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'Life writing such as autobiography, biography and memoir continues to be popular with readers while new genres, for instance, on-line or in other public, performative iterations, also shift and grow. Both historically and in the current moment, life writing emerges to address issues of individual experience in relation to public record. Very often, such works also seek to engage with issues of justice or redress, particularly in relation to expressions of trauma or conflict. What role do life narrative texts play in troubled times? This special issue presents scholarly and creative work that seek sot respond to this question in particular. The writing and research here explores troubling subjects such as political injustice, moral panics, and family and interpersonal relationships. These works ‘trouble’ prevalent ideas, for instance about minority or marginal cultures to offer new ways of seeing the cultural work that diverse life narrative texts can perform.'  (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Life Narrative in Troubled Times no. 50 October 2018 15266623 2018 periodical issue

    'This special issue brings together a diverse collection of studies that show the different ways that contemporary life narrative practices and texts seek to trouble the genres of life narrative – expanding the genres’ boundaries and unveiling new possibilities for the form, or showing the ranges of ways that life narrative texts and practices trouble socio-political or cultural contexts, representations and conditions.' (Kylie Cardell, Kate Douglas and Donna Lee Brien : Life narrative in troubled times)

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