Penelope Lively's autobiographical memory

2017
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article
dc.abstract.enThis article examines the concept of memory in three autobiographical books by Penelope Lively: Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived (1994), A House Unlocked (2001) and Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time (2013). As a novelist, Lively has a special interest in the ways in which people engage with the past, both private and collective. There are noticeable correlations between her fictional and non-fictional pronouncements on history and memory. The article emphasises the writer's conviction that memory is crucial to both her own and a collective sense of identity. By referencing three autobiographies, it further demonstrates how, without invoking any particular theory, Lively implicitly relies on diverse models of memory. These models range from a palimpsest or a storehouse of ideas to layers of archaeological evidence. Finally, the writer's refusal to narrativise her memories is treated as an expression of her acknowledgement of the contingency of memory, and as an assertion of her awareness of the potential for distortion inherent in historical narratives.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filologiczny : Instytut Filologii Angielskiejpl
dc.contributor.authorKucała, Bożena - 129626 pl
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-20T11:35:39Z
dc.date.available2017-10-20T11:35:39Z
dc.date.issued2017pl
dc.date.openaccess0
dc.description.accesstimew momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalBibliogr. s. 168-169pl
dc.description.number1pl
dc.description.physical157-169pl
dc.description.points20pl
dc.description.publication1pl
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume43pl
dc.identifier.doi10.5817/BSE2017-1-9pl
dc.identifier.eissn1805-0867pl
dc.identifier.issn0524-6881pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / Ppl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/45481
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
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dc.share.typeotwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enPenelope Livelypl
dc.subject.enautobiographypl
dc.subject.enmemorypl
dc.subject.enhistorypl
dc.subject.enidentitypl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titlePenelope Lively's autobiographical memorypl
dc.title.journalBrno Studies in Englishpl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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dc.abstract.enpl
This article examines the concept of memory in three autobiographical books by Penelope Lively: Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived (1994), A House Unlocked (2001) and Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time (2013). As a novelist, Lively has a special interest in the ways in which people engage with the past, both private and collective. There are noticeable correlations between her fictional and non-fictional pronouncements on history and memory. The article emphasises the writer's conviction that memory is crucial to both her own and a collective sense of identity. By referencing three autobiographies, it further demonstrates how, without invoking any particular theory, Lively implicitly relies on diverse models of memory. These models range from a palimpsest or a storehouse of ideas to layers of archaeological evidence. Finally, the writer's refusal to narrativise her memories is treated as an expression of her acknowledgement of the contingency of memory, and as an assertion of her awareness of the potential for distortion inherent in historical narratives.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filologiczny : Instytut Filologii Angielskiej
dc.contributor.authorpl
Kucała, Bożena - 129626
dc.date.accessioned
2017-10-20T11:35:39Z
dc.date.available
2017-10-20T11:35:39Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2017
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr. s. 168-169
dc.description.numberpl
1
dc.description.physicalpl
157-169
dc.description.pointspl
20
dc.description.publicationpl
1
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
43
dc.identifier.doipl
10.5817/BSE2017-1-9
dc.identifier.eissnpl
1805-0867
dc.identifier.issnpl
0524-6881
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / P
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/45481
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
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Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Użycie niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych 4.0 Międzynarodowa
dc.rights.licence
CC-BY-NC-ND
dc.rights.uri*
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode.pl
dc.share.type
otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enpl
Penelope Lively
dc.subject.enpl
autobiography
dc.subject.enpl
memory
dc.subject.enpl
history
dc.subject.enpl
identity
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Penelope Lively's autobiographical memory
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Brno Studies in English
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JournalArticle
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Publication
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