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AUTOBIOGRAPHY
LIFE-WRITING
REPRESENTING THE SELF


ASSOCIATIONS

  • International Auto/Biography Association

CONFERENCES

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  • Controlling Time and Shaping the Self: the Rise of Autobiographical Writing since 1750, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, June 15-17
  • Practical Identity and Narrative Agency, Macquarie University, March 30-April 1

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  • Identity, Narrative, and Truth in Biography and Autobiography, Forum for European Philosophy, New Theatre, LSE East Building,  October 18
  • Autobiografictions, Goldsmiths College, University of London, September 8-9

  • Writing Lives: the Past and Future of Biography, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, April 10

  • The Poetics of the Subject, Laboratoire d'Etudes et de Recherches du Monde Anglophone, Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I), March 28-29

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  • Anthologies:

    • Epstein, William H., ed.  Contesting the Subject: Essays in the Postmodern Theory and Practice of Biography and Biographical Criticism.  Ashland, OH: Purdue UP, 1991
    • Olney, James, ed. Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and Practical.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1980.
    • Zinzer, William, ed.  Inventing the Truth: the Art and Craft of MemoirBoston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 
  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Bruss, Elizabeth.  Autobiographical Acts: the Changing Situation of a Literary Genre.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1976.
    • Carroll, David.  The Subject in Question: the Languages of Theory and the Strategies of Fiction.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1982.

    • Cascardi, Anthony J.  The Subject of Modernity.  Cambridge: CUP, 1992.

    • Cascardi, Anthony J.  The Bounds of Reason: Cervantes, Dostoevsky, Flaubert.  New York: Columbia UP, 1986.

    • Corngold, Stanley.  The Fate of the Self: German Writers and French Theory.  New York: Columbia UP, 1986.

    • Donskis, Leonidas.  Forms of Hatred: the Troubled Imagination in Modern Philosophy and Literature.  Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2003.

    • Eakin, Paul.  Touching the World.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1992.
    • Eakin, Paul.  Fictions in Autobiography: Studies in the Art of Self-Invention.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1985.
    • Freccero, John.  "Autobiography and Narrative."  Reconstructing Individualism: Autonomy, Individuality and the Self in Western Thought.  ed. Thomas C. Heller, Morton Sosna, and David E. Wellbery.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 1986.  16-29.

    • Gusdorf, Georges.  "Conditions and Limits of Autobiography."  Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and PracticalEd. James Olney.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1980.  29-48.

    • Jay, Paul.  The Question of Being: Self-Representation from Wordsworth to Roland Barthes.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1984.
    • Kerby, A.  Narrative and the Self.  Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1991.

    • Lejeune, Philippe.  Le Pacte autobiographique.  Paris: Seuil, 1975.
      • On Autobiography.  Trans. Katherine Leary.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1989.
    • Lloyd, Genvieve.  Being in Time: Selves and Narrators in Philosophy and Literature.  London: Routledge, 1993.
    • Spacks, Patricia Meyer.  Imagining a Self: Autobiography and Novel in Eighteenth Century England.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1976.
    • Sprinker, Michael.  "Fictions of the Self: the End of Autobiography."  Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and PracticalEd. James Olney.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1980.  321-342.
    • Starobinskyi, Jean.  "The Style of Autobiography."  Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and PracticalEd. James Olney.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1980.  73-83.

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  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Hamilton, Nigel.  How to Do Biography.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2008.

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