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dc.contributor.advisorRodríguez-Guglielmoni, Linda M.
dc.contributor.authorQuintero-Aguiló, María del C.
dc.description.abstractThe memoir is a genre that still remains somewhat in the shadows in terms of its allocation within the subjects of academia, literature, English instruction, among others. This thesis is an attempt at appeasing the genre via three seemingly different, yet similar routes. First, by creating a new definition for memoir. Second, by putting into practice the theory behind memory writing through the creation of the memoir titled Lejos de la casa y el árbol. Lastly, by deciphering its role in English instruction. This thesis thus serves as a means to bridge the great divide between memoir’s unstable reputation and its true colors in the fields of literature, academia and language instruction.
dc.description.abstractEl género de la memoria es uno que aún permanence en un tipo de oscurantismo con relación a su posición en los campos de la academia, la literatura, la instrucción en inglés, entre otros. Esta tesis es un intento de apaciguar el género mediante tres vías que aparentan ser contradictorias, pero en realidad tienden a ser similares. Primero, fabricando una nueva definición para la memoria. Segundo, poniendo en práctica la teoría detrás del género mediante la creación de las memorias tituladas Lejos de la casa y el árbol. Finalmente, se descifra su rol en la educación en inglés. Por consiguiente, esta tesis une las dos caras de la memoria: la estereotípica y la verdadera.
dc.subjectMemory in literatureen_US
dc.subjectAutobiographical memory in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshMemory in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshNarration (Rhetoric)en_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teachingen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish literature -- Study and teachingen_US
dc.titleFrom theory to practice: Mending the gap between truth and memoiren_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2008 María del Carmen Quintero Aguilóen_US
dc.contributor.committeeGéliga-Vargas, Jocelyn A.
dc.contributor.committeeIrizarry-Rodríguez, José M.
dc.contributor.committeeMorales-Caro, Betsy
dc.contributor.representativeMorales, Alfredo Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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