Constructing the Literary Self

Constructing the Literary Self

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In the twentieth century, as previously excluded groups, including ethnic minorities, women, the disabled, and the differently gendered, gained a voice in society, group identity also changed and new definitions became necessary. Whether through their group affiliations or in spite of these affiliations, many individuals sought a new definition of themselves. As can be expected, much literature explores these changes and depicts the quest for new definitions and the search for individuality in the light of new definitions. Construction or definition of the self was once available only to the elite, and the freedom of some to define their identity was sacrificed so that others could make their own self-definitions; this practice can be found throughout much of history. This volume is about that kind of oppression and various strategies of escaping from oppression as depicted in serious literature. Its thirteen essays, all by recognized scholars, are divided into five categories: Race, Gender, and the Self; Assimilation and the Self; Black Males and the Self; Female Sexuality and the Self; and The Family and the Self.She has been a peer reviewer for College Literature; LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory; LATCH: The Literary Artifact in Theory, ... Since 2008 she has served as editor of a scholarly journal based at Jackson State University, The Researcher: An ... the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of English at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. ... Reading Lives: Essays in the Tradition of Humanistic Cultural Criticism in Honor of Daniel R. Schwarz ( University ofanbsp;...

Title:Constructing the Literary Self
Author:Patsy J. Daniels
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-06-02


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