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Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography

William L. Andrews, Series Editor

Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography publishes original autobiographical writing as well as historical and critical investigations of autobiography, biography, diary, letters, and related forms of life writing.

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 re-create 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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A Mysterious Life and Calling
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A Mysterious Life and Calling
From Slavery to Ministry in South Carolina
Reverend Mrs. Charlotte S. Riley Edited with an introduction by Crystal J. Lucky, Foreword by Joycelyn K. Moody
Fall 2015

Words of Witness
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Words of Witness
Black Women’s Autobiography in the Post-Brown Era
Angela A. Ards
Fall 2015

Dear World
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Dear World
Contemporary Uses of the Diary
Kylie Cardell
Fall 2014

Masked
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Masked
The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam
Alfred Habegger
Spring 2014

We Shall Bear Witness
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We Shall Bear Witness
Life Narratives and Human Rights
Edited by Meg Jensen and Margaretta Jolly
Spring 2014

Identity Technologies
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Identity Technologies
Constructing the Self Online
Edited by Anna Poletti and Julie Rak
Fall 2013

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

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

A Muslim American Slave
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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
Spring 2011

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

Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography, 2nd ed.
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Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography, 2nd ed.
The Chapters from the North American Review
Mark Twain, Edited by Michael J. Kiskis, Foreword by Sheila Leary
Fall 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Blind African Slave
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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
Fall 2004

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

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

Harriet Tubman
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Harriet Tubman
The Life and the Life Stories
Jean M. Humez
Fall 2003

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

The Woman in Battle
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The Woman in Battle
The Civil War Narrative of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Cuban Woman and Confederate Soldier
Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Introduction by Jesse Alemán
Fall 2003

How I Became a Human Being
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How I Became a Human Being
A Disabled Man’s Quest for Independence
Mark O’Brien, with Gillian Kendall
Spring 2003

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

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

The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb
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The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb
An American Slave
Henry Bibb, With a new introduction by Charles J. Heglar
Fall 2000

Who Am I?
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Who Am I?
An Autobiography of Emotion, Mind, and Spirit
Yi-Fu Tuan
Fall 1999

Illumination and Night Glare
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Illumination and Night Glare
The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers, Edited with an introduction by Carlos L. Dews
Fall 1999

Rosa
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Rosa
The Life of an Italian Immigrant
Marie Hall Ets, Foreword by Rudolph J. Vecoli, Introductory note by Helen Barolini
Spring 1999

The Making of a Chicano Militant
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The Making of a Chicano Militant
Lessons from Cristal
José Angel Gutiérrez
Fall 1998

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

Jumping the Line
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Jumping the Line
The Adventures and Misadventures of an American Radical
William Herrick, With an introduction by Paul Berman
Spring 1998

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

Recovering Bodies
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Recovering Bodies
Illness, Disability, and Life Writing
G. Thomas Couser, Foreword by Nancy Mairs
Fall 1997

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

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

Native American Autobiography
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Native American Autobiography
An Anthology
Edited by Arnold Krupat
Fall 1994

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

Witnessing Slavery
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Witnessing Slavery
The Development of Ante-Bellum Slave Narratives
Frances Smith Foster
Spring 1994

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

The Zea Mexican Diary
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The Zea Mexican Diary
7 September 1926—7 September 1986
Kamau Brathwaite, Foreword by Sandra Pouchet Paquet
Spring 1993

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

Livin' the Blues
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Livin’ the Blues
Memoirs of a Black Journalist and Poet
Frank Marshall Davis, Edited with an introduction by John Edgar Tidwell
Fall 1992

A Woman's Civil War
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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
Spring 1992

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

The Diary of Caroline Seabury, 1854–1863
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The Diary of Caroline Seabury, 1854–1863
Caroline Seabury, Edited with an Introduction by Suzanne L. Bunkers
Spring 1991

Journeys in New Worlds
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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
Fall 1990

The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
An Autobiography
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Introduction by Ann J. Lane, Foreword by Zona Gale
Fall 1990

Forbidden Family
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Forbidden Family
A Wartime Memoir of the Philippines, 1941–1945
Margaret Sams, Edited with an introduction by Lynn Z. Bloom
Fall 1989

The Education of a WASP
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The Education of a WASP
Lois Mark Stalvey
Spring 1989