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Author Baggerman, Arianne
Title Controlling Time and Shaping the Self : Developments In Auto­biographical Writing Since the Sixteenth Century
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2011
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Descript 1 online resource (557 pages)
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Series Egodocuments and History Ser. ; v.3
Egodocuments and History Ser
Note Cover page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- List of Illustrations -- Introduction -- PART ONE: HISTORICIZING THE SELF -- Historicizing the Self, 1770-1830 -- Tracing Lives: The Spanish Inquisition and the Act of Autobiography -- Autobiographical Memory in the Making: Wilhelmina of Prussia's Childhood Memoirs -- Drastic History and the Production of Autobiography -- Marc-Antoine Jullien: Controlling Time -- The Diary and the Pocket Watch: Rethinking Time in Nineteenth-Century America -- Writing and Measuring Time: Nineteenth-Century French Teenagers' Diaries -- Marking Time: Australian Women's Diaries of the 1920s and 1930s -- The Second World War and Autobiography in Japan. Tales of War and the "Movement for One's Own History" (Jibunshi) -- Can There Be a Collective Egodocument? The Case of the Hashomer Hatzair Kehiliyatenu Collection in Palestine, 1922 -- PART TWO: AUTOBIOGRAPHY, SELF-PRESENTATION AND COMMERCIAL PUBLISHING -- The Economy of Narrative Identity -- Behind the Mask of Civility: Physiognomy and Unmasking in the Early Eighteenth-Century Dutch Republic -- John Wesley, Superstar: Periodicity, Celebrity, and the Sensibility of Methodist Society in Wesley's Journal (1740-91) -- Self-made Men and the Civic: Time, Space and Narrative in Late Nineteenth-Century Autobiography -- Life Writing, Marketing and the Construction of Cinema History: On the Ghostwritten Autobiography of Dutch Film Entrepreneur Abraham Tuschinski -- "Reading The Body": Authors' Portraits and their Significance for the Nineteenth-Century Reading Public -- Dutch Matrimonial Advertisements from 1825 until 1925: Changing Self-Portraits and Partner Profiles -- Autobiography and Contemporary History: The Dutch Reception of Autobiographies, 1850-1918 -- The Politics of Nostalgia or the Janus-Face of Modern Society
PART THREE: CONTROLLING TIME AND SHAPING THE SELF -- Lost Time: Temporal Discipline and Historical Awareness in Nineteenth-Century Dutch Egodocuments
This book explores new questions and approaches to the rise of autobiographical writing since the early modern period. What motivated more and more men and women to write records of their private life? How could private writing grow into a bestselling genre? How was this rapidly expanding genre influenced by new ideas about history that emerged around 1800? How do we explain the paradox of the apparent privacy of publicity in many autobiographies? Such questions are addressed with reference to well-known autobiographies and an abundance of newfound works by persons hitherto unknown, not only from Europe, but also the Near East, and Japan. This volume features new views of the complex field of historical autobiography studies, and is the first to put the genre in a global perspective
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Baggerman, Arianne Controlling Time and Shaping the Self : Developments In Auto­biographical Writing Since the Sixteenth Century Leiden : BRILL,c2011 9789004195004
Subject Autobiography -- Authorship.;Biography as a literary form
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Alt Author Dekker, Rudolf
Mascuch, Michael
Leruez, Marie-Danielle
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