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dc.contributor.authorRunion, Eric N.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T22:18:53Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T22:18:53Z
dc.date.issued11/10/2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/6325
dc.descriptionAbstract created by repository to aid in discovery. To read the entire thesis, download the file in the upper left corner. The Introduction supplemental file contains discussion of the genre of autobiography. The Autobiography contains the story as written by Alfred Matthew Runion, and the Notes include more information on Mr. Runion, as well as analysis and some transcription of primary documents.
dc.description.abstractThe introduction of this thesis project discusses the autobiography as a genre that combines the writing conventions of both literature and history while not purely representing either. It examines the role and perspective of the narrator and writer as they compose and, to some extent, assume the role of re-arranger of personal details and historical timeline that presumes a theocratic view of the life presented in the autobiographical form. At the same time, a public, simultaneous history emerges as it is affected by the narrator’s lens. This revisionist aspect, caused by the autobiographic writing of unlettered individuals, is examined as it has ability to alter perceived understanding of historical events. Manuscript and writing drafts are also explored in the discussion of autobiography and narrative composition. Writing conventions are examined as strengths or weaknesses of the autobiography contained in the later section of the project. The remaining section of the project is the autobiography of Alfred M. Runion.
dc.subjectNarrator
dc.subjectAutobiography
dc.subjectNew York
dc.subjectEditing
dc.subjectLiterary
dc.subjectHistory
dc.titleAutobiography of Alfred Matthew Runion
dc.typethesis
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T22:18:53Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Arts (MA)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEnglish Master’s Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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