1st Edition

We Find Ourselves in Other People’s Stories On Narrative Collapse and a Lifetime Search for Story

By Amy E. Robillard Copyright 2019
    114 Pages
    by Routledge

    114 Pages
    by Routledge

    We Find Ourselves in Other People’s Stories: On Narrative Collapse and a Lifetime Search for Story is a collection of five essays that dissolves the boundary between personal writing and academic writing, a longstanding binary construct in the discipline of composition and writing studies, in order to examine the rhetorical effects of narrative collapse on the stories we tell about ourselves and others. Taken together, the essays theorize the relationships between language and violence, between narrative and dementia, between genre and certainty, and between writing and life.


    Chapter 1: Learning to Keep My Distance

    Chapter 2: Searching for Stories

    Chapter 3: Witnessing the Collapse

    Chapter 4: Narrating Fragility

    Chapter 5: We Are All Telling It Slant


    Amy E. Robillard is Professor of English at Illinois State University, USA. She is editor, with Ron Fortune, of Authorship Contested: Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author, and her work has appeared in a number of professional journals. Her personal essays have appeared on The Rumpus and on Full Grown People.