Diana Marquise Raab recently completed a dissertation at Sofia University entitled, “Creative Transcendence: Memoir Writing for Transformation and Empowerment”

diana-home2Through studying published memoirs written by esteemed writers inspired by pivotal or transcendent experience and interviewing the writers, narrative portraits exemplified the positive effects of the writing process. The portraits and interpretations suggest that writing a full-length memoir may lead to transformation and a sense of empowerment. Committee members were Jay Dufrechou (Chair), Dorit Netzer, and Tristine Rainer.

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