Ruth N. Halls Professor Emeritus of British
Ph.D. Harvard College, 1966
M.A. Harvard College, 1961
A.B. Magna cum laude ever and Literature, Harvard College, 1959 Phi Beta Kappa
Life story, biography, and existence writing (concepts of self, subject, and person relation between narrative and identity auto-ethnography and narrative practices ethics of existence writing).
Selected Publications and Presentations (click images to learn more)
Living Autobiographically: The Way We Create Identity in Narrative (Cornell College Press, 2008).
How Our Way Of Life Become Tales: Making Selves (Cornell College Press, 1999).
Touching the planet: Reference in Life story (Princeton College Press, 1992).
Fictions in Life story: Studies in the skill of Self-Invention (Princeton College Press, 1985).
The Brand New England Girl: Cultural Ideals in Hawthorne, Stowe, Howells, and James (College of Georgia Press, 1977).
The Ethics of Existence Writing. Erectile dysfunction. with Introduction. Cornell College Press, 2004.
American Life story: Retrospect and Prospect. Erectile dysfunction. with Introduction. College of Wisconsin Press, 1991.
On Life story. by Philippe Lejeune. Erectile dysfunction. with Foreword. College of Minnesota Press, 1989.
Recent and Forthcoming Publications and Presentations:
“James Olney and study regarding Life story.” Biography 38 (Fall 2015).
“David Parker and also the Good Existence of Writing.” Biography 38 (Fall 2015).
“My Life story Study.” Interview with Liang Qingbiao. Journal of contemporary Existence Writing Studies 5 (Shanghai Jiao Tong College, China, Fall 2015).
–The Referential Aesthetic of Life story. 1992. The Biographers Revenge: Essays of contemporary Western Research on Existence Writing.
Erectile dysfunction. and trans. Liang Qingbiao. Guangxi, China: Guangxi Normal College Press, 2015. 158-87.
What Exactly Are We Studying Whenever We Read Life story? 2004. The Routledge Auto/Biography Studies Readers. Erectile dysfunction. Ricia A. Chansky and Emily Hipchen. New You are able to: Routledge, 2015. 214-21.
Portuguese translation of just living Autobiographically: The Way We Create Identity in Narrative (2008), to become printed by Letra e Voz, Sao Paulo, South america.
“Afterword.” Classic American Autobiographies. erectile dysfunction. William L. Andrews. 3rd erectile dysfunction. Signet Classics. New You are able to: Penguin, 2014. 463-70.
Fictions in Life story: Studies in the skill of Self-Invention. 1985. Reissued within the Princeton Legacy Library. Princeton, NJ: Princeton College Press, 2014.
“Life story as Cosmogram.” Storyworlds 6 (2014): 21-43.
Travelling with Narrative: From Text to Body. Within The Travelling Concepts of Narrative. erectile dysfunction. Mari Hatavara, Lars-Christer Hydén, and Matti Hyvärinen. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013. 83-92.
"Vivre dans l’histoire: autobiographie, memoir(s). mémoires." In Le sens du passé: pour une nouvelle approche plusieurs Mémoires. erectile dysfunction. Marc Hersant, Jean-Louis Jeannelle, and Damien Zanone. Rennes: Editions en Licorne, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2013. 351-61.
Identiteitsuitrustingen: technologie, herinnering, narratief [Identity Equipment: Technology, Memory, Narrative], Tijdschrift voor Biografie [Utrecht, Netherlands]1 (2012), 7-16.
This problem of Biografie includes three responses to my essay, and my reply, Digitale identiteiten: Een reactie op het commentaar van JaapBos, Tanny Dobbelaar en Rudolph Glitz [Digital Identities: An Answer to Jaap Bos, Tanny Dobbelaar, and Rudolph Glitz] (26-27). There’s also a job interview: Interview met John Eakin [Interview with John Eakin] by Monica Soeting (4-6).
Dicter sa vie: L’autobiographhie de Mark Twain. La Faute à rousseau. no. 58 (October 2011): 57-58.
Studying Comics: Art Spiegelman on CD-ROM. In Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Life story and Graphic Novels. erectile dysfunction. Michael Chaney. Madison, WI: College of Wisconsin Press, 2011. 13-16.
Eye and that i: Negotiating Distance in Eyewitness Narrative, Partial Solutions 7 (2009): 201-12.
Speaking about Ourselves: Life story, Narrative Identity, and Everyday Existence, The Protean Types of Existence Writing: Auto/Biography in British, 1680-2000. Erectile dysfunction. Angelo Righetti. Naples: Liguori Editore, 2008. 9-26.
Theory, David Bleich, and also the Society for Critical Exchange, Works and Days 25 (2007):105-8.
The Economy of Narrative Identity, (1) Economists’ Lives: Biography and Life story within the Good reputation for Financial aspects. Supplement to Good reputation for Political Economy 39 (2007). Durham, NC: Duke College Press, 117-33. (2) Controlling Some time and Shaping the Self: Developments in Autobiographical Writing because the Sixteenth Century. erectile dysfunction. Arianne Baggerman, Rudolf Dekker, and Michael Mascuch. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2011. 231-45.
Recent Activities since 2007:
Asked lecture in the Hebrew College of Jerusalem, Israel (November 2007). Asked paper and panelist, IABA convention, and asked participant, IABA symposium, College of Hawai’i-Manoa, Honolulu (June 2008). Asked plenary lecture at King’s College London (May 2009), and asked panelist in the Social Science History Association convention (November 2009). Asked papers in the Finnish Institute, London (November 2010) and also at the Universities of Paris and Louvain (December 2010). Asked lecture at Carnegie Mellon College (Feb 2011), asked lecture at College of Maastricht, Netherlands (March 2011), masterclass on existence writiing at Vrije Universiteit and asked lecture at Amsterdam College College, Netherlands (April 2011). Asked lectures in the Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw College (April 2012) and also at Carnegie Mellon College (November 2012).
Interviewed for newspaper features on memoir:
Dan Carpenter, It’s correct, and that is no fact, Indiana Star. 22 The month of january 2006.
Sasha Issenberg, In memoirs, an outing of discovery: early narratives shape Obama, McCain, Boston Globe. 16 March 2008.
Selected Honors and Awards
Fellowships: American Council of Learned Societies, 1987 Visiting Fellow, Humanities Research Center, The Australian National College, Canberra, Australia, 1990.
Special session dedicated to my work, “Autobiographical Worlds: In Celebration of Paul John Eakin,” MLA Convention, North Park, December 2003.
Festschrift issue of theOrw: Auto/Biography Studies 29 (Summer time 2008), focused on James Olney and myself.