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19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
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)
Abusões     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 3)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 5)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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  
Amasya Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
América sin Nombre     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
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  
Ao Pé da Letra     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 15)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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)
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: 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: 5)
BASINDO : Jurnal Kajian Bahasa, Sastra Indonesia, dan Pembelajarannya     Open Access  
Belas Infiéis     Open Access  
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: 17)
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: 136)
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: 5)
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: 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: 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: 11)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’Études Germaniques     Open Access  
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
caleidoscópio: linguagem e tradução     Open Access  
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 17)
Chinese Semiotic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
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: 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)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     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: 8)
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: 3)
Criando     Open Access  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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)
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: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 35)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Écrire l'histoire     Open Access  
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
El Taco en la Brea     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  

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Biography
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.13
Number of Followers: 17  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0162-4962 - ISSN (Online) 1529-1456
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  • Editor's Note
    • Abstract: The format of this issue represents something of a departure for Biography. For many years we have published what we call "clusters" of essays focused on a particular theme alongside our individual open-forum articles. While our editorial staff typically determines the topics and invites the guest editors for our annual special issues, the cluster model gives us the opportunity to consider unsolicited proposals from colleagues who would like to present an edited collection of related essays to Biography's readership. In the past two years, we have received a number of compelling pitches, and for the first time we are running two clusters in the same issue. These projects have emerged within different geopolitical ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Freaky" Asian Americans, Hip-Hop, and Musical Autobiography: An
           Introduction
    • Abstract: Decades later I can still hear and feel the bass thumping against the metal door of a gym locker. Boom. Boom. Boom-boom-boom-boom-boom. While we change, the beat continues and one of the boys calls out in his best Luther Campbell1 voice, "Somebody say hey. …" In response, most of us yell back, "We want some pus*y," with the last word tailing off. We all know the song, but some of us don't know if we should say the last word, whether it's appropriate or permissible. It was 1988, and we weren't quite sure how openly and publicly nasty we could be, even within the confines of a high school locker room, or how much we could openly tap into our teenage toxic masculinity and misogyny. It felt like there was something ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Bad Gal" and the "Bad" Refugee: Refugee Narratives, Neoliberal Violence,
           and Musical Autobiography in Honey Cocaine's Cambodian Canadian Hip-Hop
    • Abstract: Honey Cocaine (government name Sochitta Sal) burst onto the hip-hop scene in 2012 with her remix of Chicago drill rapper Chief Keef's hit single "Love Sosa." Aptly titled "Love Coca," the music video of Honey Cocaine's remix garnered millions of views on YouTube and the attention of then-popular rapper Tyga (best known for his hit "Rack City"), who invited her to accompany him on his major tour in 2012 and offered a potential record deal with his label, Last Kings. Since then, Honey Cocaine has released numerous mix-tapes and EPs, the latest offering being The Gift Rap in 2015. Hailing from the low-income, majority-minority, immigrant Jane-Finch community in Toronto, the Cambodian Canadian emcee's style has been ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Redefined What is Meant to Be Divine: Prayer and Protest in Blue Scholars
    • Abstract: In the 2003 documentary Pass It Around, JoJo Gaon huddles together attendees of the first Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Spoken Word and Poetry Summit in 2001 in Seattle, Washington. JoJo is a main founder of isangmahal arts kollective (roughly translated from Filipino as "one love" arts kollective), a predominantly Filipino American group hosting the summit. Sporting a knitted kufi and a shirt with the word "Brown" on the front, George Quibuyen (aka Geo), a member of isangmahal, clasps his hands at his chin as if preparing for prayer. "The biggest fuckin' group hug you ever seen," Geo proclaims as the circle tightens. JoJo commends the group for taking back the streets, claiming space, and exploring the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Posse Cut as Autobiographical Utterance of Place in the Night
           Marchers' Three Dots
    • Abstract: Since its mythic inception in the abandoned Black and Brown boroughs of 1970s New York City to today's Asian and Pacific Islander neighborhoods of O'ahu, Hawai'i, Hip Hop speaks the lives of the marginalized.1 Turntablism, or the art of the DJ, is a fundamental aesthetic of hip-hop. With two turn-tables and a crossfader, a DJ is capable of layering very different songs, syncing them to the same tempo. While each audio track continues to play in its channel, the DJ seamlessly fades or quickly chops back and forth between them, forcing them to sound together. The DJ can set cue points across the two songs to continually skip forward and loop backward, editing and introducing new elements all while keeping a rhythm ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • (Re)Writing Contemporary Cantonese Heritage Language and Identity:
           Examining MC Jin's ABC Album
    • Abstract: Both coauthors of this essay remember the first time we heard ABC in 2007. While we could not articulate exactly how we felt in academic terms, there was something uniquely nostalgic, funny, and stirring about the songs that really pulled at us as second-generation, Cantonese-speaking Chinese Americans. Since then, our academic trajectories have become more defined and developed, but our connection to MC Jin's work has persisted. We bought his albums and played them in our cars. We quoted his songs incessantly to our family members and fellow American-born Chinese friends. We even attended a benefit show he was emceeing. The opportunity to combine our research backgrounds in sociolinguistics and Asia Pacific/Asian ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Narrating Failure: MC Jin's Return to Rap in the United States
    • Abstract: In April 2014, Chinese American rapper MC Jin was the opening speaker of the TEDxUCSD talk series. MC Jin's talk, titled "In Search of the Chinese Kid Who Raps," tells a meandering, self-reflective tale about the highs and lows of his life, including his meteoric rise to mainstream fame as one of the first Asian Americans signed to a major rap label, Ruff Ryders Entertainment, and his equally rapid descent to obscurity after the release of his first single, "Learn Chinese" (2004), and his first album, The Rest Is History (2004).1 He recalls the criticism that he perpetuated Asian stereotypes in "Learn Chinese," which Asian American audiences have often interpreted as not only one of the main reasons for his ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beats, Rhymes, and Life in the Ocean of Sound: An Object-Oriented
           Methodology for Encountering Rap Music
    • Abstract: Tricia Rose's Black Noise (1994) blazed a trail, documenting the means by which rap's "oral articulations are heavily informed by technological processes, not only in the way such oral traditions are formulated, composed, and disseminated, but also in the way orally based approaches to narrative are embedded in the use of the technology itself" (85). I am inspired by Rose's pioneering conception of rap as being neither purely linguistic nor purely musical and therefore not inherently textual. With her considerations of highly amplified bass frequencies, mixing strategies that place drums at the same level as vocals, intentional use of distortion and noise, and innovative uses of the turntable and the digital ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction to Political Biography in Literature and Cinema
    • Abstract: In his essay "The Profession and Vocation of Politics," Max Weber contends that three specific qualities are necessary for conducting politics—"passion, a sense of responsibility, judgement"—which charismatic leaders are expected to embody to exercise influence and lead a nation (352). This vision of a "leadership democracy" undergirds the writing of political biography and the making of political biopics, which play out the internal and external debates that arise in the course of a political career, confronting political deciders with strategic choices to be made at times of historical crisis. The collective memory of political figures rests on such iconic historical moments, visually and aurally preserved in ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • French Television and Political Biography
    • Abstract: When French television tackles biopics, it often favors and associates two domains: history and politics. This articulation is hardly surprising. Indeed, regarding history and its representations, Isabelle Veyrat-Masson says,La télévision s'est inventée en s'inspirant de ce qui l'avait précédé, comme toutes les formes culturelles, elle a rapidement cherché ses spécificités. Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, tout naturellement, elle voit dans l'Histoire une source d'inspiration dans laquelle, avant elle, la peinture, la littérature, le cinéma, la radio avaient trouvé des sources d'inspiration.("La télévision à l'épreuve du biopic" 48)[The invention of television was inspired by what had preceded it, like all ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Recasting the Iron Lady into Flesh and Blood: Gender Performance and
           Politics in Three Thatcher Biopics
    • Abstract: Writing about the relationships between political power and cultural fantasies after Margaret Thatcher's second reelection as Prime Minister in 1987, Jacqueline Rose stated that Thatcher was "both a fantasy and a real event" (20). Thatcher has long been a source of fascination, arousing extreme feelings among people who continue either to love or loathe her in equal measure. Her state funeral in 2013 demonstrated how divisive the former British Prime Minister still was, with groups of people extolling her and her legacy while others celebrated her death with bonfires and satirical songs such as "Ding-dong! The Witch is Dead."In the preface to his recent biography for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Writing the Life of Ronald Reagan: An Impossible Mission'
    • Abstract: The present reflection on Ronald Reagan as a biographical subject started in 2011, when French publisher Perrin asked me to write a biography of the fortieth president of the United States. Reagan is one of the most recognizable American names in France, even though most people do not really know how Ronald Reagan became president and what he actually did in the White House. Very few books have been written in French about him. With this biography, Perrin—which specializes in history books—wanted to fill this historiographical gap.From the get-go, writing a biography of Reagan seemed an enterprise fraught with difficulties beyond the traditional wrangling of the academic world on the ideological status of political ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Political Biography to Political Event: The Daens Myth in Literature
           in Cinema
    • Abstract: In 2017, Cinematek, the Royal Film Archive of Belgium, restored Daens, a 1992 biopic directed by Stijn Coninx about the Belgian priest and politician Adolf Daens (1839–1907). Cinematek's presentations of restored films are mostly cinephile events that are rather limited in scale and scope. The restored version of Daens, however, premiered in September 2017 at the popular Ostend Film Festival, after which it was screened on October 16, 2017, exactly twenty-five years after the film's original Belgian release, in ten multiplexes across Flanders, the northern, Dutch-speaking region of Belgium.1 Both the restoration process and the rerelease of Daens attracted a great deal of press coverage, which says something about ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Political Life Writing in the Pacific: Reflections on Practice ed. by Jack
           Corbett and Brij V. Lal (review)
    • Abstract: The common quip that all politics are local is surely as true across Oceania's lifeworlds as elsewhere. Political phenomena occur in and through the lives of particular persons in the crispness of their heres and nows. For those not present to places and moments in which something emerged and became impactful, much of the political evanesces into the past and out of sight, below the threshold of awareness, scarcely available for reflection. This oversight can be as true for the architectonic developments of major political events as for the modest ebb and flow of experiences of power in the quick of the everyday. Moreover, given the limits of memory and the erosions of passing time, even key and keen observers to ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their by Leigh Gilmore
           (review)
    • Abstract: As the #MeToo hashtag began to go viral in October 2017, prompting an overdue reckoning with endemic sexual harassment and assault, memoirist Dorothy Allison's epigram resurfaced in my thoughts: "Two or three things I know for sure, and one is that I' d rather go naked than wear the coat the world has made for me" (71, emphasis in original). In its bold refusal to accept the weight of the world's judgment, Allison's telling of family sexual violence and class shame crystallizes the necessity—but also the riskiness—of survivors going public with their stories. While leaders of the #MeToo movement, including Black feminist organizer Tarana Burke, who coined the phrase for use by survivors in 2006, have been ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Picture Bride Stories by Barbara F. Kawakami (review)
    • Abstract: Picture Bride Stories, by Barbara Kawakami, is the culmination of nearly four decades of research on the lives of Issei women in Hawai'i. This text provides invaluable insight into the picture-bride practice in the early twentieth century, which involved immigrant workers marrying Japanese women on the recommendation of a matchmaker who exchanged photographs between the prospective bride and groom. Through interviews with these picture brides, Kawakami explores their motivations and experiences, as arranged marriages were not unusual in Japan, and women had different reasons for becoming picture brides. Kawakami's book represents an invaluable contribution to the history of Japanese Americans in Hawai'i because it ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses' Women and Jewish American
           Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs by Tahneer Oksman (review)
    • Abstract: Tahneer Oksman's engaging monograph explores the ways in which Jewish American women cartoonists express sexual difference in autobiographical forms that combine word and image. Her focus is on identity construction, drawing upon Stuart Charmé's anti-essentialist formulations of Jewishness to examine how contemporary artists reflexively map their journeys of self-revelation both diachronically and synchronically. The first chapter discusses the career to date of Aline Kominsky Crumb, the self-proclaimed "great-grandmother" of women's autobiographical comics (18). Kominsky Crumb began publishing in the early 1970s and is married to (non-Jewish) countercultural cartoonist, Robert Crumb, with whom she has occasionally ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Gendered Testimonies of the Holocaust Writing Life by Petra M. Schweitzer
           (review)
    • Abstract: Within the voluminous field of Holocaust testimonial literature, Petra M. Schweitzer selected the theme of motherhood, which she explores in the Holocaust survivor writings of two male poets and three female memoirists. Instead of analyzing the entire corpus of each of these five authors, she picks up written texts she conceives as symbolic of motherhood. She has chosen to explore this particular literature and theme under the impact of the philosophies and writings of Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) and Emmanuel Levi-nas (1905–1995), to whose memory she dedicates her volume. Schweitzer was inspired mostly by Derrida's last testament from an interview he gave to Le Monde when he was terminally ill and confronting his ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age Survivors' Stories and New Media
           Practices by Jeffrey Shandler (review)
    • Abstract: At this hinge moment in history, when those who witnessed the Holocaust are dying and print is ceding ground to digital forms of information collection, preservation, and dissemination, Jeffrey Shandler's Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors' Stories and New Media Practices examines innovative intersections between media and memory. By situating Holocaust testimony within the purview of the digital humanities, Shandler explores how relationships between text and image, lived experience and language, and corporeality and technology influence our understanding of the past.Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age focuses on the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive (VHA). The ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Back to the Blanket: Recovered Rhetorics and Literacies in American Indian
           Studies by Kimberly G. Wieser (review)
    • Abstract: In her monograph Back to the Blanket, Kimberly Wieser takes on the difficult and challenging work of providing an overarching articulation of what "rhetoric" and communicative practices mean in Indigenous settings while at the same time making sure that individual community and cultural orientations to specific practices are not lost. Native American and Indigenous studies face the always-present risk of reproducing paracolonial academic systems through disciplinary divisions and hierarchies without producing work that makes a difference for Indigenous communities. In this context, Wieser's book is a call to decolonize and reclaim the concept of "rhetoric" for Indigenous studies, not just for the sake of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Corrigendum
    • Abstract: Hedley Twidle."'A Very Strange Relationship': Life Writing, Overwriting, and the Scandal of Biography in the Gordimer-Roberts Affair." Biography, vol 41, no 1, 2018,pp 99-115; first published April 2018;
      DOI 10.1353/bio.2018.0010; Project MUSE.Errors occurred in the original version of this essay. These errors, along with a description of their locations, are printed below along with the corrected sentences. An updated version of this text has replaced the original on Project MUSE.After the heading "Nadine and Ronald, 'Gordimer' vs. 'Roberts'":•Roberts's genealogy has been corrected: "A child of West Indian and Indo-Malaysian parents, Roberts grew up in Trinidad and attended Oxford's Balliol College on the same ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nadine Gordimer and the Vices of Biography: A Reply to Hedley Twidle
    • Abstract: Books returned by a native messenger must be properly wrapped up.Controversial, uneven and occasionally brilliant biography of Gordimer. Use with care.As Hedley Twidle corrects my "biographical demeanor" (108) and maps my "coordinates" to "capture" my lopsided ethics (94), he expands the contemporary archive of "redhibitory vice," the concept that Patricia J. Williams critiqued from the first page of The Alchemy of Race and Rights. Such vice entitles a purchaser to return defective merchandise, Williams explains, including a slave deemed crazy for constantly running away, or (per Twidle), "a life writing project that slips its moorings and runs out of control" (92).Twidle uncritically recites the xenophobic ... Read More
      PubDate: 2018-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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