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Winner of the 2015 Hogan Award

Philip J. Holden wins the 2015 Hogan Prize The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies are very pleased to announce the inception of The Hogan Prize, which will be presented annually in recognition of an outstanding essay published in a special issue of the journal. Essays selected for this prize are nominated by our guest editors […]

Books released prior to 2017

Biofictional Histories, Mutations and Forms. Ed. Michael Lackey. Routledge, 2016. Biofiction, defined as literature that names its protagonist after an actual historical figure, first became popular in the 1930s, but over the last forty years it has become a dominant literary form. Prominent writers such as J.M. Coetzee, Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, Julia Alvarez, […]

In Memoriam: Barbara Harlow

We are sad at the news that Barbara Harlow has died. A link to The New York Times obituary appears below; a more extensive tribute will appear in a future issue of Biography. Barbara was a major influence for many in our field. To quote Julia Watson, “Resistance Literature (1987) was one of the earliest and […]

Listening to Refugees (1 July 2017)

Issue 5.1: Listening to Refugees albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of literature by and concerning refugees. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to: Fictional accounts of exile The Jewish diaspora […]

In Memoriam: Georgia Johnson, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Georgia Johnston, 1959 – 2017 In her 2007 book, The Formation of 20th-Century Queer Autobiography: Reading Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Hilda Doolittle, and Gertrude Stein, Georgia Johnston undermines persistent gender binaries to explore a Modernist lesbian aesthetic of life writing, a scholarly act that served and still serves to open doors to innovative […]

Stefan Kjerkegaard and Arnaud Schmitt win the 2016 Hogan Award

The 2016 Hogan Prize The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies are very pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Hogan Prize. Arnaud Schmitt and Stefan Kjerkegaard are the 2016 winners for their coauthored essay, “Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle: A Real Life in a Novel” (31.3, Autumn 2016). The 2016 guest judge was […]

The Routledge Auto|Biography Studies Reader Released

We are pleased to announce the release of The Routledge Auto|Biography Studies Reader, available here. We are proud that Routledge has chosen the reader as a featured book. Read an interview with the editors here. “The Routledge Auto/Biography Studies Reader collects together key theoretical essays in the field, creating a solid base for any critical study of […]

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