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Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly

ISSN: 0162-4962
E-ISSN: 1529-1456
Frequency: Quarterly
SKU: 0162-4962 Category: Tags: , ,

For over thirty years, Biography has been an important forum for well-considered biographical scholarship. It features stimulating articles that explore the theoretical, generic, historical, and cultural dimensions of life-writing; and the integration of literature, history, the arts, and the social sciences as they relate to biography. Each issue also offers insightful reviews, concise excerpts of reviews published elsewhere, an annual bibliography of works about biography, and listings of upcoming events, calls for papers, and news from the field.

This journal is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).

Sponsor: Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai‘i

Book Series: Biography Monographs

  • Editor's Note
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    "Freaky" Asian Americans, Hip-Hop, and Musical Autobiography: An Introduction
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    "Bad Gal" and the "Bad" Refugee: Refugee Narratives, Neoliberal Violence, and Musical Autobiography in Honey Cocaine's Cambodian Canadian Hip-Hop
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Redefined What is Meant to Be Divine: Prayer and Protest in Blue Scholars
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    The Posse Cut as Autobiographical Utterance of Place in the Night Marchers' Three Dots
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    (Re)Writing Contemporary Cantonese Heritage Language and Identity: Examining MC Jin's ABC Album
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Narrating Failure: MC Jin's Return to Rap in the United States
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Beats, Rhymes, and Life in the Ocean of Sound: An Object-Oriented Methodology for Encountering Rap Music
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Introduction to Political Biography in Literature and Cinema
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    French Television and Political Biography
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Recasting the Iron Lady into Flesh and Blood: Gender Performance and Politics in Three Thatcher Biopics
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Writing the Life of Ronald Reagan: An Impossible Mission?
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    From Political Biography to Political Event: The Daens Myth in Literature in Cinema
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Political Life Writing in the Pacific: Reflections on Practice ed. by Jack Corbett and Brij V. Lal (review)
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their by Leigh Gilmore (review)
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Picture Bride Stories by Barbara F. Kawakami (review)
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses? Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs by Tahneer Oksman (review)
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Gendered Testimonies of the Holocaust Writing Life by Petra M. Schweitzer (review)
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age Survivors' Stories and New Media Practices by Jeffrey Shandler (review)
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Back to the Blanket: Recovered Rhetorics and Literacies in American Indian Studies by Kimberly G. Wieser (review)
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

    Nadine Gordimer and the Vices of Biography: A Reply to Hedley Twidle
    Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

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  • Unsolicited submissions to Biography are welcome. Texts should be double-spaced and approximately 5,000 to 10,000 words in length, including bibliography and endnotes. Biography is now using the eighth edition of the Modern Language Association (MLA) reference and works cited system. Authors are welcome to submit their essays to Biography following MLA’s guidelines, or they can use another style and reference system with which they are more comfortable. Please include a 50-word abstract and a biographical note of one or two sentences. All copyrights are held by the Biographical Research Center unless other arrangements are agreed upon.

    Biography follows a policy of double-anonymous submissions. Authors should email their essays to without their names appearing anywhere on or in the document. Until a final decision is reached, the identity of the author will not be revealed to outside readers or our acquisition editors.

    If an author is unable to anonymize their work without significantly interfering with their argument, they ought to include in a cover note to the managing editor with the submission a message stating that anonymizing the text was not possible. Biography will not be able to conduct double-anonymous peer review for these texts under these circumstances, but the managing editor will maintain a single-anonymous review, where the names of the text’s readers will be protected.

    Inquiries are welcome. Please address questions about book reviews to our Book Review Editor, Aiko Yamashiro, at

    Send all editorial correspondence to Biography via the following:

    Tel: (808) 956-3774

    Center for Biographical Research
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  • Editors

    Cynthia G. Franklin, Center for Biographical Research (CBR), University of Hawai‘i

    Craig Howes, Center for Biographical Research (CBR), University of Hawai‘i

    John David Zuern, Center for Biographical Research (CBR), University of Hawai‘i

    Managing Editor

    Paige Rasmussen, University of Hawai‘i

    Book Review Editor

    Aiko Yamashiro, University of Hawai‘i

  • Articles appearing in Biography are indexed and/or abstracted in:

    Canada in Context, 09/1981-

    Clarivate Analytics–
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    Current Contents
    Web of Science

    De Gruyter Saur–
    Dietrich’s Index Philosophicus
    IBZ – Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen
    Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und
    Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur

    Academic Search Alumni Edition, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Complete, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Elite, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Premier, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search: Main Edition, 1/1/2001-
    Advanced Placement Source, 1/1/2001-
    America: History and Life, 1/1/1978-
    Current Abstracts, 1/1/2001-
    Historical Abstracts (Online), 1/1/1978-
    Literary Reference Center, 1/1/2001-
    Literary Reference Center Plus, 1/1/2001-
    Literary Reference Center: Main Edition, 10/1/2004-
    MainFile, 1/1/2001-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 1/1/2001-
    TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2001-

    Elsevier BV–
    Scopus, 1999-, 1986-1988, 1984, 1980-1982, 1978

    Academic OneFile, 01/2000-
    Advanced Placement Fine Arts and Music, 09/1981-
    Book Review Index Plus
    CPI.Q (Canadian Periodical Index), 01/2000-
    Expanded Academic ASAP, 12/2000-
    Fine Arts and Music Collection, 09/1981-
    General OneFile, 01/2000-
    General Reference Center, 09/1981-
    General Reference Center Gold, 09/1981-
    General Reference Centre International, 9/1981-
    InfoTrac Custom, 12/2000-
    InfoTrac Junior Edition, 03/2012-
    InfoTrac Student Edition, 06/1985-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Pop Culture Collection, 09/1981-
    Popular Magazines, 12/2000-
    Research In Context, 01/2000-
    Science in Context, 09/1981-
    Student Resources in Context, 09/1981-

    National Periodical Library–
    Guide to Social Work, Social Science and Religion in Periodical Literature (Online)

    ArticleFirst, vol.15, no.3, 1992-vol.34, no.2, 2011
    Electronic Collections Online, vol.20, no.2, 1997-vol.34, no.2, 2011

    Art, Design & Architecture Collection, 1/1/1996-
    Arts & Humanities Database, 1/1/1996-
    Arts Premium Collection, 1/1/1996-
    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
    Literary Journals Index Full Text
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Periodicals Index Online, 1/1/1978-10/1/2000
    Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/1996-
    ProQuest 5000, 01/01/1996-
    ProQuest Central, 1/1/1996-
    Research Library, 01/01/1996-
    STEM Database, 1/1/1996-