This book examines the genre and gender issues at stake in Marie Bashkirtseff's bid to go public with the personal. It explores the discursive strategies by which Bashkirtseff writes her journal from the private context of its keeping to a public context of reading.
Introduction 1. Making an Exhibition of Oneself: The Preface 2. Show and Tell: The Reader within the Diary 3. On Display: The Details of Dress 4. Living On: Forms of Cultural Afterlife 5. Conclusion