112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Autobiography II: What Is This Self?: Interrogating Subjectivity in Autobiographic Narrative

Session Chair: 
Dulce de Castro, Collin College
Session 2: Friday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Meeting Room 4
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  1. Sarah Heston, University of Missouri, Columbia
    "Critical Memoir: A Recovery from Codes" considers how life writing by academic theorists can be included in memoir to redefine the history and preoccupations for the genre away from the self and autodiegetic narratives and toward an articulation of absence through multi-authored texts.
  2. Juan Pablo Bustos, University of California, Riverside
    In sports, when a person says that they want to “leave a mark” in anything, it indicates that they have created a postself. The postself is when a person becomes concerned as to how he or she will be remembered or “immortalized” in history. This paper will examine David Beckham’s postself in his autobiographies Beckham: Both Feet on the Ground: An Autobiography (2004) and the self titled David Beckham (2014).
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