Posts tagged Self
The Author Is Not Dead: Rachel Cusk (Part I)

In 2013, Rachel Cusk went to Athens to teach Creative Writing at a Summer School organized by Kingston University Writing School. A year later, she published Outline, a book about that trip and the stories people shared with her. For Cusk, but also for the genre we are discussing in this series, Outline was a turning point. How did it play out?

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The Personal, the Political, and the Academic: Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts

Kneading together memoir, academic writing, and social criticism, Maggie Nelson gives a new meaning to "The personal is political." How does Nelson use her experience to present social issues, and how does Deleuze's perception of phenomenology play a part in this? 

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