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Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography

William L. Andrews, Series Editor

Autobiography studies for a multidisciplinary, multicultural, and international audience. Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography (WSA) publishes original autobiographical writing as well as historical and critical investigations of autobiography, biography, diary, letters, and related forms of lifewriting.

During recent decades, the study of autobiography has come increasingly to the forefront of literary, cultural, and historical scholarship. In addition to its long-recognized value as a social and cultural document, autobiography now claims our attention as an index to the ways in which people conceive of and recreate history itself. Autobiography has become one of the chief challengers to standard notions of the literary canon. This series promotes the growth of autobiography studies in and across a variety of humanistic disciplines by publishing original work that employs a wide range of critical approaches to and definitions of first-person writing. In addition to original scholarly work, the series includes editions of primary texts that make a significant contribution to the tradition of autobiographical writing.

Please send all inquiries and book proposals to William L. Andrews.

 

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The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam
Alfred Habegger

“Thanks to Alfred Habegger’s careful detective work in archives scattered across five continents, we find out, layer by later, what lay behind Anna Leonowens’s inventions, which she took much trouble to hide and deny.”
—B. J. Terwiel, author of Thailand’s Political History

 

We Shall Bear Witness

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We Shall Bear Witness
Life Narratives and Human Rights
Edited by Meg Jensen and Margaretta Jolly
Foreword by Mary Robinson

“Of use and appeal to a broad range of readers wherever they might be situated: the prison, the field, the court, the stage or gallery, or even the classroom. No other volume does this kind of work.”
—Laura E. Lyons, University of Hawai‘i

 

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Sister

Sister
An African American Life in Search of Justice
Sylvia Bell White and Jody LePage
June 2013

  How I Became a Human Being

How I Became a Human Being
A Disabled Man’s Quest for Independence
Mark O’Brien, with Gillian Kendall
October 2012

Graphic Subjects

Graphic Subjects
Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels
Edited by Michael A. Chaney
March 2011

  A Muslim American Slave

A Muslim American Slave
The Life of Omar Ibn Said
Omar Ibn Said
Translated from the Arabic, edited, and with an introduction by Ala Alryyes

July 2011

Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography

Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography
The Chapters from the North American Review Second Edition
Mark Twain
Edited by Michael J. Kiskis
Foreword by Sheila Leary

February 2010

  Conjoined Twins in Black and White

Conjoined Twins in Black and White
The Lives of Millie-Christine McKoy and Daisy and Violet Hilton
Edited by Linda Frost
June 2009

Four Russian Serf Narratives

Four Russian Serf Narratives
Translated, edited, and with an introduction by John MacKay
November 2009

  Who Am I?

Who Am I?
An Autobiography of Emotion, Mind, and Spirit
Yi-Fu Tuan
April 2009

Autobiography and Decolonization

Autobiography and Decolonization
Modernity, Masculinity, and the Nation-State
Philip Holden
June 2008

  When “I” Was Born

When “I” Was Born
Women’s Autobiography in Modern China
Jing M. Wang
May 2008

Writing Desire

Writing Desire
Sixty Years of Gay Autobiography
Bertram J. Cohler
May 2007

  Before They Could Vote

Before They Could Vote
American Women's Autobiographical Writing, 1819–1919
Edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson
August 2006

The Secret of M. Dulong

The Secret of M. Dulong
A Memoir
Colette Inez
October 2005

  Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
The Life and the Life Stories
Jean M. Humez
July 2005

The Blind African Slave

The Blind African Slave
Or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nicknamed Jeffrey Brace
Jeffrey Brace as told to Benjamin F. Prentiss, Esq. Edited and with an introduction by Kari J. Winter
December 2004

  Maverick Autobiographies

Maverick Autobiographies
Women Writers and the American West, 1900–1936
Cathryn Halverson
May 2004

Campaigns of Curiosity

Campaigns of Curiosity
Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in Late Victorian London
Elizabeth L. Banks
Introduction by Mary Suzanne Schriber and Abbey Zink

October 2003

  The Text Is Myself

The Text Is Myself
Women’s Life Writing and Catastrophe
Miriam Fuchs
December 2003

Voices Made Flesh

Voices Made Flesh
Performing Women’s Autobiography
Edited by Lynn C. Miller, Jacqueline Taylor, and M. Heather Carver
June 2003

  The Woman in Battle

The Woman in Battle
The Civil War Narrative of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Cuban Woman and Confederate Soldier
Loreta Janeta Velazquez
Introduction by Jesse Alemán

October 2003

Caribbean Autobiography

Caribbean Autobiography
Cultural Identity and Self-Representation
Sandra Pouchet Paquet
July 2002

  The Autobiographical Documentary in America

The Autobiographical Documentary in America
Jim Lane
April 2002

Diaries of Girls and Women

Diaries of Girls and Women
A Midwestern American Sampler
Edited by Suzanne L. Bunkers
July 2001

  Illumination and the Night Glare

Illumination and the Night Glare
The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers, edited by Carlos L. Dews
Spring 2000

The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb

The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb
An American Slave
Henry Bibb
With a new introduction by Charles J. Heglar

December 2000

  Rosa

Rosa
The Life of an Italian Immigrant
Second Edition

Marie Hall Ets
With a Foreword by Rudolph Vecoli and a new Introduction by Helen Barolini

February 1999

The Making of a Chicano Militant

The Making of a Chicano Militant
Lessons from Cristal
José Angel Gutiérrez
March 1999

  Jumping the Line

Jumping the Line
The Adventures and Misadventures of an American Radical
William Herrick
With an Introduction by Paul Berman

May 1998

Women, Autobiography, Theory

Women, Autobiography, Theory
A Reader
Edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson
August 1998

  My Generation

My Generation
Collective Autobiography and Identity Politics
John Downton Hazlett
July 1998

Forbidden Family

Forbidden Family
A Wartime Memoir of the Philippines, 1941–1945
Margaret Sams
Edited by Lynn Z. Bloom

October 1997

  Recovering Bodies

Recovering Bodies
Illness, Disability, and Life Writing
G. Thomas Couser
With a Foreword by Nancy Mairs

November 1997

People of the Book

People of the Book
Thirty Scholars Reflect on Their Jewish Identity
Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky and Shelley Fisher Fishkin
June 1996

  Intensely Family

Intensely Family
The Inheritance of Family Shame and the Autobiographies of Henry James
Carol Holly
October 1995

American Lives

American Lives
An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing
Edited by Robert F. Sayre
November 1994

  Native American Autobiography

Native American Autobiography
An Anthology
Edited by Arnold Krupat
October 1994

Witnessing Slavery

Witnessing Slavery
The Development of Ante-Bellum Slave Narratives
Second Edition

Frances Smith Foster
With a New Introduction

April 1994

  Livin’ the Blues

Livin’ the Blues
Memoirs of a Black Journalist and Poet
Frank Marshall Davis
Edited, with an Introduction by John Edgar Tidwell

January 1993

My History, Not Yours

My History, Not Yours
The Formation of Mexican American Autobiography
Genaro M. Padilla
January 1993

  The Zea Mexican Diary

The Zea Mexican Diary
7 September 1926–7 September 1986
Kamau Brathwaite
July 1993

American Women’s Autobiography

American Women’s Autobiography
Fea(s)ts of Memory
Edited with an introduction by Margo Culley
October 1992

  A Woman’s Civil War

A Woman’s Civil War
A Diary with Reminiscences of the War, from March 1862
Cornelia Peake McDonald
Edited, with an Introduction by Minrose C. Gwin

April 1992

My Lord, What a Morning

My Lord, What a Morning
An Autobiography
Marian Anderson
With a new introduction by Nellie Y. McKay

February 1992

  Authority and Alliance in the Letters of Henry Adams

Authority and Alliance in the Letters of Henry Adams
Joanne Jacobson
November 1992

Journeys in New Worlds

Journeys in New Worlds
Early American Women's Narratives
Edited by William L. Andrews, Sargent Bush, Jr., Annette Kolodny, Amy Schrager Lang, and Daniel B. Shea
Spring 1991

  The Diary of Caroline Seabury, 1854–1863

The Diary of Caroline Seabury, 1854–1863
Caroline Seabury
Edited with an Introduction by Suzanne L. Bunkers

May 1991

American Autobiography

American Autobiography
Retrospect and Prospect
Edited by Paul John Eakin
March 1991

  The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
An Autobiography
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
With a Foreword by Zona Gale and an Introduction by Ann J. Lane

October 1990

Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography

Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography
The Chapters from the North American Review
Second Edition

Mark Twain
Edited by Michael J. Kiskis
Foreword by Sheila Leary

February 2010

  The Education of a WASP

The Education of a WASP
Lois Mark Stalvey
Spring 1989