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Portrait Essays: People in Words

The Great Courses (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (32 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2016.

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Participant or Performer Note:
Jennifer Cognard-Black
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2016.
Summary, etc.:
One of the most important parts of portrait essays is to understand that any depiction of another persońwhether a famous stranger or a family membeŕis also a depiction of the writer. With this lecture, yoúll delve into this dynamic between a subject and its writer and examine this power struggle as it plays out in a portrait essay. Using examples from Truman Capote and Scott Russell Sanders, yoúll see how your own anxieties and prejudices can come through in an essay focused entirely on someone else.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Literature.
Genre: Education films.

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