term used to describe the recording of selves, memories and experiences whether one’s own or another’s.” Life-writing is very personal writing about your life or another person’s life. It is non-fictional writing which is done on the basis of observation and […]

  •     “Dead words. Dead tongue. From disuse. Buried in Time’s memory. Unemployed. Unspoken. History. Past. Let the one who is diseuse, one who is mother who waits nine days and nine nights be found. Restore memory. Let the one who is diseuse, one who is daughter restore spring with her each appearance from beneath the earth. […]

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