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Serial Memoir

Archiving American Lives


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nicole Stamant
    Pages 1-27
  3. Nicole Stamant
    Pages 53-84
  4. Nicole Stamant
    Pages 85-117
  5. Nicole Stamant
    Pages 118-147
  6. Nicole Stamant
    Pages 148-158
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 159-200

About this book


Serial Memoir chronicles the phenomenon of seriality in memoir, a transition in life writing toward repeated acts of self-representation in the later twentieth century. Such a shift demonstrates a new way to understand and represent constantly-shifting subjectivities and their ambivalent relationship to the concept and structure of the archive.


Archiving Serial Memoir Autobiography 20th century America bibliography biography concept culture mosaic structure subject twentieth century writing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Agnes Scott CollegeDecaturUSA

About the authors

Nicole Stamant is Assistant Professor of English at Agnes Scott College, USA. Her articles on life writing and American literature have appeared or are forthcoming in ARIEL, MELUS, a/b: Auto/Biography, South Central Review, and The Hemingway Review.

Bibliographic information


The rise of the serial memoir in the latter half of the twentieth century and beyond is an important and timely topic, one that has not previously been addressed in any sustained way by scholars in the field. The first critic to deal with seriality at length and in depth, Stamant makes a substantial contribution to the field. - G. Thomas Couser, Hofstra University, USA