Our academic identities are constructed performatively through writing. In this article, I use the concept of citationality to examine two literacy autobiographies: one by a published writer and one written by a student of mine. My reading of these narratives exposes a connection between the citing of academic sources and the mechanisms that underlie the construction of new identities.
Johanna Schmertz; Writing Our Academic Selves: The Literacy Autobiography as Performance. Pedagogy 1 April 2018; 18 (2): 279–293. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-4359197
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