Biography

Biography
Volume 28, Number 3, Summer 2005

CONTENTS

Editors' Note

Articles

    Kolk, Heidi.
  • Tropes of Suffering and Postures of Authority in Margaret Fuller's European Travel Letters
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    Subject Headings:
    • Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850 -- Correspondence.
    • Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Feminism and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    • Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850 -- Travel -- Europe.
    Abstract:
      This article traces the prodigal child mythos in Fuller's autobiographical travel letters, arguing that the povera soletta and similar types appearing in her later correspondence were the culmination of the material realities and competitive practices inherent in nineteenth-century travel experience.
    Dickinson, Peter, 1968-
  • Oscar Wilde: Reading the Life After the Life
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography.
    Abstract:
      Oscar Wilde has repeatedly been subjected to posthumous conscription by scholars, critics, writers, and artists as the exemplary literary, sexual, and national outlaw. This article considers both the Anglo and the American production and reception of these other(ed) Oscars across two performative contexts: contemporary drama, where in the years preceding the centenaries of Wilde's trials and death, several plays were staged which offered a mix of documentary and dramatic reassessments of his life; and recent cinema, where representations include Brian Gilbert's earnest biopic Wilde and Todd Haynes's queerly revisionist Velvet Goldmine. The article concludes with a few observations on Will Self's recent novel Dorian: An Imitation.

Reviews

    Hartle, Ann.
  • Character and Conversion in Autobiography: Augustine, Montaigne, Descartes, Rousseau, and Sartre (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Riley, Patrick, 1966- Character and conversion in autobiography: Augustine, Montaigne, Descartes, Rousseau, and Sartre.
    • Philosophers -- Biography -- History and criticism.
    Bongie, Chris.
  • Semiologies of Travel: From Gautier to Baudrillard (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Scott, David H. T. Semiologies of travel: from Gautier to Baudrillard.
    • French literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
    Hill, Jonathan David, 1954-
  • "I Foresee My Life": The Ritual Performance of Autobiography in an Amazonian Community (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Oakdale, Suzanne. "I foresee my life": the ritual performance of autobiography in an Amazonian community.
    • Kayabi Indians -- Social life and customs.
    Buss, Helen M.
  • Gender, Genre and Identity in Women's Travel Writing (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Siegel, Kristi, 1951-, ed. Gender, genre and identity in women's travel writing.
    • Travelers' writings, English -- History and criticism.
    McEntyre, Marilyn Chandler, 1949-
  • Working Against Odds: Stories of Disabled Women's Work Lives (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Mason, Mary Grimley. Working against odds: stories of disabled women's work lives.
    • Women with disabilities -- United States -- Psychology.

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