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Alternatives in Biography: Writing Lives in Diverse English-Language Contexts
Alternatives in Biography: Writing Lives in Diverse English-Language Contexts

Author(s): Stephen Hardy, Martina Horáková, Michael Matthew Kaylor, Kateřina Prajznerová
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Biography; biographical writing; life writing; autobiography; English language; pastoral biography;
Summary/Abstract: Alternatives in Biography focuses on texts that draw into question fictional, personal, and academic genre conventions, foregrounding the multiple ways lives are written and selves are constructed. Each of the four chapters examines a particular type of transgressive auto/biographical writing, namely versions of Uranian/fictionate autobiography, bioregional biography, pastoral biography, and Indigenous collaborative life writing. American, Australian, British, Canadian, and Northern Irish perspectives are explored. Key writers are A. Newman (1854–1932), Forrest Reid (1875–1947), Emily Carr (1871–1945), Emma Bell Miles (1879–1919), John Berger (1926–), Peter Ackroyd (1949–), Paul Carter (1951–), Rita (1921–1996) and Jackie Huggins (1956–), and Kim Scott (1957–) and Hazel Brown (1925–).

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-80-210-7637-2
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-80-210-5757-9
  • Page Count: 312
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English
Versions of Pastoral Biography: Ackroyd, Carter, Berger

Versions of Pastoral Biography: Ackroyd, Carter, Berger
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Indigenous Collaborative Life Writing: Narrative Transgression in Auntie Rita and Kayang & Me

Indigenous Collaborative Life Writing: Narrative Transgression in Auntie Rita and Kayang & Me
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Uranian Autobiography: Newman’s Rondeaux of Boyhood and Reid’s Apostate

Uranian Autobiography: Newman’s Rondeaux of Boyhood and Reid’s Apostate
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Bioregional Biography: The Landscapes of the Lives of Emily Carr and Emma Bell Miles

Bioregional Biography: The Landscapes of the Lives of Emily Carr and Emma Bell Miles
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