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19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
AALITRA Review     Open Access  
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Litteraria Rossica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae     Open Access  
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Akademos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Amasya Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
América sin Nombre     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Ao Pé da Letra     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
arcadia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archivum     Open Access  
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asiatic : IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ateneo Korean Studies Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Slavonic and East European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Barnelitterært forskningstidsskrift     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BASINDO : Jurnal Kajian Bahasa, Sastra Indonesia, dan Pembelajarannya     Open Access  
Belas Infiéis     Open Access  
Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Yaşayan Diller Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 150)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin De L' Association Thaïlandaise Des Professeurs de Français     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access  
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de Narratologie     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’Études Germaniques     Open Access  
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers d’Études sur la Représentation     Open Access  
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
caleidoscópio: linguagem e tradução     Open Access  
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Chinese Semiotic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Chinese Studies Journal     Open Access  
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencies. Cartafueyos Asturianos de Ciencia y Teunoloxía     Open Access  
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access  
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Con Texte     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Consonanze     Open Access  
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Criando     Open Access  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultura de la República : Revista de Análisis Crítico (CRRAC)     Open Access  
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diagonal : Zeitschrift der Universität Siegen     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Diciottesimo Secolo : Rivista della Società Italiana di Studi sul Secolo XVIII     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Didactique, Sciences Cognitives et Littérature     Open Access  
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Dixit     Open Access  
Diyalog Interkulturelle Zeitschrift Für Germanistik     Open Access  
Doblele : Revista de lengua y literatura     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi GÜZEL SANATLAR FAKÜLTESİ (Yedi)     Open Access  
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-TEALS: an e-journal of Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)

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ISSN (Print) 0162-4962 - ISSN (Online) 1529-1456
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  • Editors' Notes
    • Abstract: In this issue we present the third installment of Biography's International Year in Review, a collection of short essays discussing publications in memoir, autobiography, biography, and other forms of life writing in the previous year across a wide range of countries and regions. As in the past, a few contributors aim for a broad overview, but most focus on a selection of texts that represent a notable trend or reflect the author's particular interests. With last year's collection (vol. 40, no. 4) we increased the number of contributions, extended our coverage of Europe and South America, and included essays from Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America. This year the number of essays has grown from twenty-two to ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
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  • Essays as Life Writing: The Year in Australia
    • Abstract: Germaine Greer's essay On Rape (2018) was always supposed to provoke. Commissioned by Melbourne University Press as part of its On monograph series of novella-length essays—"little books on big ideas" that "pairs Australia's leading thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life"—On Rape was billed by its publisher as a conversation changer. Greer, a public figure with a decades-long career and profile in feminist politics, was positioned as an interventionist polemicist. "It's time," declares the text's blurb, "to re-think rape." On Rape was marketed as a fresh perspective from a well-known authority. When the essay was published in September 2018, however, Greer was dropped from scheduled ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
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  • The Tercentenary of Maria Theresa (1717–1780): The Year in Austria
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    • Abstract: Maria Theresa, ruler of the Habsburg Empire from 1740 until her death in 1780, was a remarkable historical character in many respects. She was the first female sovereign of a multicultural and multilingual dominion that stretched from Belgium all the way to Transylvania and Galicia in modern-day Romania and Ukraine. Her life saw the beginning transition of a deeply heterogeneous assemblage of individual states, largely based on feudal traditions, into a political entity in its own right. At the same time, she was married to Francis Stephen, Grand Duke of Tuscany, who became Holy Roman Emperor in 1745, the elected ruler—albeit with limited political powers—over a territory that roughly encompassed the then ... Read More
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  • The Brazilian "I/Eye" at the IABA Global Conference: The Year in Brazil
    • Abstract: At the Sixth IABA Conference in 2008, Philippe Lejeune posed a seemingly enigmatic question: "Is the I international'" The conundrum was only apparent. Illustrating with his personal and professional experience, Lejeune offered a glimpse of the trajectory of autobiography studies from "colonization," as considered by Georges Gusdorf in 1956, to "globalization," being discussed in 2008. Core to his reflections was the inquiry into whether translations of critical texts and original works compensate for linguistic insufficiencies and whether some life experiences could cross borders more easily than narratives attached to national or historical realities. Although now we approach autobiographical narratives from the ... Read More
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  • Musicians' Lives and National Identity: The Year in Canada
    • Abstract: A notable trend this year in Canadian life writing has been the proliferation of texts by and about Canadian musicians. Canadians have been the subjects, writers, and directors of powerful music biographies, memoirs, and documentary films. This year also saw the culmination of one of the most significant music life writing events in Canadian history—the death from terminal brain cancer of Gord Downie, lead singer of the iconic Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, and the publication of numerous texts by and about Downie composed in the final year of his life and immediately after. Here I consider several music life narratives of significance: Measha Brueggergosman's Something is Always on Fire, Tom Wilson's ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
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  • Independent Biographical Documentaries: The Year in China
    • Abstract: Recently, the number of independent documentaries has grown rapidly in China. In the 1990s, independent documentaries usually focused on life and social problems at the bottom of society, reflecting the producers' personal concerns and suspicions about mainstream presentations of reality. These early independent documentaries, however, were supplements to mainstream documentaries, and mostly coarse productions, with barely sufficient narrative or editing skills, and little public influence. Many of them also had very limited releases, appearing in the cinema for only one day due to their unattractiveness. Recently, however, several independent biographical documentaries represent a major advance in the field ... Read More
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  • Testigo de barbarie y resistencia: El año en Colombia
    • Abstract: Witness of Resistance and Barbarity: The Year in ColombiaThe cultural event of 2018 in Colombia was, without a doubt, the awarding of the National Prize of Photography to Jesús Abad Colorado. This is not just another award for the photographer, who shuns the label of war reporter in favor of being called "The Witness"—a witness to the barbarity, the mourning of victims, and the destruction of the environment. Most importantly, this award celebrates the construction of a systematic visual archive of historical memory that portrays the violences that have ravaged the country for the last twenty-five years, at least. It is, as such, an event steeped not only in culture but also in politics, history, and ethics.Al ... Read More
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  • Life Writing's Coming of Age: The Year in Estonia
    • Abstract: In a 2011 overview of prose fiction in Estonia, Jan Kaus, a well-known Estonian novelist and literary critic "cautiously propose[s]" that "life writing may be past its prime" ("Mina ja maailm" 411). Since in annual overviews of literary output, discussions of life writing never appear independently (as life writing is not regarded to be of sufficient literary importance), Kaus's comment indicates that life writing is at least circling on the margins of Estonian literary landscapes. Although Kaus focuses on several autobiographical texts that he rates among noteworthy literary achievements of the year, a sense of relief and anticipation of the reduced prominence of life writing in the future can be detected in his ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
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  • The Ghosts of World War II: The Year in France
    • Abstract: France is no country for grand old men. The first remarkable event of the year in France in the field of life writing was no doubt the publication of Alain's diaries: Journal inédit 1937–1950. Alain is the pen name of Émile-Auguste Chartier (1868–1951), a French philosopher who has become less well-known in recent years, but who had been a role model of sorts for intellectuals like Raymond Aron, Georges Canguilhem, Julien Gracq, André Maurois, or Simone Weil, and who remained a favorite of lycée classes in philosophy and literature until the 1980s at least. The discovery of his diaries came as a shock, because in them Alain very frankly reveals his anti-Semitism: on January 28, 1938, he wrote, "Je voudrais bien ... Read More
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  • Selves and Identities in the Arabian Gulf: The Year in the Gulf
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    • Abstract: The Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates), the historical Arabian Gulf States, constitute some of the fastest-changing geopolitical landscapes in the world. Following the extraction of oil in the 1950s, the region experienced a major economic boom fueling dramatic sociocultural and demographic transformations: fast-paced globalization; large-scale interventions in indigenous ecosystems; the rise of desert metropolises like Dubai, Riyadh, and Doha; the influx of a working expatriate population forming a very significant numerical presence next to the local, national communities; along with, more recently, the push for the diversification of ... Read More
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  • What the Stars Tell: The Year in India
    • Abstract: Four Bollywood stars—three established and one "moderately famous," as she describes herself—contributed to the genre of star auto/biographies in India in 2017–18: Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Karan Johar, and Soha Ali Khan. Two of the books list co-authors, although the extent of the collaborations is unspecified. As befits the star memoir or biography, each text is interspersed with photographs of the star's illustrious family, the star in the company of other celebrities, and occasionally film posters or stills. These books include a considerable amount of family history, which in all cases is also a history of Bollywood's top film-families. They offer glimpses into scandals, rumors, and individual moments of ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
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  • Biographies from the Alps to Capri: The Year in Italy
    • Abstract: There is a double advantage in reading Italian biographies published this past year. Not only discovering Italian lives, but also undertaking a virtual trip through "lived" Italian places. It happens in any biographical piece, but this year Italian writing seems to have been strongly landscape-based. In this article, I follow a peculiar path according to an itinerary through the "where of life." Far from being mere settings of life stories, these "where" become metonymies in the hands of the autobiographers, or, as James Olney would say, "metaphors of lives," place-metaphors. An island as youth, a mountain as passion, cities as homes or jails, a factory as a collective experience, a marble quarry as the forge of ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
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  • Emergent Subjectivities: The Year in Korea
    • Abstract: Some of the most significant additions to life writing works published lately in South Korea include representations of marginalized subjects in society, such as the sick, the queer, and North Korean defectors, joining those familiar texts featuring well-known politicians and celebrities and ordinary individuals, including those of the working class. Political memoirs, such as Ko Kŏn hoegorok: Kongin ŭi kil (2017) by Ko Kŏn, prime minister of Korea from 1997 to 1998 and then from 2003 to 2004, and Yi Hoe-ch'ang hoegorok: Chŏngch'iin ŭi kil (2017) by Yi Hoe-ch'ang, one of the presidential candidates from 1997 to 2007, still tend to fill up the shelves of the bookstores and other marketplaces online and off each ... Read More
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  • Archiving the Political, Narrating the Personal: The Year in Lebanon
    • Abstract: The year 2017 was the centenary of the controversial Balfour Declaration, and 2018 marked the seventieth year since the partitioning of Palestine and the historic Nakba prefiguring the creation of the State of Israel. These anniversaries occasioned several literary events in Lebanon—memoir launches, online biography releases, and the publication of interdisciplinary archival personal narratives. In addition, the literary timeline that extended toward the end of 2018 featured storytelling events rewriting, narrating, and (re)presenting transgender lives in Beirut, as well as an outpouring of feminist biographies, oral histories, and personal narratives, both by new and established woman writers.Reja-e Busailah's ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Politics and Violence: The Year in Mexico
    • Abstract: There were several new biographies, autobiographies, and testimonial narratives published in Mexico this past year. It would be impossible to discuss all of them in this brief piece, so I have selected a few to consider. Because I am a historian and therefore find certain kinds of stories more attractive, the four books discussed fall into the category of historical biography. However, I have to qualify that none of the books conform totally to the type.Biographies of politicians are perhaps standard fare for historians. Thus, Daniela Spencer's book on Vicente Lombardo Toledano, En combate: La vida de Lombardo Toledano, comes as no surprise. Lombardo Toledano was a labor leader who rose from a secondary position in ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mediators as the Subject of Dutch Biography: The Year in the Netherlands
    • Abstract: On September 18, 2018, the biannual Dutch Biography Prize was awarded to Onno Blom's biography of the author Jan Wolkers. The list of submissions for the prize is a good way to look at the state of the art in Dutch biography. Using a broad concept of biography, one can say that no fewer than two original Dutch biographies are published every week. We will surely miss one or two, but for the Biography Prize the jury could choose from a list of 171 entries, all published in the last two years. What kind of books are these and what tendencies can be found in them'After taking a quick look at the list of nominees for the Dutch Biography Prize, a few developments immediately come to the fore. Apart from who is chosen as ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Voices against Erasure, Loss, and Dehumanization: The Year in Palestine
    • Abstract: Rooted in the land just like other Indigenous populations who have endured settler colonialism, Palestinians use different venues to humanize their struggle for freedom and equal rights. From popular resistance and international solidarity activism to textual and visual productions, they share their voices and hopes with the world. More specifically, in life narratives published between 2017 and 2018, Palestinians speak with urgency. The individuals who populate the life narratives I survey in this essay remember the physical loss of historical Palestine and draw attention to numerous barriers that stand between them and their right to return to and inhabit the land. Their voices attest to their ongoing collective ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Time of Great Biographies—Gombrowicz and Herbert: The Year in
           Poland
    • Abstract: The past several years in Poland have been a time of monumental biographies of Polish writers, beginning in 2010 with Artur Domosławski's Kapuściński non-fiction, a 605-page biography of Ryszard Kapuściński, world-renowned reporter and essayist. A 959-page biography of Czesław Miłosz, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980, appeared in the following year, penned by Andrzej Franaszek. A common feature of these biographies is not only their considerable size but also a new way of describing the lives of outstanding figures, in which unknown or little-known facts from both their public as well as private lives play a crucial role, which in the case of Kapuściński's biography even led to a lawsuit by the ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "No Coward Soul is Mine": The Year in Portugal
    • Abstract: If you are not a famous football player, involved in a political or private scandal, or recovering from cancer, your autobiography will surely fail to make any bestseller list in Portugal. It is not only the general public who is disinterested in everyday life stories; Portuguese academe also appears reluctant to embrace life writing as a legitimate field of study, which explains the few publications and projects available for consideration this year.However, a closer look at the publication spectrum suggests that life stories associated with the two World Wars (in particular, Portuguese overseas war memories) have become a popular topic for the general public. Perhaps the topic's popularity is directly correlated ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Auto/Biography After Disaster: The Year in Puerto Rico
    • Abstract: How do I mark myself safe or ask if someone else is safe during a disaster' When you receive a notification from Facebook asking if you're safe, tap Tell Friends You're Safe.On September 20, 2017, Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico and ravaged the island. The rising temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean—created by a continued dedication to producing fossil fuels despite the severity of the environmental crisis in the Anthropocene Era—triggered several large-scale hurricanes in the 2017 and 2018 storm seasons. Puerto Rico's colonial status as a territory of the United States, however, has generated a second, human-made humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the hurricane. In a series of moves by the US ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cultural Figures and the Biographical Turn: The Year in Romania
    • Abstract: Life writing continues to be published steadily in Romania, although there seems to have been a slight decrease in titles this year. Even with the decrease in printed works, some diaries and biographies were bestsellers and attracted significant attention. In terms of thematic focus, the inquiry into the recent past (mostly the twentieth century, with the turbulent interwar years and the communist era dominating) via auto/biographical work, the lives of cultural figures, past and present, and stories of well-known Romanian exiles represent again, like in the previous years, the leading directions. Such continuity, which at times leads to predictability, is further reinforced by the publishers' portfolios, which ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Born-Frees" on South Africa's Memory Traps: The Year in South Africa
    • Abstract: Can an entire community, or country, be trapped by its own memories' For a society like South Africa—a country that is still struggling with the legacy of apartheid, rising rates of concentrated poverty, the slow pace of the ANC's economic reforms, xenophobic or Afrophobic violence, and a poorly funded education system—the answer might be "yes." At least, in part, this is the sense one gets in reading Clinton Chauke's Born in Chains: The Diary of and Angry 'Born-free' and Malaika wa Azania's Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation. In this review I focus on Chauke's diary, as well as recent developments in the new black consciousness movement in postapartheid South Africa, exploring how the ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Auto/Biography and Conflict: The Year in Spain
    • Abstract: It is little wonder that the majority of auto/biographical narratives in Spain published from mid-2017 to mid-2018 deal with "the Catalan question." A political conflict that has been latent for decades—some might say centuries—in Spain, it is part of our collective memory and national consciousness. Catalonia has become an unavoidable but thorny issue lately, with increasingly polarized views that may turn rather violent, of which there is already sad proof on both sides.One of the most striking examples of this subgenre is Peláez Viñas's El procés explicat als idiotes, roughly translated into English as "the procés for dummies," a graphic memoir of the four months that the movement for independence in Catalonia ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "The necessary disloyalty": The Year in the UK
    • Abstract: Chris Kraus's After Kathy Acker: A Biography, which I wrote about for this feature last year, has been self-consciously used as part of the framework of some of this year's most high-profile works of life writing. Olivia Laing, author of three works of nonfiction including the autobiographically essayistic account of art and loneliness The Lonely City, is the most direct example. In a review of After Kathy Acker in The Guardian, she regretted that Kraus had not made more of her own place in the story, but praised the "real wit and beauty" with which she told it, "understanding without pandering to the painfully high stakes of her identity games." Thirty days earlier, Laing had used Twitter to announce that she had ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • #MeToo and the Memoir Boom: The Year in the US
    • Abstract: In October 2017, the massive online sharing of the hashtag #MeToo placed sexual violence at the forefront of a global reckoning with misogyny and the institutions that enable it.1 Tapping into personal and cultural histories of suffering, resistance, and survival, #MeToo offered the promise of identification and affiliation to those entering self-representation through the survivor's signature. As an example of interpellation, #MeToo underscores the importance of an emergent culture of witness in hailing survivors into testimonial agency, rather than shaming and silencing them. As an invitation to take up that agency in life writing, #MeToo opens a new chapter in how writers will expand the archive of ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • American Biography: The Year in the US
    • Abstract: Biography suffers from what I am going to call the significant subject syndrome. Choose to write about an American president, especially for a trade house or a prestigious university press, and you are automatically accorded due deference in The New York Times and other major publications. Over the last publishing season well-received biographies of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, by John A. Farrell and Bob Spitz, join other recent presidential narratives of Grant and Nixon by Ron Chernow and Evan Thomas. The demand for such reassessment is insatiable. But even if the president is Calvin Coolidge—not one of the top-tier choices for biographers—you will find the book in an airport bookshop, as I did, when it was ... Read More
      Keywords: Australia; Austria; Maria Theresa,; Biography as a literary form; IABA Conference; Autobiography; Rock musicians; Canada; Documentary films; China; Photojournalists; War photography; Documentary photography; Photojournalism; Political violence; Kaus,
      PubDate: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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