Lifewriting Annual: v. 1 - Biographical and Autobiographical Studies

Lifewriting Annual: v. 1 - Biographical and Autobiographical Studies

By: Thomas R. Smith (editor)Hardback

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AMS Press is pleased to announce the publication of the first volume of "Lifewriting Annual", a yearly volume of critical and scholarly essays on lifewriting in all its forms - biography, autobiography, memoir, journals, diaries, letters, and works in media other than print. It publishes articles that describe and assess scholarly resources for biographical writing, especially collections of manuscripts and letters, and includes reviews of recently published biographies, autobiographies, and other works of life writing. The annual is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of lifewriting - theoretical, critical, and scholarly. Its broad scope will foster lively discussion of the ways that various forms of lifewriting inform each other. To promote that discussion, a section of "Lifewriting Annual" called "Crossings" is devoted to essays that blend biographical and autobiographical genres and those that combine such writing with other literary genres. Given the interest among writers and critics in exploring the ways that auto/biographical writing resists and exceeds genre boundaries, "Crossings" provides a place for trying out new ideas and perhaps for creating novel forms of lifewriting.

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Essays; Todd W. Nothstein, "Fit to Be Imitated: The Federal Franklin"; Jillian Sandell, "E Pluribus Unum: Narrative of National Belonging in the Avon Press 'Growing Up' Anothologies"; Kimberly J. Stern, "Reviewing Autobiography: The Self-fashioning of Margaret Oliphant in her Periodical Criticism"; Jonathan Fowler, "A Problem in Biography: Plath, Hughes, and the Infinite Moment"; Denise M. Della Rossa, "Biography: Making Women's History Public"; Irene Karpiak, "Taken-from-Life: The Tasks of Autobiography for the Adult Learner"; Gail Folkins, "From a Feast to the Moon: Two Journalists Define Paris"; Crossings; Jacqueline Kolosov, "In Search of Pavlova"; Reviews; A. V. Christie, "His Arcadia, How Hard it Came to Him" (The Letters of Robert Lowell, ed. Saskia Hamilton); Marianne Szlyk, "Finding the Lost One(s): Romanticism, Lifewriting, and the Lives of Mary Robinson" (Paula Byrne, Perdita: The Literary, Theatrical, and Scandalous Life of Mary Robinson); Kent P. Ljungquist, "John Brown's Cultural Legacy" (David S. Reynolds, John Brown, Abolitionist); Jacqueline Kolosov, "Two Renaissance Portraits" (Sarah Gristwood, Arbella: England's Lost Queen and David Riggs, The World of Christopher Marlowe); Karen Elias, "Climbing the Third Stair" (Karen Armstrong, The Spiral Staircase); Nawar AlHassan Golley, "A Collective Identity in a Divided World" (Queen Noor, Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life); Suzanne Bellamy, "Addressing Virginia Woolf After 9/11" (Lisa Williams, Letters to Virginia Woolf); Christine Fisanick, " 'My body lies over the ocean' " (David Lazar, The Body of Brooklyn); Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780404634216
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 274
  • ID: 9780404634216
  • ISBN10: 0404634214

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