truth, life writing, James Frey, evidence, autoethnography
“truth” is an issue of public discussion, research, and everyday performance. Processes of navigating truth, however, are obscure and often unknown. In this project, the authors highlight truth(s) of written life texts. They conceive of truth as a rather than the “rhetorical device” to use for evaluating personal research and believe that demanding factual, historical truth-of-life research is faulty and problematic. By illustrating how genre, trust, memory, and confession influence truth telling, the authors hope to question and enhance truth-related conversations.
Scholar Commons Citation
Owen, Tullis; Jullian, A.; McRae, Chris; Adams, Tony E.; and Vitale, Alisha, "Truth Troubles" (2009). Communication Faculty Publications. 663.