European Journal of Life Writing, Vol. V, 2016


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The Stranger in the Self. Hofmannsthal’s Relationship to Jewishness — David Österle; 1-12

A Demythologized Auto/Biography: Beginnings and Evolution of Metabiography in Feminine Postmodern Fiction — Souhir Zekri; 13-35

Beyond the Subject – towards the Object? Nancy K. Miller’s What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past (2011) and the Materiality of Life Writing — Anne Rueggemeier; 36-54

“Proper” Profiles. On Facebook’s investment in the autobiographical genre. — Susanne Fuchs; 55-74


Introduction: GENDER AND POLITICS IN AUTO/BIOGRAPHIES — Anneke Ribberink, Tiina Kinnunen, Kirsti Niskanen, Angelika Schaser; GP1-GP8

The Socialist New Woman Redux: Hella Wuolijoki’s Life Writing in the 1940s — Katarina Leppänen; GP9-GP23

Gender clashes and faux pas. the political diaries of Ulla Lindström, Swedish minister in 1954-66 — Gunnel Karlsson; GP24-GP44

Gender, Politics, and Participation: The Contests of Autobiographical Writings in Poland — Dietlind Huechtker; GP45-GP66

Creative Matters

Small Talk — Marjorie Kanter; C1-C35

Fourth IABA Europe Conference Papers

Introduction to the IABA Europe Madeira Conference Papers — EJLW Editors; MC1

Understanding Literary Diatexts: Approaching the Archive of Richmal Crompton, the Creator of ‘Just William’ Stories — Jane McVeigh; MC2-MC22

“The Literary Interview as Autobiography” — Jerome Boyd Maunsell; MC23-MC42

Grief Interrupted: Writing My Father’s Life — G. Thomas Couser; MC43-MC60

Framing an Accusation in Dialogue: Kafka’s Letter to His Father and Sarraute’s Childhood — Lorna Martens; MC61-MC76

Reviews and Reports

Fans of the Archive: Reading Fan Letters in Richmal Crompton’s Archive — Jane McVeigh; R1-R2

Extraordinary ordinary men Biographies of Dutch post-war premiers reviewed — Marieke Oprel; R3-R15

Is Relationality a Genre? — Julia Watson; R16-R25

Report on the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Chapter Conference — Jo Annette Parnell; R26-R33