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. 32, No. 2, Spring

Confessions of an Autobiography Scholar; or, You Cant Handle the Truthiness
I write autobiographically about the difficulty of translating my scholarly work in autobiography into my teaching and personal lives. When I began to read autobiography as a graduate student, the same year that James Frey was born (1969), the now...
Editors' Note
One of the most positive yet challenging trends in life writing scholarship has been the move to international exchange and debate. The first International Auto/Biography Association Conference in Beijing in 1999 was an important inaugurating moment...
Protecting Life from Language: John Ruskin's Museum as Autobiography
The British art and social critic John Ruskin famously described himself as someone who would rather see than be seen. "My times of happiness," he claims in 1889, "had always been when nobody was thinking of me.... My entire delight was in observing...
Translating Generic Liberties: Orlando on Page and Screen
The 1910s and 1920s were pivotal decades in modernist art: the creation of new technologies of vision, particularly cinema and photography, shaped a whole new subjectivity, and the cross-fertilization between the arts helped map a different perception....