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. 26, No. 4, Fall

Annual Bibliography of Works about Life Writing, 2002-2003
The fragility of the notion of identity can be seen in the fact that it is never simply enough to be what one is, rather one must become what one is in order to give shape to that identity, or make it function effectively in political contexts....
Autobiography as Dissidence: Subjectivity, Sexuality, and the Women's Co-Operative Guild
PART I: INTRODUCTION The political autobiography of the modern British worker reveals that he usually regarded himself in a capitalist nation as one among myriad "atoms," part of a homogenous and segregated population that was to be channeled into...
Editors' Note
In line with previous Fall issues of Biography, this issue contains the Annual Bibliography of Life Writing. The statistics point to some good upward trends. The number of edited issues, volumes, and annuals went from 32 to 45. With an accumulated...
Popular Autobiography as Historiography: The Reality Effect of Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes
History and autobiography work in the same way as narrative: they use the same linguistic structure, and they are both fictions, in that they present variations and manipulations of current time to the reader. --Carolyn Kay Steedman, "History...
Reviewed Elsewhere
Contributing editors Nell Altizer, Patricia Angley, Judith Coullie, Michael Fassiotto, Rebecca Friedman, Marie-Christine Garneau, Theo Garneau, Corey Hollis, Noel Kent, Gabriel Merle, Dawn Morais, Barbara Bennett Peterson, and George Simson provided...