This article studies the Afghan Women’s Writing Project and proposes three conceptual tools for examining the ways readers and editors of digital storytelling projects interact with writers and texts. The author advances discussions of personal narrative and the role this form of writing plays in transnational feminism and forms of humanitarian activism that increasingly take place online. Digital storytelling projects effectively circulate these personal accounts, but they benefit from scholarship that advises self-critical approaches to representing their subjects.
Original Publication Citation
Mannon, B. (2018). Spectators, sponsors, or world travelers? Engaging with personal narratives of others through the Afghan Women's Writing Project. College English, 80(4), 342-363.
Mannon, Bethany, "Spectators, Sponsors, or World Travelers? Engaging with Personal Narratives of Others through the Afghan Women's Writing Project" (2018). English Faculty Publications. 52.