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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
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  
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  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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: 4)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 120)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     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: 12)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de Narratologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
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: 1)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access  
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
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  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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)
Doblele : Revista de lengua y literatura     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: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Educación, Lenguaje y Sociedad     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
En Líneas Generales     Open Access  
Encyclopedia     Open Access  
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Englisia Journal     Open Access  
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Entrevous : Littérature organique     Full-text available via subscription  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Number of Followers: 17  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0162-4962 - ISSN (Online) 1529-1456
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  • Editor’s Note
    • Abstract: This issue of Biography is the first to combine open-forum articles with a guest-edited cluster of essays on a particular theme. The result is a collection richly varied in terms of topic, methodology, form, and geography, with contributions dealing with life writing in Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, the UK, and the US.The four pieces gathered in the cluster “On Prince: A Labor of Love, Loss, and Freedom” represent something of a departure for the journal. They are all deeply personal responses to the legendary performer’s passing in April 2016, each offering a finely tuned testimony to Prince’s particular influence on the writer’s life. Engaging race, gender, sexuality, age, desire, grief, joy, and community as ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lyric Acknowledgments
    • Abstract: Biography would like to thank Alfred Music and Hal Leonard for the permission to reprint Prince lyrics in this issue. See below for titles, writer credits, and copyright notices.Composed by PRINCE with LEVI SEACER, JR. and TONY M.Copyright © 1992 NPG PUBLISHING and MICHAEL ANTHONY MUSICAll Rights for MICHAEL ANTHONY MUSIC Administered by WB MUSIC CORP.All Rights for NPG PUBLISHING Administered by UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUPAll Rights ReservedUsed by Permission of ALFRED MUSICWords and Music by PrinceCopyright © 1984 NPG PUBLISHINGAll Rights Controlled and Administered by UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP.All Rights Reserved Used by PermissionReprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard LLCWords and Music by Prince, Lisa Coleman, Matthew ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: On Prince: A Labor of Love, Loss, and Freedom
    • Abstract: I’ve been thinking a lot about pain management lately, or how we, as Black people, manage pain—individually and in community. How we manage centuries of pain, trauma, and loss (joy, as well), and how that affects who we are. How those histories, collective traumas, and experiences translate to our everyday experience and understanding of who we are as a “people.” And how do we organize to manage our pain' Do we come together or stay in the silent, solo spaces many of us hold onto' Perhaps, more importantly, what or who helps us manage pain' Soothes us and our souls' Acts as medicine so that we can carry on to the next day' Acts as medicine so that we can finally be free.When I think about these questions, my mind ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Prince and the Erotics of Democracy
    • Abstract: Black American music, as we know it, was born in rebellion and horror, fantasy and desire, slave camps and starships, ring shouts and juke joints, barrel-houses, barber shops, and buckets of blood.We hear the background radiation. We hear the sonic refusal of Black Civilizations to submit to the Barbarian delusion: their unfulfilled wish- projection that several millennia of African cunning and cosmology had somehow wound up bereft of human features.No Gods, no memory, no love, no history, culture, or intellects.Ha. As if, only.In his visionary and prophetic 1903 essay collection The Souls of Black Folk, W. E. B. Du Bois identifies the earliest genre of those sonic refusals as “The Sorrow Songs.” Du Bois rightly ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Obituarizing Black Maleness, Obituarizing Prince
    • Abstract: On April 21, 2016, I was leaving a three-hour graduate seminar on Atlantic slavery when I noticed multiple voicemails, text messages, and emails from my editors at the Guardian. I had already spent enough time steeped in Black death for a day, but while I had been in class, the Purple One had passed away.Prince Nelson Rogers had already given us a scare when his plane made an emergency landing a few days before. But this time the Kid danced offstage for good, leaving our world a little less colorful, a little less soulful—and a lot lonelier. In both my journalism and academic writing lives, I deal with race, Black culture, and sexuality, but the temporalities couldn’t be more different. It is possible to work on an ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Prince, Queerness, and the Both/And of “Or”
    • Abstract: First some context:I dropped out of college in the middle of senior year because I wanted to be a writer. I was lucky enough to see that dream through, becoming a music journalist, reviewing records and concerts, interviewing musicians, and trying to dig beyond the surface of celebrity and stardom to locate how they did the things they did, played the notes they played, and wrote the lyrics they sang. The highlight of that life: traveling to Paisley Park to interview Prince as he put the finishing touches on his Diamonds and Pearls album. That weekend in Minnesota I knew I was joining a very small fraternity of post-Purple Rain–era music journalists; Prince had stopped doing press, allowing his music and shows to ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Keywords: Light Skin-ded Free Black Sex, Girlfriend
    • Abstract: The death of Prince Rogers Nelson was devastating for me. It was like losing a family member, which is one of the first things I said when I was able to stop crying. Not like a freak out, what some might call hysterical, cry, but one that was deep, aching, and ongoing. It was a deep ache because it took me back to another deep ache, as music often does, to one of those defining moments as a young woman: the time when I had a tight group of young women friends, all of us teenagers, when the line between friendship, sisterhood, love, and attraction overlapped. A time before I came out as queer but felt like these women really knew me. And they did, a huge feat in my mostly white hometown, my mostly white family (in ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Self-Narratives on Social Networks: Trans-Platform Stories and
           Facebook’s Metamorphosis into a Postmodern Semiautomated Repository
    • Abstract: In recent years narratology studies that specifically concentrate on processes of identity construction and self-reflective writing (such as diaries and autobiographies) have gone from focusing on big life stories—long, retrospectively written accounts (Freeman)—to small stories—fragmented ongoing talks-in-interaction (Georgakopoulo; Bamberg). This change is due to the fact, as Michael Bamberg suggests, that “to stumble upon someone recounting his/her whole life from a distant past to the present moment is an extremely rare occurrence” (109). By contrast, the mundanity inherent in “small stories”—from face-to-face interviews to phone calls, emails, and chats—makes them virally widespread and provides valuable ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “More National (to Ireland) than Personal”: James Prior’s Life of
           Oliver Goldsmith (1837)
    • Abstract: In 1837 James Prior, an Irish-born naval surgeon whose well-received biography of Edmund Burke had appeared in 1824, published a biography of Oliver Goldsmith. Like the Memoir of the Life and Character of Edmund Burke, Prior’s Life of Oliver Goldsmith was generally well received. Among the praise, however, were a few demurrals, most notably from John Forster in The Examiner. Forster criticized Prior for what he considered his pedantic accumulation of detail. Prior, Forster wrote, “wanders away from his subject at every second or third page” (Review 819). When Prior did return to Goldsmith, there were rewards for the reader, and Forster admitted to feeling “sincere gratification” by the time he reached the end of ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “The Experience Being My Own”: Identifying Life Writing in Plays by
           Canadian Veterans of the Great War
    • Abstract: Some 630,000 Canadian soldiers served in the Great War between 1914 and 1919, of whom fewer than two thousand are known to have published some form of life writing after their return. In The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs, Brian Tennyson lists 1,885 texts—memoirs, autobiographies, letters, diaries, poems, short stories, and novels—in his exhaustive list of life writing from the war. Tennyson makes the point that he included novels and poems (he does not explicitly mention plays, although there are two in his list) “on the grounds that they also constitute a creative form of memoir of their author’s war-time experiences” (xxv). These plays, and more that he does not list, are anomalous ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “A Very Strange Relationship”: Life Writing, Overwriting, and the
           Scandal of Biography in the Gordimer-Roberts Affair
    • Abstract: Thus we have the thickest volumes on some of the strangest subjects.On the back cover of Ronald Suresh Roberts’s biography of the South African novelist and Nobel laureate in literature there appears, instead of the usual blurbs, an image of a Sunday Times poster. “gordimer bans book” reads the headline that appeared, the caption explains, “days after Nadine Gordimer attempted to stop the publication of No Cold Kitchen, August 11, 2004.” Like so much else in this book, the various components that make up the paratext are in an odd and dissonant relation to each other. Below the photograph is an excerpt from a letter that Gordimer wrote to Roberts dated January 16, 2003, full of praise for his work in progress:The ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Here I Am”: Eliot, “Gerontion,” and the Great War
    • Abstract: Eliot’s “Gerontion” begins with a simple request, one that is implicit in all forms of life writing, that asks us to recognize the present being of the speaking I. “Here I am” (Eliot, “Gerontion” 31). But as the line shifts immediately to conjure up its “old man in a dry month” (“Gerontion” 31), the poem does everything it can, particularly through layers of irony and allusion, to mitigate against, or at least greatly complicate, the autobiographical mode invited in those opening three syllables. Eliot’s consistent advice to readers of this famously difficult poem was that they should follow form not content. He pointed Mary Hutchinson, probably the poem’s first reader, to its allusive nature when he boasted on ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Private Jefferson: Perspectives from the Collections of the
           Massachusetts Historical Society by Henry Adams, Peter S. Onuf, Andrea
           Wulf (review)
    • Abstract: The Private Jefferson: Perspectives from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society stars an important collection of Jefferson documents, and they are given fine treatment here. The publication coordinated with the exhibition The Private Jefferson: From the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, which opened at the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) in 2016 and has been traveling since. Bolstered by supporting text and large images, this catalog is a worthy addition to the Jefferson bookshelf. It features a number of very important papers, including the Dunlap printing and a manuscript draft of the Declaration of Independence, as well as other documents that add depth to the vast pool ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Musical Biographies: The Music of Memory in Post-1945 German Literature by
           Michal Ben-Horin (review)
    • Abstract: This book investigates musically mediated responses to the “catastrophe of the Second World War and the Nazi past” in German literature (1). The primary texts, whose respective publication dates span almost fifty years, are treated roughly chronologically. Although a number of authors and texts are discussed throughout this study, its core consists of four full chapters, each devoted to a single author: Thomas Mann, Günter Grass, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Thomas Bernhard. With the exception of the Bernhard chapter, where two texts are examined in depth, each chapter revolves around a single work.In his introduction, and in search of a theoretical framework for the individual readings, Ben-Horin briefly reviews lines ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplines ed. by Franziska
           Gygax, Miriam A. Locher (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of essays discusses the way narratives are used and can be used in the medical field. The authors have a background in various disciplines, from the humanities to psychology and medicine. The wider context of the book is the emerging interest in how people live with and experience diseases. This interest is a result of a growing awareness of how patients’ experiences of their illnesses often affect both the course of the disease and the treatment. Both patients’ and doctors’ experiences are often expressed in stories, a fact that led to an interest in the relation between narrative and medicine in the 1980s. Today, medical doctors are oftentimes expected to listen to and take into account the ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Lives of Frederick Douglass by Robert S. Levine (review)
    • Abstract: From Joseph Hanno, a “Miserable African Just Going to Be Executed” in 1721 (Mather), through the first-person poetry of Phillis Wheatley, all the way up to Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father (1995), life writing has been integral to the African American literary tradition and to American culture more broadly. From the colonial period onward, narrated Black lives have mattered tremendously to American audiences. In early America, first-person Black subjects often stood as cautionary or inspiring exempla in narratives that joined the overlapping traditions of spiritual autobiography, criminal confession, and the picaresque. As the late Dickson D. Bruce, Jr., observed, these often ventriloquized accounts asserted ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age
           of Information by Eva Hemmings Wirtén (review)
    • Abstract: Eva Wirtén’s Making Marie Curie is a compact study of several aspects of Marie Curie’s life and career as a public figure rather than a biography of a scientist at work on her science. The book is concerned, in successive chapters (which might well have stood alone as journal articles) with four topics: 1) Curie’s writing of her own life, 2) her and her husband Pierre’s attitudes toward the ownership of their discoveries, especially radium, 3) the scandal surrounding Marie’s affair with Paul Langevin after Pierre’s death, and 4) Marie Curie’s role in the 1920s and 1930s in the League of Nations’ attempt to create an international standard for intellectual property pertaining specifically to scientists as creators ... Read More
      Keywords: Prince; African Americans; Delany, Samuel R.; Self; Goldsmith, Oliver,; Authors, Irish; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918; Jefferson, Thomas,; Music and literature; Douglass, Frederick,; Curie, Marie,
      PubDate: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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