Annual Bibliography of Works About Life-Writing

@article{Wachter2010AnnualBO,
  title={Annual Bibliography of Works About Life-Writing},
  author={Phyllis E. Wachter},
  journal={Biography},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={537 - 569}
}
Individually, as authors of our own life stories, we have the ability to rewrite the life-texts of those human beings who have been temporarily lost or forgotten, just as collectively, we have an opportunity to help perpetuate the inclusion of the widest spectrum of human difference and diversity. Obscuring any boundaries separating individuals from each other, the collective mindset in its most idealized form has the potential for encompassing the greatest possible universal identity. 
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Life Stories: The Creation of Coherence

This is a sociolinguistic study of how people create and exchange coherent oral life stories. Linde claims such stories serve a number of psychological and social purposes, including the development

Essays on life writing : from genre to critical practice

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Inscribing the daily : critical essays on women's diaries

These fifteen essays explore the rich texture of women's diaries written in America and Europe over the past two centuries. The authors use a variety of critical methodologies to examine the diary as

The Fame Machine: Book Reviewing and Eighteenth-Century Literary Careers

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Beyond Silences and Scripts: The Variety of Feminist Experiences

ABSTRACTThis essay is my attempt, via autobiographical theorizing, to weave together personal narratives from within the academy and those from without, to illuminate events in the life of an

Telling God's story

Preface Preface to the paperback edition Prologue: at the end of the book: 1. Future now Part I. Consuming Text: 2. Around Christ 3. Character/circumstance/community Part II. Reading and Writing: 4.

Self to self

At the end of "The Imagination and the Self," Bernard Williams uncovers a common confusion about the range of thoughts in which the metaphysics of personal identity is implicated. When I imagine

Origins of the Individualist Self: Autobiography and Self-Identity in England, 1591-1791

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Anecdotal Humour in Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed (1973)

Abstract: Most Métis life-histories and (semi-) autobiographies, exemplified by Maria Campbell’s seminal Halfbreed (1973), are organised around humorous anecdotes which are usually in stark contrast

Take My Word: Autobiographical Innovations of Ethnic American Working Women

In an innovative critique of traditional approaches to autobiography, Anne E. Goldman convincingly demonstrates that ethnic women can and do speak for themselves, even in the most unlikely contexts.
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