Exploring Human Subjectivity: Barbara Taylor's Autobiographies

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Abstract

The paper explores what we can learn about the ways in which human subjectivity operates when using autobiographies as our source material. It is an analysis of two autobiographical texts authored by the Canadian-British historian, Barbara Taylor, and seeks to answer the following questions. First, what do her texts reveal about the role played by human subjectivity in her historical research and history writing? Second, in what way do these autobiographies shed light on how her own subjectivity has been shaped and re-shaped? Hence, it is an analysis of the ways in which Taylor’s pasts have played a decisive role in the unfolding of her personal life and professional career.
Translated title of the contributionAt udforske menneskelig subjektivitet: Barbara Taylors selvbiografier.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLife Writing
Volume16
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)601-615
Number of pages15
ISSN1448-4528
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

Bibliographical note

Important note from the Publisher regarding the attached version of the article: “This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Life Writing on 03 Sep 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14484528.2019.1633250.”

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