- Annual Bibliography of Works about Life Writing, 2018–2019
Applies memory as a controlling trope to the analysis of the work of an intergenerational selection of graphic novelists and illustrators, making clear how they extend the traumatic narrative of the Holocaust into the present, and in doing so, give voice to survival in the wake of unrecoverable loss.
Presents a comprehensive picture of social strata and class differentiation among slaves through the use of previously overlooked antebellum African American slave narratives.
Theorizes what makes autobiography political with democratic potential by examining autobiography from five distinct political figures and time periods in American history, combining interpretive textual analysis with historical research and democratic theory.
Combines research and reflection to reveal the multiplicity of identities and origins that shape a personal history.
Draws on feminist and posthumanist ideas to explore how three contemporary memoirists, John Rechy, Aurora Levins Morales, and Gloria E. Anzaldúa, decenter the self and offer a way to undertand the interconnectedness of life.
Explores the mediation of the experience of illness and dives into a long literary line of women writing about their own illnesses and ongoing deaths.
Argues that life writing shapes authorial reputation and afterlife, and reveals the innovative contributions of Frances Burney, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson, and Mary Hays to the genre of life writing in the long nineteenth century.
Critically reads stories of sports fans' self-definition across genres to demonstrate how unscripted sporting entertainments function as identity-building narratives.
A reference volume containing individual essays on 200 narratives of illness and disability from early antecedents to contemporary memoirs written in or translated into English.
Explores how the questioning, disruptive feminist practices in fiction, filmmaking, poetry, songwriting, drama, memoir, autobiography, comic books, and cookbooks reveal the tensions of colonial society and the transformation of cultural life in Canada.
Portuguese translation of Living Autobiographically: How We Create Identity in Narrative.
Examines affirmations in the biocultures of cancer, race-based health, fatness, aging, and the afterlife with a focus on specific practices and technologies that affirm life, but also shows how they engender a politics of death and erasure.
Centers an intersectional testimonial history of women of color writing about sexual and racist violence, and furthers ethical engagements with representations of vulnerability, childhood, and collective witness.
Meditates on loss, inheritance, and survival, and demonstrates how the genocidal past never leaves the present, even in its silence.
Offers a new critical vocabulary for analyzing diary manuscripts, identifying the conventions of diary writing, examining the impact of technology on the genre, and presenting the myriad personal and political motives that drive diary writing.