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History and Autobiography: The Logics of a Convergence

Título de la revista: LIFE WRITING
ISSN: 1448-4528
Volumen: 16
Número: 4
Páginas: 503 - 511
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Experimentation and theorising on forms of life writing from the field of history has grown substantially in recent decades, as historians understand how autobiographical narrative may contribute to understanding both the past and our processes of accessing it. The introduction to this special issue on `History and Autobiography¿ outlines some theoretical debates emerging from the intersection of history with different forms of self-representation, and highlights some of the main points examined by the contributors. Some contributors explore the convergence of history and life writing through an autobiographical voice, while others work theoretically or critically. Beyond these different approaches, all the essays explore to what extent autobiography serves historical writing and comprehension, and examine the theoretical and practical consequences of this convergence.