An informed and ignorant readership : the contradictions of creative nonfiction Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/w9505459d

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • Creative nonfiction is a genre replete with contradictions--the name itself shows that: nonfiction writing is true and factual, but creative writing is imaginative and inventive. Because of fundamental contradictions like this, there is no standardized or even most common definition of the genre. This creates confusion for both critics and ordinary readers and has led many writers to develop their own understandings of what creative nonfiction is and isn't. This thesis examines three primary case studies in an effort to assess how these writers understand creative nonfiction: first, the 2003 backlash against Vivian Gornick following an address at Goucher College; second, Lauren Slater's 2000 metaphorical memoir Lying; and third, John D’Agata's efforts to push back against growing dogmatism in creative nonfiction through his 2010 About a Mountain and 2012 Lifespan of a Fact. This thesis also analyzes the reader response to those works to gauge their success and explores the trust relationship between writer and reader in order to better understand the current atmosphere in creative nonfiction and the process through which this uncompromising mentality developed.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Committee Member
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Keyword
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Rejected by Julie Kurtz(julie.kurtz@oregonstate.edu), reason: Rejecting because the page numbers listed in the Table of Contents do not match the actual page numbers in the thesis. Chapter 3 says 17 and is actually on page 18, 4 says 31 but actually on 32, 5 shows 50 and is actually on 51, Conclusion is actually on 67 and Work Cited is showing 68 but starts on 70. Also a couple revisions noted on your pretext pages I sent back to you were not made. 1) Abstract page - Abstract approved: should be left aligned, currently it's centered 2) Title page - December 8, 2014 should be changed to read - Presented December 8, 2014 Everything else looks good. Once revised, log back into ScholarsArchive and go to the upload page. Replace the attached file with the revised file and resubmit. Thanks, Julie on 2015-01-09T21:42:02Z (GMT)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Julie Kurtz(julie.kurtz@oregonstate.edu) on 2015-01-12T17:12:24Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 RushLaniC2015.pdf: 1111945 bytes, checksum: 35e9888392d59d8d407b5e7768aa6ae4 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Laura Wilson(laura.wilson@oregonstate.edu) on 2015-01-14T20:36:43Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 RushLaniC2015.pdf: 1111945 bytes, checksum: 35e9888392d59d8d407b5e7768aa6ae4 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2015-01-14T20:36:43Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 RushLaniC2015.pdf: 1111945 bytes, checksum: 35e9888392d59d8d407b5e7768aa6ae4 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2014-12-08
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Lani Rush (rushl@onid.orst.edu) on 2015-01-10T05:36:49Z No. of bitstreams: 1 RushLaniC2015.pdf: 1111945 bytes, checksum: 35e9888392d59d8d407b5e7768aa6ae4 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Lani Rush (rushl@onid.orst.edu) on 2015-01-08T22:38:36Z No. of bitstreams: 1 RushLaniC2015.pdf: 751201 bytes, checksum: 271adb7a6e06e599afe2c3d3fc5bb90e (MD5)

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 10/21/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items