Feminism and Autobiography: Texts, Theories, Methods

Feminism and Autobiography: Texts, Theories, Methods

by Tess Coslett, Celia Lury, Penny Summerfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415232023

ISBN-13: 9780415232029

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415232029
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Transformations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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: Intersubjectivity 5. 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

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >