Alternatives in Biography

Stephen Hardy, Martina Horáková, Michael Matthew Kaylor, Kateřina Prajznerová: Alternatives in Biography

Writing Lives in Diverse English-Language Contexts

Alternatives in Biography focuses on texts that draw into question fictional, personal, and academic genre conventions, 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, namely versions of Uranian/fictionate autobiography, bioregional biography, pastoral biography, and Indigenous collaborative life writing. American, Australian, British, Canadian, and Northern Irish perspectives are explored. Key writers are “A. Newman” (1854–1932), Forrest Reid (1875–1947), Emily Carr (1871–1945), Emma Bell Miles (1879–1919), John Berger (1926–), Peter Ackroyd (1949–), Paul Carter (1951–), Rita (1921–1996) and Jackie Huggins (1956–), and Kim Scott (1957–) and Hazel Brown (1925–).

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Authors: Stephen Hardy, Martina Horáková, Michael Matthew Kaylor, Kateřina Prajznerová
Brno: Masaryk University Press. 2011.
ISBN 978-80-210-5757-9
DOI: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-5757-2011
300 pp. 170×240 mm. Paperback
Price: 350 Kč

Citation:
Stephen Hardy, Martina Horáková, Michael Matthew Kaylor, Kateřina Prajznerová: Alternatives in Biography. Writing Lives in Diverse English-Language Contexts. First edition. Brno : Masaryk University Press, 2011. 300 p. ISBN 978-80-210-5757-9. DOI: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-5757-2011.

           

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Contents

   
  • Preface
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  • Chapter I:
    Versions of Pastoral Biography:
    Ackroyd, Carter, Berger (by Stephen Hardy)
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  • Chapter II:
    Indigenous Collaborative Life Writing:
    Narrative Transgression in Auntie Rita and Kayang and Me (by Martina Horaková)
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  • Chapter III:
    Uranian Autobiography:
    Newman’s Rondeaux of Boyhood and Reid’s Apostate (by Michael Matthew Kaylor)
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  • Chapter IV:
    Bioregional Biography:
    The Landscapes of the Lives of Emily Carr and Emma Bell Miles (by Kateřina Prajznerová)
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