Preface, Acknowledgments, 1. Life Narrative: Definitions and Distinctions, 2. Autobiographical Subjects, 3. Autobiographical Acts, 4. Life Narrative in Historical Perspective, 5. In the Wake of the Memoir Boom, 6. The Visual-Verbal-Virtual Contexts of Life Narrative, 7. A History of Autobiography Criticism, Part I: Theorizing Autobiography, 8. A History of Autobiography Criticism, Part II: Expanding Autobiography Studies, 9. A Tool Kit: Twenty-four Strategies for Reading Life Narratives, Appendix A. Genres of Life Narrative, Appendix B. Group and Classroom Projects, Appendix C. Journals and Internet Resources, Notes, Bibliography, Index
Sidonie Smith is Martha Guernsey Colby Collegiate Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan.Julia Watson is professor of comparative studies at Ohio State University.