restricted access Something Other than Autobiography: Collaborative Life-Narratives in the Americas—An Introduction

This Introduction to a special essay cluster on "Collaborative Life-Narratives in the Americas" suggests a field of texts and critical practices, arising from the material circumstances of colonialism in the Americas, that counters traditional autobiographical narrative. The essays explore the complicated relationships among literacy, identity, colonialism, and conquest, as the narration of marginalized lives invokes collaboration with technologies of literacy.