Interviews

Interviews

Narrative Life: A Conversation about Autobiographical Writing with Cheston Knapp

BY Kaitlyn Burd

Ideology for me is a loaded word that comes out of a New Critical language of received ideas that are not often interrogated. So I would hope that the essays work in pushing against ideology in the sense that an essay is irreducible from personal experience. In some ways, the more you are able to focus on one’s personal experience of a thing the more resistant you will be to ideology or reductive thinking of a thing.