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. 31, No. 3, Summer

"As Gay and as Indian as They Chose": Collaboration and Counter-Ethnography in in the Land of the Grasshopper Song
It is wonderful to live with Indians. They were as gay as we. --Mary Ellicott Arnold and Mabel Reed, In the Land of the Grasshopper Song (233) Autobiography inevitably makes an a historical primitivism impossible. --Helen Carr ("In Other Words"...
Julie Peakman, Ed. Whore Biographies 1700-1825
Julie Peakman, ed. Whore Biographies 1700-1825. London: Pickering and Chatto. 8 vols. Part I: Vols 1-4, 2006. 1,665 pp. ISBN 13 978-1-85196-806-0, 350, [pounds sterling] $US625; Part II: Vols 5-8, 2007. 1,712 pp. ISBN 13 978-1-85196-807-7, 350, [pounds...
Profane Illuminations: History and Collaboration in James Luna and Isaac Artenstein's the History of the Luiseno People
James Luna and Isaac Artenstein's The History of the Luiseno People. La Jolla Reservation, Christmas 1990 (1993) depicts Luna drinking, smoking, and watching TV while he makes phone calls to and receives them from his family on Christmas Day 1990....
Rape Narratives, Rape Silences: Sexual Violence and Judicial Testimony in Colonial Guatemala
One of the challenges for historians studying Latin American societies is that until recent generations, most of the population did not know how to write. There were of course literate circles in Ibero-America in past centuries, including people who...
Something Other Than Autobiography: Collaborative Life-Narratives in the Americas-An Introduction
Writing erases the materiality of colonialism. Paper is colonialism, not the record of it--it is it. --Catherine Lord (1) This cluster of essays, titled "Something Other Than Autobiography: Collaborative Life-Narratives in the Americas," takes...