Understanding the archival fonds as autobiographical text through three discourses

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Title
Understanding the archival fonds as autobiographical text through three discourses
 
Creator MacNeil, Heather
 
Subject Archival science
Archival arrangement; Personal archives; Textual criticism; Lifewriting.


 
Description
Over the last few decades, textual criticism has shifted its focus away from the reconstruction of final authorial intentions in favour of exposing the multiplicity of intentions concurring in the formation of literary texts. A similar shift in focus can be tracked in the theoretical literature on lifewriting exploring the nature of autobiographical texts. There, the notion that such texts function as sites for the revelation of a unified authentic self has been displaced by an understanding of them as sites for the construction of multiple selves. Both these shifts resonate, in turn, with a growing body of archival literature investigating the multiple layers of agency implicated in the construction of archival fonds. Drawing on the insights of textual criticism, lifewriting scholarship and the archival theory of arrangement, this article considers the ways in which personal fonds in general and writers’ fonds in particular may be understood as autobiographical texts.
 
Publisher EUM, Edizioni Università di Macerata
 
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Date 2019-09-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.jlis.it/article/view/12552
10.4403/jlis.it-12552
https://www.jlis.it/article/download/12552/11366
 
Source JLIS.it; Vol. 10, No. 3 (2019); 47-58
JLIS.it; Vol. 10, No. 3 (2019); 47-58
2038-1026
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.jlis.it/article/view/12552/11366
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Heather MacNeil
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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