Representing Lives

Women and Auto/biography

  • Alison Donnell
  • Pauline Polkey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Keynote Address

  3. Placing the Subject

  4. Revising Genres

  5. Staging the Self

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Elaine Aston
      Pages 119-128
    3. Alison Oddey
      Pages 138-151
  6. (Auto) Biographical Representations

  7. Recovering Lives — Revising History

  8. Matrilineality

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 281-300

About this book


Representing Lives: Women and Auto/biography is an eclectic and comprehensive collection of essays, exploring contemporary issues and debates concerning women's auto-biographical representations from a range of disciplinary perspectives. With authoritative contributions from a number of prominent figures in the field of women's auto/biography, as well as innovative new voices, this volume offers a broad and contemporary lens on the issues and debates relevant to the act of representing women's lives. Drawing on a variety of theoretical frameworks and discussing theatre, literature, popular culture and women in history, these essays help to map out some of the new intellectual spaces inhabited by feminist scholarship in the 1990s.


culture drama identity Narrative national identity poetry women

Editors and affiliations

  • Alison Donnell
    • 1
  • Pauline Polkey
    • 1
  1. 1.Nottingham Trent UniversityUK

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