Narrative, identity and academic storytelling

Hyland, Kenneth (2018) Narrative, identity and academic storytelling. ILCEA Revue de l’Institut des langues et cultures d'Europe, Amérique, Afrique, Asie et Australie, 31 (1). ISSN 1639-6073

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Understanding narrative as the stories we tell about ourselves in our professional academic lives, I focus here on the genres which, most explicitly, allow us to do this. I want to explore how we construct representations of ourselves, what I shall call “identity narratives”, in three rather neglected academic genres where the requirements of anonymity and impersonality are more relaxed. In thesis acknowledgements, bio statements and personal webpages writers are released from formal conventions of disciplinary argument and have an opportunity to reveal something of how they want to be seen by others. The question arises, however, of how they use the opportunities these story-telling genres offer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: narrative,identity,acknowledgements,personal webpages,academic bios
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 24 May 2022 12:50
DOI: 10.4000/ilcea.4677


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