Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Keywords

Exploring ethics

Abstract

This essay focuses on the relationship between life-writing, disability, and subjectivity. In her account of facial disfigurement resulting from jaw cancer, Lucy Grealy confronts cultural mythologies that signify corporeal difference as monstrous deviations, mapping new possibilities for female, embodied identity as well as for memoirs of illness and physical impairment.

Published In

Biography

Volume

24

Issue

1

Pages

172-184

DOI

10.1353/bio.2001.0016

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