Representing lives : women and auto/biography / edited by Alison Donnell and Pauline Polkey

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Subjects: English prose literature--Women authors--History and criticism--Congresses
Autobiography--Women authors--Congresses
American literature--Women authors--History and criticism--Congresses
Women--Biography--History and criticism--Congresses
Women and literature--Congresses
Self in literature--Congresses
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xxxiv, 300 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: List of Figures
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction / Alison Donnell, Pauline Polkey
Keynote Address 1
Is There Life in the Contact Zone? Auto/biographical Practices and the Field of Representation in Writing Past Lives / Liz Stanley 3
Pt. I. Placing the Subject 31
First Person Suspect, or, the Enemy Within ... / Julia Swindells 33
Korean American National Identity in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee / Helena Grice 43
Mary Kingsley: the Female Ethnographic Self in Writing / Lynnette Turner 53
Pt. II. Revising Genres 63
Traps Slyly Laid: Professing Autobiography in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig / R. J. Ellis 65
Lorine Niedecker: Auto/biography and Poetry / Lorna Jowett 77
Travel Writing as Autobiography: Rebecca West's Journey of Self-Discovery / Vesna Goldsworthy 87
'My Poor Private Voice': Virginia Woolf and Auto/biography / Anna Snaith 96
The Textual Contract: Distinguishing Autobiography from the Novel / Tonya Blowers 105
Pt. III. Staging the Self 117
Staging Our Selves / Elaine Aston 119
Performance and Pedagogy: the 'Signifying Monkey' and the Educative I/Eye / Nike Imoru 129
Viglen's Revenge / Alison Oddey 138
Pt. IV. (Auto)Biographical Representations 153
Tupperware Ladies: a Story of Women and Tupperware / Vanessa Gill-Brown 155
The Discourse of Selfhood: Oral Autobiographies as Narrative Sites for Constructions of Identity / Erzsebet Barat 165
From Shaping Imperialism to Sharing Imprisonment: the Politics of the Personal in South African Female Missionary Biography / Deborah Gaitskell 174
Constructing the Subject? Emmy Ball-Hennings's Autobiographical Texts / Christiane Schonfeld 187
Pt. V. Recovering Lives - Revising History 197
'My Mind on Paper': Anne Lister and the Construction of Lesbian Identity / Anira Rowanchild 199
Promoting Herself: the Representational Strategies of Georgina Weldon / Helen Nicholson 208
Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928): Suffragette, Militant Feminist and Champion of Womanhood / June Purvis 218
'The Narrow Margin of Long Days of Toil': Class and Education in the Writings of Ruth Slate / T. G. Ashplant 228
Pt. VI. Matrilineality 239
One, Two, Three: Sylvia Plath's Verse Dramas / Nicola Shaughnessy 241
Double Vision: Mother(s) in Simone De Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter and A Very Easy Death / Alison Fell 251
The Autobiographical Voice in Lily Braun's Fiction / Nicola Brice 260
Auto/biography/Auto-mythology: Mina Loy's Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose / Alex Goody 270
Index 281
Additional Authors: Donnell, Alison, 1966-
Polkey, Pauline, 1958-
Notes: LCCN: 99055929
ISBN: 0312226675 (cloth)
Papers presented at the conference Representing lives: women and auto/biography on July 23-25 1997 at Nottingham Trent University
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 42771281
ISBN/ISSN: 0312226675