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dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T11:36:35Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T11:36:35Z
dc.date.created2013-03-20T20:00:46Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2014-03-19
dc.identifier.citationRobertson, Rachel. 2012. Against redemption: The dilemma of memoir. Axon: Creative Explorations. 1 (2): pp. 1-8.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/13349
dc.description.abstract

The pressure for commercially published memoirs to offer a tragedy-to-triumph redemptive arc is exacerbated when the memoir is about disability. I explore how I attempted to contest this narrative arc, using a thematic rather than chronological approach and adopting the personal essay form. I also unpack the role of metaphor in representing a disability such as autism and the complexities of writing from a socio-cultural (rather than symbolic or medical) paradigm of disability. I examine one of the key dilemmas of writing a relational memoir and the creative judgements that the author must make.

dc.publisherUniversity of Canberra
dc.relationhttp://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-2/against-redemption-dilemma-memoir
dc.titleAgainst redemption: The dilemma of memoir
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2013-03-21
dcterms.source.volume2
dcterms.source.issn1838-8973
dcterms.source.titleAxon: Creative Explorations
curtin.digitool.pid190497
curtin.pubStatusPublished
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curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HUM-SMC-RR-72985
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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