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  • Annual Bibliography of Works about Life Writing, 2013–2014


Adams, Amanda. Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tour. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Referencing British lecture tours by US authors from 1834 to 1904, identifies the construction of a performative, embodied, celebrity author.

Adams, Marie. The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist: Private Life, Professional Practice. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Links therapists’ personal histories and career choices, through life studies of how forty practitioners coped with personal crisis.

Aitel, Fazia. We Are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2014.

Traces the cultural self-constructions of the Kabyle people from the early 1940s to the “Arab Spring.”

Alleyne, Brian. Narrative Networks: Stories Approaches in a Digital Age. London: Sage, 2014.

Rethinks philosophical and methodological issues of narrative and personal narrative research in the current digital landscape.

Andrews, Molly. Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life: Explorations in Narrative Psychology. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014.

Addresses how the intersections of narrative and imagination shape and limit our experiences and relationships, specifically in relation to education, politics, and aging.

Anishchenkova, Valerie. Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2014.

Connects experimentation in autobiographical works by Arab writers to rapid political changes over the past forty years.

Arenberg, Nancy M. Textual Transvestism: (Re)Visions of Heloise (17th–18th Centuries). Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Shows how imitations and transformation of Heloise’s epistolary discourse and persona in the late 1600s and 1700s, mainly by male writers, reflected and helped construct ideological expectations about the role of women. [End Page 974]

Baines, Gary. South Africa’s ‘Border War’: Contested Narratives and Conflicting Memories. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Analyzes constructions by South African Defence Force veterans of the meaning, legacy, and memory of the 1980s border conflicts.

Baisnée, Valérie. “Through the long corridor of distance”: Space and Self in Contemporary New Zealand’s Women’s Autobiographies. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Links identities, locations, and forms of inhabiting space in works by Sylvia Ashton-Warner, Janet Frame, Lauris Edmond, Fiona Kidman, Barbara Anderson, Ruth Park, and Ruth Dallas.

Ball, Larry D. Tom Horn in Life and Legend. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 2014.

Disentangles narratives of Horn from historical sources, his own self-constructions, and descriptions by historians, writers, and filmmakers.

Barber, Malcolm, and Keith Bate. Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th–13th Centuries. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Translations of letters by crusaders and settlers sent from Asia Minor, Syria, and Palestine to the West in the high middle ages.

Barboric, Antonia. Der Holocaust in der literarischen Erinnerung: Autobiografische Aufzeichnungen von Udo Dietmar und Elie Wiesel. Köln: Bohlau Verlag, 2014.

Compares the early, pseudonymous Holocaust narrative Häftling X: In der Hölle auf Erden (1946) to Wiesel’s Nacht (1963).

Beckford, Robert. Documentary as Exorcism: Resisting the Bewitchment of Colonial Christianity. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Analyzes documentary film as a system of signifying that can register complex theological ideas while its aesthetic embeds emancipation from oppression.

Bennett, Kate. John Aubrey: Brief Lives with An Apparatus for the Lives of our English Mathematical Writers. Volume I and II. New York: Oxford UP, 2014.

Bennett provides the first scholarly edition of Brief Lives since 1898; includes complete texts of the three manuscripts, a critical introduction, and extensive commentary.

Berger, Doris. Projected Art History: Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art. Trans. Brigitte Pichon and Dorian Rudntsky. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Focusing on Pollack and Basquiat, identifies biopics’ narrative structures, images, and implications for popular art history.

Bergstein, Mary. In Looking Back One Learns to See: Marcel Proust and Photography. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Analyzes various kinds of photography and photographic systems as they impacted Proust’s visual imagination and reworking of the psychology of memory and seeing. [End Page 975]

Bietti, Lucas M. Discursive Remembering: Individual and Collective Remembering as a Discursive, Cognitive and Historical Process. Heidelberg: De Gruyter, 2014.

Analyzes practices of individual and collective remembering in institutional and private settings during periods of political violence in Argentina.

Bird, Michael F. The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014...


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