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Contents Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 Miriam Fuchs and Craig Howes Part I: Generic Approaches Literary Studies Introduction to World Narrative 23 Roger J. Porter Slipping Away, Sliding Around: Teaching Autobiography as-and Not as-History and Genre 32 Thomas R. Smith Life Writing and Biographical Fiction: Contemporary Teaching and Learning Strategies 38 David Houston Jones Diaries and Diarists 45 Suzanne L. Bunkers Teaching Travel Writing as Life Writing 53 Gary Totten Teaching "The Lives of the Victorians": A Historical Approach to Changing Conventions of Life Narrative 59 Alison Booth Modernist American Literature and Life Writing 68 David Caplan The Subject of Drugs 74 Martin A. Danahay Sports Autobiographies and American Culture 81 James W. Pipkin Writing the Self 91 John Mepham and Sarah Sceats The Generic Instability of Contemporary Life Writing in Canada 99 Gabriele Helms A+BpB+A:Teaching Autobiographies and Biographies in Pairs 107 Timothy Dow Adams Biography, Oral History, Autobiography: A Graduate Course 115 Craig Howes Interdisciplinary Approaches A Text of Their Own: Life Writing as an Introduction to Undergraduate English Studies 122 Cynthia Huff Teaching Rachel Calof's Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains 129 Kristine Peleg Reading, Writing, Performing Life Writing: Multiple Constructions of Self 135 Katrina M. Powell "In My Life": Growing Up with the Beatles from Liverpool to Abbey Road 143 Kenneth Womack The Whole Picture: Using Nonliterary Forms of Artistic Production to Teach Life Writing 151 Thomas J. D. Armbrecht Life Writings as New Cultural Contexts for the Meanings of Art and Artist 161 Julie F. Codell Emblematic Sculptures: The Artwork of Felix Gonzalez-Torres in the Life Writing Classroom 171 Frances Freeman Paden A Graduate Seminar in Life Writing: Posing and Composing Lives 180 Miriam Fuchs Additional Resources for Teaching Life Writing Texts: Generic Approaches 190 Part II: Cultural Approaches Times and Places The Many Voices of Creation: Early American and Canadian Life Writing 195 Michael W. Young Experiencing Collaborative Autobiography 201 Kathleen Boardman Teaching Contemporary Australian Autobiography 208 Richard Freadman Located Subjects 214 Gillian Whitlock and Kate Douglas Life Writing in the New South Africa 221 Judith Lütge Coullie An Undergraduate and Graduate Colloquium in Social History and Biography in the Modern Middle East and North Africa 233 Julia Clancy-Smith Teaching Multicultural Life-History Writing Texts through Technology's Third Space: Reflections on a University of Washington-University of Asmara Collaboration 239 Sandra Chait and Ghirmai Negash Ethnographic and Autoethnographic Approaches No Indian Is an Island: On the Ethics of Teaching Indigenous Life Writing Texts 252 Daniel Heath Justice Women, Race, Reading, and Feeling: Postmemory in Undergraduate Studies of Slave Narratives 260 Joycelyn K. Moody Olaudah Equiano and the Concept of Culture 270 Sarah Brophy Eastern European Oral Narratives of the Walled-Up Wife and Their Retelling in Recent Life Writing Texts 277 Iulia-Karin Patrut Discerning Diversity in American Lives 286 Joanne Karpinski Reading and Writing Ethnography 292 Jeraldine R. Kraver Close Encounters: (Re)Teaching Ethnic Autobiography as Autoethnography 303 Gail Y. Okawa Teaching Testimonio: A New, Ex-Centric Design Emerges 310 Arturo Arias Gendered and Sexual Orientation Approaches Anxiety of Choice: Teaching Contemporary Women's Autobiography 318 Susannah B. Mintz Teaching Jo Spence's Putting Myself in the Picture: Pedagogy and Life Writing in and outside the University 327 Margaretta Jolly Teaching Queer Lives 336 Georgia Johnston Cultures of Life Writing 343 Trev Lynn Broughton Illness and Disability Approaches Quality-of-Life Writing: Illness, Disability, and Representation 350 G. Thomas Couser Teaching Women's Depression Memoirs: Healing, Testimony, and Critique 359 Hilary Clark What Do We Teach When We Teach Trauma? 367 Leigh Gilmore Additional Resources for Teaching Life Writing: Cultural Approaches 374 Life Writing Resources for Teachers 376 Miriam Fuchs, Craig Howes, and Stanley Schab Notes on Contributors 383 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching.
Autobiography -- Authorship.
Biography -- Authorship.