There are more ways of seeing people than in the straitjacket of race, creed or whatever we mean by "civilisation." Variety is the name of the identity game-and a safer way to go than confrontation in the name of difference.
... collective memory is the product of individuals and groups who come together in the act of remembrance.
Unfortunate are those stories left untold, because they will never have existed.
Hector Bianciotti, cited in Robert Richmond Ellis's
They Dream Not of Angels but of Men
This year's annotated list of books, collections, edited volumes, annuals, special issues, articles, essays, and dissertations about life writing covers the period 2001 to Fall 2002.
Ahearn, Laura M. Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2001.
By focusing on contemporary love letter correspondence, examines consequences of increasing literacy and changing notions of agency, selfhood, and gender in Nepal.
Allister, Mark. Refiguring the Map of Sorrow: Nature Writing and Autobiography. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 2002.
Argues for a distinct form of grief narrative in which writers deal with mourning by making writing about the natural world part of the grieving process.
Almon, Bert. This Stubborn Self Texas Autobiographies, 1925-2001. Fort Worth: Texas Christian UP, 2002.
Explores the senses of place, geography, and history, and the economic, social, and religious practices revealed by autobiographers from Texas.
Amato, Joseph A. Rethinking Home. A Case for Writing Local History. Berkeley: U of California P, 2002.
Using southwestern Minnesota as an example, argues for the use of local history to revivify the personal, the individual, and the particular in patterns of global forces and sensibilities.
Apel, Dora. Memory Effects: The Holocaust and the Art of Secondary Witnessing. Piscataway: Rutgers UP, 2002.
Explores depictions of the Holocaust and its collective memory in works by artists born after World War II.
Bell, Rudolph M., and Cristina Mazzoni. The Voices of Gemma Galgani: The Life and Afterlife ofa Modern Saint. Chicago: U of Chicago P. 2002.
Uses Galgani's diary, letters, and autobiographical accounts to reconstruct the life and canonization of the first person who lived in the twentieth century to become a saint.
Besemeres, Mary. Translating Ones' Self Language and Selfhood in Cross-Cultural Autobiography. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Close readings of memoirs by seven bilingual autobiographers shed light on the various translations involved in translingual and transcultural emigration.
Blight, David W. Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the American Civil War. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P. 2002.
Examines the various ways Americans, black and white, from the North and South, developed historical memories of the Civil War to serve contemporary social needs.
Booy, David. Personal Disclosures: An Anthology of Self-Writings from the Seventeenth Century. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2001.
Arranged by topic to facilitate comparative analysis of female and male representations of the self: marriage, parents and children, beyond the family, states of the body and states of mind, religious experience, and new worlds.
Bouchard, Constance Brittain. "Those of My Blood": Constructing Noble Families in Medieval Francia. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2001.
Focuses on how medieval nobles "constructed" their families between the eighth and twelfth centuries.
Brandreth, Gyles. Brief Encounters: Meeting with Remarkable People. London: Politico's, 2001.
Brandreth demonstrates his unique brand of networking in this collection of multimedia interviews.
Buss, Helen M. Repossessing the World: Reading Memoirs by Contemporary Women. Waterloo, ONT: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2002.
Notes how a variety of contemporary women memoirists use a tripartite narrative voice to reshape the genre into a social discourse blending personal with public and political.
Cayton, Andrew R. L. Ohio. The History of a People. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2002.
Uses memoirs, diaries, letters, novels, and paintings to show how over two hundred years the diverse inhabitants of Ohio have created a collective, imagined biography.
Champagne, Roland A., Nina Ekstein, and Gary Kates. The Maiden of Tonnerre. The Vicissitudes of the Chevalier and the Chevaliere d'Eon. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2001.
Through the life of a French diplomat, soldier, and spy, who spent half his life living as a woman, addresses the creation and transgression of eighteenth-century gender boundaries.
Church, Peggy Pond. Bones Incandescent: The Pajarito Journals of Peggy Pond Church. Ed. Shelley Armitage. Lubbock: Texas Tech UP, 2001.
Combines the edited journals of New Mexican poet Church with essays on women, place, and auto/biography.
Claussen, Heather L. Unconventional Sisterhood: Feminist Catholic Nuns in the Philippines. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2001.
Ethnographic exploration of how Filipina Missionary Benedictine Sisters are renegotiating understandings of individual, community, and national identity, gender, and religion in the rapidly globalizing Philippines.
Davis, Stephen J. The Cult of Saint Thecla: A Tradition of Women's Piety in Late Antiquity. New York: Oxford UP, 2001.
Describes how devotees of a female disciple of Paul in Egypt and Asia Minor created a cult linked to women's empowerment.
Eastman, Jennifer. Albert Camus: The Mythic and the Real. New York: Routledge, 2001.
A psychobiography of Albert Camus, the philosopher/author killed in an auto accident in 1960, known for his exploration of the "absurd" in life and art.
Eichstedt, Jennifer L., and Stephen Small. Representations of Slavery: Race and Ideology in Southern Plantation Museums. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002.
Presents a typology of representational and discursive strategies for how the experience of slavery is narrated at 100 public and private plantation museums in the American South.
Eid, Mushira. The World of Obituaries. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2002.
Explores how gender is represented in obituaries published between 1938 and 1998 in Egypt, Iran, and the United States, and how these representations have changed over time.
Ellis, Robert Richmond. The Dream Not of Angels But of Men: Homoeroticism, Gender, and Race in Latin American Autobiography Gainesville: U of Florida, 2002.
Study of gay male identity that draws upon a diverse grouping of writers who "situate the homoerotic in a variety of contexts."
Everett, Holly. Roadside Crosses in Contemporary Memorial Culture. Denton: U of North Texas P, 2002.
Examines the history and place in contemporary memorial culture of the acts of memory, communication, and community expressed through roadside memorials to accident victims.
Felber, Lynette. Literary Liaisons: Auto/biographical Appropriations in Modernist Women's Fiction. De Kalb: Northern Illinois UP, 2002.
Investigates how Anais Nin, Rebecca West, Zelda Fitzgerald, Radclyffe Hall, and H.D. created professional identities by asserting their own literary voices distinct from those of their partners.
Fitzpatrick, Ellen. History's Memory: Writing America's Past, 1880-1980. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2002.
Reveals continuities in themes, issues, and approaches among historians of America over the past century.
Freidenreich, Harriet Pass. Female, Jewish, and Educated: The Lives of Central European University Women. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2002.
Collective biography of 460 Jewish women who attended universities in Germany and Austria in the pre-Nazi era.
Gardner, Katy. Age, Narrative and Migration: The Life Course and Life Histories of Bengali Elders in London. New York: Berg/New York UP, 2002.
Explores collective and individual identity formations in the written, oral, and physical narratives of elderly immigrants from Bangladesh to Britain.
Gelles, Edith B. Abigali Adams: Writing Life. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Reexamines Adams's life by foregrounding her collected letters and positioning her as an early American author.
Glaser, Brigitte. Creation of the Self in Autobiographical Forms of Writing in Seventeenth-Century England: Subjectivity and Self-Fashioning in Memoirs, Diaries, and Letters. Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitatsverlag, 2001.
Goldsmith, Michael, and Doug Munro. The Accidental Missionary: Tales of Elekana. Christchurch: Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury, 2002.
Explores the development of subjectivity, and the varying constructions of self, in seventeenth-century English literature.
Addresses the role of Protestant evangelists in the Pacific Islands, through a reconstruction of the life of the Cook Islands evangelist Elekana.
Goodson, Ivor F., and Par Sikes. Lift History Research in Educational Settings. Buckingham: Open University P, 2001.
Describes the "life history method," providing pointers to show how it is and how it might be used in educational settings.
Grant, Shelagh D. Arctic Justice: On Trial for Murder, Pond Inlet, 1923. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2002.
Combines archival and Inuit oral history to construct a social history of North Baffin Island through the story of the execution of a white fur trader by an Inuk and his subsequent murder trial.
Haavio-Mannila, Elina, Osmo Kontula, and Anna Rotkirch. Sexual Lifestyles in the Twentieth Century. New York: Palgrave, 2002.
Uses 166 autobiographies by Finnish adults to explore sexual lifestyles from varying perspectives of gender, age, and types of relationships.
Hamburger, Jeffrey F. St. John the Divine: The Deified Evangelist in Medieval Art and Theology. Berkeley: U of California P, 2002.
Maps the transformation from the ninth to the fifteenth century of the historical apostle John into a model mystic, divine exemplar, and mirror image of Christ.
Holroyd, Michael. Works on Paper: The Craft of Biography and Autobiography. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 2002.
Collected essays, reviews, and lectures addressing issues in life writing ethics, techniques, and history.
Homskaya, Evgenia. Alexander Romanovich Luria: A Scientific Biography. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 2001.
A portrait of the life and work of this great Russian psychologist/neurologist.
Hubert, Susan J. Questions of Power: The Politics of Women Madness Narratives. Newark, DE: U of Delaware P, 2002.
Focuses on autobiographies written since the late nineteenth century by American women who experienced psychiatric problems and underwent treatment.
Janata, Jaromir. Masochism: The Mystery of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. New York: Routledge, 2001.
Explores the "dark side" of Rousseau's character, with a focus on his "moral masochism."
Kantor, Jodi, Cyrus Krohn, and Judith Shulevitz. The Slate Diaries. New York: Public Affairs, 2000.
Features daily diary entries published on the Web which share the "spontaneity of talking" with the "reflectiveness of writing" and the immediacy of covering events as they happen.
Kristeva, Julia. Melanie Klein. Trans. Ross Guberman. New York: Columbia UP, 200.
Uses the biography of Melanie Klein to present the history of psychoanalysis and to locate Kristeva's own life and work in that context.
Kuriama, Constance Brown. Christopher Marlowe: A Renaissance Life. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2002.
Reevaluation of Marlowe's life contains a seventy page appendix of previously uncollected source material.
Lane, Jim. The Autobiographical Documentary in America. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2002.
Using an interdisciplinary approach, mobilizes the "scholarly fields of documentary and literary autobiography studies around the topic" of documentary film.
Ludwig, Arnold M. King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2002.
Profiles every ruler of a recognized country in the twentieth century, distinguishing six types of leaders organized according to primate models of leadership.
Maggi, Wynne. Our Women Are Free: Gender and Ethnicity in the Hindukush. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2001.
Uses oral reports and histories to explore the understandings of gender and agency that differentiate the collective identity of the community of the Kalasha in Pakistan.
Martin, Jessica. Walton 's Lives: Conformist Commemorations and the Rise of Biography. New York: Oxford UP, 2001.
Argues that Izaak Walton's Lives was crucial in shaping modern expectations of biographical organization, evidence, narrative coherence, ethics, and reader-author-subject relationships.
Massingberd, Hugh. The Very Best of "The Daily Telegraph" Books of Obituaries. London: Pan, 2001.
Transforms "the slightly stuffy formula of the newspaper 'obit"' into a source for exploring "human oddity" and "hero worship."
McCaig, JoAnn. Reading In: Alice Munro's Archives. Waterloo, ONT: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2002.
Combines a reading of the changing constructions of "Canadian," "woman," "short story," and "writer" in Munro's correspondence and manuscripts with a discussion of current issues in copyright, permissions, archival use, and freedom of inquiry.
McCaskie, T. C. Asante Identities: History and Modernity in an African Village, 1850-1950. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2001.
Microhistorical account of daily life and personal and communal identity in a Ghanian village between 1850 and 1950, based on life histories collected in the 1940s.
McKee, Christopher. Sober Men and True: Sailor Lives in the Royal Navy, 1900-1945. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2002.
Uses diaries, letters, memoirs, and oral interviews to construct a personal and social history of the lives of British enlisted sailors.
McMillan, Margot Ford, and Heather Roberson. Called to Courage: Four Women in Missouri History. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2002.
Provides a regional perspective to biographical and historical accounts directed toward "adult new readers.
McMillin, Laurie Hovell. English in Tibet, Tibet in English. New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Contrasts the self-presentations in Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora of British travel writers from 1774 to 1910, and of Tibetan autobiographies in English.
Morgan, Marjorie. National Identities and Travel in Victorian Britain. New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Explores collective national identities in Victorian Britain through published and unpublished travel journals by middle-class men and women from England, Scotland, and Wales.
Morgan, Ronald J. Spanish American Saints and the Rhetoric of Identity, 1600-1810. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 2002.
Examines private, public, religious, and secular functions of saints' lives written by descendants of Spanish immigrants, who adapted traditional hagiographies to the New World.
Nakamura, Lisa. Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Explores the construction of racial and ethnic identities in various online settings, including chat rooms, Web sites, and advertising.
Napier, Taura S. Seeking a Country: Literary Autobiographies of TwentiethCentury Irishwomen. Lanham, MD: UP of America, 2001.
Traces the development of Irishwomen's literary autobiography through the twentieth century, focusing on self-narratives by Lady Gregory, Katharine Tynan, Mary Colum, Elizabeth Bowen, Kate O'Brien, and Eavan Boland.
Nasby, Judith. Irene Avaalaaqiaq: Myth and Reality. Montreal: McGillQueen's UP, 2002.
Explores Inuit artist Avaalaaqiaq's combination of personal biography and Inuit oral tradition in her art work.
Neich, Roger. Carved Histories: Rotorua Ngati Tarawhai Carving. Auckland: Auckland UP, 2002.
Through personal histories of traditional carvers, offers a comprehensive guide to the art.
Nicholson, Robin. Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Ma kin of a Myth: A Study in Portraiture, 1720-1892. Lewisurg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2002.
Analyzes images of the prince from his birth in Italy in 1720 to John Pettie's 1892 portrait, focusing on his role as an icon of romanticism and nationalism.
Norkunas, Martha. Monuments and Memory: History and Representation in Lowell, Massachusetts. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002.
Explores the interplay of personal and public, and singular and collective memory in the way history is constructed through the public spaces and monuments of Lowell.
Ochs, Elinor, and Lisa Capps. Living Narrative: Creating Lives in Everyday Storytelling. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2001.
Focuses on the co-construction of selves and communities, and the moral stances embodied, in everyday narratives and conversation.
Oliver, Kelly. Witnessing. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2002.
Invoking Holocaust survivors' accounts and slave narratives, argues that subjectivity is born out of and sustained by a process of witnessing.
O'Shaughnessy, William. It All Comes Back to Me Now: Character Portraits from the "Golden Apple. "New York: Fordham UP, 2001.
More like short stories than editorials, these emotion-filled tributes from the 1960s through the 1990s represent the "best of" O'Shaughnessy's radio broadcasts.
O'Toole, James M. Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2002.
Through the history of the Healy family, descendants of an Irish immigrant and an African American slave, addresses questions of racial identity, religious tolerance, and black-white passing in America.
Paquet, Sandra Pouchet. Caribbean Autobiography: Cultural Identity and Self-Representation. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2002.
Surveys the range of Anglophone Caribbean autobiographical writing from the colonial era to the present, including slave narratives and testimonials, written and oral narratives, spiritual and serial autobiographies, elegies, parodies, verse, diaries, and journals.
Perrie, Maureen. The Cult of Ivan the Terrible in Stalin s Russia. New York: Palgrave, 2002.
Discusses Ivan's images in popular culture as part of a rehabilitation campaign to legitimize Stalin and promote Soviet patriotism.
Plummer, Ken. Documents of Life 2: An Invitation to a Critical Humanism. London: Sage, 2001.
Presents many of the political and ethical issues raised by "doing life story" research.
Polezzi, Loredana. Translating Travel: Contemporary Italian Travel Writing in English Translation. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2002.
Considers the marginal position of travel writing in the Italian literary system, and tracks the translation and reception of the works in English.
Porter, Roger J. Self-Same Son s: Autobiographical Performances and Reflections. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2002.
Combines an examination of the motives and rhetorical functions that self-writing serves for particular writers from the eighteenth through the twentieth century, with descriptions of professional and personal engagement with the writers under discussion.
Purcell, Sarah J. Sealed with Blood: War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2002.
Reveals how public memories, commemorations, and civic celebrations of Revolutionary War heroes helped Americans form a new, shared national identity.
Ramadanovic, Petar. Forgetting Futures: On Meaning, Trauma, and Identity. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001.
Critiques well-known concepts of memory from Plato to Nietzsche to challenge the understanding of memory as the repeated presentation of the past in the present.
Redford, Bruce. Designing the Life of Johnson. New York: Oxford UP, 2002.
Reconstructs Boswell's models and methods by charting the structures, strategies, and transformations of the working manuscript of the Life of Johnson.
Roberts, Brian. Biographical Research. New York: Routledge/Buckingham: Open UP, 2002.
Traces the methodological and theoretical developments in areas of life studies research in the social sciences, addressing such topics as oral history, ethnography, narrative studies, memory, audience, identity construction, the collection and use of materials, and the interview relationship.
Ropp, Paul S. Banished Immortal: Searching for Shuangqing, China Peasant Women Poet. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2001.
Uses Shi Zhenlin's 1737 memoir of a peasant woman poet named Shuangqing to explore eighteenth-century Chinese literary culture.
Schain, Richard. The Legend of Nietzsche's Syphilis. Westport: Greenwood, 2001.
Challenges the view that Nietzsche's actions and sometimes erratic writings were due to the effects of general paresis or syphilis of the brain. Also explores the alternative diagnosis of schizophrenia which, though more plausible, is still felt to be inadequate as an explanation for Nietzsche's mental deterioration.
Shengold, Leonard. Is There Life Without Mother? Psychoanalysis, Biography, Creativity. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic, 2000.
Compares the tasks of psychoanalysts who have direct access to patients' attempts to tell their stories with biographical researchers who seek to prove the facts about their subjects' lives.
Sil, Narasingha. Tudor Placemen and Statesmen: Select Case Histories. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2002.
Through the lives of four Tudor courtiers--Thomas Heneage, Anthony Denny, John Gates, and William Herbert--argues for the usefulness of microstudies of lesser known bureaucrats for an understanding of government and administration.
Simmons, Cynthia, and Nina Perlina. Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Women Diaries, Memoirs, and Documentary Prose. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2002.
Explores diaries, letters, and oral accounts of women survivors of the 900-day siege of Leningrad during World War II.
Smallman, Shawn C. Fear and Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society, 1889-1954 Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2002.
Uses memoirs, oral histories, and police documents to study the Brazilian military's attempt to create its own political mythology and erase aspects of its history from public memory.
Smith, Sidonie, and Julia Watson. Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2002.
A "user friendly," comprehensive critical introduction to the teaching and reading of autobiographical writing, including definitions of key concepts, terms, issues, histories, and texts; suggestions for teaching; and primary and secondary bibliographies.
Ssu-ma Ch'ien. The Grand Scribe 's Records, Vol. II: The Basic Annals of Han China. Ed. William H. Nienhauser, Jr. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2002.
The second volume of a new translation by Weiguo Cao and others of the classic third-century B.C. chronicle.
Stanley, Susie C. Holy Boldness: Women Preachers' Autobiographies and the Sanctified Self Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2002.
Analyzes 34 spiritual autobiographies written between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries by American women preachers from the Wesleyan/Holiness religious tradition, who used autobiography to share their evangelistic and social ministries.
Stone, Elizabeth. A Boy I Once Knew. New York: Algonquin, 2002.
An account that mixes various life writing genres in reconstructing the life of a former student from ten years of his diaries.
Theophano, Janet. Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives through the Cookbooks They Wrote. New York: Palgrave, 2001.
From seventeenth-century English housekeeping books to the present, shows how women have used cookbooks to assert their individuality, develop their minds, and structure their lives.
Urbainczyk, Theresa. Theodoret of Cyrrhus: The Bishop and the Holy Man. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2002.
Shows how Theodoret's Religious History, a fifth century collection of saints' lives, both describes and prescribes the relationship between ascetics and the early Church.
Vansant, Jacqueline. Reclaiming Heimat: Trauma and Mourning in Memoirs by Jewish Austrian Reemigres. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2001.
Explores individual and collective identity and mainstream and marginal cultural memory formation through memoirs by seven Austrian Jews who lost their home/homeland through state-sanctioned anti-Semitism and then returned to a post-Holocaust Austria.
Vitkus, Daniel J. Piracy, Slavery, and Redemption: Barbary Captivity Narratives from Early Modern England. New York: Columbia UP, 2001. Analyzes narratives by English captives in Muslim North Africa.
Vivies, Jean. English Travel Narratives in the Eighteenth Century. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 2002.
Studies how travel writing and fiction developed as overlapping genres in the eighteenth century, notably in the work of Bosewell, Sterne, and Smollett.
Wevers, Lydia. Country of Writing: Writing Travel and Travel Writing about New Zealand 1809-1935. Auckland: Auckland UP, 2002.
Shows how the journals of missionaries, traders, and adventurers, early newspaper accounts, and fishing and hunting guidebooks contributed to the colonization process.
Winer, Jerome, and James William Anderson. The Annual of Psychoanalysis (Vol. 29): Sigmund Freud and his Impact on the Modern World. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press, 2001.
A comprehensive reassessment of the influence of Freud in the context of contemporary scientific, psychotherapeutic, and academic landscapes.
Wink, Amy. She Left Nothing in Particular: Autobiographical Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Women Diaries. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2002.
Diaries of nineteenth-century American women reveal the flexibiliry of identity, and the maintenance of identity through writing.
Wogan-Browne, Jocelyn. Saints' Lives and Women Literary Culture, c. 1150-1300: Virginity and Its Authorizations. New York: Oxford UP, 2002.
Analyzes Latin and vernacular writing by and for women in early medieval England.
Wolper, Andrew. Remembering Defeat: Civil War and Civic Memory in Ancient Athens. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2002.
Reads early fourth century speeches through recent work on identity, memory, and trauma to show how Athenians constructed a public memory that allowed reconciliation after the traumas of the defeat by Sparta and civil war.
Wortham, Stanton. Narratives in Action: A Strategy for Research and Analysis. New York: Teachers College P, 2001.
Views narrative as the chief way by which the individual self is defined, and introduces "representational" and "pragmatic" functions of narration as ways to characterize the self-listener relationship.
COLLECTIONS, DICTIONARIES, EDITED VOLUMES, ANNUALS, AND SPECIAL ISSUES
alb: Auto/Biography 15.2 (2001). "Autobiographical Que(e)ries." Part II. Ed. Thomas C. Spear.
Waggoner, Eric. "'This Killing Machine Called America': Narrative of the Body in David Wojnarowicz's Close to the Knives." 171-92.
Through Wojnarowicz's work, explores issues of political activism and first-person narration raised by AIDS texts.
Perry, Yaakov. "The Homecoming Queen: The Reconstruction of Home in Queer-Life Narratives." 193-222.
Compares constructions of home and homecoming in the work of Mark Dory, Gloria Anzaldua, and Minnie Bruce Pratt.
Rodriguez, Juana Maria. "Scripting Autobiographical Subjectivity Online: Confessions of a Latina Cyber-Slut." 223-47.
Analyzes the consequences of online media for the genre of confession and the constructions of subjctivity and gender.
Young, Harvey. "Memorializing Memory: Marion Riggs and Life Writing in Tongues Untied and Black Is Black Ain't." 248-60.
Maps videographer Riggs's negotiations among shifting ideas of black male identity.
Interview with Edmund White.
Spear, Thomas C. "Edmund White on Queer Autofiction, Biography and Sidafiction." 261-76.
Amerasia Journal 27.1 (2001). "Act, Memory, Voice."
Katrak, Ketu H. "Body Boundarylands: Locating South Asian Ethnicity in Performance and in Daily Life." 3-33.
Explores the representation of ethnicity in South Asian dance, and the performance of ethnicity on and off stage.
Sheth, Monali. "People v. Basuta: The Intersection of Racial and National Identities." 35-54.
Focuses on the trial of Manjit Basuta for shaking thirten month old Oliver Smith to death in San Diego.
Shankar, Lavina Dhingra. "South Asian Immigrants before 1950: The Formulation of Ethnic, Symbolic, and Group Identity." 55-84.
Sketches the formation of ethnic, symbolic, and group identities in U.S. communities before 1950.
Dick, Osumi M. "Jungian and Mythological Patterns in Wakako Yamauchi's 'And the Soul Shall Dance."' 87-96.
Attends to reader and critic response to issues of race, gender, and politics in Yamauchi's stories of Japanese American farm life.
Perez, Michael P. "Contested Sites: Pacific Resistance in Guam to U.S. Empire." 97-116.
Traces the development of binational and transnational perspectives among Pacific Islanders in U.S. colonial outposts.
Belau, Linda, and Petar Ramadanovic. Topologies of Trauma: Essays on the Limit of Knowledge and Memory. New York: Other Press, 2002.
Krell, David Farrell. "Das Vergangene wird gewusst, das Gewusste aber wird erzahlt': Trauma, Forgetting, and Narrative in F. W. J. Schelling's Die Weltalter." 3-32.
Examines ecstatic temporality of the past by considering the significance of trauma theory for an understanding of Schelling's notion of the absolute past.
Haver, William. "Interminable AIDS." 33-52.
Argues for the impossibility of memorializing, historicizing, or representing the AIDS pandemic.
Abou-Rihan, Fadi. "Demarcations: Pathetic, Unfinished Thoughts on a Life by Default." 53-60.
In offering a testimonial to the death of a friend, theorizes the pathetic.
Elsaesser, Thomas. "One Train May Be Hiding Another: History, Memory, Identity, and the Visual Image." 61-72.
Reads images from Dutch television to show how nostalgic recollection can evoke a perception of the past that conceals another traumatic past.
Ragland, Ellie. "The Psychical Nature of Trauma: Freud's Dora, the Young Homosexual Woman, and the Fort! Da! Paradigm." 75-100.
Links the Lacanian real--a traumatic void appearing in language--and anxiety.
Caruth, Cathy. "An Interview with Jean Laplanche." 101-126. Interview focuses on Laplanche's expansion of Freud's early work on trauma.
Shepherdson, Charles. "The Catastrophe of Narcissism: Telling Tales of Love." 127-50.
Through a reading of Kristeva's Tales of Love, explores the conditions for narcissism.
Belau, Linda. "Trauma, Repetition, and the Hermeneutics of Psychoanalysis." 151-76.
Shows how the narrative development of a psychoanalytic theory of trauma has always circled around a missing origin.
Ramadanovic, Petar. "In the Future... : On Trauma and Literature." 179-210.
Explores the possibility that there is something beyond a utilitarian appropriation of knowledge which might allow for the remembering or reinvention of trauma.
Levinson, Brett. "Obstinate Forgetting in Chile: Radical Injustice and the Possibility of Community." 211-32.
Considers how community might emerge from a process of mourning in a political arena where every act of restitution is inadequate to the demand for justice
Rapaport, Herman. "Representation, History, and Trauma: Abstract Art after 1945." 233-50.
Explores abstract art's use as a medium for remembering and working through trauma.
Ettinger, Bracha Lichrenberg. "Transcryptum." 251-71.
Offers an account of the redemptive capacities of artistic representation.
American Imago 58.1 (2001). "Metapsychological Considerations on Kris, Prinzhorn, and Klee." Ed. Jack Spector.
Three art historians versed in psychoanalysis analyze the work of Prinzhorn, Kris, and
Freud, while a fourth interprets a piece by Klee.
Brand-Claussen, Bettina. "The Witch's Head Landscape: A Pictorial Illusion from the Prinzhorn Collection." 407-443.
Pfarr, Ultich. "Ernst Kris on F.X. Messerschmidt: A Valuable Stimulus for New Research?" 445-61.
Roeske, Thomas. "Traces of Psychology: The Art Historical Writings of Ernst Kris." 463-77.
Spector, Jack. "On the Limits of Understanding in Modern Art: Klee, Miro, Freud." 479-96.
Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 25.1 (Winter 2002). "Biography and Geography." Ed. Miriam Fuchs.
Wider, Sarah Ann, and Ellen Percy Kraly. "The Contour of Unknown Lives: Mapping Woman's Experience in the Adirondacks." 1-24.
Addresses issues relating to the place of women in the literary and social histories of woods life and nature writing by recuperating the lives and communities of two women from evidence from their 1920s home in the Adirondacks.
Tilden, Norma. "Stratigraphies: Writing a Suspect Terrain." 25-45.
Lloyd, Jennifer M. "Collective Memory, Commemoration, Memory, and History: Or William O'Brien, the Bible Christians, and Me." 46-57.
Reads John McPhee's layering of written and geological histories in Annals of the Former World, exemplified by his use of the journal of Ethel Waxham, as life writing presented as a narrative and figural corollary to earth processes.
In tracking the writer's return to the Cornish farm where she grew up, and which had since been named a historical site, explores the significance of acts of commemoration, the nature and failure of collective memory, and the importance of a shared location in shaping historical research.
Frank, Johanna. "Bearing Proxy-Witness." 58-72.
Focusing on a collection of letters written by her grandfather describing his experiences as a member of Patton's Third Army liberating Nazi concentration camps, addresses issues relating to the construction of identity across national and generational geographies, and the relationship between ghostwriting and proxy-witnessing an historical trauma.
Powell, Katrina M. "Writing the Geography of the Blue Ridge Mountains: How Displacement Recorded the Land." 73-94.
Discusses the multiple rhetorics surrounding the displacement of mountain families in forming Shenandoah National Park, as past and present representations of that displacement create a complex biography of the landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Reed-Danahay, Deborah. "Sites of Memory: Women's Autoethnographies from Rural France." 95-109.
As the family farm both declines in number and increasingly becomes a site of collective memory and nostalgia, published life stories of three French farm women illustrate discursive frameworks through which gendered rural lives are constructed.
MacKay, John. "'And Hold the Bondman Still': Biogeography and Utopia in Slave and Serf Narratives." 110-30.
Reads the contrasting topographies structuring autobiographical narratives by U.S. slaves and Russian serfs as constituting specific imaginings of freedom and constraint, where passing involves manipulating categories provided by dominant racial (U.S.) or state (Russia) ideologies, and a utopian space is posited as a putative goal beyond bondage, freedom, or exile.
Procida, Mary A. "'The Greater Part of My Life Has Been Spent in India': Autobiography and the Crisis of Empire in the Twentieth Century." 130-50.
Shows how British men and women in India linked individual and family histories with public, political questions of empire, as their autobiographies conflated the personal and political to validate not only their own lives but the role of British imperialism in India. Harlow, Barbara. "Redlined Africa: Ruth First's Barrel of a Gun." 151-70.
By examining both its composition and reception, shows how First's book provides both a study of coups in Africa and a chapter in the pesonal and political life of Ruth First.
Johnston, Georgia. "Geographies of the Closet: The Lives of Paul Monette." 171-79.
Maps the resolution of the doubled "I" in Monette's 1992 autobiography Becoming a Man, as the "I" inhabiting the gay closet is read by a later "I" which has achieved a gay identity.
Interrogates Bourgeois's installation work "Spider" to articulate what a spatial autobiography could be, as the timeline implied in "bio" is replaced by its spatial counterpart topo.
Bal, Mieke. "Autotopography: Louise Bourgeois as Builder." 180-202.
A millennial meditation on gray whales, divinity, discourse, and human pasts and futures.
Antonetta, Susanne. "Living on the Human Road." 203-13.
Biography and Source Studies 6 (2001). Ed. Frederick R. Karl. New York: AMS, 2001.
Rollyson, Carl, and Lisa Paddock. "Susan Sontag: The Making of a Biography." 1-31.
Discusses their writing of an unauthorized biography of Sontag.
Meade, Marion. "Buster and Woody: A Double Bill." 33-45.
Considers biographical treatments of Woody Allen and Buster Keaton.
Hennessee, Judith. "Alive and Kicking: Writing about Betty Friedan." 47-59.
Explores the challenges of writing about Friedan.
Battigelli, Anna. "'The Inelegant Complaint': The Problem of Motherhood in Mary Wollstonecraft's Maria: Or, the Wrongs of Woman." 61-77.
Focuses on Wollstonecraft's treatment of motherhood.
Wreszin, Michael. "I Liked Dwight." 79-92.
Discusses his work on Dwight Macdonald.
Kaplan, Louise. "Archive Fever: Material Reality and Psychic Reality in Biography." 105-14.
Addresses the consequences for biographers of the differences between psychological and material reality.
Karl, Frederick R. "The Long and Short of It." 115-38.
Review article of recent works in the field.
Calhoun, Chris, ed. 52 McGs.: The Best Obituaries from Legendary "New York Times" Writer Robert McG. Thomas Jr. New York: Scribner, 2001.
Although Thomas was "survived by everyone he ever wrote about," he is remembered as someone who "humanized" his newspaper stories.
Canadian Literature/Litterature canadienne 172 (Spring 2002). "Canadian Auto/Biography." Ed. Susanna Egan and Gabriele Helms.
Egan, Susanna, and Gabriele Helms. "Auto/biography? Yes. But Canadian?" 5-16.
Introduction to the field of Canadian life writing.
Freiwald, Bina Toledo. "Nation and Self-Narration: View from Quebec/Quebec." 17-38.
Explores French and English language political, critical, and autobiographical discourses.
Kortenaar, Neil ten. "Nega Mezlekia Outside the Hyena's Belly." 41-68.
Analyzes Mezlekia's personas in Notes from the Hyena's Belly.
McCall, Sophie. "'A Life Has Only One Author': Twice-told Aboriginal Life Narratives." 70-90.
Taking as text Lee Marable's Bobbi Lee, Indian Rebel, outlines changes that happen to life narratives as they are retold.
The volume also contains numerous reviews of recent Canadian life writing texts.
Carnes, Mark, ed. Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation But Missed the History Books. New York: Oxford UP, 2002.
Each essay was selected by a prominent person, and the figures were selected from among the 18,000 names in the American National Biography.
Clark, Jonathan, and Howard Erskine-Hill, eds. Samuel Johnson in Historical Context. New York: Palgrave, 2002.
Exxays dealing with the political, religious, and artistic contexts for Johnson's life and work.
Monod, Paul. "A Voyage out of Staffordshire; or, Samuel Johnson's Jacobite Journey." 11-43.
Traces the nuances of Johnson's attitude toward Jacobism.
Sharp, Richard. "The Religious and Political Character of the Parish of St. Clement Danes." 44-54.
Explains why Johnson frequented the High Church parish, though it was not near his home.
Nicholson, Eirwen E. C. "The St. Clement Danes Altarpiece and the Iconography of post-Revolution England." 55-76.
Examines the impact on Johnson's understanding of iconography and iconology of the 1726 altarpiece controversy satirized by Hogarth.
Clark, J. C. D. "Religion and Political Identity: Samuel Johnson as Nonjuror." 79-145.
Situates Johnson amid the social constituencies available to him early in his career.
Cruickshanks, Eveline. "Tory and Whig 'Patriots': Lord Gower and Lord Chesterfield." 146-68.
Via the careers of Gower and Chesterfield, outlines Johnson's early political world.
Black, Jeremy. "Samuel Johnson, Thoughts on the Late Transactions respecting Falkland's Islands, and the Tory Tradition in Foreign Policy." 169-83.
Focuses on Johnson's opposition to Walpole's Spanish policy, and defense of British policy in the Falklands.
Pittock, Murray G. H. "Johnson and Scotland." 184-96.
Complicates accepted ideas of the place of Scotland in Johnson's life and values.
Money, David. "Samuel Johnson and the neo-Latin Tradition." 199-221.
Analyzes Johnson's use of and reading of Latin in the context of his time.
Kaminski, Thomas. "Some Alien Qualities of Samuel Johnson's Art." 222-38.
Surveys Johnson's artistic techniques that might alienate him from modern readers.
Davis, Matthew M. "'Elevated Notions of the Right of Kings': Stuart Sympathies in Johnson's Notes to Richard IL" 239-64.
Politically suggestive notes to Richard]! in Johnson's 1765 edition of Shakespeare's plays suggests he was more sympathetic to the Stuarts than commonly thought.
MacKenzie, Niall. "A Jacobite Undertone in 'While Ladies Interpose?"' 265-94.
College English 64.1(2001). "Personal Writing."
Pinpoints Jacobite allusions in Johnson's Vanity of Human Wishes.
Hindmann, Jane E. "Special Focus: Personal Writing." 34-40.
Introduces the problematics of personal writing in academic discourse.
"The Politics of the Personal: Storying Our Lives against the Grain." 41-62.
Voices frustration over the politics of how the personal is disclosed publicly
Lays out definitions, strategies, and history of personal writing.
Spigelman, Candace. "Argument and Evidence in the Case of the Personal." 63-87.
Hindmann, Jane E. "Making Writing Matter: Using the 'Personal' to Recover[y] an Essential[ist] Tension in Academic Discourse." 88-108.
Suggests ways to use personal writing to oppose oppressive cultural and institutional forces, and to reintroduce human agency and difference into academic discourse.
Commonwealth 24.1 (2001). (Universite de Bourgogne). "Biography, Autobiography and Fiction."
Collingwood-Whittick, Sheila. "Autrebiography: The Fictionalisation of the Self in J. M. Coetzee's Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life." 13-24.
Examines Coetzee's generic ambivalence between autobiography and fiction.
Manus, Vicky Briault. "The Lever out of Hell: Autobiographical Footholds to Read Bessie Head's A Question of Power." 25-30.
Shows how Head's novel echoes the author's own quest for cultural identity.
Ganapathy-Dore, Geetha. "A Mouthful of Stones in a Mango Leaf: History, Womanhood and Language in Sara Suleri's Meatless Days: A Memoir." 31-40.
Reads Suleri's memoir, which mimics the dislocation of a postcolonial subject by distorting the syntax of English and by constructing a subtext of tropical landscape, food, and habits, as a tribute to her journalist father written in her mother's tongue.
Carey, Cynthia. "Re-inventing (Auto)-biography: The (Im)possible Quest of Michael Ondaatje in Running in the Family." 41-52.
Argues that Ondaatje overcomes the fallacy of representation by inventing a new system of referentiality based on an alternative logic.
Selles, Colette. "Frank Moorhouse and the 'Oscillation' between Biography, Autobiography and Fiction: Reconciling Contradictions." 53-60.
Highlights the referential and self-referential values obscured by Moorhouse's ambiguous fusion of genres.
Pons, Xavier. "The Novelist as Ventriloquist: Autobiograhy and Fiction in Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang." 61-72.
Examines the various reality effects Carey invokes to deconstruct realism, including the use of historic characters and events, narrative structures, typography, and the mimetic character of language.
Sturgess, Charlotte. "Evelyn Lau's Other Women: Speaking Silence." 73-78.
Tracks the multiple strategies of displacement Lau uses in her autobiographical novella to suggest that identity is founded on gaps and ruptures.
Lorre, Christine. "Secrets and Lies, Stories and Truth in Wayson Choy's Paper Shadows." 79-90.
Explores Choy's use of irony in his fictional memoir.
Dvorak, Marta. "Aurobiografiction: Strategies of (Self) Representation." 91-102.
Surveys Canadian autobiographical writing from Susanna Moodie to the present to highlight the ambiguities of the genre.
Vasquez, Jose Santiago Fernandez. "The Quest for Personal and National Identity in Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy." 103-116.
Explores Vasquez's construction of the subjectivity and strategies of resistance.
Cubitt, Geoffrey, and Allen Warren, eds. Heroic Reputations and Exemplary Lives. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2001.
Essays address the histories of "individual reputations," and their cultural usefulness and meanings.
Cubitt, Geoffrey. "Introduction: Heroic Reputations and Exemplary Lives." 1-27.
Introduces the processes by which heroic reputations have been "generated, sustained, interpreted and exploited."
Turner, Christian. "Getting a Life: Reconstructing the Late Medieval Exemplarity of Plato." 28-39.
Using Plato's late Middle Ages reputation, explores how exemplarity is transmitted, received, redefined, and used variously.
Sutcliffe, Adam. "The Spirit of Spinoza and the Enlightenment Image of the Pure Philosopher." 40-56.
Discusses the process of Spinoza's universalization as an exemplary philosopher.
Fara, Patricia. "Faces of Genius: Images of Isaac Newton in Eighteenth-Century England." 57-83.
Traces Newton's development through a variety of images into a familiar national icon.
MacKenzie, John M. "The iconography of the Exemplary Life: The Case of David Livingstone." 84-104.
Shows how Livingstone's life, death, and myth were made into an exemplary life that could be used to convey different sets of ideas to different generations.
Jones, Max. "'Our King Upon His Knees': The Public Commemoration of Captain Scott's Last Antarctic Expedition." 105-122.
Focusing on four specific commemorations of the death of Scott, outlines the range of meanings found in narrations of his last expedition.
Warren, Allen. "Baden-Powell: Two Lives of a Hero, or Two Heroic Lives?" 123-41.
Presents Baden-Powell as a person with dual personalities, made heroic by circumstance and timing rather than character.
Vance, Norman. "Roman Heroism and the Problems of Nineteenth-Century Empire: Aeneas and Caractacus." 142-56.
Suggests the popularity of Aeneas and Caractacus in nineteenth-century Britain illustrates fundamental ambiguities in the British self-image.
Mitchell, Rosemary. "The Red Queen and the White Queen: Exemplification of Medieval Queens in Nineteenth-Century Britain." 157-77.
Analyzes representations of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Philippa of Hainault.
Birch, Dinah. "Ruskin and Carlyle: Changing Forms of Biography in Fors Clavigera." 178-93.
Examines Ruskin's ideas on the exemplary force of biography, and his mixed debt to Carlyle.
Clark, Christopher. "'Martyrs to a Nice Sense of Honor': Exemplars of Commercial Morality in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century United States." 194-211.
Traces the development of exemplary discourses of commercial morality in mid-nineteenth-century U.S. business.
Cowman, Krista. "'With a Lofty Moral Purpose': Caroline Martyn, Enid Stacy, Margaret McMillan, Katharine St John Conway and the Cult of the Good Woman Socialist." 212-24.
Explores the construction and significance of the public personalities of late-nineteenth-century British women socialists.
Holt, Richard. "The Batsman as Gentleman: Inter-war Cricket and the English Hero." 225-41.
Considers how the aesthetic of cricket was understood and transmitted, and how style and status combined to turn great batsmen into exemplary Englishmen.
Lodge, Tom. "Nelson Mandela: Political Saint for a New Democracy." 242-64.
Maps the iconization of Mandela's public life through biographies and autobiographies.
Daybell, James, ed. Early Modern Women 's Letter Writing, 1450-1700. Houndsmill: Palgrave, 2001.
Essays addressing the late Medieval and early modern epistolary traditions.
Dalrymple, Roger. "Reaction, Consolation and Redress in the Letters of the Paston Women." 17-28.
Places the correspondence of Margaret Paston and family in the context of early modern letter writing.
Ward, Jennifer C. "Letter-Writing by English Noblewomen in the Early Fifteenth Century." 29-41.
Explores noblewomen's correspondence between 1397-1433.
Truelove, Alison. "Commanding Communications: The Fifteenth-Century Letters of the Stonor Women." 42-58.
Focuses on the correspondence of Elizabeth Stonor and her family.
Daybell, James. "Female Literacy and the Social Conventions of Women's Letter-Writing in England. 1540-1603." 59-76.
Raises issues of literacy and conventionality in late sixteenth century England.
Wall, Alison. "Deference and Defiance in Women's Letters of the Thynne Family: The Rhetoric of Relationships." 77-93.
Rhetorical analysis of the family relationships revealed through correspondence.
Larminie, Vivienne. "Fighting for Family in a Patronage Society: The Epistolary Armoury of Anne Newdigate (1574-1618)." 94-108.
Addresses Newdigate's use of correspondence to secure patronage.
Steen, Sara Jayne. "'How Subject to Interpretation': Lady Arabella Stuart and the Reading of Illness." 109-126.
Explores attitudes toward sickness in Stuart's correspondence.
O'Day, Rosemary. "Tudor and Stuart Women: Their Lives through Their Letters." 127-42.
Shows the value of Stuart and Tudor correspondence for biographical research.
Eales, Jacqueline. "Patriarchy, Puritanism and Politics: The Letters of Lady Brilliana Harley (1598-1643)." 143-58.
Reads Harley's correspondence for what it reveals about patriarchy, Puritanism, and politics.
Focuses on convent correspondence from the 1500s and 1600s.
Walker, Claire. "'Doe Not Supose Me a Well Mortifyed Nun Dead to the World': Letter-Writing in Early Modern English Convents." 159-76.
Whyman, Susan. "Gentle Companions: Single Women and Their Letters in Late Stuart England." 177-93.
Offers a sociohistorical approach to the late Stuart correspondence of single women.
Laurence, Anne. "'Begging Pardon for all Mistakes or Errors in This Writeings I Being a Woman & Doing Itt Myselfe': Family Narratives in Some Early Eighteenth-Century Letters." 194-206.
Examines early eighteenth-century letters as family chronicles.
Disability and Society 17.5 (2002). "Disability, Culture, and Identities."
Reeve, Donna. "Negotiating Psycho-Emotional Dimensions of Disability and Their Influence on Identity Constructions." 493-508.
Uses Foucault's technologies of power to explore how psycho-emotional dimensions of disability are created and maintained socially.
Watson, Nick. "Will, I Know This Is Going to Sound Very Strange to You, But I Don't See Myself as a Disabled Person: Identity and Disability." 509-527.
Focuses on disabled peoples' notions of self-identities, grounded in their own accounts.
Veck, Wayne. "Completing the Story: Connecting Relational and Psychological Processes of Exclusion." 529-40.
Explains how a personal encounter changed his understanding of trauma and exclusion.
Wilson, Anne. "Genes Spell Danger: Mental Health Service Users/Survivors, Bioethics, and Control." 541-553.
Raises bioethical issues about disability and identity among users of mental health services.
Snyder, Sharon. "Theorising Disability as Political Subjectivity: Work by the UIC Disability Collective on Political Subjectivities." 555-569.
Theorizes subject positions of those who navigate institutions as professionals and as clients.
Hughes, Bill. "Bauman's Strangers: Impairment and the Invalidation of Disabled People in Modern and Post-Modern Cultures." 571-85.
Focuses on how the cultures and legacies of modernism and postmodernism invalidate mental and physical difference.
Early American Literature 37.1(2002). "Interiority in Early American Literature."
Asks how best to access historically and culturally variable accounts of inner stares of those long dead.
Donegan, Kathleen. "'As Dying, Yet Behold We Live': Catastrophe and Interiority in Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation." 9-35.
Argues that colonial interiority involved an uneasy relationship between the living and dead.
Knight, Janice. "Telling It Slant: The Testimony of Merry Short." 39-69.
Gives voice to unnarrated captivity of Merry Short, and her subsequent "demonic possession" and recovery under the guidance of Cotton Mather.
Meranze, Michael. "Materializing Conscience: Embodiment, Speech, and the Experience of Sympathetic Identification." 71-88.
Uses the life of John Woolman to discuss the predicament of how to engage in commerce yet remain uncorrupted, and in particular, oppose slavery.
Cavitch, Max. "Interiority and Artifact: Death and Self-Inscription in Thomas Smith's Self-Portrait." 89-117.
Reads the iconography of the 1660 painting, and relates its reception history.
Burgett, Bruce. "Between Speculation and Population: The Problem of 'Sex' in Our Long Eighteenth Century." 119-153.
Uses Thomas Malthus and Charles Brockden Brown to map the political, social, and cultural contexts out of which discourses of sex and sexuality emerged.
Fay, Mary Ann, ed. Auto/Biography and the Construction of Identity and Community in the Middle East. New York: Palgrave, 2002.
Explores the uses of biography to construct personal and community identity and history in the Arab-Islamic Middle East.
Tucker, Judith E. "Biography as History: The Exemplary Life of Khayr al-Din al-Ramli." 9-18.
Uses the biography of a seventeenth-century jurist to analyze the construction of life history as an individual exemplar.
Abi-Mershed, Osama. "The Transmission of Knowledge and the Education of the 'Ulama in Late Sixteenth-Century Maghrib: A Study of the Biographical Dictionary of Muhammad ibn Maryam." 19-36.
Shows how Maryam's dictionary creates a prosopography of the 'Ulama.
Tamari, Steve. "Biography, Autobiography, and Identity in Early Modern Damascus." 37-50.
Traces the growth of personal identity and historical consciousness in Muhammad Khalil al-Muradi's biographical dictionaries and Muhammad ibn Kaman's chronicles of Damascus.
Booth, Marilyn. "Infamous Women and Famous Wombs: Biography, Gender, and Islamist Concepts of Community in Contemporary Egypt." 51-70.
Reads twentieth-century "famous women" biographical dictionaries to show how gender shapes different discursive constructions of the modern Egyptian state.
Monciaud, Didier. "Ideology, Identity, and Commitment in the Autobiography of Khalid Mohieddin." 71-92.
Puts in historical context the political memoir of the cofounder of the Free Officers of Egypt.
Fay, Mary Ann. "Shawikar Qadin: Woman of Power and Influence in Ottoman Cairo." 95-108.
Argues that Mamluk households cannot be understood without including women's history, and suggests sources of life histories for Mamluk women.
Khoury, Dina Rizk. "Looking for the Modern: A Biography of an Iraqi Modernist." 109-124.
Explores turn of the twentieth century Iraqi poet Jamil Sidqi's attempt to create a modern self.
Cleveland, William L. "The Worlds of George Antonius: Identity, Culture, and the Making of an Anglo-Arab in the Pre-World War II Middle East." 125-38.
Connects biography to social history by considering the writings of Antonius and the role of Anglo-Arabs in the early twentieth century.
Menicucci, Garay. "Kulthum Auda: The Forgotten Palestinian Ethnographer." 139-52.
Recovers the life history of a Palestinian woman feminist ethnographer who emigrated to Russia in 1916, and then did field work in Palestine between the wars.
Al-Ali, Nadje S. "Between Political Epochs and Personal Lives: Formative Experiences of Egyptian Women Activists." 155-76.
Considers how the politics of different generations affect the forms of feminism in Egypt.
Fabos, Anita Hausermann. "Ambiguous Borders, Ambivalent Subjects: Being Sudanese in Twentieth-Century Egypt." 177-88.
Correlates the shifting identity of Sudanese in Egypt to changes in Egyptian politics and law.
Aksan, Virginia. "The Question of Writing Premodern Biographies of the Middle East." 191-200.
Based on her biography of eighteenth-century Ottoman bureaucrat Ahmed Resmi, considers post-structural theory, social history, and biography as critiques of a social metanarrative.
Nelson, Cynthia. "Writing Culture, Writing Lives: Fictional Boundaries." 201-214.
Reflects on the constructed nature of life writing, in light of her biography of Doria Shafiq, twentieth-century Egyptian feminist.
Attar, Samar. "'To Create and in Creating To Be Created': Reflections on the Mixing of Fiction and Memoir in Lina: A Portrait of a Damascene Girl and The House on Arnus Square." 215-26.
Posits a collaboratively fashioned self through a post-structuralist critique of the self as author (of Lina), and as autobiographical subject.
Historein: A Review of the Past and Other Stories 3 (2002). "European Egohistoires: Historiography and the Self, 1970-2000." Ed. Luisa Passerini and Alexander C. T. Geppert.
Thematizes the relationship between the historian and the writing of history, illuminating conditions that shape contemporary historiography. The volume contains the following essays:
Passerini, Luisa, and Alexander C. T. Geppert. "Introduction: Historians in Flux--The Concept, Task and Challenge of Ego-histoire."
Nora, Pierre. "L'ego-histoire est-elle possible?"
Brewer, John. "New Ways in History, or, Talking about My Generation."
Liakos, Antonis. "History Writing as the Return of the Repressed."
Taylor, Barbara. "Heroic Families and Utopian Histories."
Borodkin, Leonid. "From Science to History: Ego-history in the Context of Transition Society."
Duden, Barbara. "A Historian's 'Biology': On the Traces of the Body in a Technogenic World."
Jones, Gareth Stedman. "History and Theory: An English Story."
Niethammer, Lutz. "Living Memory and Historical Practice: A Personal Tale."
Geppert, Alexander C. T. "Historians and (Auto)Biography: A Select Bibliography."
The History of the Family 7.2 (2002).
Kreher, Simone. "Continuity and Change over the Generations: Trials and Tribulations of an East German Family." 183-205.
Analyzes family histories and dynamics from the perspective of biographical narratives.
Miethe, Ingrid. "East German Dissident Biographies in the Context of Family History: Interdependence of Methodological Approach and Empirical Results." 207-225.
Examines biographies of women from former dissident movements in East Germany in the context of family histories.
Rosenthal, Gabriele. "Veiling and Denying the Past: The Dialogue in Families of Holocaust Survivors and Families of Nazi Perpetrators." 225-238.
Shows how specific family histories affect the process of transmitting the past from one generation to the next.
Kovaca, Eva, and Julia Vajda. "Interchanged Identities: The Role of a Jewish School in a Mixed Marriage." 239-57.
Analyzes narrative biographical interviews of people from Budapest who married someone from another religion.
Semenova, Victoria V. "Two Cultural Worlds in One Family: The Historical Context in Russian Society." 259-80.
Traces cultural transmission over several generations in a Russian family.
Kazmierska, Kaja. "Narratives on World War II in Poland: When a Life Story is Family History." 281-305.
Explores the implications of World War II narratives for Polish family history.
Kennedy, Caroline, ed. Profiles in Courage for Our Time. New York: Hyperion, 2002.
Honors individuals "whose singular acts of courage" on behalf of the U.S. put their careers at risk, and celebrates "new forms to courage," especially the "courage to compromise."
Lal, Brij V., and Peter Hempenstall, eds. Pacific Lives, Pacific Places: Bursting Boundaries in Pacific History. Canberra: Journal of Pacific History, Australian National University, 2001.
Essays by scholars of the Pacific about various boundaries that have dominated their lives.
Denoon, Donald. "How not to write biography." 9-21.
Describes his struggles to write the biography of his mentor, controversial historian Horst Ulli Beier.
Nelson, Hank. "Observing the present: writing the past." 22-33.
In relating his experiences in Papua New Guinea in 1966 and 2000, analyzes how historians write from a particular present.
Hempenstall, Peter. "Sniffing the person: writing lives in Pacific history." 34-46.
Argues for the centrality of biography to writing Pacific history, and sketches the varieties of biographical enterprise available to Islanders and colonizers.
Munro, Doug. "Would the biographers please stand up." 47-53.
Asks what constitutes Pacific biography, and considers its place in Pacific history.
Spurway, John. "An indigenous perspective? Inside the mind of Ma'afu." 54-69.
Considers the sources and value of a biographical approach to the life of a Tongan who in the 1800s became head of Fiji's eastern archipelago.
Lal, Brij V. "'While the gun is still smoking: witnessing participant history." 70-87.
Using contemporary Fiji as an example, discusses the limits and opportunities of eyewitness or participant history and autobiography.
Chappell, David. "Resurrecting the Foulards Rouges: how old is history?" 88-97.
In creating a collective memory of the Kanak student movement of the 1970s, compares how participants and observers now relive and represent their own past.
Munro, Doug. "J. W. Davidson--the making of a participant historian." 98-116.
Through Davidson, the founding Professor of Pacific History at Australian National University, discusses the role of participant historian.
Moore, Clive. "Solomon Islands history: writing with and about Malaitans at home and abroad." 117-30.
Based on his experiences working with two Solomon Islanders from North Malaita, compares the different purposes of writing with and about Malaitans.
Lacey, Roderic. "From Kepai of Enga to Divine Word University, 1979-1999: exploring issues of 'history as social memory' in Papua New Guinea." 131-42.
Maps the transmission of indigenous knowledge across generations in Papua New Guinea by using Enga wisdom in university teaching.
Hanlon, David. "Converting pasts and presents: reflections on histories of missionary enterprises in the Pacific." 143-54.
Shows how written histories of Pacific Island missionaries historically link Christian proselytizing to agendas of development, as histories of conversion convert the past.
Weir, Christine. "Writing of the lotu-bearers." 155-69.
Focusing on writing about Christianity in the Pacific, asks how writing about religion differs from other subjects.
Thornley, Andrew. "Conveying the text in context." 170-76.
Argues for the need for bilingual history, using as an example English/Fijian church history.
Literature and Medicine 21.1(2002). "Literature, Medicine, and Children."
Hawkins, Anne Hunsaker. "Editor's Preface." vii-xv.
Sets out historical connections among literature, medicine, and the treatment of children.
Wilson, Philip K. "Eighteenth-Century 'Monsters' and Nineteenth-Century 'Freaks': Reading the Maternally Marked Child." 1-25.
Analyzes the habit of making causal connections between a child born with a deformity and the mental and moral state of the mother during pregnancy or birth.
Barnhouse, Rebecca. "Leeches and Leprosy: Medieval Medicine in Modern Novels for Young Readers." 26-44.
Scrutinizes the portrayal of medieval culture in young adult fiction dealing with medicine in the Middle Ages.
Respaut, Michele "Jacques Doillon's Ponette: The Perennial Mourning Child." 45-55.
Compares Ponette's film of a young girl mourning her mother with Rend Clements's Jeux Interdits.
Blackwell, Bonnie. "'An Infallible Nostrum': Female Husbands and Greensick Girls in Eighteenth-Century England." 56-77.
Points out the hegemony of heterosexuality in the diagnosis among young unmarried women of "greensickness," whose remedy was marriage and motherhood.
Minter, Deborah. "Research Shows: A Narrative of Teaching and Learning." 81-91.
Journal-based autobiographical essay about her young son hospitalized for cancer.
Minter, Dale. "Infant Illness Series." 92-97.
Photo collage series accompanying the preceding essay.
Banks, Moanne Trautmann. "Life as a Literary Laboratory." 98-108.
Essay by literary scholar and parent of a severely disabled son suggests possibilities of literature as consolation.
Berube Michael. "Life Stories: In Response to Deborah Minter." 106-111.
The parent of a son with Down's syndrome, Berube focuses on the inadequacy of texts to explain or console.
Hawkins, Anne Hunsaker. "Samantha: A Story in Pictures." 112-31.
Based on her work with hospitalized children, Hawkins focuses on drawings by an eight-year-old pediatric HIV patient.
McEnyre, Marilyn Chandler. "Friends in Need: Illness and Friendship in Adolescent Fiction." 132-46.
Critiques novels for young adults that deal with illness-related themes.
Corr, Charles A. "An Annotated Bibliography of Death-Related Books for Children and Adolescents." 147-74.
Annotated bibliography of books for young readers about death, dying, and bereavement.
Meanjin 61.1 (2002) (University of Melbourne). "Biography."
Britain, Ian. "Life Writing." 2-3.
Comments on the origins and popularity of the genre.
Blewett, Neal. "No Secret Selves." 4-18.
Discusses the spate of memoirs and autobiographies produced by members of the Hawke and Keating Cabinets in the 1980s and 1990s.
King, Michael. "The Compassionate Truth." 24-34.
Sketches his maneuvers in writing the life of the famously private novelist Janet Frame.
Day, David. "Cabinet Table and Kitchen Table." 35-39.
Discusses his experiences writing the lives of prime ministers John Curtin and Ben Chifley.
Garner, Helen. "I." 40-46.
Remarks on the different personae she has adopted in successive works.
Wheatley, Nadia. "Lies and Silences." 60-69.
Explains how she came to write the biography of expatriate author Charmian Clift.
Gregory, John. "Through a Glass, Arkley." 83-93.
Explores the previously unexamined notebooks of painter Howard Arldey.
Ritchie, John. "Getting a Life." 94-97.
A guide to the purposes and dangers of writing biographies.
Caesar, Adrian. "Grey Areas in The White." 98-103.
Comments on his experience writing biographical fiction.
McCooey, David. "Lives of the Poets." 104-113.
Focuses on the elements, features, and effects of biographical poetry.
Tamura, Keiko. "An Ordinary Life." 127-31.
Anthropologist Tamura's autobiography explains her interest in and work on war brides.
MELUS 26.2 (2001). "Identities."
The volume also contains memoirs and autobiographical pieces by Bernard Smith, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Carla Sarie, Alice Pung, Jan Owen, Jo Ann Whalley, Julie Goyder, Alex Miller, Lisa Meriford, and Vijay Mishra.
Pearsall, Susan M. "'Narratives of Self' and the Abdication of Authority in Wideman's Philadelphia Fire." 15-46.
Explains Wideman's conflations of identity and lack of fixed narrative structure as strategies for abdicating narratives of mastery.
Whitley, Edward. "'A Long Missing Part of Itself': Bringing Lucille Clifton's Generations into American Literature." 47-64.
Shows how Clifton works within and against the obstacles of male autobiography and cultural narratives of mourning to bring her story into American literature.
Davis, Rocio G. "Oral Narrative as Short Story Cycle: Forging Community in Edwidge Danticat's Krik? Krak!" 65-82.
Posits the short story cycle as a vehicle linked to oral narrative and suited for developing ethnic literature.
Demirturk, E. Lale. "The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness: Richard Wright's Rite of Passage." 83-94.
Reveals blackness in Wright's unmasking whiteness as a social construct.
Guida, George. "Novel Paesans: The Reconstruction of Italian-American Male Identity in Anthony Valerio's Conversation with Johnny and Robert Viscusi's Astoria." 95-110.
Shows the cultural renewal found in embracing and manipulating the surrealism of public Italian-American male identity.
Fachinger, Petra. "Lost in Nostalgia: The Autobiographies of Eva Hoffman and Richard Rodriguez." 111-28.
Points out the intricacies involved in comparing works by writers of different ethnic groups, when neither work fits the stereotype of hybridized or double-voiced ethnic autobiography.
Faymonville, Carmen. "New Transnational Identities in Judith Ortiz Cofer's Autobiographical Fiction." 129-58.
Maps postmodern identity positions assumable by a female migrant.
Diana, Vanessa H. "Biracial/Bicultural Identity in the Writings of Sui Sin Far." 159-86.
Explores Far's genre manipulations by focusing on her biracial and bicultural characters. Kain, Geoffrey. "Refracted Identity(ies) in Louis Chu's Eat a Bowl of Tea: Insularity as Impotence." 187-98.
Highlights the tension in Chu's work between the indigenous and the assimilated, between cultural isolationism and acceptance.
Shu, Yuan. "Cultural Politics and Chinese-American Female Subjectivity: Rethinking Kingston's Woman Warrior." 199-224.
By examining the gap between Kingston's work and feminist interpretations of it, reconsiders the relationship between critical theory and Asian American texts.
Gonzalez, Begona Simal. "The (Re)Birth of Mona Changowitz: Rituals and Ceremonies of Cultural Conversion and Self-making in Mona in the Promised Land." 225-42.
Reveals a dialogic tension between ritual and ceremony in Gish Jen's work within the inter-textual context of Chinese American literature.
Miller, Nancy K., and Jason Tougaw, eds. Extremities: Trauma, Testimony, and Community. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2002.
Essays explore the emotional, political, and aesthetic dimensions of testimonies to trauma.
Miller, Nancy K., and Jason Tougaw. "Introduction: Extremities." 1-21.
Introduces issues relating to the memorializing of trauma, identity construction, and ethical responses to the suffering of others.
Yaeger, Patricia. "Consuming Trauma; or, The Pleasures of Merely Circulating." 25-51.
In asking how writers and readers account for, and respond to, the weight of the dead, considers the dangers of overconfidence in theory.
Rothberg Michael. "Between the Extreme and the Everyday: Ruth Kluger's Traumatic Realism." 55-70.
Shows how Kluger constructs access to a previously unknowable object, by mapping concentration camps as borderlands where extremity and everydayness coexist.
Hirsch, Marianne. "Marked by Memory: Feminist Reflections on Trauma and Transmission." 71-91.
Through the visual discourse of trauma, as seen in the work of Tatiana Kellner and Jeffrey Wolin, raises the possibility for feminist postmemory.
Chambers, Ross. "Orphaned Memories, Foster-Writing, Phantom Pain: The Fragments Affair." 92-111.
In light of Benjamin Wilkomirski's Fragments, discusses what it means for a culture to be haunted by a collective memory.
Gubar, Susan. "Prosopopoeia and Holocaust Poetry in English: The Case of Sylvia Plath." 112-28.
Explains how Plath's images testify to the feelings of an event that still defies understanding.
Shows how in her postwar testimony Zivia Luberkin, a leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in April 1943, enters nationalist and Zionist discourse, constituting her self by submerging it in a newly formed collective.
Lubin, Orly. "Holocaust Testimony, National Memory." 131-42.
Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong. "Unbearable Witness: Toward a Politics of Listening." 143-65.
In response to the December 6, 1989, murder of fourteen women at the Ecole Polytechnic by Marc Lepine, asks for a politics of listening as complement to a politics of testimony.
Tougaw, Jason. "Testimony and the Subjects of AIDS Memoirs." 166-85.
Explores the tension in a variety of AIDS memoirs between conflicting drives toward survival and death, and the equation of silence and death.
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. "Off My Chest." 186-94.
Selections from Sedgwick's advice column in MAMM suggest the possibility of creating a community of people with breast cancer, relatives, friends, and healthcare workers.
Miller, Nancy K. "Memory Stains: Annie Ernaux's Shame." 197-212.
Discusses how acts performed and witnessed that seem unrevealable produce writing by leaving memory stains, or permanent traces of what we wish to forget and to preserve.
Frost, Laura. "After Lot's Daughters: Kathryn Harrison and the Making of Memory." 213-29.
Suggests that Harrison's use of the generic conventions of autobiography, memoir, and fiction structure the internal logic of her narrative, and its critical reception.
Koestenbaum, Wayne. "The Aryan Boy." 230-37.
Brief, fragmented narrative of remembrance, beginning with a boy's memory of a father's story of humiliation, embodies the episodic structure of memory.
Prosser, Jay. "A Palinode on Photography and the Transsexual Real." 238-59.
Elaborates the form of the palinode as a match for the fate of the transsexual body, a body that both is and isn't what it appears to be.
Gilbert, Sandra M. "Writing Wrong." 260-70.
Posits a value in writing (recording) wrong to right (rectify) wrong, even though knowing the wound of the wrong is permanent.
The Public Historian 23.3 (2001). "History Means Often Having to Say You're Sorry."
Bookspan, Shelley. "History Means Often Having to Say You're Sorry." 5-8.
Focuses on the motives for and effects of the use of apology in history.
Weyeneth, Robert R. "The Power of Apology and the Process of Historical Reconciliation." 9-38.
Analyzes the ability of apologies to facilitate reconciliation.
Hobbs, Stuart D. "Exhibiting Antimodernism: History, Memory, and the Aestheticized Past in Mid-Twentieth-Century America." 39-62.
Explores institutional and cultural factors that shaped and limited the presentation of the past at mid-twentieth-century U.S. historical sites.
Newell, Alan S. "'Home Is What You Can Take Away with You': K. Ross Toole and the Making of a Public Historian." 63-71.
Profiles Toole's interest in local history, and his impact on the field.
Chamberlin, Brewster S. "Doing Memory: Remembrance Reified and Other Shoah Business." 73-82.
Review essay on recent Holocaust literature.
Reconstruction. "Auto/bio/geography: Considering Space and Identity." 2.3 (Summer 2002). www.reconstruction.ws.
Wolf-Meyer, Matthew, and Davin Heckman. "Navigating the Starless Night: Strategies for Understanding Autobiogeography."
Through cultural theory and its sites of contestation, examines constructions of identity.
Explores the artifacts and records of artist Schwarzkogler (1940-1969).
Barnes, Philip. "The Mind Museum: Rudolf Schwarzkogler and the Vienna Actionists."
Erfani, Farhang. "Being-There and Being-from-Elsewhere: An Existential-Analytic of Exile."
Offers a Heideggerian reading of the concept of exile.
Heddon, Deirdre. "Autotopography: Graffiti, Landscapes, and Selves."
Discusses how subjectivity and place converge in the practice of writing oneself.
Hill, Leslie. "Terra Incognita."
Meditation in text and images on virtual reality, imagination, and reproductive technology.
Jaireth, Subhash. "Remembering Dehile: A Chrono-topo-graphy of Imagination."
In a retelling of place, time, and memory invoked by a return home, presents Delhi as a concrete and imaginative construct.
Monaghan, Patricia. "Becoming Native."
Study of the politics of spatial orientation and identity sparked by her experience as an American in Ireland.
Munt, Sally. "Framing Intelligibility, Identity and Selfhood: A Reconsideration of Spatio-Temporal Models."
Proposes a theory of self combining a postmodern sense of subjectivity in space with modernist concerns with time.
Regard, Frederic. "Autobiography and Geography: A Self-Arranging Question."
Explains autobiography as a spatial practice, a way of generating meaningful space for one to inhabit.
Borer, Michael Ian. "The Cyborgian Self: Toward a Critical Social Theory of Cyberspace."
Discusses technology's impact on culture to reveal the situated character of everyday life.
Clabough, Casey. "'To Blend in the Place You're in, But with a Mind to Do Something': The Practice of Merging in James Dickey's To the White Sea."
A close reading locates Dickey's work within assimilation, frontier, and diaspora literature.
Discusses Smithson's site specific art work as autobiography written on space.
Colman, Felicity. "Passaic Boys are Hell: Robert Smithson's Tag as Temporal and Spatial Marker of the Geographical Self."
Deszcz, Justyna. "Solaris, America, Disneyworld and Cyberspace: Salman Rushdie's Fairy-Tale Utopianism in Fury."
Shows how the protagonist of Fury construct a utopia as a way of constructing an identity.
McNamara, Liam. "The Ruse of the Social: Human Waste and the Gated Community."
Uses J. G. Ballard, Jean Baudrillard, and reality TV to explore social issues raised by the existence of gated communities.
Oliver, Stuart. "'Rich Earth below the Sand' and the Origins of the Thames Embankments."
Presents a social history of Thames River embankments.
Phillips, Lawrence. "Writing Identity into Space: The Relationship between Ethnography, Autobiography, and Space in Bronislaw Malinowski's A Diary in the Strict Sense of the Term and Claude Levi-Strauss's Tristes Tropiques."
Examines the discrepancies between the anthropologists' roles as scientists and their lived lives.
Rheindorf, Markus. "Processes of Embodiment and Spatialization in the Writings of Paul Auster."
Traces the process of urban embodiment in the roads and streets of Auster's cities.
Swope, Richard. "Supposing a Space: The Detecting Subject in Paul Auster's City of Glass."
Uses Henri Lefebvre's spatial theories to explore the relationship between the protaganist and city in Auster's work.
Rethinking History 6.1 (2002). "Memory, Identity and War in South Eastern Europe."
Finney, Patrick. "On Memory, Identity and War." 1-13.
Discusses how 1990s narratives from Kosovo reveal the importance of history for contemporary politics.
Dimitrova, Snezhana. "'My War is not Your War': The Bulgarian Debate on the Great War, 'The Experienced War', and Bulgarian Modernization in the Interwar Years." 15-34.
Reconstructs the images through which the direct experience of World War I was expressed.
Bucur, Maria. "Treznea: Trauma, Nationalism, and the Memory of World War II in Romania." 35-55.
Shows how the relationship between the communist regime and its subjects shaped the memory of a September 1940 massacre of civilians in Treznea, Romania by Hungarians.
Canefe, Nergis. "Markers of Turkish Cypriot History in the Diaspora: Power, Visibility and Identity." 57-76.
Connects the diasporic experience of Turkish Cypriots living in Great Britain to their competing accounts of Cypriot history.
Jansen, Stef. "The Violence of Memoirs: Local Narratives of the Past after Ethnic Cleansing in Croatia." 77-93
Demonstrates how Serbian and Croatian villagers who had lived in the same location most of their lives remembered local history differently.
Bieber, Florian. "Nationalist Mobilization and Stories of Serb Suffering: The Kosovo Myth from 600th Anniversary to the Present." 95-110.
Contrasts the historical record and the mythical representations of the birth of Kosovo in June 1389.
Sarat, Austin, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey, eds. Lives in the Law. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2002.
Examines the consequences of legal practice on the lives of its practitioners, on individual legal subjects, and on social groups and nations.
Douglas, Lawrence, Austin Sarat, and Martha Merrill Umphrey. "Theoretical Perspectives on Lives in the Law: An Introduction." 1-20.
Highlights the mutuality with which law takes shape through the process by which it molds biography and identity, while lives are formed and given meaning in and against the law. Lahav, Pnina. "The Chicago Conspiracy Trial as a Jewish Morality Tale." 21-54. Using the Chicago Seven Trial as an example, argues for the law's power to serve as a site defining a collective group identity.
Gordon, Sarah Barringer. "Law and Everyday Death: Infanticide and the Backiash against Woman's Rights after the Civil War." 55-82.
Considers how the life experience of Hester Vaughan, the defendant in an 1868 infanticide trial, was translated into the discourse of liberal legality, turning her into various symbols.
Analyzes how law becomes active in the lives of poor black women as they negotiate between the legal subject positions of agent and victim.
Munger, Frank. "Dependency by Law: Welfare and Identity in the Lives of Poor Women." 83-122.
Schultz, Vicki. "Labor's Subjects." 123-214.
Explains work as the process by which individuals constitute themselves in a community. Wieviorka, Annette. "France and Trials for Crimes against Humanity." 215-32. Taking as an example the trial of Maurice Papon, through which France reshaped its collective understanding of the Vichy regime, shows how the identity of a nation can be defined through judicial and legal acts.
Schulman, Jana K., ed. The Rise of the Medieval World 500-1300: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport: Greenwood, 2002.
Includes over 400 people whose contributions influenced the cultural development of the Medieval world.
Smith, Barbara, and Ursula Appelt, eds. Write or Be Written: Early Modern Women Poets and Cultural Constraints. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2001.
Essays exploring the importance of writing in the lives of early modern women.
Hammons, Pamela. "Widow, Prophet, and Poet: Lyrical Self-Figurations in Katherine Austen's 'Book M' (1664)." 3-28.
Maps strategies for self-construction in a manuscript miscellany of a widowed gentlewoman.
Russell, Anne. "'Public' and 'Private' in Aphra Behn's Miscellanies: Women Writers, Print, and Manuscript." 29-48.
Highlights Behn's neglected role as editor and publisher of two poetic miscellanies in which women predominate as writers or addressees.
Ezell, Margaret J. M. "'Household Affaires are the Opium of the Soul': Damaris Masham and the Necessity of Women's Poetry." 49-65.
Notes Masham's maing her own physical and intellectual space, in challenge to gender codes.
Kinney, Clare R "Mary Wroth's Guilty 'secrett art': The Poetics of Jealousy in Pamphilia to Amphilanthus." 69-86.
Analyzes the productive problematization of jealousy in Wroth's work.
Pearson, Jacqueline. "'An Emblem of Themselves, in Plum or Pear': Poetry, the Female Body and the Country House." 87-104.
Shows how Aemilia Lanyer inscribed the female body onto the poem and its world.
Hannay, Margaret P. "'So May I With the Psalmist Truly Say': Early Modern Englishwomen's Psalm Discourse." 105-133.
Argues that Psalms provided a sanctioned discourse allowing many women poets to engage in life writing.
Linton, Joan Pong. "The Plural Voices of Anne Askew." 137-54.
Locates Askew's voice between oral and written sources, and between self and community.
Miller, Shannon. "Mary Sidney and Gendered Strategies for the Writing of Poetry." 155-76.
Demonstrates how Sidney's poems challenge the divide between public and private, restructure the patron-client relationship, and fashion a national Protestant poetics.
Shifflett. Andrew. "'Subdu'd by You': States of Friendship and Friends of the State in Katherine Philips's Poetry." 177-95.
Unpacks Philips's politics of friendship from her poetry.
Wilcox, Helen. "'First Fruits of a Woman's Wit': Authorial Self-Construction of English Renaissance Women Poets." 199-222.
Analyzes the tropes and strategies women poets use to present authorial identities.
Price, Bronwen. "A Rhetoric of Innocence: The Poetry of Katherine Philips, 'The Matchless Orinda.'" 223-46.
Shows how Philips problematizes the female body by offering an alternative type of erotics opposed to the conventions of male desire.
Medoff, Jeslyn. "'Very Like a Fiction': Some Early Biographies of Aphra Behn." 247-70.
Reassesses Behn's reputation and biography by showing how early biographers constructed her life by conflating it with her writings, and particularly with Oroonoko.
Southern Review 38.3 (Summer 2002). "The Margins and Settings of Life Narrative."
Spacks, Patricia Meyer. "A Private Life." 607-613.
Considers reasons for reading diaries, especially where writers focus on public experience rather than inner life, as in the eighteenth-century diary of the Duchess of Northumberland.
Metcalf, Peter. "A Life in the Day of Ethnography and Biography." 614-19.
Examines the possibilities of incorporating biography in ethnography, taking as an example an ethnographic religious informant from Central Borneo.
Milani, Farzaneh. "On Walls, Veils, and Silences." 620-24.
Compares constructions of privacy and openness in the U.S. and Iran.
Spearing, A. C. "The Book of Margery Kempe: Or, The Diary of a Nobody." 625-36.
Explores ways of reading The Book of Margery Kempe.
Olney, James. "The Mirror on the Wall." 636-53.
Focusing on Eliot, Yeats, Stevens, and Bishop, points out connections between the two "private genres" of poetry and autobiography.
Tompkins, Cynthia Margarita, and David William Foster, eds. Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport: Greenwood, 2001.
Documents a broad range of women, 72 in all, whose composite presence represents an overview of the struggles women have been facing in the modern world.
Western American Literature 37.2 (2002). "Western Autobiography and Memoir."
Boardman, Kathleen, and Gioia Woods. "Introduction." 147-49.
Argues that a sense of self shaped in or in response to the American west specifically connects autobiographical practices and western places.
Blair, Julene, Mair Clearman Blew, Norma Cantu, Patricia Hampl, John Price, and Kathleen Boardman. "Western Autobiography and Memoir: A Panel of Writers." 150-69.
Reflections on the narration of self and place in the context of the American west.
Tisinger, Danielle. "Textual Performance and the Western Frontier: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins's Life among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims." 171-96.
Examines how the Paiute activist constructed her identity through the contested places of the Great Basin in the late nineteenth-century.
Halverson, Cathryn. "Opal Whiteley's 'Explores': The Disappearing Region." 197-222.
Describes how Whiteley used the west as an imaginative and literal point of departure.
Hogg, Charlotte. "'Settling Down' in Western Nebraska: Grounding Local History through Memoir." 223-42.
Critiques how personal stories comprise frontier history in the memoirs and reminiscences of women from Paxton, Nebraska.
Hutson, Richard. "Ecce Cowboy: E. C. Abbott's We Pointed Them North." 243-84. Through the life and autobiography of cowboy and trail driver Teddy Blue Abbott, shows how one life comprises many others' stories.
The volume also contains reviews of many recent Western autobiographies and memoirs.
White, Luise, Stephan F. Miescher, and David William Cohen, eds. African Words, African Voices: Critical Practices in Oral History. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2001.
Essays explore the relevance and breadth of oral sources for understanding African history. Cohen, David William, Stephan F. Miescher, and Luise White. "Introduction:
Voices, Words, and African History." 1-27.
Introduces history, themes, and approaches to using oral sources by historians of Africa.
Ogot, Bethwell A. "The Construction of Luo Identity and History." 31-52.
Analyzes the relation of historical reality to historical method, using as an example the construction of identity and history from the oral traditions of the Luo people of Kenya.
Vaughan, Megan. "Reported Speech and Other Kinds of Testimony." 53-77.
Considers the varieties of testimony common among the Maravi people of Central Africa.
Hofmeyr, Isabel. "John Bunyan, His Chair, and a Few Other Relics: Orality, Literacy, and the Limits of Area Studies." 78-90.
By comparing Bunyan's popularity in nineteenth-century Africa and Europe, addresses the relationships among Africa, Europe, orality, and literacy.
Alagoa, E. J. "The Dialogue between Academic and Community History in Nigeria." 91-102.
Based on his experience writing Okpoama community history, discusses the complex negotiations that can occur between communities and historians over the constitution of history. Ibrahim, Abdullahi A. "The Birth of the Interview: The Thin and the Fat of It." 103-124.
Explores conditions of power in interviews, as informants often may be more experienced than the field workers conducting the research.
Kratz, Corinne A. "Conversations and Lives." 127-61.
In tracing the transformation of conversational lives into life histories, discusses methodological presumptions and the role of the listener or audience in constructing the past.
Miescher, Stephan F. "The Life Histories of Boakye Yiadom (Akasease Kofi of Abetifi, Kwawu): Exploring the Subjectivity and 'Voices' of a Teacher-Catechist in Colonial Ghana." 162-93.
Shows how to layer oral and written resources to clarify the subject's sense of self and history, by tracking competing notions of masculinity in the narratives of Kofi Boakye Yiadom.
Giles-Vernick, Tamara. "Lives, Histories, and Sites of Recollection." 194-213.
Based on her work with Sangha river basin residents in Central Africa, argues that using interviews to gather life histories to illuminate changing social conditions is problematic.
Fall, Babacar. "Senegalese Women in Politics: A Portrait of Two Female Leaders, Arame Diene and Thioumbe Samb, 1945-1996." 214-25.
By analyzing the career paths of Diene and Samb, posits life history as an accessible way to understand state-society relations in Senegal.
Yankah, Kwesi. "Nana Ampadu, the Sung-Tale Metaphor, and Protest Discourse in Contemporary Ghana." 227-45.
Shows how Ampadu's lyrics and song titles became so popular they became used as proverbs and political texts in daily life.
Fair, Laura. "Voice, Authority, and Memory: The Kiswahili Recordings of Siti binti Saadi." 246-63.
Explores how in Zanzibar Saadi's lyrics became public truths, and she became an authority quoted to validate a speaker's opinions.
Cohen, David William. "In a Nation of White Cars ... One White Car, or 'A White Car,' Becomes a Truth." 264-80.
Examines how an observation transformed into oral testimony can acquire the standing and influence of truth, using as an example a housekeeper's account of the disappearance of a Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs.
White, Luise. "True Stories: Narrative, Event, History, and Blood in the Lake Victoria Basin." 281-304.
Uses interviews from Kenya and Uganda about vampire stories to discuss issues of hearsay, history, evidence, and the use of interviews as a data-generation technology.
ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
Accad, Evelyne. "Writing One's Life: Arab Francophone Women." Contemporary French Civilization 26.1 (2002): 46-62.
Examines the links between multiple language usage and identity-formation in the lives of regionally oppressed women.
Adams, Cynthia, Malcolm C. Smith, Monisha Pasupathi, and Loretta Vitolo. "Social Context Effects on Story Recall in Older and Younger Women: Does the Listener Make a Difference?" Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences 57B.1 (2002): 28-40.
Documents the findings of a "memory-aging" research project.
Adams, Katherine. "Freedom and Ballgowns: Elizabeth Keckley and the Work of Domesticity." Arizona Quarterly 57.4 (Winter 2001): 45-87.
Explores Keckley's construction of the individual body and the body politic, and her treatment of race and domesticity.
Aguirre, Robert D. "Cold Print: Professing Authorship in Anthony Trollope's An Autobiography." Biography 25.4 (Fall 2002): 569-92.
Through Trollope's focus on economic and legal conditions defining author-work relations in the nineteenth century, examines the changing functions of authorship and profession.
Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn, and John Hockey. "Runners' tales: Autoethnography, injury and narrative." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 95-106.
Examines the importance of narrative in the construction of the injured and rehabilitated sporting body, and in the successful reconstruction of positive athletic identity.
Al-Nowaihi, Magda M. "Resisting Silence in Arab Women's Autobiographies." International Journal of Middle East Studies 33.4 (Nov. 2001): 477-502.
Discusses the sexual politics and responses to oppression in the autobiographical works of Fadwa Tuqan, Assia Djebar, and Latifa AI-Zayyat.
Altman, Dennis. "Writing the Self." Anthropological Quarterly 75.2 (Spring 2002): 317-21.
Comments on the different styles of writing an autobiography, and the debate among anthropologists on the positionality of the writer in her or his work.
Amigoni, David. "Gendered Authorship, Literary Lionism and the Virtues of Domesticity: Contesting Wordsworth's Fame in the Life and Writings of Harriet Martineau and Thomas Carlyle." Critical Survey 13.2 (2001): 26-41.
Provides a gendered reading of Carlyle's and Martineau's writings about Wordsworth.
Anatol, Giselle Liza. "Border Crossings in Audre Lorde's Zami: Triangular Linkages of Identity and Desire." MaComere 4 (2001): 130-41.
Explores themes of crossing in Lorde's treatment of gender and Caribbean identity.
Aranda, Jose F. "Making the Case for the New Chicano/a Studies: Recovering Our Alienated Selves." Arizona Quarterly 58.1 (2002): 127-58.
Modern scholarship offers reconstructed views of the collective self as well as contradictory views of self-identity.
Armstrong, Michael S., and Peter Jackson. "Job and Jacob in the Old English Life of Malchus." Notes and Queries 49.1 (Mar. 2002): 10-12.
Traces treatment of Job and Jacob in the Old English Life of Malchus to Saint Hieronymus's Latin vita.
Ascari, Maurizio. "A Journey to Melancholy: Anna Jameson's Italian Travels." Travel Writing and the Female Imaginary. Ed. Vita Fortunati, Rita Monticelli, and Maurizio Ascari. Bologna: Patron, 2001. 35-43.
Compares Jameson's and Lady Elizabeth Eastlake's notions of melancholy and private space.
Ashley, Kathleen. "Historicizing Margery: The Book of Margery Kempe as Social Text." The Book of Margery Kempe: A New Translation) Contexts, Criticism. Ed. Lynn Staley. New York: Norton, 2001. 264-76.
Offers a cultural-historical approach to reading the Book of Margery Kempe as social history.
Bachman, Maria K. "The Confessions of Pamela: 'A Strange Medley of Inconsistence."' Literature and Psychology 47.1-2 (2001): 12-33.
Offers a psychoanalytical reading of Samuel Richardson's novel as autobiography.
Baumgartner, Barbara. "The Body as Evidence: Resistance, Collaboration, and Appropriation in The History of Mary Prince." Callaloo 24.1 (Winter 2001): 253-75.
Focuses on the textual construction of the female body and of disability, and of the impact of Thomas Pringle's editing of Mary Prince's History.
Baggini, Julian. "Philosophical Autobiography." Inquiry 45.3 (Sept. 2002): 295-312.
Building on Ray Monk's conception of philosophical biography, posits philosophical autobiography as one that illuminates the interplay between thought, life, and personality.
Bayley, Peter. "Opposition Writing: Seventeenth-Century Memoirs and Political Thought." Classical Unities: Place, Time, Action. Ed. Erec R. Koch. Tubingen: Narr, 2001. 267-76.
Discusses the value for political history of seventeenth century French memoirs.
Becker, Lucinda. "The Absent Body: Representations of Dying Early Modern Women in a Selection of Seventeenth-Century Diaries." Women's Writing 8.2 (2001): 251-62.
Focuses on the treatment of death and the female body in diaries of seventeenth century English women.
Bennett, Michael. "Anti-Pastoralism, Frederick Douglass, and the Nature of Slavery." Beyond Nature Writings: Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism.
Ed. Karla Armbruster and Kathleen R. Wallace. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 2001. 195-210.
Provides an ecocritical approach to Douglass's reworking of the pastoral tradition.
Berga, Miquel. "Orwell's Catalonia Revisited: Textual Strategies and the Eyewitness Account." The Road from George Orwell: His Achievement and Legacy. Ed. Alberto Lazaro. Bern: Peter Lang, 2001. 53-69.
Examines the narrative techniques, role of self-consciousness, and relationship to historical fact in Orwell's Homage to Catalonia.
Bernard, Louise. "Countermemory and Return: Reclamation of the (Postmodern) Self in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother and My Brother." MRS 48.1 (Spring 2002): 113-38.
Offers a psychoanalytic approach to Kincaid's work, focusing on family, self-construction, intertextuality, and conventions of genre.
Bernard-Donals, Michael. "Beyond the Question of Authenticity: Witness and Testimony in the Fragments Controversy." PMLA 116.5 (Oct. 2001): 1302-1315.
Reading Fragments in light of the work of Cathy Caruth and Shoshana Felman on trauma and testimony suggests that Wilkomirski's work may testify to a trauma other than the Holocaust, and that the use of testimony as historical evidence needs to be reevaluated.
Berry, K. Wesley. "Regeneration in the Adirondacks: Anne LaBastille's Woodswoman Trilogy." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 3.1 (Fall 2001): 66-88.
Places LaBastille's trilogy in the context of environmental literature, nature writing by women, and the writing on the healing power of wilderness.
-----. "History and Disaster: Witness, Trauma, and the Problem of Writing the Holocaust." CLIO 30.2 (Winter 2001): 143-68.
Uses Abraham Lewin's diary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising to examine issues of trauma and the historiographical value of eyewitness accounts.
Berzok, Linda Murray. "My Mother's Recipes: The Diary of a Swedish American Daughter and Mother." Pilaf Pozole, and Pad Thai: American Women and Ethnic Food. Ed. Sherrie A. Inness. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2001. 84-101.
Explores the material culture, folk craft, and food craft of Swedish American women.
Bikkenin, N. "How to Write Memoirs, or a Dual Self-Portrait: Scenes from Public and Private Life." Russian Social Science Review 43.1 (2002): 48-72.
Changes in Soviet life have brought about an interest in and a need for "memoir writing."
Blain, Virginia. "'Be These His Daughters?': Caroline Bowles Southey, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Disruption in a Patriarchal Poetics of Women's Autobiography." Tradition and the Poetics of Self in Nineteenth-Century Women's Poetry. Ed. Barbara Garlick. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2002. 1-21.
Compares the treatment of patriarchy, father-daughter relations, and literary tradition in Southey's The Birth-Day and Browning's Aurora Leigh.
Blight, David W. "The Civil War in History and Memory." Chronicle of Higher Education 12 July 2002: B7-10.
Explores the confluence of history and memory in accounts of the Civil War to consider how individuals, communities, and nations use the past.
Blumer, Dietrich. "The Illness of Vincent van Gogh." American Journal of Psychiatry 159.4 (2002): 519-26.
Psychiatric--as opposed to psycholoical--analyses of artists and other notable figures rend to settle for diagnostic formulations of the life in question. In keeping with such a pattern, this essay finds two distinct episodes of "reactive depression" in van Gogh's life history, as well as "bipolar aspects.
Bly, Antonio T. "We Can Be as Separate as the Pages of a Book: Booker T. Washington and the Work of Autobiography." Prospects 26 (2001): 163-81.
Shows how the different texts, authenticating documents, and marketing strategies for Washington's autobiographies represented "separate pages in a complicated book" that publicly procured white monetary support to fund privately Washington's work to undermine racism in America.
Borg, Barbara E. "The Face of the Elite." Arion 8.1 (2000): 63-95.
Like contemporary photographs, ancient painted and sculpted images show the way the subject "wanted" to be seen.
Bound, Fay. "Writing the Self? Love and the Letter in England, c. 1660- 1760." Literature & History 11.1 (2002): 1-19.
Notes how the emotions of individuals in history can increase our understandings of the history of human emotion.
Bow, Leslie. "Third-World Testimony in the Era of Globalization: Vietnam, Sexual Trauma, and Le Ly Hayslip's Art of Neutrality." Haunting Violations: Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the "Real." Ed. Wendy S. Hesford and Wendy Kozol. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2001. 169-94.
Applies feminist and trauma theory to the autobiographical works of Le Ly Hayslip and to their dramatic adaptation.
Bowker, Natilene, and Keith Tuffin. "Disability Discourses for Online Identities." Disability & Society 17.3 (2002): 327-44.
Suggests that while online, disabled people are able to draw on "another subjectivity in which to position their identity."
Brody, Marta. "Paul Klee: Art, Potential Space, and the Transitional Process." Psychoanalytic Review 88.3 (2001): 369-92.
Discusses ways in which the process of painting serves to organize the artist's experience.
Brown, Judith O. "Know Thyself: The Impact of Portfolio Development on Adult Learning." Adult Education Quarterly 52.3 (2002): 228-45.
Shows how the creation of an experiential learning portfolio can facilitate "self-knowledge."
Bruce-Novoa, Juan. "Rechy and Rodriguez: Double Crossing the Public/ Private Line." Double Crossings/Entre Cruzamientos. Ed. Mario Martin Flores. Fair Haven, NJ: Nuevo Espacio, 2001. 15-34.
Compares narrative techniques and treatments of sexuality in Richard Rodriguez's Hunger of Memory and John Rechy's City of Night.
Burke, Sean. "The Biographical Imperative." Essays in Criticism 52.3 (2002): 191-208.
Suggests that biographers must not be deterred by incompletion, uncertainty, and doubt in the making of life stories.
Burt, Raymond. "Autobiography as Reconciliation: The Literary Function of Elias Canetti's Die gerettete Zunge." Modern Austrian Prose: Interpretations and Insights. Ed. Paul F. Dvorak. Riverside, CA: Ariadne, 2001. 129-49.
Focuses on Canetti's depiction of childhood, and on issues of reconciliation.
Bush, Trudy. "Four Spiritual Journeys: Taking It Personally." Christian Century 119.9 (2002): 34-39.
An armchair traveler assesses some of the riches of spiritual autobiography.
Calaresu, Melissa. "Constructing an Intellectual Identity: Autobiography and Biography in Eighteenth-Century Naples." Journal of Modern Italian Studies [Great Britain] 6.2 (2001): 157-77.
Examines autobiographies, biographies, and eulogies written by Neapolitan intellectuals to construct a new identity for reformers as an intellectual class in Naples.
Carman, John B. "Hagiography and Hindu Historical Consciousness." Faith and Narrative. Ed. Keith Yandell. New York: Oxford UP, 2001. 138-52.
Using texts by and about Ramanuja, reexamines hagiography as a source of historically reliable information.
Carroll, Felix A., and Jeffrey I. Seeman. "Placing Science into Its Human Context: Using Scientific Autobiography to Teach Chemistry." Journal of Chemical Education 78.12 (Dec. 2001): 1618-22.
Focuses on the use of scientific biography and autobiography in teaching chemistry concepts and collaborative learning.
Cavender, Mary Wells. "'Kind Angel of the Soul and Heart': Domesticity and Family Correspondence among the Pre-Emancipation Russian Gentry." Russian Review 61.3 (July 2002): 391-408.
Letters reveal the domestic and family lives of nineteenth-century Russian aristocrats.
Chaney, Michael A. "Picturing the Mother, Claiming Egypt: My Bondage and My Freedom as Auto(bio)ethnography." African American Review 35.3 (Fall 2001): 391-408.
Focuses on the formation of a unified euroamerican identity and the failure to recognize ethnographic discourses in slave narratives.
Cheung, King-Kok. "Art, Spirituality, and the Ethic of Care: Alternative Masculinities in Chinese American Literature." Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory: New Directions. Ed. Judith Kegan Gardiner. New York: Columbia UP, 2002.
Compares treatments of masculinity and racial stereotypes in autobiographical work by Li Young Lee, Russell Leong, and Shawn Wong.
Chivers, Terence. "Healing and learning via life review in groups." Auto/ Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 51-60.
Argues that through autobiographical writing and discussion in life review groups, participants aged between 60 and 90 have experienced healing and learning.
Chung, Young-ah. "Heian Noblewomen's Pilgrimage: The Language of Gendered Discontent and (Re)Construction of the Self." West Virginia University Philological Papers 48 (2001-2002): 1-8.
Compares the treatment of pilgrimages, religious rites, discontent, and the female self in the Heian period memoirs of Michitsuna no Haha and Sugaware Takasue no Musume.
Cicioni, Maria. "'Disgrazie Ridicole': Jewishness and Humour in Aldo Zargani's Autobiographical Bildungstext." Forum for Modern Language Studies 38.2 (Apr. 2002): 213-20.
Focuses on Zargani's connection of humor to Jewish identity in his autobiographical work.
Clarke, Gill. "Lives on the Home Front: The Women's Land Army." Auto! Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 81-88.
In tracking the history of the Women's Land Army from World War I to 1950, shows how biographical research can recuperate and make public neglected aspects of women's lives.
Coetzee, Carli. "'They Never Wept, the Men of My Race': Antjie Krog's Country of My Skull." Journal of Southern African Studies 27.4 (2001): 685-96.
Focuses on Krog's landscape imagery, and the relationship of the autobiographical text to Truth and Reconciliation Commission testimony.
Cohen, Daniel A. "Heroic Women Found: Transgressive Feminism, Popular Biography, and the 'Tragical Deaths of Beautiful Females.'" Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 109 (2001): 51-97.
In comparing genteel antebellum collections on notable women to Silas Estabrook's 1847 tabloid accounts, remarks that some male writers eagerly laud the lives of some women.
Coletti, Theresa. "Paupertas est donum Dei: Hagiography, Lay Religion, and the Economics of Salvation in the Digby Mary Magdalene." Speculum 76.2 (Apr. 2001): 337-78.
Using as an example a Middle English hagiography of Mary Magdalene, explores issues of salvation and the place of the laity.
Conway, Alison. "The Protestant Cause and a Protestant Whore: Aphra Behn's Love Letters." Eighteenth-Century Life 25.3 (Fall 2001): 1-19.
Considers the roles of religious controversy, prostitution, and Charles II in Behn's novel.
Cook, Meira. "Metaphors for Suffering: Antjie Krog's Country of My Skull." Mosaic 34.3 (Sept. 2001): 73-89.
Offers a postcolonial reading of Krog's metaphors for suffering.
Coullie, Judith Lutge. "The Race to Be a Hero: Race and Gender in Roy Campbell's Light on a Dark Horse." Scrutiny2 6.2 (2001): 3-16.
Contests the status of whiteness and maleness though Campbell's white, male hero.
Giles, Mary E. "A Spirituality of Pilgrimage: The Camino de Santiago and Spanish Mysticism." Studia Mystica 22 (2001): 54-82.
Compares metaphors of Christian mysticism, pilgrimage, and the noche oscura in Teresa de Jesus's autobiography and San Juan de la Cruz's Ascent of Mount Carmel.
Couser, G. Thomas. "Conflicting Paradigms: The Rhetorics of Disability Memoir." Embodied Rhetorics: Disability in Language and Culture. Ed. James C. Wilson and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2001. 78-91.
Focuses on the rhetorical structures of recent French and American disability memoirs.
Crawford, Frances, Julie Dickison, and Sabina Leitmann. "Mirroring Meaning Making: Narrative Ways of Reflecting on Practice for Action." Qualitative Social Work 1.2 (2002): 170-90.
Proves that "the telling, and re-telling of practice stories offers the possibility of improving, honing, expanding, and reconfiguring what it is to do social work."
Custen, George F. "Making History." The Historical Film: History and Memory in Media. Ed. Marcia Landy. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2001. 67-97.
Introduces the biopic and its relation to popular history, biography, and other film genres.
Dant, Tim. "Fruitbox/Toolbox: Biography and Objects." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 11-20.
Discusses how biographies of material objects, which involve taking a particular object and making it singular by writing about it, can be useful for studying cultural change.
Daymond, M. J. "Complementary Oral and Written Narrative Conventions: Sindiwe Magona's Autobiography and Short Story Sequence, 'Women at Work."' Journal of Southern African Studies 28.2 (June 2002): 331-46.
Argues that Magona fuses narrative conventions of Xhosa orature and western writing interrogatively in her autobiography, and in a complementary way in her short story sequence.
Deibel, Terry L. "Teaching Foreign Policy with Memoirs." International Studies Perspectives 3.2 (May 2002): 128-39.
Shows how excerpts from the memoirs of high foreign policy officials can be selected and structured for teaching diplomatic history.
Del Negro, Giovanna P., and Harris M. Berger. "Identity Reconsidered, the World Doubled: Identity as Interpretive Framework in Folklore Research." Midwestern Folklore 28.1 (2002): 5-32.
Asserts that since the notion of identity changes as world societies change, folklorists need to "interpret those worlds and ask what they mean."
Deloria, Philip J. "Thinking about the Self in a Family Way." Journal of American History 89.1 (2002): 25-29.
Muses that our past and present selves may recall a life event differently, but that neither story is "incorrect."
Del Rossi, Jeana. "The Convent as Colonist: Catholicism in the Works of Contemporary Woman Writers of the Americas." MELUS 26.3 (2001) 183-201.
Observes that Catholic girlhood narratives conflate fiction and memoir.
Diedrich, Lisa. "Breaking Down: A Phenomenology of Disability." Literature and Medicine 20.2 (Fall 2001): 209-230.
Reads the work of Oliver W. Sacks, Nancy Mairs, and Jean-Dominique Bauby for a phenomenology of disability.
Downing, Crystal. "Close(d) Readings of Shakespeare: Re-covering Self-Reflexivity in the Classroom." College Literature 29.2 (2002): 115-23.
Discusses the efficacy of a self-reflexive teaching voice as a guide to opening up self-reflexive texts.
Dyer, Brenda, and Lee Friederich. "The Personal Narrative as Cultural Artifact: Teaching Autobiography in Japan." Written Communication 19.2 (Apr. 2002): 265-96.
Reviews the "place of personal narrative in second- and foreign-language composition theory and practice."
Elrod, Eileen Razzari. "Moses and the Egyptian: Religious Authority in Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative." African American Review 35.3 (Fall 2001): 409-426.
Focuses on Equiano's self-presentation as a pious Christian, which allows him to use religion as a mask for social critique.
Elrich, Marc. "The Stereotype Within." Black History Bulletin 65.1-2 (2002): 42-45.
Attempts to dispel individual preconceptions and assumptions about so-called collective identities held by youth.
Esgalhado, Barbara Duarte. "For Then and Now: Memory and Writing." Narrative Inquiry 11.2 (Mar. 2002): 235-56.
Presents an alternative approach to narrative psychology based on accounts of the process of a subject unfolding through writing engaged with memory.
Farrell, Theo. "Memory, Imagination and War." History 87.285 (2002): 61-73.
Review article on recent works on identity and military history.
Faye, Esther. "Missing the 'Real' Face of Trauma: How the Second Generation Remembers the Holocaust." American Imago 58.2 (2001): 525-44.
Examines the life-stories of those who experienced the Shoah indirectly, as children growing up with parents who were its survivors.
Fernandes, Leela. "Reading 'India's Bandit Queen': A Trans/National Feminist Perspective on the Discrepancies of Representation." Haunting Violations: Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the "Real." Ed. Wendy S. Hesford and Wendy Kozol. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2001. 47-75.
Offers a feminist analysis of the different representations of Phoolan Devi in her autobiography and in Shekar Kapur's film Bandit Queen.
Festle, Mary Jo. "Qualifying the Quantifying: Assessing the Quality of Life of Lung Transplant Recipients." Oral History Review 89.1(2002): 59-86.
According to Festle, "listening to patients talking in their own language" about whatever is important enough to tell can give a true indication of the "quality of their lives."
Finseth, Ian Frederick. "In Essaka Once: Time and History in Olaudah Equiano's Autobiography." Arizona Quarterly 58.1(2002): 1-35.
Views the autobiographer as an "historical agent" with a sensitivity to the role of time in human life.
Foley, Douglas E. "Critical ethnography: the reflexive turn." International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 15.4 (July 2002): 469-90.
Explicates four types of reflexivity--confessional, theoretical, textual, and deconstructive--using examples of reflective practices from recent ethnographies.
Fortier, Anne-Marie. "'Coming Home': Queer Migrations and Multiple Evocations of Home." European Journal of Cultural Studies 4.4 (Nov. 2001): 405-424.
Using Mary Capello's autobiography Night Bloom, addresses the treatment of home and the creation of local identity in migratory lives.
Fortna, Benjamin C. "Education and Autobiography at the End of the Ottoman Empire." Welt des Islams 41.1 (Mar. 2001): 1-31.
Applies theories of Eric Hobsbawm to the treatment of class, family, education, childhood, and multilingualism in North African autobiographies from the late Ottoman Empire.
Franklin, Cynthia. "Turning Japanese/Returning to America: Problems of Gender, Class, and Nation in David Mura's Use of Memoir." Literature Interpretation Theory 12.3 (Sept. 2001): 235-65.
Discusses how Mura's work allows an exploration of the memoir phenomenon alongside and in relation to developments in Asian American studies, reflecting a turn in the conflict between academy and identity politics.
Freadman, Richard. "Genius and the Dutiful Life: Ray Monk's Wittgenstein and the Biography of the Philosopher as Sub-Genre." Biography 25.2 (Spring 2002): 301-42.
Argues for the "biography of the philosopher" as a life writing sub-genre, and identifies coordinates that assist in the writing, reading, and interpretation of particular examples, using Monk's biography of Wittgenstein as a case study.
Freedman, Ariela. "Mary Borden's Forbidden Zone: Women's Writing from No-Man's-Land." Modernism/Modernity 9.1 (Jan. 2002): 109-124.
Explores issues of gender and genre in Borden's World War I memoir.
Freeman, Thomas S., and Sarah Elizabeth Wall. "Racking the Body, Shaping the Text: The Account of Anne Askew in Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs.'" Renaissance Quarterly 54.4 (Winter 2001): 1165-96.
Compares textual versions and revisions among The First Examinacyon of Anne Askewe, The Lattre Examinacion of the Worthy Servaunt of God, Mastres Anne Askewe, and John Foxe's The Actes and Monuments of These Latter and Perilous Days.
Fritzsche, Peter. "Specters of History: On Nostalgia, Exile, and Modernity." American Historical Review 106.5 (2001): 1587-1618.
Through popular biographies, analyzes the increasing incorporation of a sense of nostalgia as part of the nineteenth century Western understandings of time and history.
Frykenberg, Robert E. "Anecdote as the Essence of Historical Understanding." Faith and Narrative. Ed. Keith Yandell. New York: Oxford UP, 2001. 116-37.
Using the Gospels and incidents from English history and his own family, argues for the value of anecdotal family histories.
Fuller, Mary C. "English Turks and Resistant Travelers: Conversion to Islam and Homosocial Courtship." Travel Knowledge: European 'Discoveries' in the Early Modern Period. Ed. Ivo Kamps and G. Singh. New York: Palgrave, 2001. 66-73.
Discusses homosociality, religious conversion, and the portrayal of the Ottoman Turks in the sixteenth century diaries of Thomas Dallam and John Rawlins.
Gardner, Eric. "'A Gentleman of Superior Cultivation and Refinement': Recovering the Biography of Frank J. Webb." African American Review 35.2 (Summer 2001): 297-308.
Discusses the challenges involved in rediscovering Webb's life story.
Gautier, Gary. "Slavery and the Fashioning of Race in Oroonoko, Robinson Crusoe, and Equiano's Life." Eighteenth Century 42.2 (Summer 2001): 161-79.
Compares the construction of race in the works of Behn, Defoe, and Equiano.
Gaylord, Gerald. "Mastering Arachnophobia: The Limits of Self-Reflexivity in African Fiction." Journal of Commonwealth Literature 37.1(2002): 85-99.
In exploring the intersections of the discourses of nationalism and social realism in Africa, concludes that "all writing is autobiography," writing the person as the person writes it.
Gere, Anne Ruggles. "Revealing Silence: Rethinking Personal Writing." CCC 53.2 (2001): 203-223.
Notes that "personal writing" evades any single meaning, and has been designated by such terms as "personal narrative, personal experience essay, and autobiographical writing."
Gildersleeve, D. Britton. "'I Had a Religious Mother': Maternal Ancestry, Female Spaces, and Spiritual Synthesis in Elizabeth Ashbridge's Account." Early American Literature 36.3 (2001): 371-94.
Focuses on Ashbridge's construction of female authority and the mother figure.
Giles, Paul. "Narrative Reversals and Power Exchanges: Frederick Douglass and British Culture." American Literature 73.4 (Dec. 2001): 779-811.
Analyzes Douglass's engagement with British politics and the impact of his autobiographies on British culture.
Gospodinov, Dancho. "From the Saint's Life to the Novel." Theories et debats esthetiques au dix-huitieme siecle: Elements d'une enquete / Debates on Aesthetics in the Eighteenth Century: Questions of Theory and Practice. Ed. Elisabeth Decultot and Mark Ledhury. Paris: Champion, 2001. 123-37.
Considers the generic status of the eighteenth century Bulgarian life of Sofronii, Bishop of Vratsa.
Gourdin, John R. "Name Changing Since the Civil War: A Case of Three USCT Regiments from South Carolina." Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society 21.1(2002): 49-53.
Documents one of the ongoing obstacles faced by genealogical researchers--the problem of identifying African Americans prior to the Civil War.
Grandt, J. E. "A life and power far beyond the letter: 'Life and Times of Frederick Douglass' and the authentic blackness of autobiography." CIA Journal 45.1 (Sept. 2001): 1-25.
Explores Douglass's treatment of authenticity, textuality, and black identity.
Gray, Charlotte. "The New Biography." Queen's Quarterly 108.2 (Summer 2001): 243-57.
Explores generic issues raised by contemporary life writing.
Gray, Jeffrey. "In the Name of the Subject: Some Recent Versions of the Personal." Personal Effects: The Social Character of Scholarly Writing. Ed. Deborah H. Holdstein and David Bleich. Logan: Utah State UP, 2001. 51-76.
Analyzes the construction of subjectivity in recent academic memoirs.
Gray, Ross E. "Evoking prostate cancer experience: The story of a sick old man." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 117-22.
Argues for the potential value of fictional stories as a form for representing qualitative research findings.
Grumet, Madeleine R. "Autobiography: The Mixed Genre of Private and Public." Personal Effects: The Social Character of Scholarly Writing. Ed. Deborah H. Holdstein and David Bleich. Logan: Utah State UP, 2001. 165-77.
Suggests approaches to using autobiographical texts to teach rhetoric and composition.
Gunning, Sandra. "Traveling with Her Mother's Tastes: The Negotiation of Gender, Race, and Location in Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands." Signs 26.4 (Summer 2001): 949-81.
Argues that standard accounts of Seacole's autobiography have led to a "bifurcated response" that does not appreciate how her identity was a result of transnational negotiations.
Gurstein, Rochelle. "The Case of Thomas Carlyle: Published Letters, Private Life, and the Limits of Knowledge." American Scholar 70.3 (2001): 77-89. Uses Froude's biography of Carlyle to discuss problems involved in biographical writing, especially disclosing sensitive individual and family matters.
Hachmeier, Klaus U. "Private Letters, Official Correspondence: Buyid Insha' as a Historical Source." Journal of Islamic Studies 13.2 (May 2002):125-54.
Examines tenth to twelfth century correspondence as historical sources for accounts of the Buyid dynasty.
Hadley, Susan. "Exploring Relationships Between Mary Priestley's Life and Work." Nordic Journal of Music Therapy 10.2 (2001): 116-31.
Explores the music therapy work of Priestley as reflecting her lived biographical contexts.
Haft, Adele J. "Maps of Memory: The Autobiographical Maps of J. B. Harley and Denise Levertov." Mercator's World 6.4 (July-Aug. 2001): 30-37.
Compares the role of cartography and its relationship to autobiography in Levertov's "A Map of the Western Part of the County of Essex in England" and in the work of J. B. Harley.
Hamelman, Steven L. "Autobiography and Archive: Franklin, Jefferson, and the Revised Self." Midwest Quarterly 43.2 (2002): 125-42.
Contrasts Jefferson's memoir of a public person to Franklin's anecdotal account of a more personal life.
Hamilton, Fiona. "Pioneering History: Negotiating Pakeha Collective
Memory in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries." New Zealand Journal of History 36.1 (2002): 66-81.
Explores "social memory" or "collective memory" as a useful way to view the past "apart from formal historical writing."
Hamilton, James. "Nothing Specific, Nothing Human: The Life and Work of Piet Mondrian." Psychoanalytic Review 88.3 (2001): 337-67.
Explores what part, if any, the primal scene played in Mondrian's life and what effects it may have had on his art.
Harper, Lila. "The Stigma of Emotions: Mary Wollstonecraft's Travel Writing." Journeys 2.1 (2001): 45-63.
Analyzes how Wollstonecraft used emotions in creating epistolary travel literature.
Hasian, Marouf, Jr. "Anne Frank, Bergen-Belsen, and the Polysemic Nature of Holocaust Memories." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 4.3 (Fall 2001): 349-74.
Using Anne Frank's diary, provides a rhetorical analysis of the relationship between the polysemic and collective nature of Holocaust memory.
Hassan, Ihab. "Travel, Literature, Spirit: A Personal Meditation." Journal X 5.1-2 (2001): 183-91.
According to Hassan, "the journey is a fragment of autobiography, first lived, then written down. But the living and the writing are never the same."
Hastie, Amelie. "History in Miniature: Colleen Moore's Dollhouse and Historical Recollection." Camera Obscura 48 (2001): 130-56.
Considers the use of Moore's memoir for telling the story of the film industry in Hollywood.
Hayes, Kevin J. "Poe, the Daguereotype, and the Autobiographical Act." Biography 25.3 (Summer 2002): 477- 92.
Argues that Poe, disappointed with his first daguerreotype, learned how to shape his personal image for the camera, resulting in images that have become icons of American culture.
Hazani, Moshe. "Red Carpet, White Lilies: Love and Death in the Poetry of the Jewish Underground Leader Avraham Stern." Psychoanalytic Review 89.2 (2002): 1-47.
Draws on the work of Stern to elucidate the phenomenon of thanatophilia, love of death.
Hellbeck, Jochen. "Working, Struggling, Becoming: Stalin-Era Autobiographical Texts." Russian Review 60.3 (July 2001): 340-59.
Argues that Soviet revolutionary practice had a productive, not repressive, effect on citizens' senses of selfhood, as early Soviet citizens had a duty to produce and present personal biographies in which they wove themselves into the project of socialist construction.
Henderson, Margaret. "The Tidiest Revolution: Regulative Feminist Autobiography and the De-Facement of the Australian Women's Movement." Australian Literary Studies 20.3 (May 2002): 178-91.
Using memoirs by Susan Ryan, Wendy McCarthy, and Anne Summers, examines the use of writing autobiographies as a feminist strategy for expanding and realigning the historical record to include the oppression experienced by women.
Heuer, Gottfried. "Jung's Twin Brother: Otto Gross and Carl Gustav Jung." Journal of Analytical Psychology 46.4 (2001): 655-88.
Investigates the impact of anarchist Gross's life and work on the development of Jung's analytical psychology.
Higonnet, Margaret R. "Authenticity and Art in Trauma Narratives of World War I." Modernism/Modernity 9.1 (Jan. 2002): 91-107.
Focuses on issues of gender, genre, and trauma in civilian memoirs of World War I.
Hill, Thomas D. "The Crowning of Alfred and the Topos of sapientia et fortitudo in Asser's Life of King Alfred." Neophilologus 86.3 (July 2002): 471-76.
Highlights the treatment of strength and wisdom in the Latin language Life of Alfred.
Hoffert, Sylvia D. "Jane Grey Swisshelm, Elizabeth Keckley, and the Significance of Race Consciousness in American Women's History." Journal of Women's History 13.3 (2001): 8-33.
Argues that Keckley, a freed mulatto, and Jane Grey Swisshelm, a prominent white feminist and abolitionist, had similar life experiences, but the false claim that Swisshelm was the actual author of Keckley's autobiography reflects white suspicion of black literary production.
Hopenwasser, Nanda, and Signe Wegener. "The Quest for Identity: Personal Prophecy and the Dream Visions of Hayyim Vital." Mystics Quarterly 27.3 (Sept. 2001): 101-12.
Locates the treatment of dreams in Vital's sixteenth-century spiritual autobiography in the Jewish mystical tradition.
Hunt, Celia. "Assessing personal writing." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 89-94.
In the context of claims within the social sciences about the self-indulgent nature of ethnography, explores the problems of assessing portfolios of autobiographical creative writing.
Ingham, John. "Primal Scene and Misreading in Nabokov's 'Lolita.'" American Imago 59.1 (2002): 27-52.
Contends that the masterpiece Lolita conceals an inner design or thesis, and tries to work through Nabokov's deceptions--always in dreadful operation--to an idea about the novel's core riddle.
Irizarry, Guillermo. "Travelling Textualities and Phantasmagoric Originals: A Reading of Translation in Three Recent Spanish-Caribbean Narratives." Ciberletras 4 (Jan. 2001): ejournal.
Explores issues of translation and textuality in Julia Alvarez's How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Esmeralda Santiago's When I Was Puerto Rican, and Rosario Ferre's The House on the Lagoon.
Jackson, David. "Masculinity challenges to an ageing man's embodied selves: Struggles, collusions and resistances (An exploration in critical autobiography)." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association: 107-116.
Locates the negotiation of an aging man's identities in relation to hegemonic masculinity.
Jacobs, Jerry A., and Rosalind Berkowitz King. "Age and College Completion: A Life-History Analysis of Women Aged 15-44." Sociology of Education 75.3 (2002): 211-30.
This study is based on the assumption that "life events, such as marriage, parenthood, and divorce, are more consequential in shaping women's life trajectories than men's.
Jaron, Steven. "Autobiography and the Holocaust: An Examination of the Liminal Generation in France." French Studies 56.2 (Apr. 2002): 207-219.
Compares the narrative forms and treatment of traumatic experience in autobiographies by three French writers who experienced similar losses during World War II because of their Jewish backgrounds.
Jewkes, Yvonne, and Gayle Letherby. "Insiders and outsiders: Complex issues of identification, difference and distance in social research." Auto! Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 41-50.
Based on studies of media use by male prisoners, and of the experience of "involuntary childlessness" and infertility, considers the nuances of researcher/respondent relationships.
Jolly, Margaretta. "Coming Out of the Coming Out Story: Writing Queer Lives." Sexualities 4.4 (Nov. 2001): 474-96.
Focuses on readings of Jan Clausen's Apples and Oranges and Anchee Mm's Red Azalea.
Juncker, Clara. "A Modern Priscilla: Self-Representations in Mamie Garvin Fields's Carolina Memoir." Southern Quarterly 39.3 (Spring 2001): 122-29.
Examines issues of literacy, women's clubs, and the self-representation of African American women in Fields's Lemon Swamp and Other Places.
Kaplan, Laurie. "'How Funny I Must Look with My Breeches Pulled Down to My Knees': Nurses' Memoirs and Autobiographies from the Great War." Dressing Up for War: Transformations of Gender and Genre in the Discourse and Literature War. Ed. Aranzazu Usandizaga and Andrew Monnickendam. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001. 1-12.
Compares the treatment of femininity in the memoirs of Florence Farmborough and Elsie Shapter Knocker.
Karem, Jeff. "I Could Never Really Leave the South': Regionalism and the Transformation of Richard Wright's American Hunger." American Literary History 13.4 (Winter 2001): 694-715.
Focuses on Wright's complicated regional attitudes in American Hunger.
Kaufman, James. "The Sylvia Plath Effect: Mental Illness in Eminent Creative Writers." Journal of Creative Behavior 35.1 (2001): 37-50.
Finds that female poets are especially liable to suffer from mental illness, based on an analysis of 1,629 writers. Christens this finding the "Sylvia Plath Effect," after the gifted yet doomed American poet.
Keane, Helen. "Public and private practices: addiction autobiography and its contradictions." Contemporary Drug Problems 29.4 (Winter 2001): 567- 95.
Examines the genre of contemporary addiction autobiography written by recovering drug-addicted doctors.
Keesey, Douglas. "Your Legs Must be Singing Grand Opera"': Masculinity, Masochism, and Stephen King's 'Misery."' American Imago 59.1 (2002): 53-71.
Suggests that the male masochism of "Misery" contains within it a wishful fantasy of sadistic male triumph.
Kelly, Karla. "A maze in stories: Deconstructing and confronting identity." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 21-32.
Based on interviews with six mother-daughter pairs, addresses autobiographical and reflexive aspects of nationalism, sexuality, and gender across generations in Ireland.
Kemper, Michael. "Khalidiyya Networks in Daghestan and the Question of Jihad." Welt des Islams 42.1(2002): 41-71.
Reads modern Dagestani literature for its treatment of religion, Islam, Sufism, and resistance to Russian colonialism.
Kennedy, Jennifer T. "Death Effects: Revisiting the Conceit of Franklin's Memoir." Early American Literature 36.2 (2001): 201-234.
Suggests that Franklin used his autobiographical work as a vehicle for creating his own immortality and to examine themes such as reincarnation, ancestry, and ghosts.
Ketterer, David. "A Part of the... Family [?}': John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos as Estranged Autobiography." Learning from Other Worlds:
Estrangement, Cognition, and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia. Ed. Patrick Parrinder. Durham: Duke UP, 2001. 146-77.
Considers the autobiographical nuances of the treatment of children as alien beings in Wyndham's science fiction novel.
Keyworth, Saul Asher. "Critical Autobiography: 'straightening' out dance education." Research in Dance Education 2.2 (Dec. 2001): 117-37.
Through stories of becoming a male Physical Education (PE) and dance teacher/researcher, suggests a collective story that calls for more male PE teachers to reflect upon and subvert the often patriarchal and sexist PE tradition.
Klaver, Claudia. "Domesticity under Siege: British Women and Imperial Crisis at the Siege of Lucknow, 1857." Women's Writing 8.1 (2001): 21-58.
Examines the narrative techniques and the relations to domesticity and imperialism in English women writers' memoirs of the Indian Mutiny.
Kleege, Georgina. "The Body Writing Itself." Yale Review 90.1 (Jan. 2002): 135-45.
Explores how a body writes itself in Katherine Butler Hathaway's The Little Locksmith, a 1942 memoir that defies many conventions of disability narratives.
Klepp, Susan E., and Roderick A. McDonald. "Inscribing Experience: An American Working Woman and an English Gentlewoman Encounter Jamaica's Slave Society, 1801-1805." William and Mary Quarterly 58.3 (2001): 637-60.
Compares the accounts of Jamaican slave society by Maria Skinner Nugent, New Jersey born daughter of an exiled wealthy loyalist and wife of the British colonial governor, who did not oppose slavery but who thought the slaves' lives were appallingly hard, and Eliza Chadwick Roberts, New Jersey born daughter of a common American patriot and wife of a ship's captain, who opposed slavery but did nor think the slave's life particularly hard.
Kramer, Dierdre A. "A Psychobiographical Analysis of Faith, Hope, and Despair in Suicide." Journal of Adult Development 9.2 (2002): 117-26.
Posits the usefulness of psychobiography as a method of studying suicide.
Krone, Camilla. "Failed Masculinity in Leiris's L'Age d'homme, or Men's Studies avant la lettre." Dalhousie French Studies 58 (Spring 2002): 54-65.
Relates Leiris's treatment of masculinity to the developing discipline of men's studies.
Kostova, Ludmilla. "Constructing Oriental Interiors: Two Eighteenth-Century Women Travellers and their Easts." 17-33.
Compares the construction of the East in the travel letters of Lady Mary Wortley Monragu and Baroness Elizabeth Craven.
Koupal, Nancy Tystad. "Add a Pinch of Biography: Seasoning the Populist Allegory Theory with History." South Dakota History 31.2 (Summer 2001): 153-62.
Using biographical and historical information, reads Frank Baum's Oz stories as populist political allegory.
Kusenbach, Margarethe. "Up Close and Personal: Locating the Self in Qualitative Research." Qualitative Sociology 25.1(2002): 149-52.
Review essay which contends that today's researchers are less apt to disown or dismiss their emotions and identities in the workplace and in their writings.
Kuyumjian, Rita. "Impending Death as a Catalyst in Reconnection: Case Study of a Historic Artist-Survivor." International Journal of Mental Health 30.2 (2001): 27-40.
Focuses on conflicts at the core of the life of Komitas (1869-1935), renowned and beloved Armenian ethnomusicologist and composer.
Lagos, Denise, and Khodabakshi. "The Dress-Up Biography in ESL Reading." Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning 6 (2001): 76-80.
Suggests the value of impersonation and the utility of biographical texts in teaching English as a Second Language.
Lang, Bernhard. "A Biography of Jesus without Rival." Review of Rabbinic Judaism 5.1 (2002): 95-101.
Asks whether "the biography of Jesus" can be written.
Lebow, Lori. "Emily Dickinson's Epistolary Poetics: Text, Lies and Autobiography." Tradition and the Poetics of Self in Nineteenth-Century Women's Poetry. Ed. Barbara Garlick. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2002. 77-95.
Focuses on Dickinson's use of letters to construct self-identity and gender.
Lee, Jae Kyung, and Park Hye-Gyong. "Marital Conflicts and Women's Identities in the Contemporary Korean Family." Asian Journal of Women's Studies 7.4 (2001): 7-28.
Investigates "the contradictions in married women's identities as wives, mothers, daughters-in-law, and daughters."
Le Guerer, Annick. "The Psychoanalyst's Nose." Psychoanalytic Review 88.3 (2001): 401-453.
Looks at Freud's fraught and uniquely important relationship with Wilhelm Fleiss, and at the role of the nose, of all things, in the birth of psychoanalysis.
Lehman, Peter, and William Luhr. "What Business Does a Critic Have Asking If Blake Edwards Is Gay? Rumor, Scandal, Biography, and Textual Analysis." Headline Hollywood: A Century of Film Scandal Ed. Adrienne L. McLean and David A. Cook. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2001. 253-72.
Using Blake Edwards as an example, explores issues of the treatment of sexuality and the use of biographical information and rumor in film criticism.
Lewis, Desiree. "Constructing Lives: Black South African Women and Biography under Apartheid." Apartheid Narratives. Ed. Nahem Youssaf Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001. 163-89.
Compares the constructions of identity in the Elsa G. J. Joubert biographical novel The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena and the works of Shula Marks.
Lindenmeyer, Antje. "The Rewriting of Home: Autobiographies by Daughters of Immigrants." Women's Studies International Forum 24.3/4 (2001): 423-32.
Argues that children of immigrants sometimes create a "magical homeland" out of their parents' place of origin.
Lipsitz, George. "'Frantic to Join... the Japanese Army': Black Soldiers and Civilians Confront the Asia-Pacific War." Perilous Memories: The Asia-Pacific War(s). Ed. T. Fujitani, Geoffrey White, and Lisa Yoneyama. Durham: Duke UP, 2001. 347-77.
Explores the attitudes to Japan and to the Black American experience in the works of Malcolm X, W. E. B. Du Bois, and John Hope Franklin.
Magnusson, Lynne. "Widowhood and Linguistic Capital: The Rhetoric and Reception of Anne Bacon's Epistolary Advice." English Literary Renaissance 31.1 (Winter 2001): 3-33.
Studies the reception of rhetorics of gender and power in Anne Bacon's sixteenth-century letters of advice.
Mahoney, John L. "Contemporary Attitudes toward Biography and the Case of Walter Jackson Bate's Samuel Johnson." Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modem Era. Ed. Kevin L. Cope. New York: AMS, 2001. 333-47.
Explores developments in the writing, criticism, and reception of literary biography since Bate's work.
Major, William. "Audre Lorde's 'The Cancer Journals': Autopathology as Resistance." Mosaic 35.2 (39-56).
Through reading Lorde's work, concludes that "for the autopathographer or the trauma survivor the ethic of subjectivity demands that we understand the self not only as illusion, then, but as a necessary component--however illusory--of personhood" even if a postmodern worldview would see things differently.
Marsh, Monica Miller. "The Shaping of Ms. Nicholi: The Discursive Fashioning of Teacher Identities." Qualitative Studies in Education 15.3 (2002): 333-47.
Gathers personal data using a life history approach.
Martens, Klaus. "Science Fiction and Autobiography: F. P. Grove's Consider Her Ways." Foundation 30.81 (Spring 2001): 90-95.
Suggests biographical and autobiographical approaches to Grove's novel.
Martin, Terry. "Being Kaiser Wilhelm: Male bonding and the theatre of war." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 73-80.
Based on the experience of playing Kaiser Wilhelm in a production of Oh What a Lovely War, explores the parallels between enacting a character and biographical inquiry.
Matin-asgari, Afshin. "The Transparent Sphinx: Political Biography and the Question of Intellectual Responsibility." Critique 19 (Fall 2001): 87-108.
Focuses on Milani Abbas's treatment of political figures and issues of moral responsibility.
Mattek, Michael C. "A Curious Little Book: Francis Glass's Washingtonii Vita." George Washington in and as Culture. Ed. Kevin L. Cope, William S. Pederson, and Frank Williams. New York: AMS, 2001. 179-96.
Reads Glass's Latin biography for its treatment of Washington, and its relationship to classical education and educational reform.
Maylor, Elizabeth A., Sarah M. Carter, and Emma L. Hallett. "Preserved Olfactory Cuing of Autobiographical Moments in Old Age." Journal of Gerontology: Psychology Sciences 57B. 1 (2002): 41-46.
Argues that regardless of a person's age, odors enhance memory retrieval.
McCarthy, Keely. "Conversion, Identity, and the Indian Missionary." Early American Literature 36.3 (2001): 353-69.
His 1768 autobiography reveals Samson Occam's own understanding of his position at odds with colonial attitudes toward conversion, assimilation, and Native American beliefs.
McDermott, John. "Emily Dickinson Revisited: A Study of Periodicity in Her Work." American Journal of Psychiatry 158.5 (2001): 686-90.
Wants to make the case that Dickinson's writing and behavior can be examined profitably in relation to patterns of affective "illness." This short essay prompted several replies that appeared in subsequent issues of the journal, and that deserve to be read closely as well.
McDonald, Archie P. "George Washington: More than Man." George Washington in and as Culture. Ed. Kevin L. Cope, William S. Pederson, and Frank Williams. New York: AMS, 2001. 3-10.
Discusses Mason Locke Weems's iconic treatment of Washington as hero.
McNair, John. "Childhood and the Quest for Self: Nikolai Garin-Mikhailovsky and the Uses of Autobiography." New Zealand Slavonic Journal 35 (2001): 49-60.
Examines the construction of self in the nineteenth century Russian writer Mikhailovsky's autobiographical novels.
Menning, Carol Bresnahan. "The Noble Hunt: The 'Libro della Caccia' of Angelo del Bufalo." Yale University Library Gazette 76.1-2 (Oct. 2001): 27-35.
Manuscript study of Del Bufalo's sixteenth century diary focuses on the treatment of hunting and the relationship with Ferdinando de Medici.
Mielly, Michelle. "Filling the Continental Split: Subjective Emergence in Ken Bugul's Le Baobab fou and Sylvia Molloy's En breve carcel." Comparative Literature 54.1 (Winter 2002): 42-57.
Explores the postcolonial treatments of subjectivity in the French language autobiographies by Senegalese women writers Bugul and Molloy.
Monk, Craig. "Textual Authority and Modern American Autobiography: Robert McAlmon, Kay Boyle, and the Writing of a Lost Generation." Journal of American Studies [Great Britain] 35.3 (2001): 485-97.
Shows how Kay Boyle's 1968 revision of Robert McAlmon's autobiography Being Geniuses Together creates a dual autobiography, placing McAlmon at the center of the story of American modernism but remaining coy about his homosexuality.
Monticelli, Rita. "The Double and Its Limit: Passages and Translations in the Travel Diary of Anna Jameson in Canada (1838)." Travel Writing and the Female Imaginary. Ed. Vita Fortunati, Rita Monticelli, and Maurizio Ascari. Bologna: Patron, 2001. 45-57.
Explores the constructions of journey, wilderness, self, and other in Jameson's Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada.
Morra, Joanne. "Rauschenberg's Skin: Autobiography, Indexicality, Auto-Eroticism." New Formations 46 (Spring 2002): 48-63.
Explores the autobiographical style of abstract-expressionistic art.
Moseley, Marcus. "Life, Literature: Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Interwar Poland." Jewish Social Studies 7.3 (Spring-Summer 2001): 1-51.
Analyzes, within a culturally relational and psychologically self-referential context, autobiographies written by Polish Jewish youth in the 1930s, and their collection by the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research.
Mossman, Mark. "Acts of Becoming: Autobiography, Frankenstein, and the Postmodern Body." Postmodern Culture 11.3 (May 2001): ejournal.
Applies postmodern literary theory to autobiographical treatments of the human body.
Motooka, Wendy. "'Nothing Solid': Racial Identity and Identification in Fifth Chinese Daughter and 'Wilshire Bus'." Racing and (E)Racing Language: Living wit the Color of Our Words. Ed. Ellen J. Goldner and Safiya Henderson-Holmes. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2001. 207-232.
Compares the construction of individual and Asian American identity in Jade Snow Wong's Fifth Chinese Daughter and Hisaye Yamamoto's "Wilshire Bus."
Muir, Lisa. "Rose Cohen and Bella Spewack: The Ethnic Child Speaks to You Who Never Were There." College Literature 29.1 (Winter 2002): 123-42.
Compares Cohen's and Spewack's accounts of childhood, ethnic identity, and construction of the self.
Noort, Kimberly Philpot van. "Postcards from Venice: Life and the City in Paul Morand's Venises." Studies in Twentieth Century Literature 25.2 (Summer 2001): 433-57.
Addresses Morand's self-referential construction of self and place.
Nattermann, Udo. "International Fiction vs. Ethnic Autobiography: Cultural Appropriation in Mark Twain and Edward Rivera." International Fiction Review 28.1-2 (2001): 13-22.
Addresses issues of intertextuality and appropriation in Rivera's Family Installments and the work of Mark Twain.
Noriega, Chon A. "Getting Personal." Aztlan 26.2 (2001): 1-30.
Combines a biographical history of Chicano filmmaker Willie Varela (b. 1950) with an overview of the related issue of the personal and the political in American avant-garde film.
O'Farrell, Mary Ann. "Self-Consciousness and the Psoriatic Personality: Considering Updike and Potter." Literature and Medicine 20.2 (Fall 2001): 133-50.
Compares the textualizations of psoriasis by John Updike and Dennis Potter.
Pancrazio, James J. "Transvested Autobiogtaphy: Apocrypha and the Monja Alferez." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 78.4 (Oct. 2001).
Addresses interpretations of "Vida i sucesos de la Monja Alferez," a historical record of transvestite Catalina de Euraso in Spain., and reasons for the text's exclusion from the canon.
Parker, David. "Counter-Transference in Reading Autobiography: The Case of Kathryn Harrison's The Kiss." Biography 25.3 (Summer 2002): 493- 504.
Explores issues of counter-transference in reading autobiography, and particularly narratives of childhood, by comparing divergent readings of Kathryn Harrison s memoir.
-----. and Raimond Gaita. "Multiculturalism and Universalism in Romulus, My Father" and "Romulus, My Father: A Reply." Critical Review 41 (2001): 44-67.
A reading of Raimond Gaita's memoir, together with Gaita's response.
Parish, Helen L. "'Impudent and Abhominable Fictions': Rewriting Saints' Lives in the English Reformation." Sixteenth Century Journal 32.1 (Spring 2001): 45-65.
Taking as an example the treatment of Saint Dunstan, examines the rewriting of saints' lives during the English Reformation.
Parsons, Kelly. "The Red Ink Annotator of The Book of Margery Kempe and His Lay Audience." The Medieval Professional Reader at Work: Evidence from Manuscripts of Chaucer, Langland, Kempe, and Gower. Ed. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton and Maidie Hilmo. Victoria, BC: U of Victoria, 2001. 143-2 16.
Offers a reader-response focus on the annotations to the Book of Margery Kempe provided for a lay audience.
Pasten, B. J. Agustin. "Essayistic Discourse as Literary Autobiography and Feminist Criticism in Rosario Ferre's Sitio a Eros and El coloquio de las perras." Hispanofila 132 (May 2001): 103-123.
Explores Puerto Rican feminist author Ferre's treatment of gender.
Pattinson, John Patrick. "The Man Who Was Walter." Victorian Literature and Culture 30.1 (2002): 19-40.
Traces the process of research which helped establish the identity of My Secret Life's author.
Pearce, Helen. "The sick role--use it or lose it." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British So Association): 61-68.
Explores the autobiographical practices that ill and disabled people are forced to use when dealing with the Benefit Agency of the Department of Social Security.
Peterson, Linda. "Women Writers and Self-Writing." Women and Literature in Britain, 1800-1900. Ed. Joanne Shattuck. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001. 209-230.
Introduces the variety of self-constructions in autobiographical prose and fiction by nineteenth-century British women writers.
Pillion, Joann. "Narrative Multiculturalism." Journal of Curriculum Studies 34.3 (2002): 265-79.
Author uses her own autobiographical experiences and research to study multiculturalism.
Piven, Jeremy. "Phallic Narcissism, Anal Sadism, and Oral Discord: The Case of Yukio Mishima, Part I." Psychoanalytic Review 88.6 (2001): 771-91.
Contends that Mishima's fantasies, perversion, and quasi-fascistic politics all reflect a highly conflicted oral matrix, a violent sadism, and an intensely exhibitionistic phallic narcissism.
-----. "Narcissistic Revenge and Suicide: The Case of Yukio Mishima, Part II." Psychoanalytic Review 89.1 (2002): 49-77.
Here explores Mishima's fantasies of murdering both abandoning objects and the idealized image from which he felt alienated, as well as the complex fantasies implicated in Mishima's voyeurism and suicide.
Popkin, Jeremy D. "First Person Narrative and the Memory of the Holocaust." Ideas 9.1 (2002): 16-25.
Asks "How should we read first-person narratives from the Holocaust era?"
-----. "Ka-Tzetnik 135633: The Survivor as Pseudonym." New Literary History 33.2 (Spring 2002): 343-55.
Discusses the reader-author relationship created when the author of several Holocaust memoirs, beginning with Salamandra (1946), maintains only a pseudonymous identity based on the number assigned him in Auschwitz.
Preti, Antonio, Francesca De Biasi, and Paola Miotto. "Musical Creativity and Suicide." Psychological Reports 89.3 (2001): 719-27.
Investigates the percentage of deaths by suicide in a sample of 4,564 eminent artists who died in the 19th and 20th centuries. Finds that musicians as a group had lower suicide rates than literary and visual artists. Speculates that this may be accounted for by the fact that music provides some sort of "protective effect."
Prosser, Jay. "Under the Skin of John Updike: Self-Consciousness and the Racial Unconscious." PMLA 116.3 (May 2001): 579-93.
Argues that Updike displaces his psoriasis into a consideration of black and mixed-race skin, as in his autobiography he transforms his half-black, half-white grandsons from addressees to narratees, disclosing a racial unconscious.
Pruitt, Virginia. "Alice Munro's 'Fits': Secrets, Mystery, and Marital Relations." Psychoanalytic Review 89.2 (2002): 157-67.
Approaches Munro's short story "Fits" from a psychodynamic perspective.
Raoul, Valerie, Connie Canam, Gloria Onyeoziri, James Overboe, and Carla Paterson. "Narrating the Unspeakable: Interdisciplinary Readings of Jean-Dominique Bauby's The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly." Literature and Medicine 20.2 (Fall 2001): 183-208.
Interdisciplinary reading of Bauby's work, its narrative techniques, treatment of disability, and place in discourses of health care and medical history.
Rapp, Rayna, and Faye Ginsburg. "Enabling Disability: Rewriting Kinship, Reimagining Citizenship." Public Culture 13.3 (Fall 2001): 533-56.
Comparison of the treatments of disability and of family relations in recent literature, film, and television in the U.S. and Japan.
Ray, Ruth B., and Sally Chandler. "A Narrative Approach to Anti-Aging." Generations 25.4 (2001-02): 44-48.
Asserts that "fixed" reminiscence pieces--"set pieces" repeated almost verbatim--can be received both negatively and positively depending on audience and occasion.
Rhodes, Elizabeth. "Seasons with God and the World in Teresa of Avila's Book." Studia Mystica 22 (2001): 24-53.
Focuses on the construction of self, gender, and mystical experience in Teresa of Avila's sixteenth century autobiography.
Ries, Frank W. D. "Thoughts on Biographies and Biographers." Dance Chronicle 25.1 (2002): 167-76.
Review essay surveys life writings on and about performing artists--authorized and unauthorized, with living and dead subjects--amidst "issues of ego, reputation, and theatrical success.
Rimmon-Kenan, Shlomith. "The Story of 'I': Illness and Narrative Identity." Narrative 10.1 (Jan. 2002): 9-27.
An "indirect working-through" of an experience of illness through a "reading of other subjects' stories about their illnesses" focuses on the use of narrative voices to construct illness and identity.
Rizzuto, Ana-Maria. "Psychoanalysis and Art: A Psychoanalytic View of the Life and Work of Cezanne." International Journal of Psychoanalysis 83.3 (2002): 678-81.
Reports on a panel discussion held in France in July, 2001. Panelists, all using psychoanalysis to explore facets of Cezanne's life and art, included Beetschen, Melgar, and Rascovsky de Salvarezza.
Roberts, Brian. "The key informant, life histories and ethnographic practice." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 69-72.
Challenges the centrality of the "key informant" to ethnographic practice, and calls for a "bio-ethnography" that recognizes the biographical experience of all participants.
Robinson, Benjamin. "Santa Monica of the Turn: Catastrophe and Commitment in an Autobiography Collaboration." New German Critique 84 (Fall 2001): 89--128.
Explores the unique position of Christa Wolf's writings, as her works achieved fame because and in spite of her commitment to her state's socialist mandate.
Rollyson, Carl. "Biography Theory and Method: The Case of Samuel Johnson." Biography 25.2 (Spring 2002): 363--68.
Reads Johnson's Life of Savage as exemplifying an enlightenment biographical method which values the biographer's empathy for, rather than romantic identification with, the subject.
Rousseau, G. S. "Ingenious Pain: Fiction, History, Biography, and the Miraculous Eighteenth Century." Eighteenth-Century Life 25.2 (2001): 47-62.
Relates Andrew Miller's novel Ingenious Pain to its sources in biography and eighteenth-century British history.
Rudy, Kathy. "Subjectivity and Belief." Literature & Theology 15.3 (Summer 2001): 224-40.
Compares approaches to Christianity, sexuality, and subjectivity in memoirs by Barbara Wilson and Kim Barnes.
Rudnick, Lois, Judith Smith, Rachel Rubin, Eric Goodson, and Carol Sinani. "Teaching 'American Identities': A University/Secondary School Collaboration. 'American Quarterly 54.2 (2002): 25 5-77.
Discusses how students learn to place family histories within cultural and historical contexts.
Sanok, Catherine. "Reading Hagiographically: The Legend of Good Women and Its Feminine Audience." Exemplaria 13.2 (Fall 2001): 323-54.
Reads Chaucer's Legend as part of a hagiographic tradition directed to a female audience.
Savoy, Laurence. "Copyright Protection for Family Historians." Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society 19.1(2000): 6-8.
Describes how family historians can safeguard their manuscripts prior to publication.
Scanlon, Mara. "Mother Land, Mother Tongue: Reconfiguring Relationship in Suleri's Meatless Days." LIT 12.4 (Dec. 2001): 411-25.
Focuses on Suleri's use of metaphors of mother/daughter and individual/national identity.
Schapiro, Barbara. "Psychoanalysis and Romantic Idealization: The Dialectics of Love in Hardy's 'Far From the Madding Crowd.'" American Imago 59.1 (2002): 3-26.
Pursues the origins of Hardy's fascination with an idealized, erotic other.
Scherwatzky, Steven D. "'Complicated Virtue': The Politics of Samuel Johnson's Life of Savage." Eighteenth-Century Life 25.3 (Fall 2001): 80-93.
Argues that Johnson treats Savage's social consciousness as a moral virtue.
Schulz, Jennifer L. "Restaging the Racial Contract: James Weldon Johnson's Signatory Strategies." American Literature 74.1 (Mar. 2002): 31-58.
Explores Johnson's treatment of race relations, subjectivity, and reworking of the social contract in his autobiography Along This Way.
Schumann, Christoph. "The Generation of Broad Expectations: Nationalism, Education, and Autobiography in Syria and Lebanon, 1930-1958." Welt des Islams 41.2 (July 2001): 174-205.
Applies the theories of Pierre Bourdieu to the treatments of nationalism, modernization, education, and French colonialism in mid-twentieth century autobiographies from Syria and Lebanon.
Schur, Richard. "Critical Race Theory and the Limits of Auto/Biography: Reading Patricia Williams's The Alchemy of Race and Rights Through! Against Postcolonial Theory." Biography 25.3 (Summer 2002): 455-76.
Examines how Williams's critical race theory articulates Gayatri Spivak's idea of the subaltern within the context of U.S. law by creating and deconstructing a series of auto/biographical moments to supplement the limits of the Western political tradition.
Schwedler, Jillian. "Islamic Identity: Myth, Menace, or Mobilizer?" SAIS Review 21.2 (2001): 1-17.
States that "ascriptive categories of identity are far less 'fixed' than they may initially appear."
Sellei, Nora. "An Autobiography in Search of a Character: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein." B. A. S.: British and Amen can Studies/Revista de Studii Britanice si Americane 7 (2001): 122-31.
Generic study of Stein's work, focusing on its narrative structure, subversive strategies, and relationship to Cubism.
Sen, Amarta. "Identity, Identity." Index on Censorship 31.2 (2002): 150-53. Notes that within "civilizations" are multiple identities whose diversities need to be recognized and honored for their uniquenesses.
Shankar, Lavina Dhingra. "Postcolonial Diasporics "Writing in Search of a Homeland': Meena Alexander's Manhattan Music, Fault Lines, and The Shock of Arrival." LIT 12.3 (Sept. 2001): 285-312.
Explores the treatment of ethnicity and transnationalism in Alexander's memoirs.
Sievers, Julie. "Awakening the Inner Light: Elizabeth Ashbridge and the Transformation of Quaker Community." Early American Literature 36.2 (2001): 235-62.
Sketches the impact of Ashbridge's eighteenth-century autobiography on the developing image of a Quaker community.
Simons, D. Brenton. "Genealogical Iconography and the New England Family." Folk Art 27.2 (2002): 53-57.
Shows the ways in which family history and art can be intertwined.
Sinor, Jennifer. "Reading the Ordinary Diary." Rhetoric Review 21.2 (2002): 123-49.
Demonstrates "what is gained by reading an ordinary diary through a lens that is shaped by the daily rather than the literary."
Skultans, Vieda. "Silence and the shortcomings of narrative." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 3-10.
Based on oral histories collected in Latvia in 1992-1993, explores how silence can undermine explicitly stated meanings, and how narrative may block as well as promote meaning.
Slade, Carole A. "'Este gran Dios de las cavallerias' (This Great God of Deeds): St. Teresa's Performances of the Novels of Chivalry." The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature. Ed. Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Duncan Robertson, and Nancy Warren. New York: Palgrave, 2002. 297-316.
Traces Teresa de Jesus's sixteenth century autobiography to sources in chivalric romance.
Soderqvist, Thomas. "Neurobiographies: Writing Lives in the History of Neurology and the Neurosciences." Journal of the History of the Neurosciences 11.1 (Mar. 2002): 38-48.
Surveys the present state of biographical writing in the history of neurology and neuroscience, including practitioner and historian narratives, autobiographies, and autobiographical collections.
Solomon, William. "Burlesque Dreams: American Amusement, Autobiography, and Henry Miller." Style 35.4 (Winter 2001): 681-702.
Articulates the significance of Henry Miller's Depression-era autobiographical enterprise, designed to establish past amusements as the viable basis of acts of literary dissidence.
Sonstegard, Adam. "Performing the 'Unnatural' Life: America's First Gay Autobiography." Biography 25.4 (Fall 2002): 545-68.
Explores the layered performances of the narrator in the little known Story of a Life, written by "Claude Hartland" in 1901, ostensibly as a case history intended to help physicians treat the pathologies of "inverts."
Spaniol, Susan. "Art and Mental Illness: Where is the Link?" Arts in Psychotherapy 28.4 (2001): 221-31.
Looks at nine living artists to explore the role of creativity and its healing potential as regards mental illness and wellness.
Spargo, R. Clifton. "To Invent As Presumptuously As Real Life: Parody and the Cultural Memory of Anne Frank in Roth's The Ghost Writer." Representations 76 (Fall 2001): 88--119.
Considers the treatment of collective memory, and the aspects of parody, in written and filmed versions of the Diary of Anne Frank.
Spiro, Joanna. "Weighed in the Balance: H.D.'s Resistance to Freud in Writing on the Wall. American Imago 58.2 (2001): 597--621.
Looks at how H.D. resists Freud's unwelcome interpretation of her sexuality.
Stefanovska, Malina. "Memoires et Memorialistes." Classical Unities: Place, Time, Action. Ed. Erec R. Koch. Tubingen: Narr, 2001. 263-309.
Introduction to the French memoirist tradition of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Steinberg, Michael. "Writing Literary Memoir: Are We Obliged to Tell the Truth?" Writing on the Edge 12.1 (Fall-Winter 2001): 15-20.
Examines issues of truth and genre in literary memoirs.
Stewart, Victoria. "Anne Frank and the Uncanny." Paragraph 24.1 (Mar. 2001): 99-113.
Offers a psychological reading of Frank's treatment of daily and family life in light of theories of the uncanny.
Stotesbury, John A. "Blind Visions of Childhood: Autobiography and Unseen Worlds." Small Worlds: Transcultural Visions of Childhood Ed. Rocio G. Davis and Rosalia Baena. Pamplona: Universidad de Navarra, 2001. 133--41.
Focuses on the use of visual metaphors and the treatment of childhood in modern American autobiographies by visually impaired writers.
-----. "Reconstructing a Colonial Past: Photographic Life Narratives and the Albums of Strangers." Challenging Cultural Practices in Contemporary Postcolonial Societies; Feminario Teorias da Diferencia. Ed. Belen Martin Lucas and Ana Bringas Lopez. Vigo: Universidad de Vigo, 2001. 147-53.
Reads photograph albums from South Africa from 1929-1931 as autobiography and as pastoral fiction.
Straub, Kristina. "Feminine Sexuality, Class Identity, and Narrative Form in the Newgate Calendars." Eighteenth-Century Genre and Culture: Serious Reflections on Occasional Forms. Ed. Paul Hunter. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2001. 218-35.
Focuses on the treatment of femininity, social class, domestic violence, and narrative form in the Newgate Calendars.
Suarez, Lucia M. "The Dynamics of Memory: Geography and Language in Phillip Santos's and Ilan Stavans's Memoirs." Michigan Quarterly Review 41.3 (2002): 464-88.
Notes that as a genre in Latino culture, "the memoir embodies a search for identity through fragments and for memory through loss."
Suzuki, Mihoko. "Anne Clifford and the Gendering of History." CLIO 30.2 (Winter 2001): 195-229.
Explores issues of gender, family history, and historiography raised by Clifford's seventeenth century diary.
Swora, Maria Gabriele. "Narrating community: The creation of social structure in Alcoholics Anonymous through the performance of autobiography." Narrative Inquiry 11.2 (2001): 363-84.
Shows how Alcoholics Anonymous narratives create individual and community identity.
Taylor, Stephanie. "Places I remember: Women's talk about residence and other relationships to place." Auto/Biography 9.1-2 (2001) (British Sociological Association): 33-40.
Through interviews with British women, investigates discursive constructions of relationships to place, and claims of belonging and identity drawn from dominant constructions of residence.
Thacker, Robert. "'It's through Myself That I Knew and Felt Her': S. S. McClure's My Autobiography and the Development of Willa Cather's Autobiographical Realism." American Literary Realism 33.2 (Winter 2001): 123-42.
Traces Cather's development of a realistic narrative voice to her work on McClure's My Autobiography.
Thompson, Deborah. "Keeping Up with the Joneses: The Naming of Racial Identities in the Autobiographical Writings of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Hettie Jones, and Lisa Jones." College Literature 29.1 (Winter 2002): 83-101.
Examines the naming of racial identities in autobiographical works of Lisa Jones, Hettie Jones, Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones, and their frustration with the identities available to African-Americans.
Thomson, Helen. "Aboriginal Women's Staged Autobiography." Siting the Other: Re-visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama. Ed. Marc Maufort and Franca Bellarsi. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2001. 23-37.
Describes the dramatic techniques used to present gender and race in contemporary auto-biographical dramas by Australian aboriginal women's dramatists.
Todorova, Kremena. "'I Will Say the Truth to the English People': The History of Mary Prince and the Meaning of English History." Texas Studies in Literature and Language 43.3 (Fall 2001): 285-302.
Addresses Prince's representation of English history, and the role of her work in the condemnation of slavery in England.
Tolron, Francine. "Nineteenth-Century Labouring Class Emigrants to New Zealand: Colonists, Colonials, 'New Chums'." Flight from Certainty: The Dilemma of Identity and Exile. Ed. Anne Luyat and Francine Tolron. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001. 164-76.
Examines the treatment of colonialism in relationship to British identity in diaries by working class emigrants to New Zealand.
Trahan, Elizabeth Welt. "Evidence--Memory--Perspective: The Genesis of a Holocaust Memoir." International Studies in Philosophy 34.1 (2002): 175-84.
Trahan muses about why she waited almost fifty years before putting her reflections before the public.
Turco, Ronald. "The Object and the Dream: Mark Rothko." Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis 30.1 (2002): 17-34.
Focuses on childhood loss and unresolved grief in considering the artist Mark Rothko's creativity and personality.
Vansant, Jacqueline. "Political Memoirs and Negative Rhetoric: Kurt Waldheim's In the Eye of the Storm and Im Glaspalast der Weltpolitik." Biography 25.2 (Spring 2002): 343-62.
Explores the influence of audience in shaping political memoirs, and the use of memoirs as rhetorical acts, by comparing English and German versions of Waldheim's memoirs.
Vicinus, Martha. "'Gift of Love': Nineteenth-Century Religion and Lesbian Passion." Nineteenth-Century Contexts 23.2 (2001): 241-64. Examines female to female relations and attitudes to Christianity in the diaries and letters of evangelical women writers.
Washington, Salim. "Of Black Bards, Known and Unknown: Music as Racial Metaphor in James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man." Callaloo 25.1 (Winter 2002): 233-56.
Examines Johnson's use of African American music to construct an ethnic identity.
Watkin, William. "'Let's Make a List': James Schuyler's Taxonomic Autobiography." Journal of American Studies 36.1 (2002): 43-68.
According to Watkin, "taxonomy names the system of naming, autobiography tells the story of being, and these linguistic forms are really what is in excess of the self."
Watson, Julia. "Writing Blood: Autobiography and Technologies of the Real in Janet Campbell Hale's Bloodlines." Haunting Violations: Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the "Real." Ed. Wendy S. Hesford and Wendy Kozol. Urbana: U of Illinois P. 2001. 111-36.
Explores issues of authenticity, Native American identity, and the real in Campbell's work.
Webb, Karl E. "First Sentences, Autobiography, and Self-Irony: Thomas Bernhard's Beton." Modern Austrian Prose: Interpretations and Insights. Ed. Paul F. Dvorak. Riverside, CA: Ariadne, 2001. 218-46.
Focuses on Bernhard's treatment of sickness.
Westman, Karin E. "The First Orlando: The Laugh of the Comic Spirit in Virginia Woolf's 'Friendships Gallery'." Twentieth Century Literature 47.1 (Spring 2001): 39-71.
Explores resonances between Orlando and Woolf's treatment of female experience and her account of Violet Dickinson in "Friendships Gallery."
Weston, Lisa. "Elegiac Desire and Female Community in Baudonivia's Life of Saint Radegund "Same Sex Love and Desire among Women in the Middle Ages. Ed. Francesca Canade Sautman and Pamela Sheingorn. New York: Palgrave, 2001. 85-99.
Examines the use of dream imagery and the creation of female bonds and community in Baudonivia's Lifr.
Wiethaus, Ulrike. "Thieves and Carnivals: Gender in German Dominican Literature of the Fourteenth Century." The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature. Ed. Renate Blumfield-Kosinski, Duncan Robertson, and Nancy Warren. New York: Palgrave, 2002. 209-238.
Examines the construction of gender in vernacular autobiographies by German Dominicans.
Willard-Traub, Margaret. "Scholarly Memoir: An Un-'Professional' Practice." Personal Effects: The Social Character of Scholarly Writing. Ed. Deborah H. Holdstein and David Bleich. Logan: Utah State UP, 2001. 27-50.
Rhetorical analysis of academic memoirs.
Womack, Craig. "Alexander Posey's Nature Journals: A Further Argument for Tribally-Specific Aesthetics." Studies in American Indian Literatures 13.2-3 (Summer-Fall 2001): 49-66.
Focuses on the treatment of landscape in the nineteenth-century Creek language diaries of Alexander Posey.
Yamamoto, Traise. "An Apology to Althea Connor: Private Memory, Public Racialization, and Making a Language." JAAS 5.1 (2002): 13-29.
Examines the "cross-identification" of Asian Americans with African Americans.
Young, Robert. "The Linguistic Turn, Materialism and Race: Toward an Aesthetics of Crisis." Callaloo 24.1 (Winter 2001): 334-45.
Through the work of Cornel West and Henry Louis Gates, addresses the social construction, materiality, and signification of race in the Richard Wright's Black Boy.
Zou, Yali. "Multiple Identities of a Chinese Immigrant: A Story of Adaptation and Empowerment." Qualitative Studies in Education 15.3 (2002): 251-68.
According to Zou, "the immigration experience is a never-ending venture that continuously redefines one's life and self-concept."
Bailey, Heather Leigh. "Ernest Renan's 'Life of Jesus' and the orthodox struggle against the de-Christianization of Christian Russia, 1863-1917." U of Minnesota, 2001. DAI-A 62.3 (Sept. 2001): 1168.
Examines competing visions of Christ's relevance, developed partly in response to the widespread influence of Renan's 1863 Life, among representatives of Russian political, literary, artistic, and religious thought.
Bashore, Polly J. "Self-knowledge as Dialogue: A Biographer and Her Reader." Michigan State U, 2001. DAI-A 62.12 (June 2002): 4023.
Using Amia Lieblich's Conversations with Dvora as model, explores how subjective intent through dialogic writing in imaginal conversation promotes self learning and development.
Baxter, Geneva Hampton. "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Its Context, Rhetoric, and Reception." Georgia State U, 2001. DAI-A 62.12 (June 2002): 4162.
Shows how Douglass's autobiographical work transcends the parameters of the traditional slave narrative and serves extra-literary purposes.
Bercio, Margaret Elizabeth. "In Search of Knowledge that the Self Makes of the Self: The Philosophy of Autobiography and Its Role in the Development of an Educator." U of Calgary, 2001. DAI-A 62.12 (June 2002): 4104.
Argues for the idea of a philosophy of autobiography that informs the professional and personal development of an educator, and operates as an archaeology of the self.
Berger, Silvia. "Four Latin American Autobiographies: I, History and National Identity in Alberto Gerchunoff, Marjorie Agosin, Adolfo Bioy Casares, and Osvaldo Soriano." U of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2001. DAI-A 62.9 (Mar. 2002): 3059.
Explores the writers' autobiographical purposes, as their personal stories embody those of others, and politics, history, and ideology work together to justify the existence of the writing itself.
Bolton, Jonathan Hughes. "Everyday Epiphanies: Power, Language, and Stories in Czech and Russian Autobiography of the 1970s." U of Michigan, 2001. DAI-A 62.10 (Apr. 2002): 3417.
Examines concepts of everyday life, as sources of power and resistance opposed to the public sphere, in first-person narratives by Czech and Russian authors from the 1970s.
Bower, Robin Mary. "Narrative Heroics: Storytelling, Interpretation and Redemption in the Saint's Lives of Gonzalo de Berceo." Columbia U, 2001. DAI-A 61.12 (June 2001): 4794-95.
Explores Gonzalo de Berceo's narrative strategies and place in the Spanish hagiographic tradition.
Buitrago, Ricardo. "An Intellectual Biography of Josef Breuer: A Historical Review of his Life, Contributions, and Works." DAI-B 62.4 (Oct. 2001): 2048.
Reviews the life and work of Breuer, perhaps best known for his 1895 work with Freud on hysteria, Studies in Hysteria.
Bulgin, Iona Loreen. "Mapping the Self in the 'Utmost Purple Rim': Published Labrador Memoirs of Four Grenfell Nurses." Memorial U of Newfoundland, 2001. DAI-A 62.10 (Apr. 2002): 3398.
Argues for broadening canonical boundaries to include in the literary and cultural history of Newfoundland and Labrador counter-hegemonic memoirs written by Grenfell Mission nurses between 1947 and 1971.
Cahill, William Daniel. "William Bartram and the Romance of Learning: A Study in Eighteenth Century American Education." SUNJ-New Brunswick (Rutgers), 2001. DAI-A 62.3 (Sept. 2001): 944.
Asserts that Travels (1791), Bartram's educational autobiography in romance form, shares ideals with Enlightenment education writers about the need for an identity that could unite knowledge, virtue, and civic commitment.
Collins, Carol Jones. "Representations of African-American Women in Young Adult Biography: A Narrative Analysis." SUNJ-New Brunswick (Rutgers), 2001. DAI-A 62.9 (Mar. 2002): 2916.
Identifies eight post-Civil Rights Movement mythologized figures used to represent black women in biographies for young adult audiences.
Cotch, Alanna K. "'Being among the Pioneers': Rhetorics of Activism in the Narratives of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers." U of New Mexico, 2001. DAI-A 62.2 (Aug. 2001): 571-72.
Correlates the treatment of female protagonists in novels and autobiographies by nineteenth-century American women writers to events in American politics.
Couglin, Maura Ann. "The Artistic Origins of the French Peasant-Painter, J Jean-Francois Millet: Between Normandy and Barbizon." New York U, 2001. DAI-A 62.3 (Sept. 2001): 810.
Shows how Millet manipulated his biography and reputation by positioning himself between rural and urban experience, allowing him to speak both of and for peasant life.
Crachiolo, Beth Holycross. "'I Am God's Handmaid': Virginity, Violence, and the Viewer in Medieval and Reformation Martyrs' Lives." U of Iowa, 2001. DAI-A 61.8 (Feb. 2001): 3183.
Focuses on the construction of gender and the treatment of virgin martyrs in the South English Legendary hagiographic tradition.
Cumings, Susan Grace. "Performing Selves: Contemporary Women's Autobioexpression." Emory U, 2001. DAI-A 62.6 (Dec. 2001): 2260.
Formalizes guidelines for identifying and studying blurred and blended genres, using the written work of Renita Weems, Jeanetre Winterson, and Angela Hryniuk, and artwork of Laurie Gross and Kay WalkingStick.
Dickey, Rosemary. "Progressive Turns to the Past: A New Medium for African American and Chicano Modern Identity Formation." U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. DAI-A 62.11 (May 2002): 3784.
Applies Raymond Williams's delineation of culture to resolve issues of identity, retention, and assimilation in the work of Ana Castillo, Oscar Zeta Acosta, Gloria Naylor, and Paule Marshall.
Diedrich, Lisa. "Treatments: Negotiating Bodies, Language, and Death in Illness Narratives." Emory U, 2001. DAI-A 62.6 (Dec. 2001): 2260.
Investigates phenomenological, psychological, and social meanings of illness in memoirs by Audre Lorde, Susan Sontag, Abraham Verghese, Rafel Campo, and Jean-Dominique Bauby.
Dreher, Kwakiutl Lynn. "Don't Should On Me: The Black Actress, 1940- 1970: Lena Home, Diahann Carroll, and Eartha Kitt." U of California-Riverside, 2001. DAI-A 62.6 (Dec. 2001): 2114.
Foregrounds the self-creations of three successful actresses as they negotiated among the constraints and demands from the competing communities of Hollywood and the NAACP.
Edwins, Jo Angela. "Working Against the Sadness: Personal Loss and Poetic Healing in the Poetry of Jane Kenyon, Donald Hall, Raymond Carver, and Tess Gallagher." U of Tennessee, 2001. DAI-A 62.8 (Feb. 2002): 2760.
Uses psychological and psychoanalytical theories of grief to read as illness narratives and pathographies the work of these writers in light of their shared experiences with long-term illness and loss of a partner.
Fernandez, Anita Elizabeth. "Autobiography as a Method for Preservice Teachers to Analyze Their Expressed Belief in Multicultural Anti-racist Education: Three Case Studies." U of Arizona, 2001. DAI-A 62.6 (Dec. 2001): 2079.
Develops a case study methodology to demonstrate the promise of autobiography and personal narratives as tools for unpacking preservice teachers' racial identities and better prepare them to work with diverse student populations.
Fincher, Holly. "Symbol of the Androgyne: A Jungian Interpretation of the Psychological Process of Individuation in Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando: A Biography."' Pacific Graduate U, 2001. DAI-B 62.3 (Sept. 2001): 1572.
Uses Jungian concept of individuation and its goal of androgyny as a lens through which to view Woolf's "Orlando," who is seen as a symbol of the androgyne.
Foley, Lara Jeanne. "'Catching Babies': Identity and Legitimation in Midwives' Work Narratives." U of Florida, 2001. DAI-A 62.10 (Apr. 2002): 3576.
Applies narrative analysis to the legitimizing discourses midwives use to frame their identities in relation to their work, the medical. community, and the public.
Franco-Steeves, Marisa C. "Autobiographical Reason in 'Habitacion para hombre solo' by Segundo Serrano-Poncela." CUNY, 2002. DAI-A 62.12 (June 2002): 4159.
In applying Ortega y Gassett's ontological perspective to Poncela's self-construction, focuses on the relationship between writing in exile and writing autobiography Gistrak, Jennifer Ellen. "Reading Mothers and Daughters: A Psychological, Historical, and Literary Analysis." Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, 2001. DAI-B 62.4 (Oct. 2001): 2057.
Compares the treatment of mother-daughter relations in the work of Joyce Maynard, Carolyn Steedman, and Toni Morrison.
Gordon, Troy P. "Uncommon Companions: Telling the Story of a Modernist Cross-Sex Friendship." U of Michigan, 2001. DAI-A 62.10 (Apr. 2002): 3403.
Uses the relationship between Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf to theorize cross-sex friendship.
Gutierrez Muhs, Gabriella Favela. "Subjectifying Entities/Emerging Subjectivities in Chicana Literature through the Literary Production of Demetria Martinez and Norma Elia Cantu: Madres, comadres, madrinas, ninas madres, tias, abuelas y solteronas." Stanford U, 2001. DAI-A 61.9 (Mar. 2001): 3566.
Explores the construction of multiple subjectivities in the works of Cantu and Martinez.
Hirsch, Joshua Francis. "Afterimage: Film, Trauma, and the Holocaust." U of California-Los Angeles, 2001. DAI-A 62.9 (Mar. 2002): 2911.
Argues that cinema has become a significant witness to the Holocaust by transmitting the traumatic structure of the experience of witnessing, from the vicarious traumatization of early film representations to more recent posttraumatic autobiography and memorialization.
Hostetter, Nancy McCann. "Finding a Voice: Mourning in Women's Religious Autobiographies." U of Chicago, 2001. DAI-A 62.7 (Jan. 2002): 2455.
Reveals the strategies for overcoming voicelessness in autobiographies by Dorothy Day, Nechama Tec, Terry Tempest Williams, and Kim Barnes.
Johns, Rebecca L. "A Study of Coded Messages in the Personal Narratives of Female Mormon Missionaries." U of Utah, 2001. DAI-A 61.12 (June 2001): 4614.
Deconstructs the rhetoric and genres in diaries by Mormon women missionaries.
Johnson Vela, Michelle Renee. "The Intersection of Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in United States Latina Life Writings." Indiana U, 2001. DAI-A 62.8 (Feb. 2002): 2762.
Focuses on the intersections of gender, class, and ethnicity in the work of Gloria Anzaldua, Mary Helen Ponce, Sandra Cisneros, Elva Trevino Hart, and Cherrie Moraga, as each author locates her individual voice within a community.
Kesegich, Amy. "Pilgrim in Progress: The Works of Annie Dillard as Spiritual Autobiography." Case Western Reserve U, 2001. DAI-A 62.9 (Mar. 2002): 3047.
Reads Dillard's works from 1974 to 1999 as a spiritual autobiography that uses various genres to construct a dynamic identity.
Klimek, Julia. "Conversions and Counter-Narratives: Jewish American Autobiographies in the Twentieth Century." U of California-Davis, 2001. DAI-A 62.7 (Jan. 2002): 2413.
Locates the work of Anzia Yezierska, Art Spiegelman, Eva Hoffman, and Philip Roth within an American autobiographical tradition and a power dynamic between minority writer and majority audience.
Kovalesky, Genevieve. "A 'New Biography' of Her Own: Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth Century." U of Iowa, 2001. DAI-A 62.7 (Jan. 2002): 2435.
Through Orlando and Flush, "biographies" of a woman writer and a woman poet's spaniel, Woolf questions which lives are honored and preserved in Victorian biographies, and how those lives are written.
Kualapai, Lydia K. "Cast in Print: The Nineteenth-Century Hawaiian Imaginary." U of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001. DAI-A 62.11 (May 2002): 3786.
Explores the rhetorical construction of the nineteenth-century Hawaiian imaginary, through Cook's expedition journals, a recovered 1822 text Karahman: An Owhyeean Tale, Betsey Stockton's missionary journals (1823-25), the work of mid-century travel writers like Samuel Clemens, and Queen Lili'uokalani's 1898 memoir.
Kuhn, Bernhard Helmut. "Natural History and the History of the Self: Autobiography and Science in Rousseau and Goethe." Princeton U, 2001. DAI-A 62.11 (May 2002): 3772.
Examines the relationship between the outwardly directed study of nature and the inwardly directed act of autobiographical writing in Rousseau and Goethe.
Kurant, Wendy Ann. "Mary Chestnut's Civil War: Formulations of Femininity in the Novels and Diary." U of Georgia, 2001. DAI-A 62.9 (Mar. 2002): 3047.
Traces the theme of female identity through Chesnut's unpublished novels and her original and revised Civil War diaries.
Laningham, Susan Diane. "Gender, Body, and Authority in a Spanish Convent: The Life and Trials of Maria Vela y Cueto, 1561-1621." U of Arkansas, 2001. DAI-A 62.9 (Mar. 2002): 3153.
Based on her letters, a 1618 biography by her last confessor, and two autobiographies kept in her convent until 1960, shows how Maria used her body as a vehicle to obtain authority.
Lebow, Alisa Shira. "First Person Jewish: Automythography in Contemporary Jewish Documentary Film." New York U, 2001. DAI-A 62.8 (Feb. 2002): 2613.
Explores the project of self-representation through fictional techniques in recent autobiographical documentaries by Ashkenazi filmmakers.
Loewen, Donald James. "Life Beyond the Lyric: The Prose Autobiographies of Russian Poets." U of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001. DAI-A 62.11 Ma 2002): 3810.
Examines the turn to prose for their autobiographies by Russian poets Derzhavin, Pushkin, Paviova, Fet, Mandel'shtam, Tsvetaeva, and Pasternak.
Marshall, Elizabeth Anne. "Inventing American Girlhood: Gendered Pedagogies in Women's Memoirs, 1950-1999." Ohio State U, 2001. DAI-A 62.4 (Oct. 2001): 1358.
Traces the development of girlhood as a separate category from childhood in memoirs written by women in the 1990s who came of age in postwar America.
Martin, Margaret Kathleen. "Discovering Lily Lewis: A Canadian Journalist and New Woman." U of Saskatchewan, 2001. DAI-A 62.11 (May 2002): 3793.
Uses Marlene Kadar's theory of "life writing as critical practice" to recover the life and writing of late nineteenth-century Canadian writer Lily Lewis.
Ng, Sheung-yuen Daisy. "The Cultural Politics of Nostalgia in Contemporary Hong Kong Film and Memoir." Harvard U, 2000. DAI-A 61.9 (Mar. 2001): 3575-76.
Compares constructions of nostalgia in twentieth century Hong Kong films and memoirs.
Ogden, Amy Victoria. "Saintly Desire and Romantic Friendship in the Old French 'Vie de sainte Eufrosine'." Princeton U, 2001. DAI-A 62.1 (July 2001): 191.
Analyzes the adaptation of hagiographic and romance genre conventions in the Old French translation of the Latin Vita of Saint Euphrosine.
Pandya, Sameer Praful. "The Late Colonial Autobiography in India, 1927-1951." Stanford U, 2001. DAI-A 62.10 (Apr. 2002): 3397.
Reads texts written between 1927 and 1951 by Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Nirad Chaudhuri, and G. V. Desani as nationalist autobiographies-life narratives that present the self in the context of the public history of the nationalist movement.
Parisot, John Jay. "Andre Gide, Grief, and the Father: Fictional Echoes of Autobiography." U of Wisconsin, 2001. DAI-A 62.11 (May 2002): 3806.
Uses Philippe Lejeune's concept of l'espace autobiographique, Michael Sheringham's idea of autobiographical incident, and psychoanalytical theories of mourning to analyze the impact on Gide of his father's early death.
Petrie, Windy Counsell. "Artists, Celebrities, and Reformers: American Women Literary Autobiographers in the 1930s." U of Delaware, 2001. DAI-A 62.9 (Mar. 2002): 3048.
Investigates the market factors behind the unprecedented numbers of women's literary autobiographies published in the 1930s, and the response to that trend among a generation of women writers.
Ralevski, Elizabeth. "A Study of the Relationship Between Creativity and Psychopathology." York U, 2001. DAI-B 61.12 (June 2001): 6751.
Eighty artists and thirty-four controls participated in this study that reached the following conclusions: painters are more prone to pathology and original thinking; Eysenck's concept of psychoticism seems not to be associated with original thinking; and the link between creativity and psychopathology involves both psychosis-proneness characteristics and affective symptomatology.
Ratekin, Thomas H. "Finishing the Story: The Impact of Terminal Illness on Autobiographical Writing." Columbia U, 2001. DAI-A 62.12 (June 2002): 4769.
Examines the impact of terminal illness on recent literary memoirs by Allon White, Mark Dory, Derek Jarman, Harold Brodkey, and Gillian Rose.
Rondinone, Peter J. "Autobiography of a Learner: A Memoir and a Metatext." New York U, 2002. DAI-A 62.10 (Apr. 2002): 3354.
Pairs the author's own memoir with a metatext on the politics, psychology, and interrextuairy of the genre.
Rozum, Molly Patrick. "Grasslands Grown: A Twentieth-Century Sense of Place on North America's Northern Prairies and Plains." U of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2001. DAI-A 62.3 (Sept. 2001): 1184.
This collective biography of residents of the North American ecological region that also males up the modern, nationalized regions of the Great Plains States of the U.S. and the Prairie Provinces of Canada, reveals the growth of local and regional identities within and across generations.
Shackford-Bradley, Julie. "Autobiographical Fictions: Indonesian Women's Writing from the Nationalist Period." U of California at Berkeley, 2001. DAI-A 62.1 (July 2001): 179-80.
Explores the constructions of national and personal identity in autobiographical writing by Indonesian women during the later colonial and early national period.
Shearin, Gloria Allgood. "Women and Rhetoric in the Republic of Letters." U of South Carolina, 2002. DAJ-A 62.5 (Nov. 2001): 1823.
Rhetorical comparison of the works of Susanna Rowson and Hannah Webster Foster.
Smith, Liesi Ruth. "Virginity and the Married-Virgin Saints in Aelfric's 'Lives of Saints': The Translation of an Ideal." U of Toronto, 2001. DAI-A 61.11 (May 2001): 4379.
Addresses the treatment of virginity in the Latin and English language versions of Aelfric's Lives of Saints.
Smith, Maria. "The Spielberg Remembered: Nine Prison Narratives of the Italian Risorgimento." U of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2001. DAI-A 62.11 (May 2002): 3808.
A collective reading of works by nine patriots of the Italian Risorgimento imprisoned in Spielberg Prison in Brno connects the texts to prevailing Romantic motifs of a resurgent Italy and of the prisoner as a heroic figure, and to classical traditions of prison discourse.
Tobin, Elayne L. "Fearing for Our Lives: Biography and Middlebrow Culture in Late Twentieth-Century America." U of Pittsburgh, 2001. DAI-A 62.9 (Mar. 2002): 3089.
Explores the cultural omnipresence of biography in all its forms, arguing that it serves as a way of comprehending our own lives, as well as those of others.
Tomonari, Noboru. "Autobiographies in Modern Japan: Self, Memory, and Social Change." U of Chicago, 2001. DAI-A 62.10 (Apr. 2002): 3397.
Argues that individual autobiographies, by becoming associated with particular economic and social groups, proved a potent force in the modernization and industrialization of Japan.
Vines, Michael E. "The Problem of Markan Genre: The Gospel of Mark and the Jewish Novel." Union Theological Seminary, 2001. DAJ-A 62.6 (Dec. 2001): 2143.
Argues that the gospel of Mark does not belong to the genre of Greco-Roman biography, with its concern with public ethical behavior, but to the Jewish narrative or novel tradition.
Wild, Wayne. "Medicine-by-Post in Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Changing Rhetoric of Illness in Doctor-Patient Correspondence and Literature." Brandeis U, 2001. DAJ-A 61.12 (June 2001): 4790.
Rhetorical analysis of eighteenth-century letters between doctors and patients in Britain.
Wright, Elizabeth Jane. "Leaving 'Home': Travel and the Politics of Literacy in United States Women's Fiction and Autobiography, 1898-1988." U of New Mexico, 2001. DAJ-A 61.12 (June 2001): 4779-80.
Explores the connections among travel, literacy, and education in fiction and autobiographies by modern American women writers.
"www.psychobiography.com." This site is managed by William Todd Schultz. Its two aims are to provide reliable information about the field of psychobiography, and to make Schultz's various publications more easily available.
"www.ulmus.net." This site is managed by the psychobiographer Alan Elms, and includes links to his writings, as well as information about the fields of psychobiography, personality psychology, and science fiction, one of Elms' special research interests.
Sources and databases consulted include America: History and Life, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Digital Dissertations: Pro Quest, EBSCOHost, ERIC, INFO Trac (Expanded Academic Index), Historical Abstracts, Ingenta (Uncover), MLA International Database, PsycINFO, Social Science Abstracts, Social Work Abstracts, and Studies on Women and Gender.…