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. 2, Spring

Editor's Note
Partly because I had just returned from a seminar on autobiography and ethics, when putting together this issue of Biography, I couldn't help noticing that all three of the essays raised questions about what was appropriate or questionable in the practice...
Ethnology and Biography: The Case of the Brownings
Dared and Done, Julia Markus's recent retelling of the story of the marriage of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, caused some interest outside the world of Browning scholarship by reviving and amplifying speculations about the ethnic origins of...
Identity, Identicality, and Life Writing: Telling (the Silent) Twins Apart
Be two or not be two, that was the question. --Hillel Schwartz (56) I was born a twin, and I'll die a twin. --June Gibbons (qtd. in Lichtenstein) The phenomenon of monozygotic (identical) twins challenges Western culture's valorization...
On Hurting People's Feelings: Journalism, Guilt, and Autobiography
On the back wall of the Sistine Chapel, in a dark corner of Michaelangelo's painting of the Last Judgment, the apostle Bartholomew clutches an empty human skin. Flayed from the head to represent the saint's martyrdom, the limp skin dangles, a shocking...