"Autobiography" is a scientific journal of the Institute of Literature and New Media of the Szczecin University.
In "Autobiography" we analyse the evolution of old autobiographical sources (letters, autobiographies, silvae rerum, diaries, memoirs, etc.), as well as their present-day variants (emails, blogs, internet autobiographical comic strips, profiles on FB, internet family chronicles, etc.). We ask the question how the new forms affect the personal narratives and how they modify the present-day ways of expression, also by introducing other arts. To put it briefly, we describe a wide variety of multimedia biography, which becomes more and more popular.
The term ‘autobiography’, which is included in the title of the scientific journal of the Institute of Literature and New Media of the Szczecin University, allows insights into the culture from a different perspective, which does not mean restricting the point of view to one aspect. The autobiographical need, in the opinion of the Editorial Staff, triggers not only tales but research methods and styles of critical narration as well. We present both analyses of actual autobiographical practices and scientific descriptions of concepts of Polish and foreign scholars concerning the title category of our Journal. One of the topics of our Journal is the regional identity, treated in the order of biographies reconstructed in the form of reminiscences, a diary, an essay, a scientific monograph, a novel, a film, a blog, a press polemic, etc., typical of the present day.
The Journal is composed of the following sections: Theories, Emancipation, Fragments of Autobiographies, Autobiographical Practices, Dictionary of Autobiographical Writing, Biographies, and Analyses. "Autobiography" is published twice a year.