• Zhara Jaffrey English 391W December 20, 2010 Final Paper                                     Kathryn Harrison- A Trustworthy Autobiographer             The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison is an autobiographical memoir. An autobiographic memoir is written by a person themselves; it is a record containing intimate knowledge of them and is based on their own observations, it is the truth. Autobiography is a […]

  • Throughout this semester we have gone through an number of autobiographies and while reading on them I have discovered more that I am looking forward to reading.  We read a number of different types of autobiographies, first my favorite ones which were Alice Sebold’s Lucky and Kathryn Harrison’s The Kiss . Sebold showed that she was truly lucky, […]

  • “A crucial difference between traditional biographies—including film and television—and people’s lives represented in the online “space” is that online identities are easily manipulated at any time by the individual subject or by others. There is no doubt that even this single feature, the ability to “manage” online content at will, is chang­ing the way we […]

  • zharajaffrey wrote a new post, Fun Home, on the site English Seminar 11 years ago

    In the excerpt from Julia Watson’s “Autographic Disclosures and Genealogies of Desire in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home ,” she makes the claim that  Fun Home is auto-graphic and is thus difficult to accept it as autobiography. This is because auto graphics such as Bechdels contains cartoons. She says “disjunctions between the cartoon panel and the verbal text” making the […]

  • The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison is an amazingly well thought out and written memoir. There are many interesting aspects of this memoir, the very first is the scattered manner in which Harrison writes; by this I mean the fact that Harrison jumps from one time during her life to another. Harrison  opens her memoir with the lines “We […]

  • I agree I also noticed the theme of death which continuously reoccurs in Anne Sexton poems. I did read “The Moss of His Skin” it does speak about death about being buried alive. And is from the point of view of the prospective girl who is buried. From my blog you can probably see that […]

  • One of the main themes seen throughout Anne  Sexton’s poem selection To Bedlam and Part Way Back  is “death.”  “The Double Image” and  “Elizabeth Gone” are two poems in which  Sexton mentions death clearly. “Elizabeth Gone”, is an interesting poem because at first Sexton seems to miss Elizabeth and speak to her as though she has just died. […]

  • Zhara Jaffrey October 24, 2010 English 391W Prospectus and Annotated Bibliography             For this research paper I am interested in writing about Lucky by Alice Sebold, Telling: A Memoir of Rape & Recovery by Patricia Weaver Francisco, and I am a Central Park Jogger: A story of Hope and Possibility by Tisha Meili. I am interested in the manner in which […]

  • Zhara Jaffrey October 20, 2010 Topic: I would like to explore how different women write rape and sexual abuse memoirs.  What some writers decide to include while others feel a necessity to omit. I would also include how some women give more detail to the unfortunate occurrence while other emphasize how they feelings and emotions. I am also […]

  • Orlando by Virginia Woolf  is a complicated read which is focalized from the point of view of an omniscient narrator. The story is not told from a first nor from a second person perspective but, in fact from a third person. From the very beginning the reader understands that Orlando may be a bit dangerous. As one […]

  • Political Fight             It was about 6 O’clock on a Sunday evening in the beginning of June. My parents had gone out to an engagement party in Brooklyn and my brother was on his computer when I walked into the living room and announced I needed his help for an interview for school. “Sure, under […]

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