Biography Journal

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Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly

Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly explores the theoretical, generic, historical, cultural, and practical dimensions of life writing. The Winter issue each year is a guest-edited Special Issue that explores a topic of emerging critical interest, and each volume also offers insightful reviews, concise excerpts of reviews published elsewhere, and an annual bibliography of works about biography. The journal is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), and is available in both print format and electronically through Project Muse.


Call for Proposals for Special Issue on M4BL and the Critical Matter of Black Lives. Guest Editors: Brittney Cooper (Rutgers University) and Treva Lindsey (Ohio State University)

Some recent Special Issues include The Verse Biography; (Winter 2016); Online Lives 2.0 (Spring 2015); IABA 2014: Auto/Biography in Transit (Winter 2015); Life in Occupied Palestine (Spring 2014); Life Writing and Corporate Personhood (Winter 2014)


In publication since 1978, Biography is edited and produced by the Center for Biographical Research, and distributed by the University of Hawai‘i Press for the Biographical Research Center.

A cumulative subject and author index of articles and reviews from 1978 to 2010 can be found in Biography 33.4 and online on Project Muse.


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