Jane Mattisson Ph.D.
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Jay D. Bolter,
Georgia Institute of
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This site contains two articles on the representation of ‘self’ in autobiographical writing. After a short introduction to the four
autobiographical media reviewed here and the nature of the narrating ‘I’, I discuss a private soldier’s records of four years’ service
on the western front during World War One.
Two questions are
addressed: ‘How much and in what ways are the contents influenced by their creator’s purpose and the period
when they were produced?’ and ‘How and in what ways do the different media reveal different facets of their
creator’s identity as producer and subject?’ These questions are discussed in:
'Memoir & Sketches'
'Diaries & Photographs'
My study demonstrates that publishing on the World Wide Web offers many advantages for the 21st
century scholar (see ‘The Four Media’).
~ Jane Mattisson, Associate Professor of English, Kristianstad University, Sweden
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