Subjects -> HISTORY (Total: 1623 journals)
    - HISTORY (917 journals)
    - History (General) (57 journals)
    - HISTORY OF AFRICA (72 journals)
    - HISTORY OF ASIA (67 journals)
    - HISTORY OF AUSTRALASIA AREAS (10 journals)
    - HISTORY OF EUROPE (256 journals)
    - HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS (183 journals)
    - HISTORY OF THE NEAR EAST (61 journals)

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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Actas y Comunicaciones del Instituto de Historia Antigua y Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory : Journal for the History of Public Administration / Zeitschrift für     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
AIEMH : Revista de la Asociación Internacional para el Estudio de Manuscritos Hispánicos     Open Access  
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
albuquerque : revista de história     Open Access  
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription  
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 282)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anais do Museu Paulista : História e Cultura Material     Open Access  
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia Antigua, Medieval y Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, sectio F – Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario de la Escuela de Historia     Open Access  
Anuario del Centro de Estudios Históricos "Prof. Carlos S. A. Segreti"     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte     Open Access  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbeiderhistorie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumenta Historica     Open Access  
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 354)
Art History & Criticism     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atrio : Revista de Historia del Arte     Open Access  
Audens : revista estudiantil d'anàlisi interdisciplinària     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 5)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
BAETICA : Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bajo Guadalquivir y Mundos Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baroque     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BibNum     Open Access  
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Biuletyn Historii Wychowania     Open Access  
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 201)
Boom California     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
British Catholic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
British Journal for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
British Journal for the History of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Mycological Society Symposia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
BSAA arte     Open Access  
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos CERU     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
Cadernos de História UFPE     Open Access  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Camden Fifth Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Central European History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Church History : Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 84)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clío & Asociados : La Historia Enseñada     Open Access  
CLIO : Revista de Pesquisa Histórica     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Clio. Women, Gender, History     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cliodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Legal History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Connexe : Questioning Post-Communist Spaces     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Contemporary European History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Critical Historical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)

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           Translating No Friend but the Mountains

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      Abstract: After the publication of No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison (Picador, 2018) and the book being awarded the 2019 Victorian Prize for Literature, Behrouz Boochani and translator and collaborator Omid Tofighian (Farsi-English) were invited to speak at many festivals together, in addition to seminars, workshops, and other venues. A small number of events focused on translation, and in June 2019 Tofighian participated in two sessions at the Emerging Writers’ Festival in Melbourne, Australia. At the time Stephanie Bennett was the senior editor of RMIT’s magazine The Gazette and interviewed Tofighian.You’ve previously talked about your research into Behrouz’s writing style and conversations with him ... Read More
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           Innovation in Life Writing as a Transnational Intellectual Practice

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      Abstract: In what follows, I explore the unique circumstances of the production of No Friend but the Mountains and consider the absence from the narrative itself of the very technology that enabled the book’s writing.1 No Friend but the Mountains was largely written contemporaneously with the events it depicts—it is a powerful example of how narrative can be a means of making knowledge about an event as it unfolds. The complete absence of mobile phones from the story, then, makes a kind of strategic sense. Like the slave narratives published in North America to support the abolition of slavery, certain details must be left out of the narrative to protect the practices of resistance that still enable individuals to find ... Read More
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  • Autofiction, Autobiografiction, Autofabrication, and Heteronymity:
           Differentiating Versions of the Autobiographical

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      Abstract: The story so far: the term autofiction is said to have been coined by Serge Doubrovsky, who used it to describe his 1977 novel Fils, where he defines it—fairly broadly—as “Fiction, of strictly factual events and facts: autofiction, if you will” [Fiction, d’événements et de faits strictement réels; si l’on veut, autofiction].1 While initially associated with postmodernist French novelists such as Doubrovsky himself, Marguerite Duras, Annie Ernaux, Hervé Guibert, Marie Darrieussecq, or Catherine Millet, it has come to acquire a broader use, to describe various combinations of the autobiographical and the fictional. That broader use includes its Anglicized form, “autofiction,” reflecting the widespread appearance of ... Read More
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  • “This book belongs to”: Trauma, (Bio)Degradation, and the Law in
           Visual and Narrative Diaries

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      Abstract: “As soon as genre announces itself,” Jacques Derrida asserts in “The Law of Genre,” “one must respect a norm, one must not cross a line of demarcation, one must not risk impurity, anomaly or monstrosity. [. . .] This purity [. . .] is a law of the law of genre” (203–4). Phoebe Gloeckner’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2002) is a book that we might loosely call a graphic memoir, but that we might equally term, as others have, a bildungsroman, a work of fiction, a “feminist biography,” a work of “autographics”—Gillian Whitlock’s term for the “specific conjunctions of visual and verbal text in the genre of [comics] autobiography” (966)—or even “autobiofictionalography,” a term that calls “attention to the slippery ... Read More
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  • Metabiography: Reflecting on Biography by Caitríona Ní
           Dhúill (review)

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      Abstract: Metabiography: Reflecting on Biography is a new addition to Palgrave’s “Studies in Life Writing” series, edited by Clare Brant and Max Saunders. With its “emphasis on new and emergent approaches” in life writing, the series is a logical home for Caitríona Ní Dhúill’s book, which takes an enduring genre—biography—and approaches it in a new way. As the subtitle suggests, the book is both a reflection on debates about biography, as well as an attempt to offer some welcome theorizing via the term “metabiography.”To construct her theoretical framework, Ní Dhúill brings together Patricia Waugh’s work on metafiction with Hayden White’s influential and provocative Metahistory. She argues that taking the insights of these ... Read More
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  • Handbook of Autobiography/Autofiction Volume I: Theory and Concepts Volume
           II: HistoryVolume III: Exemplary Texts ed. by Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
           (review)

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      Abstract: A pile of three heavy volumes containing 2180 pages all together is in front of us: a handbook concerning the genre of autobiography. The sole editor is Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf, well-known and intellectually well-equipped in this field of research, though “familiar mainly with the Western tradition of the genre,” as she notes at the very beginning of her preface (xv). The overall organization of the vast matter follows the tradition of splitting the access into “Theory and Concepts” (Vol. I) and “History” (Vol. II), supplemented by “Exemplary Texts” (Vol. III), which is by far the largest volume, comprising some 900 pages, with the aim of considering “plurality and heterogeneity as something positive and thrilling” ... Read More
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  • Memory and Autobiography: Explorations at the Limits by Leonor Arfuch
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      Abstract: Leonor Arfuch is one of the most eminent and innovative Argentine thinkers in the field of memory studies. She has been recognized for a dozen original books in which she explores the meaning of interview and biography as genres, looks at expressions of collective and individual memory in autobiography, and ponders the politics of subjectivity in the writing of life stories. She is a pioneer in studying vital questions related to the construction of the self in (auto)biographical forms. In this long-awaited first English translation, Memory and Autobiography: Explorations at the Limits (originally published in Spanish as Memoria y autobiografia: Exploraciones en los límites in 2013), Arfuch investigates the world ... Read More
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  • Autofiction in English ed. by Hywel Dix (review)

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      Abstract: The ambition of this volume edited by Hywel Dix is twofold. Acknowledging the French genealogy of autofiction, whose very name was coined by French novelist, critic, and academic Serge Doubrovsky in 1977, it aims to pave the way for an Anglophone canon of autofictional literature, for which the final select bibliography of primary texts provides a necessarily provisional and partial, but very useful outline. And it attempts to redefine this hybrid genre in a contemporary Anglophone context, by delving into the ways autofiction combines its two contradictory components: autobiography, committed to referential truth according to an “autobiographical pact,” a contract between author and reader conceptualized by major ... Read More
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  • Biography in Theory: Key Texts with Commentaries ed. by Wilhelm Hemecker
           and Edward Saunders (review)

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      Abstract: This book is an English edition, revised and augmented, of Theorie der Biographie: Grundlagentexte und Kommentar edited by Wilhelm Hemecker and Bernhard Fetz (De Gruyter, 2011). Out of the forty-one articles it contains, twenty-six (63%) were in the first anthology in German, of which thirteen have been discarded, while nineteen new texts (46%) have been added in. The principle of composition consists in offering an abundant selection of essential contributions to the theory of biography since the eighteenth century, predominantly issued from the European tradition, with each text coupled with an article by one or several researchers of the Ludwig Boltzman Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie (Ludwig ... Read More
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  • Witnessing Girlhood: Toward an Intersectional Tradition of Life Writing by
           Leigh Gilmore and Elizabeth Marshall (review)

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      Abstract: In the years since the #MeToo movement gained widespread media attention, critics have speculated that we are witnessing a sea change in public responses to stories about trauma. In their new book Witnessing Girlhood: Toward an Intersectional Tradition of Life Writing, Leigh Gilmore and Elizabeth Marshall offer a different view, suggesting that rather than provoking a transformation, #MeToo has instead illuminated life writing’s long investment in stories about childhood and trauma. Outlining their approach, Gilmore and Marshall write that “Witnessing Girlhood offers a genealogy of the child’s centrality to struggles for justice, especially antiracist, feminist, labor, and human rights movements, and the ... Read More
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  • My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism by Nancy K. Miller (review)

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      Abstract: Nancy K. Miller’s My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism is an account of her relationships with three other academic women, all well-known and celebrated for their writing and scholarly achievements. “Brilliant,” as she chooses to call them—a clear allusion to the title of the first novel of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan tetralogy— indicates the intense if sometimes problematic attachments she will explore. While Miller occasionally refers to Aristotle, Montaigne, or Cicero, she is not really interested in studying the idea or history of the idea of friendship. Her book speculates intermittently on the relationship between writing a memoir and friendship. Describing her narrative framework, she invokes 1970s ... Read More
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  • Women Activating Agency in Academia: Metaphors, Manifestos and Memoir ed.
           by Alison L. Black and Susanne Garvis, and: Lived Experiences of Women in
           Academia: Metaphors, Manifestos and Memoir ed. by Alison L. Black and
           Susanne Garvis (review)

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      Abstract: Amid the continued rise of scholarship on the topic of academic women’s self-construction, two new collections have appeared for readers of all academic fields, particularly lifewriting scholars. As handbooks of narrative resistance and empowerment, Women Activating Agency in Academia (WAAA) and Lived Experiences of Women in Academia (LEWA), both edited by early childhood education scholars Alison Black and Susanne Garvis, offer a timely platform and resource for examining and supporting the construction of new subjectivities for women academics in androcentric institutions.WAAA and LEWA succeed brilliantly in uniting dozens of voices, with thirty-five and thirty-six contributors respectively. Both volumes are ... Read More
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  • Autoethnography and Feminist Theory at the Water’s Edge: Unsettled
           Islands by Sonja Boon, Lesley Butler and Daze Jefferies (review)

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      Abstract: Autoethnography and Feminist Theory at the Water’s Edge: Unsettled Islands is made up of twenty short chapters with titles such as “Myths: Fishy,” “Futures: Unfrozen,” “Water: Flooding Memory,” and “Belongings: Stumble.” Bringing together the personal with the geographical, its central themes are common to much life writing: identity and its relation to place, home, and history. Yet, as the book’s title and its three-headed authorship suggest, this slim volume is a confluence of many things. First, it is a work of autoethnography that explores questions of subjectivity and identity via everyday embodied experience; it also insists that such narratives of self are deeply tangled, immersed, and floating in their ... Read More
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  • My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland (review)

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      Abstract: The essays included in the 1993 volume The Intimate Critique: Autobiographical Literary Criticism, edited by Diane Freedman, Olivia Frey, and Frances Murphy Zauhar, both called for and enacted a new paradigm in literary criticism. The essays advocated for admitting and embracing, rather than eschewing, the personal connections between writers and their subjects, with the assumption that individual scholars are often drawn to and invested in their work due to very personal and often psychological reasons, although they have been discouraged by their disciplines from being honest about those personal connections. While some critics have taken up the mantel in the intervening twenty-seven years and written book-length ... Read More
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  • The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place Inside Yourself ed.
           by Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O’Malley (review)

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      Abstract: At the first meeting of the Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives at the Modern Language Association annual conference in 2011, Hillary Chute, a leading scholar in comics studies, presided over “Drawing Women’s Lives,” one of three inaugural panels presented that year. One of the presenters, Tahneer Oksman, is an editor of this collection on Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell, a testament to the enduring importance of the intersection between life writing, women’s studies, and comics. Chute’s Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (2010) is considered the groundbreaking work in this field; other crucial references include Michael Chaney’s edited collection Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on ... Read More
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  • The Graphic Lives of Fathers: Memory, Representation, and Fatherhood in
           North American Autobiographical Comics by Mihaela Precup (review)

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      Abstract: In The Graphic Lives of Fathers, Mihaela Precup examines eight North American autobiographical comics that “explicitly attempt to define good paternal conduct” (2), four by women writing about their fathers and four by men writing about their experience of fatherhood. She carefully explains the boundaries of her study, noting that she focuses on North America to compare works in a common cultural context. She uses the term “autobiographical comics,” rather than autography or graphic memoir, in order to encompass short forms and diary-style comics as well as book-length narratives. And while families, including fathers, are featured in many autobiographical comics, Precup focuses on those where fatherhood is ... Read More
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  • Histories of the Self: Personal Narratives and Historical Practice by
           Penny Summerfield (review)

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      Abstract: Personal narratives have generated intense debates within historical research since the 1970 and 1980s. Precisely since those decades, Penny Summerfield has been interested in writing history using different types of personal testimonies. Combined with her teaching on matters related to personal testimony and historical research, Summerfield has consistently reflected on the great challenges that such research presents.Those challenges stem from looking at the field from a theoretical and methodological point of view, and at its close relationships with other disciplines such as anthropology, cultural studies, literary studies, education, and sociology. Moreover, important issues such as authenticity, reliability ... Read More
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  • Lives of the Dead Poets: Keats, Shelley, Coleridge by Karen Swann (review)

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      Abstract: In calling her book Lives of the Dead Poets, Karen Swann is making obvious reference to Samuel Johnson’s Lives of the Poets (1779–81), with which she hopes to evoke a sense of “the hagiographic, cultic” attachment to the figures of the poet (1). The twist she gives to Johnson’s title—together with the cover image chosen for the book—signals an interest in the afterlives of her subjects, and the book opens with the claim that “this book explores the insistence of biography in the reception histories of Keats, Shelley, and Coleridge” (1). However, the five main chapters of the book do not really explore the roles biography performed in the processes of the poets’ posthumous receptions. Instead, these chapters mainly ... Read More
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  • Literary Impostors: Canadian Autofiction of the Early Twentieth Century by
           Rosmarin Heidenreich (review)

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      Abstract: The authors profiled in Literary Impostors are life writers in the traditional sense, in that they use their writing to tell their stories and define their identities. However, the identities these writers craft through their writing often bear little resemblance to the ones they were born with: these authors construct new personae and then perform those constructions throughout their lives. In Literary Impostors, Rosmarin Heidenreich profiles several early twentieth-century Canadian writers, and chronicles how their fictional and nonfictional writing served to frame the fabrications they lived. For example, British-born Archie Belaney moved to Canada, and over many years, transformed himself into the role of a ... Read More
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  • Istanbul – Kushta – Constantinople: Narratives of Identity in the
           Ottoman Capital, 1830–1930 ed. by Christoph Herzog and Richard Wittmann
           (review)

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      Abstract: Foreigner accounts of nineteenth-century Ottoman Istanbul invariably have a passage, if not a whole page or more, devoted exclusively to the city’s diversity. One of the most iconic of these is the “The Bridge” section in Edmondo de Amicis’s 1877 travelogue Constantinople, in which the author illustrates a “changing mosaic of races and religions that is composed and scattered continually with a rapidity that the eye can scarcely follow” (25). This “mosaic” that was such a prevalent feature of Orientalist accounts was carried into the historiography as a prop that escaped scrutiny until Ottoman studies followed the current of a more social, urban, and biographical turn, and Ottomanists began to engage more deeply ... Read More
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  • Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony by
           Hannah Pollin-Galay (review)

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      Abstract: The contest in how Holocaust memory should be carried forward to the future can be characterized as between the universal and global, and the local and individual.1 The debate between those who advocate deterritorialization of Holocaust memory in the service of a transnational cosmopolitanism that promotes universal social justice and those who advocate emphasizing local and unique Holocaust memory is advanced with Hannah Pollin-Galay’s Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony. In the book, Pollin-Galay, who teaches literature and Yiddish studies at Tel Aviv University, explores the significance of local language and local geography in individual testimony and memory. She examines the ... Read More
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  • Anaesthetics of Existence: Essays on Experience at the Edge by Cressida J.
           Heyes (review)

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      Abstract: In her latest book, philosopher Cressida Heyes explores various liminal states of consciousness and their personal and political implications. The book consists of case studies of “experience at the edge” (20), such as rape, sleep, drugs, passing out, and childbirth, interspersed with in-depth philosophical reflections on the personal meaning and cultural representations of these liminal states. Heyes proposes thinking about experience as a “normative category” (24), which delimits what counts and what does not count as experience. This opens up an entirely new field of investigation outside or alongside the “contours” (51) of these normative limits. Poking around the edges of experience is a timely exercise ... Read More
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  • Biography and History in Film ed. by Thomas S. Freeman and David L. Smith

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      Abstract: In Thomas Freeman and David Smith’s introduction to their fascinating new book of essays, Biography and History in Film, they remark on the tendency of biographical movies to privilege western white men when it comes to appreciations of the renowned and redoubtable in history. Women and minorities have always been shunted to the sidelines, they claim, pointing out that more attention was paid to Marie Curie’s marriage than her scientific work in Mervyn Le Roy’s 1943 film Madame Curie, compared with William Dieterle’s celebrated account of The Story of Louise Pasteur (1936). Their point reveals the genre’s paucity of appreciation for prominent women in history, as well as Hollywood’s gender bias.But although Madame ... Read More
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  • Editor’s Note

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      Abstract: Biography has been appearing every three months (more or less) for forty-three years, which means we have some fairly well-established principles and procedures. But over the past decade, innovation has kept pace with routine, and most recently accelerated, in response to the greatest threat to any naive sense of normal that we, and so many others, have ever faced.Relatively recent experiments include our face-to-face seminars, which have brought contributors together in Honolulu and London to produce several special issues. The formula has worked—two of the resulting projects received the Best Special Issue of the Year award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.Circumstances shaping two of our special ... Read More
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  • A Forum on Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend but the Mountains: Writing
           from Manus Prison

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      Abstract: In 2018, a new form of transnational life writing appeared. While its most public manifestation took the form of a book, Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison emerged from a complex assemblage of telecommunications media, activism, intellectual collaboration, and translation. It aimed to provide a theory of immigration detention based on the lived experience of the men held in Australia’s Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. No Friend but the Mountains is a hybrid work of life writing, composed on illicit mobile phones and secretly transmitted to a team of translators and supporters via WhatsApp. Documenting and theorizing the violence of Australia’s indefinite mandatory ... Read More
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  • Enduring Indigeneity and Solidarity in Response to Australia’s
           Carceral Colonialism

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      Abstract: We understand this prison as a part of Australian society and a part of Australian modern history. I think this book is not only about Manus, this book is about Australian society as a whole.In the foreword to Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend but the Mountains, Richard Flanagan writes “this is what we, Australia, have become” (x). Yet to see the contemporary racist detention and border controls as exceptional obscures the violence and horror of colonialism. When Flanagan and other settlers lament that this is what “we,” Australia, have become—I say this, as Boochani and translator Omid Tofighian know—this is what Australia has always been. To see contemporary practices of incarceration and detention of asylum seekers ... Read More
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  • No Friend but the Mountains: How Should I Read This'

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      Abstract: Reading this book is difficult for any Australian.The border-industrial complex is insidious and pervasive such that all citizens become complicit in different ways.In September 2018, just a few months after the publication of the first Australian edition, J. M. Coetzee wrote an extended review of No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison for the New York Review of Books: “Australia’s Shame.” His review attributes responsibility: “Boochani is not alone. Thousands of asylum seekers have suffered a similar fate at the hands of the Australians” (1). The review is a ruthless assessment of Australian border protection policies and the perverse cruelty of indefinite offshore detention, and the shaming is ... Read More
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  • From Mountains to Oceans: The Prison Narratives of Behrouz Boochani

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      Abstract: “No friend but mountains” is a phrase of profound significance to Kurds, the biggest stateless nation in the world. The current imagined territory of Kurdistan, outlined after World War I by the Allies, consists of a generally mountainous expanse of some 200,000 square miles overlapping the current borders of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Armenia. The mountains mean a lot to the Kurds, and “no friend but the mountains” reflects how the mountains have helped the Kurds protect themselves from raids by their neighbors throughout history, and the isolation the mountains create has resulted in the maintenance of a distinct identity for Kurds. The mountains still provide shelter for Kurds during wartime; for instance ... Read More
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  • Kyriarchy, Nomopoly, and Patriarchal White Sovereignty

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      Abstract: Over the years that Behrouz Boochani was imprisoned at Manus Camp (2013– 2019), there was an amplification of the militaristic, carceral features that have been built into the very fabric of Australia since its colonial foundation. Since that time, First Nations laws have been violated and Indigenous sovereignties usurped by the violent imposition of the Australian Constitution, or the “nomopoly,” in 1901 (Giannacopoulos, “Blood money”). I coined this term to make visible how the Australian legal framework as exemplified by the Constitution has imposed itself as a singular legal authority through the effacement of Indigenous laws. The foundationally violent law imposes a framework that seeks to eliminate ... Read More
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