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The Resource Mapping our selves : Canadian women's autobiography in English, Helen M. Buss

Mapping our selves : Canadian women's autobiography in English, Helen M. Buss

Label
Mapping our selves : Canadian women's autobiography in English
Title
Mapping our selves
Title remainder
Canadian women's autobiography in English
Statement of responsibility
Helen M. Buss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Mapping Our Selves Helen Buss considers a broad range of autobiographical works written by Canadian women, including memoirs, journals, and conventional autobiography as well as experiments in blending a number of writing genres. She constructs her own "mapping" theory of how female identity is formed in order to illustrate how identity can be understood through the relationship between writer, text, and reader. Buss supplies a framework for her study by reviewing male-centred theories of identity and some of the ways in which theorists working with women's autobiographical accounts are changing these models. The texts selected by Buss include those by Elizabeth Simcoe, Susanna Moodie, Anna Jameson, Nellie McClung, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Emily Carr, Laura Salverson, Margaret Laurence, Dorothy Livesay, Daphne Marlatt, Mary Meigs, Maria Campbell, Kristjana Gunnars, and Aritha van Herk. Each section of the book opens with a short autobiographical introduction by Buss, allowing the reader to place the author's critical practice within the context of her sense of her own identity as critic, writer, and woman.-- publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buss, Helen M
Dewey number
810.9/492072/0971
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR9192.6.W6
LC item number
B87 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian prose literature
  • Women authors, Canadian
  • Women
  • Women and literature
  • Autobiography
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Autobiography
  • Canadian prose literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women authors, Canadian
  • Women
  • Canada
  • Autobiografische Literatur
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Kanada
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Autobiografieën
  • Frau
Label
Mapping our selves : Canadian women's autobiography in English, Helen M. Buss
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Reading for an Alternate Tradition. 1. Pioneer Women's Diaries and Journals: Letters Home/Letters to the Future. 2. Pioneer Women's Memoirs: Preserving the Past/Rescuing the Self. 3. Two Exemplary Tools: Moodie's Roughing It and Jameson's Studies and Rambles -- pt. 2. On Becoming a Twentieth-Century Woman. 4. Achieving Women/Achieving Womanhood. 5. Literary Women: Finding "The Words to Say It" -- pt. 3. Finding a Counter-Discourse. 6. Gestures towards an Embodied Tradition
Control code
767671205
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773563766
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt6psht
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767671205
Label
Mapping our selves : Canadian women's autobiography in English, Helen M. Buss
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Reading for an Alternate Tradition. 1. Pioneer Women's Diaries and Journals: Letters Home/Letters to the Future. 2. Pioneer Women's Memoirs: Preserving the Past/Rescuing the Self. 3. Two Exemplary Tools: Moodie's Roughing It and Jameson's Studies and Rambles -- pt. 2. On Becoming a Twentieth-Century Woman. 4. Achieving Women/Achieving Womanhood. 5. Literary Women: Finding "The Words to Say It" -- pt. 3. Finding a Counter-Discourse. 6. Gestures towards an Embodied Tradition
Control code
767671205
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773563766
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6psht
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767671205

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