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Time travel: Memories, identity and memoir: A personal essay

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Irene Waters
Narratives of time travel immediately suggest the genres of science fiction or fantasy. Few people would hold out memoir as a possible genre that also deals with time travel. Yet we all mentally time travel every day, travelling from minutes in time to decades in time as we recollect different periods in our lives, and imagine the future, unencumbered by time or space. It is these remembrances that give us our sense of identity. Without memoir identity fades and becomes ghostlike. Based on the work of theorists such as Eakin and Schacter, this creative work examines time travel, ghosts and the effects of personal history on identity, memory and memoir.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Parent Title

Writing the Ghost Train: Rewrriting, Remaking, Rediscovering Papers – the Refereed Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Melbourne, Victoria, 29 November - 1 December, 2015

Start Page

1

End Page

9

Number of Pages

9

Start Date

01/01/2015

Finish Date

01/01/2015

ISBN-13

9780980757392

Location

Melbourne, Victoria

Publisher

Australasian Association Of Writing Programs

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Victoria

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

School of Education and the Arts (2013- ); TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Conference

Exports

CQUniversity

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