"By far the best feature of Research Methodologies for Auto/biography Studies is the brevity and accessibility of its essays. They promise to make useful teaching tools, particularly as introductory reading that might organize units within a semester or as models for innovative research methods that students might try out themselves. As I read through the volume, I found myself bubbling over with new ideas about how to teach auto/biography, which is one of the strongest endorsements I can offer regarding this books contribution to the now established but still dynamic field of auto/biography studies." - Desire Henderson, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Kate Douglas is Professor in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Flinders University. She is the author of Contesting Childhood: Autobiography, Trauma and Memory (Rutgers, 2010) and the co-author of Life Narratives and Youth Culture: Representation, Agency and Participation (Palgrave, 2016; with Anna Poletti). She is the co-editor (with Laurie McNeill) of Teaching Lives: Contemporary Pedagogies of Life Narratives (Routledge 2017); (with Kylie Cardell) of Trauma Tales: Auto/biographies of Childhood and Youth (Routledge 2014); and (with Gillian Whitlock) Trauma Texts (Routledge, 2009). Ashley Barnwell is Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on memory, emotion, and family storytelling. Her work has been published in journals such as Life Writing, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Memory Studies, Cultural Sociology, and Emotion, Space & Society. Her co-authored book (with Joseph Cummins), Reckoning with the Past: Family Historiographies in Postcolonial Australian Literature (2019), is published in Routledges Memory Studies series.
Ashley Barnwell and Kate Douglas "What we do when we do life writing: Methodologies for auto/biography now." Forms Writing Memoir Claire Lynch Archival Methods for Auto/biographical Research Maria Tamboukou Zines Anna Poletti Objects and Things Gillian Whitlock Social, media, life writing: online lives at scale, up close, and in context Aimee Morrison Studying Visual Autobiographies in the Post-Digital Era Sarah Brophy Biography W. Craig Howes Research Methods for Studying Graphic Biography Candida Rifkind Working with Family Histories Ashley Barnwell Tracing Emotional Bonds in Family Letters/ A Pursuit of an Epistolary Melody Leena Kurvet-Kaossar Life Narrative Methods for Working with Diaries Kylie Cardell Autoethnographic Life Writing: Reaching Beyond, Crossing Over Sally Ann Murray Telling life stories using creative methods in qualitative interviews Signe Ravn Performing and broadcasting lives: Auto/biographical testimonies in theatre and radio Gunn Gudmundsdottir Big Data and Self-Tracking: Research Trajectories Julie Rak Frameworks Another Story Jeanine Leane Reading Digital Lives Generously Laurie McNeill and John Zuern Reading the Life Narratives of Children and Youth Kate Douglas Negotiated Truths and Iterative Practice in Action: The Women In Conflict Expressive Life Writing Project Meg Jensen and Siobhan Campbell Researching Online Biographical Media and Death Narratives After the Digital Turn Pamela Graham An Epistemological Approach to Trans* Autobiography Sarah Ray Rondat Genetics and Auto/biography Pramod K. Nayar Doing Disability Autobiography: Introducing Reading Group Methodology as Feminist Disability Praxis Ally Day Sanctioning Subjectivity: Navigating low-risk human ethics approval Phillip Kavanagh and Kate Douglas Girls Auto/Biographical Media: The Importance of Audience Reception in Studying Undervalued Life Narrative Emma Maguire Locating Diasporic Lives: Beyond Textual Boundaries Ricia A. Chansky The diary as a life story: Working with documents of family and migration Anne Heimo Between Forced Confession and Ethnic Autobiography Y-Dang Truong Autobiographical Research with Children Maria da Conceio Passeggi and Ecleide Cunico Furlanetto Ecocriticism and Life Narrative Alfred Hornung Afterword The Box in the Attic: Memoir, Methodology and Family Archives G. Thomas Couser