Introduction: Girls, Autobiography, Media

  • Emma Maguire
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Life Writing book series (PSLW)


The introduction draws on relevant theories of life writing to propose a definition of “automediality” that broadens the scope and sharpens the focus of this term to denote: diverse forms of media that present autobiographical performance(s) and which require close attention to the facts of mediation, and a conceptual tool and approach to autobiographical texts of a range of forms, but having particularly useful application for digital and multimodal forms.It then outlines the case studies in each chapter as automedial genres, arguing for due attention to be paid and credit to be given to the significant contribution that girls and young women have made and are making to digital forms of autobiography.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emma Maguire
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  1. 1.James Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia

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