Melikoglu, Koray (Hrsg.)

Life Writing. Contemporary Autobiography, Biography, and Travel Writing


Proceedings of a Symposium Held by the Department of American Culture and Literature Halic University, Istanbul, 19-21 April 2006



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The studies in these proceedings grew out of the international symposium 'The Theory and Practice of Life Writing: Auto/biography, Memoir and Travel Writing in Post/modern Literature', held at Halic University, Istanbul, on 19-21 April 2006. The contributors include Manfred Pfister (18th- to 20th-Century Travel Writing), Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, (Autobiographical Hoaxes), Gerald P. Mulderig (Rhetorical Form of Biographical Narratives), Rana Tekcan (Narrative Strategies in Biography), Leman Giresunlu (Blogging as Cyber-Autobiography), Nazan Aksoy (Turkish Women's Autobiographies), Wendy Ryden (Life Writing and Healing), Laurence Raw (Henry James' Autobiogra-phy), Oya Berk (Samuel Beckett's Trilogy), Richard J. Larschan (Sylvia Plath's Self-Portrayals), G. Thomas Couser (Filial Narrative), Tea Jansson (Anglo-American Women Travellers on Oriental Women), Clifford Endres (Edouard Roditi), Bronwyn Mills (Moris Farhi's Young Turk), Clare Brandabur (Jean Genet's Un captif amoureux), Jutta Birmele (Uwe Timm), Ozlem Ogut (Alev Tekinay's Nur der Hauch vom Paradies), Claire Emilie Martin (Argentinean History Recovered), Dilek Doltas (Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul), Ayse F. Ece (Orhan Pamuk's Yeni Hayat), Banu Özel (Diaspora Experiences of Turks and Greeks), Leena Chandorkar (Mrinalini Sarabhai's Autobiography), Barbara B. Zabel (Portraits of Alexander Calder).



Stimmen zum  Buch:

"[…] contains several gems that will, no doubt, be referred to frequently by future students. […] a thought-provoking and insightful collection that will remain a useful work of reference for some time to come, and is, moreover, an enjoyable volume of papers […]”

Journal of Historical Biography 3.1 (Spring 2008)


"[…] the strengths of the most successful essays in Life Writing: an at once rigorous and creative approach, and a willingness to confront the complexities of an unruly category of narrative. […] an insightful overview of trends in contemporary life writing scholarship."

Biography 31.3 (2008)



360 Seiten, Paperback, 2007
ISBN 3-89821-764-7


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