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Required Texts

Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, eds., Women, Autobiography, Theory
    Reserve PS366.A88 W636
William Andrews, ed., Journeys in New Worlds      
    Reserve E187.5.J68
Harriet Ann Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
    General E444 .J17 2001
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, Life Among the Piutes
    No Holdings
Lillian Schlissel, ed., Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey
    General F593 .W65
Anzia Yezierska, Breadgivers
    General PS3547.E95 B7
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior
    General CT275.K5764 A33
Wally Lamb, ed. , Couldn't Keep it to Myself
    Reserve PS548.C8 C68 2003

Additional Readings (Optional):

            The following books are being held ON RESERVE at the Library of TCNJ.  Some of
our class readings will be taken from them; overall, they should prove to be invaluable
resources for you in your research and critical thinking about the constructions of
autobiography. Please note that this list is only a mere sampling of the resources available
in our library on the study of Women’s Autobiography.

Joanne M. Braxton, Black Women Writing Autobiography: A Tradition within a Tradition
    Reserve PS366.A35 B73   
Bella Brodzki and Celeste M. Schenck, eds., Life/Lines: Theorizing Women’s Autobiography  
    Reserve HQ1185 .L54     
Susan Cahill, ed., Writing Women’s Lives: An Anthology of Autobiographical Narratives by Twentieth Century American Women Writers
    Reserve PS151.W75
Linda S. Coleman, ed., Women’s Life-Writing: Finding Voice/Building Community
    Reserve PR756.W65 W66
Jill Ker Conway, ed., Written by Herself: Autobiographies of American Women: An Anthology
    Reserve PS647.W6 W75

Tess Cosslett, Celia Lury, and Penny Summerfield, eds., Feminism and Autobiography: Texts, Theories, Methods
    Reserve HQ1185.F45   
Margo Culley, ed., American Women’s Autobiography: Fea(s)ts of Memory
    Reserve PS366.A88 A48
Lois J. Fowler and David H. Fowler, eds., Revelations of Self: American Women in Autobiography
    Reserve PS366.A88 R48
Leigh Gilmore, Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation
    Reserve PN98.W64 G55
Anne E. Goldman, Take My Word: Autobiographical Innovations of Ethnic American Working Women
    Reserve HQ1186.U6 G65    
Kenneth L. Holmes, Katherine Morrissey, and David Duniway, eds., Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1879 - 1903
    Reserve F591 .C79
Estelle Jelinek, Tradition of Women’s Autobiography from Antiquity to the Present
    Reserve CT25 .J45
Estelle Jelinek, ed., Women’s Autobiography: Essays in Criticism
    Reserve CT25 .W6
Jid Lee, From the Promised Land to Home: Trajectories of Selfhood in Asian-American Women's Autobiography
    Reserve PS366.A88 L44   
Linda H. Peterson, Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography: The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing
    Reserve PR788.W65 P47
Pauline Polkey, ed., Women’s Lives into Print: The Theory, Practice and Writing of Feminist Auto/biography
    Reserve HQ1185 .W67   
Deborah Pugh and Jeanie Tietjen, I Have Arrived Before my Words: The Autobiographical Writings of Homeless Women
    Reserve PS508.H65 P84
Valerie Sanders, The Private Lives of Victorian Women: Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century England
    Reserve PR788.W65 S26   
Kristi Siegel, Women's Autobiographies, Culture, Feminism
    Reserve HQ1185 .S54
Sidonie Smith, A Poetics of Women's Autobiography: Marginality and the Fictions of Self-Representation          
    Reserve PR756.A9 S65   
Sidonie Smith, Subjectivity, Identity, and the Body: Women’s Autobiographical Practices in the Twentieth Century
    Reserve CT25 .S6   
Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, eds., De/colonizing the Subject: The Politics of Gender in Women’s Autobiography
    Reserve HQ1185 .D4
Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, eds., Interfaces: Women, Autobiography, Image, Performance
    Reserve N8354 .I587   
Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, eds., Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives
    Reserve CT25 .S595   
Liz Stanley, Auto/biographical I: The Theory and Practice of Feminist Auto/biography
    Reserve PR788.W65 S7
Domna C. Stanton, Female Autograph: Theory and Practice of Autobiography from the Tenth to the Twentieth Century
    Reserve CT25 .F45

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