Subjectivity in The Journals of Sylvia Plath and Diaries of Virginia Woolf

Author: Bilá, Martina
Source document: Theory and Practice in English Studies. 2015, vol. 7, iss. 2, pp. [63]-72
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This paper explores the construction of the "I" in Virginia Woolf's and Sylvia Plath's autobiographical writings, namely The Diary of Virginia Woolf and journal The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. It will identi-fy their different "selves" and describe how these function and affect the form/genre of diaries and journals. Further, it will focus on identity as a temporary but relatively fixed mode of subjectivity, since this focus of identity as lived experience and of discernible meaning has become one of the defining issues of modern and postmodern cultures.
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