Writing Biography

62 The work that explores more fully the tie between the writing of the history of
the West and the importance of gender as a ... At the same time , those of us who
labor in the libraries and offices in which we write biographies must be humble ...

Author: Lloyd E. Ambrosius

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803210663

Category: History

Page: 166

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The historian as biographer must resolve questions that reflect the dual challenge of telling history and telling lives: How does the biographer sort out the individual?s role within the larger historical context? How do biographical studies relate to other forms of history? Should historians use different approaches to biography, depending on the cultures of their subjects? What are the appropriate primary sources and techniques that scholars should use in writing biographies in their respective fields? In Writing Biography, six prominent historians address these issues and reflect on their varied experiences and divergent perspectives as biographers. Shirley A. Leckie examines the psychological and personal connections between biographer and subject; R. Keith Schoppa considers the pervasive effect of culture on the recognition of individuality and the presentation of a life; Retha M. Warnicke explores past context and modern cultural biases in writing the biographies of Tudor women; John Milton Cooper Jr. discusses the challenges of writing modern biographies and the interplay of the biographer?s own experiences; Nell Irvin Painter looks at the process of reconstructing a life when written documents are scant; and Robert J. Richards investigates the intimate relationship between life experiences and new ideas. Despite their broad range of perspectives, all six scholars agree on two central points: biography and historical analysis are inextricably linked, and biographical studies offer an important tool for analyzing historical questions.

Writing Educational Biography

Writing: Biography. and. Case. Studies. in. Teacher. Education. Robert V.
Bullough, Jr. While I tell stories and write case studies, mostly of beginning
teachers, I am hardly a biographer in any formal sense. A biographical aspect to
case study ...

Author: Craig Kridel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135613976

Category: Education

Page: 316

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Writing Biography in Greece and Rome

WRITING. BIOGRAPHY. IN. GREECE. AND. ROME. Ancient biography is now a
well-established and popular field of study among classicists as well as many
scholars of literature and history more generally. In particular biographies offer ...

Author: Koen De Temmerman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107129122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

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Ancient biography is now a well-established and popular field of study among classicists as well as many scholars of literature and history more generally. In particular biographies offer important insights into the dynamics underlying ancient performance of the self and social behaviour, issues currently of crucial importance in classical studies. They also raise complex issues of narrativity and fictionalization. This volume examines a range of ancient texts which are or purport to be biographical and explores how formal narrative categories such as time, space and character are constructed and how they address (highlight, question, thematize, underscore or problematize) the borderline between historicity and fictionality. In doing so, it makes a major contribution not only to the study of ancient biographical writing but also to broader narratological approaches to ancient texts.

Writing and Selling Your Autobiography

An honest analysis at this stage will stop you wasting months of your life writing a
biography that no one is ever going to want to read. You should also consider
how easy the research is going to be. This can be a particular challenge if your ...


Publisher: Launchpoint Publishing

ISBN: 9781907138126



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Writing the Four Blocks Way Grades K 6

Biography/Autobiography Biography and autobiography are focused on people
and the events in their lives. Biography means writing about a life (someone
else's) and autobiography is writing about your own life. These vary largely in
length, ...

Author: Patricia M. Cunningham

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781604184136

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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Write on! Writing the Four-Blocks(R) Way gives teachers of grades K–6 a glimpse into writing classrooms throughout the school year. This resource includes ideas for setting up a writing classroom, motivating students to write and keep writing, teaching reading through writing, supporting struggling writers, and teaching different genres. This 240-page book supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model and features lessons on editing, revising, sharing, and publishing.


Parke surveys biography from classical times to the present, focusing her analysis on Western culture, and providing detailed readings from works by James Boswell to Virginia Woolf.

Author: Catherine Neal Parke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415938929

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

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Parke surveys biography from classical times to the present, focusing her analysis on Western culture, and providing detailed readings from works by James Boswell to Virginia Woolf.

Guided Writing Instruction

She explains that writers determine what they want to achieve in a particular
context and accordingly choose the ... their own persuasive letters, biographies,
informational essays, advertisement brochures, or other nonfiction forms of

Author: Shelley Peterson

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 1553790189

Category: Education

Page: 118

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Shelley Peterson believes students become better writers through guided instruction and self-assessment. Guided Writing Instruction is a great source of ideas for teaching writing in any classroom. This resource includes: ideas for teaching informational and narrative writing classroom-tested teaching and assessment tools solutions for students who struggle with starting the writing process suggestions for working with diverse groups of students

Life Writing from the Pacific Rim

first to respond positively to our invitation to write a history of biography for us,
that of his native Siam. ... with compassion, which like Sulak has endangered his
personal freedom and safety, show how life-writing needs to be grounded

Author: Stanley Schab

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824819705

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

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Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing

I am also grateful to the Editorial Board of Auto / Biography , for permission to
reproduce material first published under the title ' Finding a Voice - Exploring the
Self : Autobiography and the Imagination in a Writing Apprenticeship ' in Auto ...

Author: Celia Hunt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853027472

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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'It was the author's own experience of fictional autobiography that led Celia Hunt serendipiditously to appreciate that such writing could be therapeutic. She noticed, for example, and this was subsequently echoed in many of her students' experiences, a beneficial psychological change - and increased inner freedom, greater psychic flexability (perhaps the key to creativity and psychological health), a stronger sense of personal identity. This book tells us about the hows and whys of such therapeutic change.' - AutoBiographyJournal.com 'A critical examination of the therapeutic possibilities of autobiographical fiction that draws on perspectives from both psychoanalytic and literary studies.' - The Journal Of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing brings together theory and practice from psychoanalysis, literary and cultural studies and the growing field of creative writing studies. It highlights the importance of autobiographical writing not only as an opening into fiction writing, but also as a powerful therapeutic tool. Celia Hunt discusses how autobiographical fiction can be used in therapeutic work by art therapists, psychotherapists and creative writing tutors, as well as in personal development by writers of any kind. She draws up guidelines for a successful course on autobiography and creative writing, and presents case studies and practical ideas for writing about the self. She shows how writing autobiographical fiction can help people to explore significant events and relationships in their lives. Finding a writing voice in this way clarifies and strengthens the writer's sense of identity, leading to a fuller realisation of his or her potential in life.

The Arvon Book of Life Writing

Writing Biography, Autobiography and Memoir Sally Cline, Carole Angier. The
only modern feature Strachey doesn't stand for is original research: he always
worked from published sources. The combination of this with his bold expansion
of ...

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408124185

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.

Life Writing

A Glossary of Terms in Biography, Autobiography, and Related Forms Donald J.
Winslow. People (1927) ... An unusual term for autobiographical writing,
suggesting a self-image comparable to that of an artist's self-portrait. Used by
Michel ...

Author: Donald J. Winslow

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824817133

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 76

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This text presents an introduction and a reference source of terms in the writing of biographies, autobiographies and related literature.

China Bibliography

The writing of biography in China has been and continues to be a different genre
than that in the West . In China , the biography represents the public record of a ...

Author: Harriet Thelma Zurndorfer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004102787

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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This guide to bibliographical scholarship on China aims to summarize the contents of current reference publications on China from all disciplines and to show how they may be used in conjunction with the 'classical tools of sinology', e.g. "Tz'u-hai."

Writing Biography and Autobiography

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Author: Brian D. Osborne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713667427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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Many of us have wanted to write a life-storybut have been unsure how to set about it or how to bring such a project to completion. Whether you are planning to write about your own family or research the life of a famous historical figure, this book will assist, advise and encourage you. The author looks at all aspects of writing biography and autobiography, including: the reasons for biographical writing; choosing your subject; identifying your audience; research methods; organising the information; and writing up your material. There are also sections on legal issues, copyright and finding a publisher.

Recording Oral History

Autobiography is an account told by the individual on her own initiative, not in
response to someone else's questions. For the in-depth interviewer who intends
to write a biography, autobiographical writings are a godsend. Critical writings on

Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759106541

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

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In iRecording Oral History, Second Editioni, Valerie Raleigh Yow builds on the foundation of her classic text with a fully updated and substantially expanded new edition. One of the most widely used and highly regarded textbooks ever published in the field, Yows seminal work now includes illuminating new material on using the internet, an examination of the interactions between oral history and memory processes, and exploration into testimony analysis and the interpretation of meanings in different contexts. This exceptional new edition will interest researchers and students in a wide variety of disciplines including history, sociology, anthropology, education, psychology, social work and ethnographic methods.

Biography and the Question of Literature in France

APPROACHES TO BIOGRAPHY Yet, the twentieth century also saw a huge
proliferation of biographical writing, and this served to associate literature with
biography in a ...

Author: Ann Jefferson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199270848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 425

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This book contains illuminating critical readings of some major French authors in the light of the evolving relations between biography and literature. It offers not just a history of French literature over a 300-year period, but also a discussion of biography - its forms, history, and functions - relevant to anyone with an interest in biography.

Creative Writing

used in the writing of fiction is equally necessary to the writing of biography, and
can often invigorate a subject. Virginia Woolf, for instance, wrote a biography of
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog, Flush (1998 [1933]), a book which in one way ...

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

American Biography

Supposedly nothing significant happens in a writer's life except for the writing.
Most writers are not men or women of action. E. L. Doctorow once told me in an
interview that his biography would make dull reading. That is like saying the life
of ...

Author: Carl Rollyson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595384327

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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This collection of reviews, selected from Rollyson's New York Sun column, is as much about the romance of biography as it is about the American lives. Certain concerns resonate throughout the book: the American left's failure to reckon with Communist subversion, McCarthyism, and Stalinism, the problematic nature of authorized biography, the history of American biography, definitive biographies, literary biography, the differences between autobiography and biography, the importance of interviews in biographies of contemporary figures, the differences between history and biography, comparative biographies, the virtues of short biographies and of biographies for children, the tendency of biographers to fictionalize and of novelists to biographize, psychology and biography, Rollyson's own experience as a biographer, and the way biographers treat one another's work.Too many biographers, he believes, evince no interest in the biographical tradition. Concerned only with possession of their subjects, their proprietorial attitude deforms not only their biographies but also the genre itself. If biography is reviewed badly (receiving hardly more than a summary of the subject's life with a perfunctory nod to the biographer), it is because the biographical tradition has been disregarded or discounted.This book, in other words, has been written on the behalf of biography, a genre that still awaits a full vindication.

Biography Strategy Lesson Make TIME

Explain that students will now be choosing heroes and will be writing and
illustrating biographies of these people in the format of TIME Magazine. To do so,
students will be using the writing process. When finished, you will combine these

Author: Garth Sundem

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480767904


Page: 4

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Introduce biographies with fun, creative activities that teach literacy skills and more. Use multiple intelligences to create an active learning environment. Meet the needs of all students with specific differentiation suggestions.

Subject to Biography

In this provocative new book, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl illuminates the psychological and intellectual demands writing biography makes on the biographer and explores the complex and frequently conflicted relationship between feminism and ...

Author: Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674853717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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In this provocative new book, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl illuminates the psychological and intellectual demands writing biography makes on the biographer and explores the complex and frequently conflicted relationship between feminism and psychoanalysis. A practicing psychoanalyst, a distinguished scholar, and the widely praised biographer of Anna Freud and Hannah Arendt, Young-Bruehl here reflects on the relations between self-knowledge, autobiography, biography, and cultural history. She considers what remains valuable in Sigmund Freud's work, and what areas--theory of character, for instance--must be rethought to be useful for current psychoanalytic work, for feminist studies, and for social theory. Psychoanalytic theory used for biography, she argues, can yield insights for psychoanalysis itself, particularly in the understanding of creativity. Subject to Biography offers not simply the products of an astute mind, but an entrée into the thinking process; it welcomes the reader into the writer's workshop.