- Annual Bibliography of Works About Life Writing, 2007–2008
Social negotiation and the ideal of unanimity—the ideal of a more perfect justice and union not actually ever achieved—exist with and even constitute the perfectionism of the individual self or the particular nation in its public articulation, the individual self and the particular nation as they assume and negotiate their identities.—John Michael
If you lived on the earth and never made a difference, shame on you!—Kim (a student in Susan A. Jolley’s class) recalls her grandfather’s words
I’m finally on my way to becoming everything I’ve always wanted to be, especially myself!—from Frank Warren’s A Lifetime of Secrets
New edition of Agosín’s account of the use of patchwork tapestries to record, testify, memorialize, and resist events in Pinochet’s Chile.
Bisannuel catalogue raisonné des texts autobiographiques inédits (récits, journaux et correspondances) déposés à l’Association pour l’autobiographie; 259 échos.
Highlights the reasons for the great increase in the number and diversity of Lives of Reformers written by their sixteenth and seventeenth century contemporaries. [End Page 595]
Explores the evolution of the reputations of Scott and Shackleton in Britain and the US over the twentieth century.
New Latin text, and first complete English translation, of Bartolomeo’s compendium of the Roman popes from St. Peter to his own time (1421–1481); Vol. 1 covers through AD 461.
Offers theoretical framework for understanding multiple identities in terms of intersectionality, identity contradictions, and practices of self-integration.
Prosopography of eighteenth century women absentee owners of large estates on Prince Edward Island charts the dynamics of power and privilege in trans-Atlantic British society.
Argues that Dickens based many of his characters’ psychological traits on his own.
Psychobiography focuses on Mahler’s development of separation-individuation theory and her work with the Master’s Children’s Clinic.
Chronicles the convergences of information technologies with studies of the nature and production of knowledge and the continual reconfiguration of the past.
Examines écriture de soi as a site of conflict between writer and reader, as authors assert the unknowableness of their identities in the face of readers who demand privileged knowledge.
New introduction to Brumble’s 1988 work, which highlights the editorial assumptions and methods of print autobiography as it encountered oral autobiographical traditions.
Explores the “mixed life” reasoning (found in 2 Corinthians 4:16) that “though our outward [End Page 596] man is corrupted, yet the inward man is renewed day by day,” to show how English readers between 1350 and 1550 examined themselves in the mirrors of devotional literature.
Oral histories inform a longitudinal ethnography of the construction of...