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. 33, No. 4, Fall

American Neoconfessional: Memoir, Self-Help, and Redemption on Oprah's Couch
The underlying message of redemption in James Frey s memoir still resonates with me. --Oprah Winfrey (2006) (1) "A million little pieces" is precisely what many predicted the market for memoir would shatter into with the revelation in 2006 that...
Annual Bibliography of Works about Life Writing, 2009-2010
A self develops, becomes integrated,, and recognizable to the degree that one becomes aware that she/he consistently experiences and interacts with-in the world in her or his particular ways. --Milton Dawes Trying to identify oneself definitively...
Editors' Note
This year's Bibliography of Works about Life Writing reveals a number of shifts in the patterns we've been noting over the years. To begin with, the number of entries has decreased--the first time we can remember this happening. Even more striking,...
Wampum Belts and Tomahawks on an Irish Estate: Constructing an Imperial Identity in the Late Eighteenth Century
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This essay focuses on a collector of Native American artifacts, Sir John Caldwell, who as a young man served in Canada in the King's Regiment during the American Revolution. During his Canadian sojourn, he collected wampum...