Project Director

Einstein, Sarah

Department Examiner

Shaheen, Aaron; Baker, Sybil

Department

Dept. of English

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Memory is integral to writing memoir, but sometimes, memory fails. How do successful memoirists mine their past for meaning, while staying true to their recollections? In my craft essay, I examine how writers harness the energy of their own explorations of the past. Then, I show how I have used these techniques in my own work. Six personal essays comprise the remainder of my thesis project.

Acknowledgments

A special thank you to Dr. Sarah Einstein, who helped me discover my creative nonfiction voice.

Degree

B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Date

5-2019

Subject

Biography as a literary form; Memory in literature

Keyword

Memory; Memoir; Creative nonfiction; How to write about the past; Truth in memoir

Discipline

English Language and Literature

Document Type

Theses

Extent

43 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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