The Resource Personal experience narratives : embarrassing moments

Personal experience narratives : embarrassing moments

Label
Personal experience narratives : embarrassing moments, 2005
Title
Personal experience narratives
Title remainder
embarrassing moments
Inclusive dates
2005
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Allred collects embarrassing experience narratives and hypothesizes that these narratives will follow the general form of other experience narratives. He finds, instead, that embarrassing experience narratives differ from other narratives in their omission of detail, their length, and their attention on the climax of the story. He finds that the embarrassing experience narrative is most closely related to the joke in its commitment to relaying only the details that further the humor of the story and that contribute to suspense and climax. Allred divides embarrassing moments into three categories: those regarding bodily functions, those dealing with verbal embarrassment, and those dealing with non-Latter-day Saint subject matter. He finds a high correlation between younger males and bodily function narratives, while older people tend to find verbal slip-ups more embarrassing. Allred believes that embarrassment is determined by the values that a specific age, gender, religious, or occupational group finds important. He concludes that the type of embarrassing story told will be embarrassing according to the values and expectations that come from being a part of different groups
Biography type
contains biographical information
Biographical or historical data
Allred attended Brigham Young University. His proneness to having embarrassing moments and the entertainment that these stories provide prompted him to collective personal experience narratives about embarrassing moments for this project.
Cataloging source
UPB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Personal experience narratives : embarrassing moments
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (35
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Eric Eliason.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Created by Chris Allred when he was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 course in Winter 2005.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370288206
Type of unit
  • item
  • leaves)
Label
Personal experience narratives : embarrassing moments
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (35
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Eric Eliason.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Created by Chris Allred when he was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 course in Winter 2005.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370288206
Type of unit
  • item
  • leaves)

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