Representing Lives: Women And Auto/biography

Hardcover | September 2, 2000

EditorAlison Donnell

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This eclectic and comprehensive collection of essays explores contemporary issues and debates concerning women’s auto-biographical representations from a range of disciplinary perspectives. With authoritative contributions from a number of prominent figures in the field of women’s auto/biography, as well as innovative new voices, the volume offers a broad and contemporary lens on the issues and debates relevant to the act of representing women's lives.

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This eclectic and comprehensive collection of essays explores contemporary issues and debates concerning women’s auto-biographical representations from a range of disciplinary perspectives. With authoritative contributions from a number of prominent figures in the field of women’s auto/biography, as well as innovative new voices, the v...

Alison Donnell is Lecturer in Women's Writing and Feminist Theory and Pauline Polkey is Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature, both at Nottingham Trent University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.88 × 5.48 × 1.18 inPublished:September 2, 2000Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312226675

ISBN - 13:9780312226671

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Table of Contents

Is There Life in the Contact Zone?--Liz Stanley * Part I: Placing the Subject * First Person Suspect, or, The Enemy Within--Julia Swindells * Korean American National Identity in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee --Helena Grice * Mary Kingsley--Lynnette Turner * Part II: Revising Genres * Traps Slyly Laid--R.J. Ellis * Lorine Niedecker--Lorna Jowett * Travel Writing in Autobiography--Vesna Goldsworthy * "My Poor Private Voice"--Anna Snaith * Distinguishing Autobiography From the Novel--Tonya Blowers * Part III: Staging the Self * Staging Our Selves--Elaine Aston * Performance and Pedagogy--Nike Imoru * Viglen's Revenge--Alson Oddey * Part IV: (Auto)Biographical Representations * Tupperware Ladies--Vanessa Gill-Brown * The Discourse of Selfhood--Ersébet Barát * From Shaping Imperialism to Sharing Imprisonment--Deborah Gaitskell * Constructing the Subject?--Christiane Schönfeld * Part V: Recovering Lives--Revising History * "My Mind on Paper"--Anira Rowanchild * Promoting the Self--Helen Nicholson * Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)--June Purvis * "The Narrow Margin of Long Days of Toil--T.G. Ashplant * Part VI: Matrilineality * One, Two, Three: Sylvia Plath's Verse Dramas--Nicola Shaughnessy * Double Vision--Alsin Fell * The Autobiographical Voice in Lily Braun's Fiction--Nicola Brice * Auto/Biography / Auto/Mythology--Alex Goody