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2014 TAS Support Award

Before we named our award, the editors at a|b supported scholars at the 2014 meeting of the International Auto/Biography Association conference in Banff, Alberta, CA. 30 more words


Week in Review: August 28

This article examining the material culture of abandoned psychiatric institutions: ‘Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients‘.

This oral history project: ‘ 138 more words


For the Week of August 30, 2015: Looking for Home

Understand, I was only a girl

living the days as they came.

I did not know I would leave.

though I had a secret

I did not tell and will not ever, 1,040 more words

Expressive Writing

Roland Barthes' Challenge to Biography

This appeared in Guardian Books on 14 August 2015:

Roland Barthes’ Challenge to Biography

The great critic’s life can certainly be seen in his work, but — as one would expect from the man who pronounced the Author dead — in more complicated ways than we are used to… 1,037 more words

Andrew Gallix

Auto|biography across the americas, the inaugural meeting

“Auto/Biography across the Americas: Reading beyond Geographic and Cultural Divides” was the scholarly summit that started it all.

The Autobiography Society and its academic journal,  134 more words


I finish my Anthony Trollope paper from a post-colonialist, post-modern standpoint paper

Ian and Clarycat around 2 pm this afternoon in my workroom — they were glad I finished

Dear friends and readers,

How’s that for a header? 910 more words


Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl (2014)

I was initially sceptical of Lena Dunham’s “memoir-ish” because I had given up on Girls a few seasons in as I found the premise a bit narcissistic. 630 more words