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ENGL 111 AUTOBIOGRAPHY Life record True (biased/subjective) People with worthy life stories o Famous/renowned o Witnessed a historic event o Survived an extraordinary experience Chronological and retrospective (looking back on or dealing with past events or situations) Auto/biography (a/b) : life narratives about self and/or others o Autobiography = specific form of life narrative … describing specific type of person … with specific experiences Multiple forms of media (i.e. blogs, memoirs) Represent storyteller’s experience (autobiographical truth! See below. ) Written by people with stories to tell o Lives “worthy” of telling Assumptions that decide what makes stories “worthy” of being told: 1. Cultural, social values 2. Cultural scripts: dominant, entrenched narrative patterns
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