Title

Revisiting the past: A study on memories, remembering, and self in Carmen Geurrero nakpil's Myself, elsewhere

Date of Publication

2017

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Literature

Subject Categories

Comparative Literature

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Literature, Department of

Thesis Adviser

Tanya Sevilla Simon

Defense Panel Member

Kim Bryan Lira
Shirley Lua
Carlos M. Piocos, III

Abstract/Summary

In autobiographies and memoirs, the relationship between the past and the writer of the present is relevant to the events that it attempts to remember and render. Memory, however, does not faithfully take or follow experience (Schacter). I will discuss in this paper the genre of memoir and the past it renders using Carmen Gurrerro Nakpil's book, Myself, elsewhere along with studying its narrative representation. This paper aims to problematize and discuss the idea of history being altered through personal memories, as well as to understand the complexities of remembering and how it may alter reality as remembered by Nakpil. The concept of Schaeter's 'seven sins of memory' will be used to discuss, the self as the subject and as the writer, and Freeman's theory of the recreated self, as well as the concept of history being altered through personal memories.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU21745

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

66 leaves ; 29 cm.

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