ISBN : 9780198816447
On Life-Writing offers a sampling of approaches to the study of life-writing. The collection brings together eminent scholars and writers to reflect on specific examples of life-writing to reflect broader themes within the genre.
Zachary Leader: Introduction; 1 James Shapiro: Unravelling Shakespeare's Life; 2 Michael Dobson: A Boy from Stratford, 1769-1916: Shakespearean Biography and Romantic Nationalism; 3 William St. Clair: Romantic Biography: Conveying Personality, Intimacy, and Authenticity in an Age of Ink and Paper; 4 Alison Booth: Prosopography and Crowded Attention in Old and New Media; 5 Adam Foulds: Writing Real People; 6 Janis Freedman Bellow: Rosamund and Ravelstein: The Discandying of a Creator's Confection; 7 Hermione Lee: 'From Memory': Literary Encounters and Life-Writing; 8 Karen A. Winstead: Medieval Life-Writing and the Strange Case of Margery Kempe Of Lynn (c.1373-c.1440); 9 Alan Stewart: The Materiality of Early Modern Life-Writing: The Case of Richard Stonley; 10 Joyce E. Chaplin: The Autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin; 11 Blake Morrison: The Worst Thing I Ever Did: The Contemporary Confessional Memoir; 12 J. David Velleman: The Rights to a Life; 13 Patrick Hayes: Human 2.0? Life-Writing In the Digital Age; 14 Laura Marcus: Autobiography and Psychoanalysis; 15 Galen Strawson: The Unstoried Life; Index