Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In Dear World, Kylie Cardell is sensitive to how changes to our notions of privacy and the personalâspurred by the central presence the Internet has come to occupy in our daily livesâimpact how and why diaries are written, and for whom. She considers what these new uses of the diary tell us about the cultural politics of self-representation in a time of mass attention to (and anxiety about) the personal. Cardell sees the twenty-first-century diary as a vibrant and popular cultural practice as much as a literary form, one that plays a key role in mass-mediated notions of authenticity, subjectivity, and truth. Dear World provides much-needed new attention to the innovation, evolution, and persistence of a familiar yet complex autobiographical mode.
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