Neuroticism: End of a Doctoral Dissertation
AbstractThis autobiographical account of the author, a graduate student, reflects the end of her doctoral studies. She writes to the point of obsession. The author inscribes into the curriculum her process of becoming. More central, she desires to create a pedagogical context for others to identify the epistemological assumptions that underlie the phenomenon of writing as reflective practice. Autobiography was discovered as a way to make sense and transform the aesthetic and intellectual understandings of her inner life. Her journey for self-knowledge symbolizes the epistemological forms she contravenes. Autobiographical understanding lies in the porous boundaries between the self and knowledge and the power of self-reflexivity that intensifies the educative process.