Biography & Autobiography Products

  • Margery Kempe

    A Book of Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra J. McEntire

    Originally published in 1992, Margery Kempe looks at one of the most appealing mystics and pilgrims of 15th-century England. The book looks at Margery Kempe, and her book The Book of Margery Kempe, thought to be the first vernacular autobiography in medieval Britain. Original essays in the book…

    Hardback – 2019-07-09 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • How To Read A Diary

    Critical Contexts and Interpretive Strategies for 21st Century Readers, 1st Edition

    By Desiree Henderson

    How to Read a Diary is an expansive and accessible guidebook that introduces readers to the past, present, and future of diary writing. Grounded in examples from around the globe and from across history, this book explores the provocative questions diaries pose to readers: Are they private? Are…

    Paperback – 2019-07-01 

  • Research Methodologies for Auto/biography Studies

    1st Edition

    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 – 2019-05-01 

  • Mary Hays's 'Female Biography'

    Collective Biography as Enlightenment Feminism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Spongberg, Gina Luria Walker

    The essays included in Mary Hays’s Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries: Alphabetically Arranged (1803) emerge from the authors’ collaboration in producing the first modern edition of Hays’s work in the Chawton House Library Edition (2013,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-13 

  • Teaching Lives: Contemporary Pedagogies of Life Narratives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laurie McNeill, Kate Douglas

    The contemporary ‘boom’ in the publication and consumption of auto/biographical representation has made life narratives a popular and compelling subject for twenty-first century classrooms. The proliferation of forms, media, terminologies, and disciplinary approaches in a range of educational…

    Paperback – 2019-02-14

  • 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
    Routledge Auto/Biography Studies

  • Biofictional Histories, Mutations and Forms

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Lackey

    Biofiction, defined as literature that names its protagonist after an actual historical figure, first became popular in the 1930s, but over the last forty years it has become a dominant literary form. Prominent writers such as J.M. Coetzee, Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, Julia Alvarez, Peter…

    Paperback – 2019-01-14

  • Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art from North America

    1st Edition

    By Deena Rymhs

    Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art from North America explores mobility, spatialized violence, and geographies of activism in a diverse archive of literary and visual art by Indigenous authors and artists. Building on Raymond Williams’s observation that "traffic is not…

    Hardback – 2019-01-02
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

    1st Edition

    By Jo Manton

    First published in 1965. In 1865, a woman first obtained a legal qualification in this country as physician and surgeon. Elizabeth Garrett surprised public opinion by the calm obstinacy with which she fought for her own medical education and that of the young women who followed her. This full…

    Hardback – 2018-12-12
    Routledge Library Editions: Science and Technology in the Nineteenth Century

  • Life of Mendel

    1st Edition

    By Hugo Iltis

    First published in 1932. The widespread influence of Gregor Johann Mendel’s work and his own remarkable destiny combine to arouse interest in the personality and the life of this investigator who, little known in his lifetime, was one of the pioneers of science. This comprehensive biography of the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-12
    Routledge Library Editions: Science and Technology in the Nineteenth Century

  • The Mercurial Chemist

    A Life of Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Edition

    By Anne Treneer

    First published in 1963. Humphry Davy, knighted by the Prince Regent in 1812 for his contributions to science, and later created baronet for his invention of the miners’ safety lamp, was among the foremost European chemists in the early nineteenth century. Anne Treneer tells in full the story of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-12
    Routledge Library Editions: Science and Technology in the Nineteenth Century

  • G. W. M. Reynolds and His Fiction

    The Man Who Outsold Dickens, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Knight

    George Reynolds is arguably the most prolific of all nineteenth-century English novelists, reaching an enormous audience through his thirty-six novels. Often selling in very large numbers in weekly one-penny installments, his works were known as by the most popular English novelist ever. Yet today,…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

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