Eldred, Janet Carey. "The Technology of Voice." CCC 48.3 (1997): 334-347.
In this essayistic narrative, Eldred draws on Bakhtin's "Author and Hero in Aesthetic Activity" to describe her mother's declining health from A.L.S. She weaves her mother's various spoken and written "voices" into the narrative, moving from Eldred's youth through her mother's eventual death. She suggests, as does Bakhtin, that ethically and aesthetically meaningful personal narrative requires an "other," whether that other is actually another person or one's own ability to genuinely see oneself as other.