Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Handbook of Autobiography   Autofiction

Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

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Handbook of Autobiography / Autofiction
Language: en
Pages: 2220
Authors: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-29 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in
Handbook of Autobiography/autofiction
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:

Books about Handbook of Autobiography/autofiction
Handbook of Autobiography / Autofiction
Language: en
Pages: 2220
Authors: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-29 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in
Autofiction
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Antonia Wimbush
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Autofiction: A Female Francophone Aesthetic of Exile explores the multiple aspects of exile, displacement, mobility, and identity as expressed in contemporary autofictional work written in French by women writers from across the francophone world. Drawing on postcolonial theory, gender theory, and autobiographical theory, the book analyses narratives of exile by
Intermediality, Life Writing, and American Studies
Language: en
Pages: 271
Authors: Nassim Winnie Balestrini, Ina Bergmann
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-10 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This collection of essays gathers innovative and compelling research on intermedial forms of life writing by an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars. Among their subjects of scrutiny are biographies, memoirs, graphic novels, performances, paratheatricals, musicals, silent films, movies, documentary films, and social media. The volume covers a time frame