Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
This thesis considers past autobiographical theory and questions whether it addresses the autobiography of the female writer. Autobiographies of Harriet Jacobs, Margaret Sanger, and Maxine Hong Kingston are examined to reveal their polyvocality, use of the autobiographical "I", and rhetorical strategies maintained in order to create a close relationship with the reader. Particular attention is paid to Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of dialogism and Sidonie Smith's autobiographical "I."
Modzelewski, Ann Shirley, "Internal dialogues: Construction of the self in The Woman Warrior" (2003). Theses Digitization Project. 2468.