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By Julie Rak

Auto/biography in Canada: serious Directions widens the sphere of auto/biography reports with its refined multidisciplinary views at the thought, feedback, and perform of self, group, and illustration. instead of contemplating autobiography and biography as discrete genres with definable houses, and instead of concentrating on serious ways, the essays discover auto/biography as a discourse approximately id and illustration within the context of various disciplinary shifts. Auto/biography in Canada appears to be like at how lifestyles narratives are made in Canada .

Originating from literary stories, heritage, and social paintings, the essays during this assortment hide subject matters that variety from queer Canadian autobiography, autobiography and autism, and newspaper dying notices as biography, to Canadian autobiography and the Holocaust, gray Owl and authenticity, France Théoret and autofiction, and a brand new interpreting of Stolen Life, the collaborative textual content through Yvonne Johnson and Rudy Wiebe.

Julie Rak’s priceless “big photograph” advent lines the heritage of auto/biography reviews in Canada. whereas the participants chart disciplinary shifts occurring in auto/biography reviews, their essays also are a part of the continued scholarship that's remaking how you can comprehend Canada.

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