Daily Archives: February 9, 2015

Paul John Eakins;

Eakin states that autobiography is not “something we read in a book,” but is also “a discourse of identity, delivered bit by bit, in the stories we tell ourselves day in and day out” It is also the story we … Continue reading

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Reading Response to Paul John Eakin’s Autobiographical Consciousness: Body, Brain, Self, and Narrative

In this interesting interdisciplinary writing, Eakin is trying to draw on Antonio Damasio’s neurobiological theories on consciousness to shed new light on our reading of autobiography, especially on our understanding of narrative identify. Eakin was fascinated by Damasio’s “the movie-in-the-brain” … Continue reading

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