Autobiography.docx - ENGL 111 AUTOBIOGRAPHY Life record...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

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
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Winter '16
  • English, History, Writer, worthy life stories, autobiographical truth, entrenched narrative patterns

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern