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Representing Lives

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Is There Life in the Contact Zone? Auto/Biographical Practices and the Field of Representation in Writing Past Lives
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    Chapter 2 First Person Suspect, or, the Enemy Within …
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    Chapter 3 Korean American National Identity in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee
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    Chapter 4 Mary Kingsley: the Female Ethnographic Self in Writing
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    Chapter 5 Traps Slyly Laid: Professing Autobiography in Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig
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    Chapter 6 Lorine Niedecker: Auto/biography and Poetry
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    Chapter 7 Travel Writing as Autobiography: Rebecca West’s Journey of Self-Discovery
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    Chapter 8 ‘My Poor Private Voice’: Virginia Woolf and Auto/Biography
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    Chapter 9 The Textual Contract: Distinguishing Autobiography from the Novel
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    Chapter 10 Staging Our Selves
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    Chapter 11 Performance and Pedagogy: the ‘Signifying Monkey’ and the Educative I/Eye
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    Chapter 12 Viglen’s Revenge
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    Chapter 13 Tupperware Ladies: a Story of Women and Tupperware
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    Chapter 14 The Discourse of Selfhood: Oral Autobiographies as Narrative Sites for Constructions of Identity
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    Chapter 15 From Shaping Imperialism to Sharing Imprisonment: the Politics of the Personal in South African Female Missionary Biography
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    Chapter 16 Constructing the Subject? Emmy Ball-Hennings’s Autobiographical Texts
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    Chapter 17 ‘My Mind on Paper’: Anne Lister and the Construction of Lesbian Identity
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    Chapter 18 Promoting Herself: the Representational Strategies of Georgina Weldon
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    Chapter 19 Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928): Suffragette, Militant Feminist and Champion of Womanhood
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    Chapter 20 ‘The Narrow Margin of Long Days of Toil’: Class and Education in the Writings of Ruth Slate
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    Chapter 21 One, Two, Three: Sylvia Plath’s Verse Dramas
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    Chapter 22 Double Vision: Mother(s) in Simone de Beauvoir’s Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter and A Very Easy Death
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    Chapter 23 The Autobiographical Voice in Lily Braun’s Fiction
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    Chapter 24 Autobiography/Auto-mythology: Mina Loy’s Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose
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Chapter title
The Textual Contract: Distinguishing Autobiography from the Novel
Chapter number 9
Book title
Representing Lives
Published by
Palgrave Macmillan, London, January 2000
DOI 10.1057/9780230287440_9
Book ISBNs
978-1-349-41219-8, 978-0-230-28744-0

Tonya Blowers, Blowers, Tonya

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Country Count As %
Unknown 3 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 1 33%
Student > Bachelor 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 1 33%
Psychology 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%