|CARNEGIE MELLON EVENT CALENDAR|
Leading and Making Lives: One Man's Story
Nov 8, 2012
"Who do we say we are? And how do we know what we say? One key way: through self-narration and life writing. An expansive view of autobiography supports this claim. Autobiography is not only a literary text but much more: a daily identity practice, and even an expression of the rhythms of consciousness. Experience writing memoir discovers three primary motives for our endless self-narration: we are trained to do it as children; we use it to explore our deepest existential questions; and it just may confer an adaptive value for the organisms that we are."
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