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. 34, No. 2, Spring

A Hermeneutics of Recruitment: The Case of Wordsworth
Historically, writers have made excellent spies. It seems a life of letters provides the perfect cover for a life of plotting, of coding and decoding, of crossing borders and blurring identities. The list of English writers who may (or may not) have...
Autobiography and the Problem of Finish
What do Wordsworth's Prelude, published posthumously in 1850, Mill's Autobiography, written and then revised in three portions, and Whitman's Leaves of Grass, published in at least six editions over thirty-seven years, have in common? (1) The first...
Autographics and the History of the Form: Chronicling Self and Career in Will Eisner's Life, in Pictures and Yoshihiro Tatsumi's a Drifting Life
Discussions of autobiographical graphic narratives have unveiled multiple layers inherent in this form of life writing. In their 2008 introduction to a special issue of Biography, Gillian Whitlock and Anna Poletti deploy the term "autographics" to...
Editors' Note
With this issue, we note the retirement of Gabriel Merle as a contributing editor for our "Reviewed Elsewhere" feature. Started in the Summer issue of 1987, this section has provided synopses of reviews found in a wide range of international publications,...