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 contribution||At udforske menneskelig subjektivitet: Barbara Taylors selvbiografier.|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2019|