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Feminism & Autobiography

Texts, Theories, Methods, 1st Edition

By Tess Coslett, Celia Lury, Penny Summerfield


288 pages

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Featuring essays by leading feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines, this key text explores the latest developments in autobiographical studies.

The collection is structured around the inter-linked concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory. Whilst exemplifying the very different levels of autobiographical activity going on in feminist studies, the contributions chart a movement from autobiography as genre to autobiography as cultural practice, and from the analysis of autobiographical texts to a preoccupation with autobiography as method.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Genre 1. Enforced Narratives: Stories of Another Self 2. From 'Self-Made Women' to 'Women's Made-Selves'?: Audit Selves, Simulation and Surveillance in the Rise of Public Women 3. Textualisation of the Self and Gender Identity in the Life Story 4. Extending Autobiography: A Discussion of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar Part 2: Intersubjectivity5. Composure and Performance in Oral History Testimony 6. Spellbound: Audience, Identity and Self in Black Women's Narrative Discourse 7. Our Mother's Daughters: Autobiographical Inheritance Through Stories of Gender and Class 8. Matrilineal Narratives Revisited 9. The Global Self: Narratives of Caribbean Migrant Women Part 3: Memory 10. Subjects in Time: Slavery and African-American Women's Autobiographies 11. Memory Frames: The Role of Concepts and Cognition in Telling Life Stories 12. Autobiographical Times 13. Circa 1959

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General