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Lifewriting Annual

Biographical and Autobiographical Studies


Edited by
Carol DeBoer-Langworthy

ISSN 1559-2898
Set ISBN-10: 0-404-63420-6
Set ISBN-13: 978-0-404-63420-9


Lifewriting Annual presents 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 lifewriting.

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.

Questions on editorial matters should be addressed to Carol DeBoer-Langworthy. For information regarding ordering, please click here.


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Available
Volume 4

2015

ISBN-13: 978-0-404-63424-7
Cloth $155.00

Editor’s Farewell

Editor’s Foreword

David Bahr, “Labile Lines: Art Spiegelman, Darryl Cunningham, and The Comics of Mental Illness”
Deanna Reder, “Native American Autobiography: Connecting Separate Critical Conversations”
Matthew V. Wells, “Seeing is Believing: Faith, Doubt and Self-Presentation in Ge Hong’s The Master Embracing Simplicity
Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton, “‘see if I don’t you poor old book’: Repositioning the Reader in Mary Cholmondeley’s Diaries”
Kaitlin Briggs, “‘Caught in the Language Forest’: Dorothy Smith Dushkin’s Diary (1919–1988) and The Glassy Interval Manuscript”
Alexandra Wagner, “‘Let that be known’: Knowledge and Narrative Order in Roland Barthes par Roland Barthes
Magdalena Ozarska, “Present vs. Absent Addressees and Frances Burney’s Journalistic Modes”
Katja Lee, “An Ethics of Literary Care for Morrie Schwartz”
Marijke Huisman, “Selves in Numbers: A Book-Historical Perspective on Nineteenth-Century Autobiography in the Netherlands”

Crossings
Rachel Cope, “Discovering a Pilgrim’s Progress”
Holly Welker, “Anti-Apostrophe in the ‘Terrible Sonnets’ of Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Life of One Mormon Missionary”

Reviews
John Gatt-Rutter, Dottore In Niente by Felice Piemontese
Phillip Howerton, Weeds: A Farm Daughter’s Lament by Evelyn I. Funda

Contributors

Index

Available
Volume 3

October 2012
ISBN-10: 0-404-63423-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-63423-0
Cloth $155.00

Editor’s Introduction

Special Section—Theoretical Issues
Andrew Parker, “Karl Marx, Theorist Autobiographer”
Louise Detwiler, “Engaging Latin American Testimonio: Where to Begin?”
Gabriele Linke, “Gatekeeping and the Cross-Cultural Travel of Life Stories”
Richard Freadman, “Lying, Self-Deception, and Biography: Writing the Life of Lillian Hellman”
Maureen Stanton, “The Examined Life: Re/search in Memoir”

Essays
Jacob Sider Jost, “From Initiate to Individual: Grand Tour Narrative and Lejeunian Autobiography”
Lorna J. Clark, “Dating the Undated: Layers of Narrative in Frances Burney’s Court Journals
Chris Louttit, “Restlessness, Repose, and the Nature of Dickensian Biography”
Joseph Urbas, “Representative Woman: The Greatness of Mary Moody Emerson”
Joel Haefner, “The History of a Wound: Women, War, and the Diary, 1854–2007”
Jacqueline Doyle, “‘The Coming Together of Many ‘I’s’: Individual and Collective Autobiography in Judith Ortiz Cofer’s The Latin Deli

Crossings
Natasha Lovich, “Cheshire Cat’s Smile”
Elisabeth Hanscombe, “Autobiography Bears Witness”

Reviews
Pearl Hochstadt, “Thomas Hardy Revisited: New Perspectives on an Old Story”
Ioana Luca, “East West Odyssey by Eva Livia Corredor”

Contributors

Index

Available
Volume 2

December 2008
ISBN-10: 0-404-63422-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-63422-3
Cloth $155.00

Essays
Maggie Gover, “‘A Very Pretty Hand’: The Questionable Value of Using Jane Austen’s Letters as a Means of Knowing Austen”
Sarah Russo, “Back to the Archives: Toward a Rereading of Hannah Cullwick through Her Autobiography ‘Hannah’s Places’ (1872)”
Sharon Bickle, “Finding Love in the Archives: Editing the ‘Lost’ Love Letters of ‘Michael Field’”
Victoria Carchidi, “T. E. Lawrence: Writing a Life”
Robert Ward, “Remembering Memoir: California(s) in Joan Didion’s Where I Was From
Bruce Kellner, “The Gertrude Stein–Alice B. Toklas Symbiosis”

Crossings
Griffith Thomas Couser, “Posted to (and from) Aleppo: My Father in Syria, 1930–33”
Anne Ryden, “Framed by Dignity”
Eugene Stelzig, “What Goes Around, or My Suitcase Fiasco in Spain”
Christina Houen, “The Crone: A Figure of Desire for Revenge and Healing in the Writing of a Life”
Howard R. Wolf, “Autobibliography, A Place in Time: On Shaping a Collection (1971–2006)”
Jeffrey Meyers, “Writing Art Biography: Impressionist Quartet

Reviews
Pearl Hochstadt, “A Life in Language” (Gregory Rabassa, If This Be Treason: Translations and Its Dyscontents, A Memoir)
Michael J. Kiskis, “Subjects Fixed in Amber” (Ron Powers, Mark Twain: A Life)
Julie Rak, “Not-Quite-Forgotten Modernism: The Life Writing of Neith Boyce” (Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, ed., The Modern World of Neith Boyce: Autobiography and Diaries)
Ned Balbo, “Invisible Ties and Secret Origins: Adoption in Literature and Culture” (Marianne Novy, Reading Adoption: Family and Difference in Fiction and Drama)
Nora Foster Stovel, “Margaret Laurence’s Literary Apprenticeship” (Donez Xiques, Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer)
Peter Norberg, “Poe, the Working Writer” (James M. Hutchisson, Poe)
Stuart Christie, “The Asian Empson” (John Haffenden, William Empson: Among the Mandarins)
Tammy R. Pettinato, Esq., “Hart’s Reasons” (Nicola Lacey, A Life of H. L. A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream)

Index

Volumes Available to Order
Volume ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Pub. Date Price
1 0-404-63421-4 978-0-404-63421-6 08/2006 $155.00
2 0-404-63422-2 978-0-404-63422-3 12/2008 $155.00
3 0-404-63423-0 978-0-404-63423-0 10/2012 $155.00

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