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. 3, Summer

Ben Franklin, Protector of Americans Abroad
In 1985, as an assistant professor of English with a travel grant from the small college in upstate New York where I was then teaching, I took my almost-three-year-old son to Mexico City for the summer. My ambition, besides immersion in a sunny, warm...
Editor's Note
To begin this Summer 2003 issue of Biography, I'd like to note a change in the masthead, and extend invitations for two different kinds of contributions to this journal. First, I'd like to announce that Miriam Fuchs, Professor of English at the...
Embodied Memory and Memoir
I have been asked what it was like writing a memoir. Now, I ask you, what kind of question is that? I have yet to be asked what it is like to write a poem or a short story, and I have written many more poems and short stories than memoirs. Still,...
Inscribing Ordinary Trauma in the Diary of a Military Child
WAR STORIES Telling war stories, your own or those of others, is primarily an act of testimony, a public ritual of healing. Through the act of telling, the stories, and hence the ones behind the stories, are remembered, are honored. Those who tell...
Lifelines
Call for Articles. "Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness." January 2004 Special Issue of Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness. Submissions should address how reconciliation and forgiveness are viewed by law, ethics, philosophy, psychology,...
"Making History's Silences Speak": An Interview with N. C. Manganyi, 5 March 2002, University of Pretoria
The following interview with N. Chabani Manganyi explores his roles as a writer, theorist, and critic of biography. It focuses primarily on his two published biographies, Exiles and Homecomings: A Biography of Es'kia Mphahlele (1984) and A Black Man...
Merry Christmas, Mary Prince
Like many critics and compulsive readers of biography and autobiography, I have a ghost--a figure who shadows me, and who shapes much of my thinking and writing about autobiography. Basically, it is Mary Prince who keeps me honest. She stops me taking...
Women Biography: Biographies and Portraits about, by, or for Women: An International Conference, University of Bern 6-9 November 2002
Every great man has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography. --Oscar Wilde Biography is no longer the bastard of the humanities. (1) The genre suffered greatly under the influence of (post)structural theories which deny...