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Routledge Auto/Biography Studies

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The Routledge Auto/Biography Studies book series publishes outstanding new work from preeminent scholars and emerging voices in autobiography, biography, life writing, life narrative, and identity studies. This series is an interdisciplinary project that maintains interest in all forms of auto/biographical narrative analysis related to understanding varied constructions of the self. While centered in literary studies and the larger field of the humanities, books in this series engage with scholars and theories from such disciplines as anthropology, biology, linguistics, pedagogy, psychology, and sociology, among others. The emphasis on exploring the innovative authors, genres, and methodologies of auto/biographical narratives appeals to scholars, students, and practitioners alike. Emerging from Routledge’s longstanding commitment to auto/biography studies, this series makes a substantial contribution to the burgeoning global study of lives and life stories. 

  • A Poetics of Arabic Autobiography

    Between Dissociation and Belonging, 1st Edition

    By Ariel M. Sheetrit

    This book examines the poetics of autobiographical masterpieces written in Arabic by Leila Abouzeid, Hanan al-Shaykh, Samuel Shimon, Abd al-Rahman Munif, Salim Barakat, Mohamed Choukri and Hanna Abu Hanna. These literary works articulate the life story of each author in ways that undermine the…

    Hardback – 2020-03-19 
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  • Multilingual Life Writing by French and Francophone Women

    Translingual Selves, 1st Edition

    By Natalie Edwards

    This volume examines the ways in which multilingual women authors incorporate several languages into their life writing. It compares the work of six contemporary authors who write predominantly in French. It analyses the narrative strategies they develop to incorporate more than one language into…

    Hardback – 2019-10-21
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  • The Autobiography Effect

    Writing the Self in Post-Structuralist Theory, 1st Edition

    By Dennis Schep

    Since the advent of post-structuralism, various authors have problematized the modern conception of autobiography by questioning the status of authorship and interrogating the relation between language and reality. Yet even after making autobiography into a theoretical problem, many of these…

    Hardback – 2019-07-30
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  • Research Methodologies for Auto/biography Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Douglas, Ashley Barnwell

    This collection of short essays provides a rigorous, rich, collaborative space in which scholars and practitioners debate the value of different methodological approaches to the study of life narratives and explore a diverse range of interdisciplinary methods. Auto/biography studies has been one of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-18
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  • Inscribed Identities

    Life Writing as Self-Realization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joan Ramon Resina

    Autobiography is a long-established literary modality of self-exposure with commanding works such as Augustine’s Confessions, Rousseau’s book of the same title, and Salvador Dalí’s paradoxical reformulation of that title in his Unspeakable Confessions. Like all genres with a distinguished career,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-17
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