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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 […]

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 […]

New Issue: Indigenous Conversations about Biography, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly

This special issue on Indigenous Conversations about Biography is now available on Project Muse. The table of contents and abstracts appear below. For information about subscribing to Biography, contact University of Hawaiʻi Press at this address.   biography an interdisciplinary quarterly 39.3 • Summer 2016 Editors’ Introduction Alice Te Punga Somerville and Daniel Heath […]

News: Biography Institute

Newsletter Biography Institute October 2016 (PDF version) Eva Rovers presents biography Boudewijn Büch Eva Rovers was permitted exclusively to investigate Büch’s personal archive. She interviewed more than 150 relatives of the author. Her research became a journey through a life that was equally improbable as caleidoscopic; a life that was transformed by Büch into a […]

News: Newsletter Biography Institute

Newsletter Biography Institute July 2016 (PDF version) David Veltman biographer of Felix De Boeck David Veltman will write a biography of Felix De Boeck as a PhD thesis at the Biography Institute. Veltman graduated at the University of Groningen in Dutch Language and Culture and was employed at Bubb Kuyper Auctions since 2008. He also […]

News and CFP: Journal of Modern Life Writing Studies (China) Volume 6 Spring 2016

Journal of Modern Life Writing Studies   No.6, Spring 2016   Center for Life Writing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China   CONTENTS Special  Section The Craftsmanship of Life Writing……Nigel Hamilton Biography Studies in Holland……Hans Renders   Comparative Biography A Ray of Light in the Darkness:  “Life of the Buddha” in Different Cultural Contexts ……Zou Guangsheng […]

News: Biography 39.1 Released

Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 39.1 (Winter 2016): “Verse Biography” Guest Editor: Anna Jackson * Anna Jackson. “The Verse Biography” iii–xvi. While the verse novel is now established as a literary genre, the verse biography has not been similarly acknowledged, even though many of the formal tensions and strategies are similar. Recognizing that the work of […]

News: Reading and Writing from Below: Exploring the Margins of Modernity

Reading and Writing from Below: Exploring the Margins of Modernity. Edited by Ann-Catrine Edlund, T. G. Ashplant and Anna Kuismin. Northern Studies Monographs 4. Vardagligt skriftbruk 4. Umeå: Umeå University and the Royal Skyttean Society, 2016. Open access: Writing Competence – Difficulties, Prejudices and Motives Anna Kuismin. Ploughing with the Pen. Metapoetic Elements in […]

News: Digital Content with Select Essays at a/b

The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies are very pleased to announce that we are now publishing supplemental digital content with selected essays. The first of these ancillary materials has been published with John Saillant’s essay, “Make a Black Life, and Bid it Sing: Sacred Song in The Life, History, and Unparalleled Sufferings of John Jea” […]

New Issue: Authorship

Issue 5.1 of the open-access journal Authorship is now online. You can find the new issue here:   Articles ———– ‘“She writes like a Woman”: Paratextual Marketing in Delarivier Manley’s Early Career’ Kate Ozment (Texas A&M University)   ‘Persona-lly Appealing: Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard and Authorial Self-Representation’ Patricia F. Tarantello (Marist College)   ‘Publishing […]

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