Biography 27.4 (2004) 751-844
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Annual Bibliography of Works About Life Writing, 2003-2004
Phyllis E. Wachter
If it is true that everyone has a past of his or her own, it nonetheless happens that some, those who remember having lived fragments of their past with others, can sense they have shared at least this memory with them.
Identity—who we are, where we come from, what we are—is difficult to maintain. . . . [W]e are the "other," an opposite, a flaw in the geometry of resettlement, an exodus.
I've walked through many lives,
some of them my own,
and I am not who I was,
though some principle of being
abides, from which I struggle
not to stray
This memoir of an Indian woman professor's life illustrates the ways in which identity is socially constructed by recalling some labels that were applied to her at different stages during her thirty years in Canada as a "foreign student."
Applies a strongly constructivist approach to trauma in which different social narratives vie for influence; includes case studies of the Holocaust, US slavery, and 9/11. [End Page 751]
Diaries of the wife of a butcher/farmer from north of Toronto, with an extensive introduction providing historical and generic context.
Takes riders below Paris in a work that is both ethnography and personal narrative.
Explores how positive and negative experiences of solitude have been interpreted as religiously significant by Augustine, Petrarch, Montaigne, Gibbon, Rousseau, Thoreau, Merton, and Auster.
Draws on over 300 oral histories of Inuit elders, from early exploration accounts to recent community-based projects, to present a history and ethnography of the Inuit.
Includes a new, substantive introduction to a collection of four of Beverley's most influential essays on testimonio.
Volume accompanying NPG exhibit: sixty portraits of women travelers, along with photographs and paintings made by the women, and photographs of their material archives.
A niece's attempt to piece together an aunt's life utilizing years of daily diary jottings raises issues relating to the inheritance of family stories and texts.
In tracing the history of all-female prosopographies, decodes how these group biographies construct and attempt to guide female subjectivity.
Maps the social, political, national, and historical frameworks of AIDS discourse in France.
Explores the writings, maps, and engravings by a German who traveled in the 1630s through Muscovy to the Safavid court of Shah Safi in Isfahan.
Scholarly edition with translation of an unsigned and undated French manuscript detailing life among the Oneida Iroquois in the seventeenth century.