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New Issue Released: Biography 40.1

Biography’s special issue on Caste and Life Narratives, guest edited by Subramanian Shankar and Charu Gupta, is officially available on Project MUSE at http://muse.jhu.edu.eres.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/issue/36728 Volume 40, Number 1, Winter 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS Editors’ Introduction    “‘My Birth is My Fatal Accident’: Introduction to Caste and Life Narratives,” pp. 1-15 S. Shankar, Charu Gupta LITERARY LIVES    “Speaking Self, Writing Caste: Recovering the Life […]

New Book: The Phenomenology of Autobiography: Making it Real (Schmitt)

The Phenomenology of Autobiography: Making it Real By Arnaud Schmitt © 2017 – Routledge   https://www.routledge.com/The-Phenomenology-of-Autobiography-Making-it-Real/Schmitt/p/book/9781138710290     About the Book Taking a fresh look at the state of autobiography as a genre, The Phenomenology of Autobiography: Making it Real takes a deep dive into the experience of the reader. Dr. Schmitt argues that current trends in the field of […]

New Book: The Radicalising Process (Stanley)

The Racialising process: new book by Liz Stanley   – Why did South Africa develop the racial order that it did? – What part did ordinary white people play in this? – Why did racialisation, segregation and apartheid come into existence? – How did changes occur and the democratic transition happen? – How did white […]

New Book: Writing Feminist Lives: The Biographical Battles over Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem and Simone de Beauvoir (Brock)

Writing Feminist Lives: The Biographical Battles over Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem and Simone de Beauvoir  by Malin Lidström Brock Palgrave MacMillan, 2017 https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319471778 This book draws attention to the controversy that surrounds Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem, and Simone de Beauvoir’s lives and the important role that their life stories have played […]

New Book: Life Writing in the Long Run (Sidonie Smith & Julia Watson)

Life Writing in the Long Run: A Smith & Watson Autobiography Studies Reader Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson This book gathers twenty-one essays by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson (TOC below) written in collaboration or solo and published over the last quarter-century. It includes the introductions to their five edited collections; essays focused on such autobiographical genres as […]

Writing Lives Together: Romantic and Victorian Auto/Biography—Life Writing 14:2 June 2017

Life Writing, Volume 14, Issue 2, June 2017 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online. Writing Lives Together: Romantic and Victorian Auto/Biography This new issue contains the following articles: Editorial Writing Lives Together: Romantic and Victorian Auto/biography Felicity James & Julian North Pages: 133-138 | DOI: 10.1080/14484528.2017.1291063 Articles Coherence and Inclusion in the […]

New Book: Rosa of the Wild Grass (Fiona McIntosh)

‘Rosa of the Wild Grass, The Story of a Nicaraguan Family’  is a contemporary Latin American Women’s narrative that spans the past 50 years of  Nicaragua’s history.     As a writer, anthropologist and artist, Fiona McIntosh recorded and illustrated this oral history of Rosa and her peasant family over a period of 28 years.  Noam Chomsky wrote, ‘Through the eyes of Rosa and her family, we experience in intimate detail the dramatic years of Nicaragua’s triumphs and travail: the courageous […]

New Book: Understanding Biographies (Birgitte Possing)

Understanding Biographies  On Biographies in History and Stories in Biography  Birgitte Possing In modern and postmodern times, biography is one of the most popular genres of the day. All around the Western world, we are engaged in the lives of ordinary and well-known people, and biographies fly off the shelves. In Understanding Biographies, the Danish […]

New Book: Biography Institute Newsletter

Newsletter Biography Institute January 2017 (PDF version)  Annual Report Biography Institute The annual report 2016 of the Biography Institute is available in Dutch or in English. A printed copy can be ordered on the website or via email. Hans Renders talks about biography on national radioprogram Every third Sunday of the month, Hans Renders is […]

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