Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-representation

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Cornell University Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 255 pages
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An excellent book, particularly the brilliant "Policing Truth" chapter. A must-read for autobiography theory.

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Shari Benstock, who has written personal criticism in her book Textualizing the Feminine (1991), was one of the first feminists to argue that tradition autobiography is a gendered, "masculinist" genre ... Read full review

Contents

Autobiographics
16
Technologies of Autobiography
65
Policing Truth
106
Genders Bodies Identities
131
Violence and SelfRepresentation
163
A Signature of Lesbian Autobiography
199
Conclusion
224
Bibliography
241
Index
251
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About the author (1994)

The author has been Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Scripps College and professor of English at Ohio State University, Columbus.

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