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Tytuł: “I’ve been crawling up so long on your stairway to heaven”: The rise of the female rock memoir
Autorzy: Sawczuk, Tomasz
Słowa kluczowe: female rock memoir
life writing
popular culture
Data wydania: 2016
Data dodania: 27-lis-2017
Wydawca: The University of Bialystok
Źródło: Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies 15 (4/2016), pp. 71-81
Abstrakt: Similarly to rock music, the rock memoir has long been considered a male genre by both the general public and publishers. It might well be claimed that throughout the years there have been many seminal female rock performers, yet only a few of them gained well deserved recognition and engaged the minds of wider audiences. The history of rock had been predominantly a (his)story until 2012 and the publication of Patti Smith’s Just Kids, a female rock memoir which paved the way for many other women thus far silenced by the male-oriented genre. This paper seeks to delve into some of the female rock narratives in order to analyze the ways in which their authors construct their stories and their authorial selves. It also points to those territories of the music industry and the rock memoir which female performers strive to enrich or reclaim by the acts of writing and performing.
Afiliacja: University of Białystok
Nota biograficzna: Tomasz Sawczuk holds a PhD in literary studies and teaches at the Institute of Modern Languages, University of Białystok, Poland. He has published articles on American literature, especially Beat Generation writers, and co-edited Visuality and Vision in American Literature (2014). His doctoral dissertation establishes the links between the works of Jack Kerouac and Lacanian psychoanalysis.
DOI: 10.15290/cr.2016.15.4.06
e-ISSN: 2300-6250
Typ Dokumentu: Article
Występuje w kolekcji(ach):Artykuły naukowe (WFil)
Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, 2016, Issue 15

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