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

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HARDY Stephen Paul HORÁKOVÁ Martina KAYLOR Michael Matthew PRAJZNEROVÁ Kateřina

Year of publication 2011
Type Monograph
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Faculty of Arts

Description Alternatives in Biography focuses on texts that draw into question fictional, personal, and academic genre conventions in regard to auto/biography, 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: pastoral biography in the works of Peter Ackroyd, John Berger and Paul Carter; Indigenous collaborative life writing in Australia by Kim Scott and Hazel Brown, and Rita and Jackie Huggins; Uranian/fictionate autobiography of A. Newman and Forrest Reed; and bioregional biographies by Emily Carr and Emma Bell Miles.
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