'This book belongs to': Trauma, (Bio)Degradation, and the Law in Visual and Narrative Diaries

Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 and Batorowicz, Beata ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4915-8357 (2020) 'This book belongs to': Trauma, (Bio)Degradation, and the Law in Visual and Narrative Diaries. Biography, 43 (4). pp. 781-799. ISSN 0162-4962


Abstract

Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2002), Nan Goldin’s photo diary The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986), and Tracey Emin’s intimate art installations My Bed (1998) and Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 (1995) complicate the genres of life writing and confessional art. These artistic narratives both degrade and are responsible to 'truth' as a means of bearing witness to trauma.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 01:00
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 04:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: life writing; confessional art; trauma
Fields of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190104 Visual Cultures
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200506 North American Literature
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190504 Performance and Installation Art
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360603 Performance art
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3601 Art history, theory and criticism > 360104 Visual cultures
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470523 North American literature
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950205 Visual Communication
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130103 The creative arts
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130203 Literature
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130205 Visual communication
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/bio.2020.0079
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43206

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