Biography

Founded in Jan. of 1978, Biography is a quarterly journal published by the University of Hawaii Press. Its subject matter is literature. Stanley Schab is the Managing Editor, George Simson is the Founding Editor, Marie-Jose Fassiotto is the Reviewed Elsewhere Editor and Miriam Fuchs and Craig Howes are the Co-Editors.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, Fall

Annual Bibliography of Works about Life Writing, 2003-2004
If it is true that everyone has a past of his or her own, it nonetheless happens that some, those who remember having lived fragments of their past with others, can sense they have shared at least this memory with them. --Marc Auge Identity--who we...
Editors' Note
This year's Annual Bibliography provides the data for what many of us have been feeling as a groundswell of critical and theoretical work in life writing--although many of the writers represented in the bibliography might be surprised to learn that...
"Happy, Happy Ever After": The Transformation of Trauma between the Generations in Art Spiegelman's Maus: A Survivor's Tale
They didn't want you to know the past. They were hoping in this way you could escape it. --Carolyn Forche, "The Notebook of Uprising" The central problem of identity in Art Spiegelman's Maus: A Survivor's Tale is the author's need to write himself...
Lifelines
Call for Papers. "From Self to Shelf: The Artist Under Construction." 1 July 2005. Balliol College, Oxford. "From Self to Shelf" is a one day conference to investigate different national, social, political, and personal concepts of the public function,...
"Obscure Directions": Interpreting Denise Levertov's Ambivalence about Ezra Pound
In her poem "September, 1961," Denise Levertov records the painful silences of Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and H.D. at the end of their lives, and she considers the effect of their absence upon herself as a member of a succeeding generation...
Replacing the Self in Cardinal Newman's Apologia
Although Newman's memoir is only one of many Victorian autobiographies, a "genre" that has received much critical attention (Amigoni, Victorian; Newey and Shaw), one should remember the specific intellectual, even metaphysical, context in which the...
Reviewed Elsewhere
Contributing editors Patricia Angley, Judith Lutge Coullie, Michael Fassiotto, Marie-Christine Garneau, Theo Garneau, Corey Hollis, Noel Kent, John W. I. Lee, Barbara Bennett Peterson, and George Simson provided the excerpts for this issue. Publications...