Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Publication Title

College English

Volume

80

Issue

4

Pages

342-363

Abstract

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.

Comments

Copyright © 2018 by the National Council Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved.

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.

ORCID

0000-0001-9220-9888 (Mannon)

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