European Journal of Life Writing




Call for Papers: The Mother-in-Law Experience


We are calling for papers for consideration for a proposed new book, an edited collection, with the working title The Mother-in-Law Experience.

This book will take a life writing perspective, and explore the mother-in-law experience from various aspects, drawing accounts of the experience from creative nonfiction literature, letters, diaries, and personal or vicarious experience.

Topics for papers might include, amongst other possibilities:

  • Concepts and representations of the mother-in-law experience: in letters and diaries, and literature relating to life writing.

  • Experience: personal experience or that which has been experienced vicariously; e.g. either the writer’s own first-hand experience, or experience that is known to the writer from friends or relatives, or that  has been overheard by the writer or others and retold to the writer, or that has been recollected, or that which is known of locally.

  • Life writing perspectives, and other topics relating to life writing—theoretical, critical, scholarly, or creative matters—and including stories of the nice and the nasties, the wonderful and/or the angst of having or having had, or of being or having been, a mother-in-law. 

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Vol 4 (2015)

Table of Contents


Writing European Lives. Stefan Zweig as a Biographer of Verhaeren, Rolland and Erasmus PDF HTML
Marleen Rensen 1-29
How Do Diaries Begin? The Narrative Rites of Adolescent Diaries in Hungary PDF HTML
Gergely Kunt 30-55
“I did not mean to make away with the child, I did not know what I was about”: Autobiographical Traces of Infanticide in Eighteenth-Century Trial Records PDF HTML
Sonja Boon 56-76

Beyond the Subject. Vienna Conference Papers

Beyond the Subject. New Developments in Life Writing PDF HTML
Tobias Heinrich, Monica Soeting VCi-VCiii
From Diaries to Blogs: Cultural and Political Networking in Russian Autobiographical Practice. PDF HTML
Tatiana Saburova, Natalia Rodigina VC1-VC16
I Problems; Blindness and Autobiography PDF HTML
Dennis Schep VC17-VC35
Eschewing the First Person: Post-Subjective Autobiography in Hubert Fichte and his Geschichte der Empfindlichkeit / History of Sensitivity PDF HTML
Robert Gillett VC37-VC55
Beyond the Subject: Anglo-American Slave Narratives in the Netherlands, 1789-2013 PDF HTML
Marijke Huisman VC56-VC84
Celebrity, Scriptedness and Alleged Sexual Violence in Ghost-Written Autobiographies by Julian Assange and Samantha Geimer PDF HTML
Edward Saunders VC85-VC107
Re-imagining a Nation: The Australian Dictionary of Biography Online PDF HTML
Paul Longley Arthur VC108-VC124

Teaching Life Writing Texts in Europe

Teaching Life Writing Texts in Europe PDF HTML
Dennis Kersten, Anne-Marie Mreijen TLi-TLiii
Memory to Ink: Autobiography Project in Portugal PDF HTML
Marilyn S Zucker TL1-TL12

Creative Matters

‘Dozens who thought they knew her’: Finding Vivian Maier? PDF HTML
Clare Brant C1-C6
Waving at Soldiers PDF HTML
Heather Richardson C7-C18

Reviews and Reports

‘Inaccurate but Truthful’: Q&A with Screenwriter Peter Morgan PDF HTML
Julia Lajta-Novak, Werner Huber R1-R15