Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography
Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography publishes original autobiographical writing as well as historical and critical investigations of autobiography, biography, diary, letters, and related forms of life writing.
During recent decades, the study of autobiography has come increasingly to the forefront of literary, cultural, and historical scholarship. In addition to its long-recognized value as a social and cultural document, autobiography now claims our attention as an index to the ways in which people conceive of and re-create history itself. Autobiography has become one of the chief challengers to standard notions of the literary canon. This series promotes the growth of autobiography studies in and across a variety of humanistic disciplines by publishing original work that employs a wide range of critical approaches to and definitions of first-person writing. In addition to original scholarly work, the series includes editions of primary texts that make a significant contribution to the tradition of autobiographical writing.
Please send all inquiries and book proposals to William L. Andrews.
Cloth $64.95 s
Whispers of Cruel Wrongs
The Correspondence of Louisa Jacobs and Her Circle, 1879-1911
“A rich and fascinating portrait of Philadelphia's and Washington D.C.'s black elite after the Civil War. Even as the letters depict the increasingly troubled political status and economic fortunes of the correspondents, they offer rare glimpses into private homes and inner emotions.”
Casebound $74.95 s
Reading African American Autobiography
Twenty-First-Century Contexts and Criticism
“These provocative essays reveal the exciting state of African American autobiographical studies. The critical approaches explored here—from new-media studies and eco-criticism to reading the interplay between visual and verbal autobiographical acts—not only frame and interpret the life narratives proliferating within today’s digital and popular cultures, they enliven classic literary texts for a contemporary age.”
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Contemporary Uses of the Diary
The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam
An African American Life in Search of Justice
Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels
The Woman in Battle
The Civil War Narrative of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Cuban Woman and Confederate Soldier
Who Am I?
An Autobiography of Emotion, Mind, and Spirit
The Life of an Italian Immigrant
Collective Autobiography and Identity Politics
The Inheritance of Family Shame and the Autobiographies of Henry James