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Smith, Sidonie

Works: 42 works in 282 publications in 3 languages and 13,598 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Autobiographies  Biographies  Sources  Travel writing  Personal narratives  Literature  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: CT25, 808.06692
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sidonie Smith
Before they could vote : American women's autobiographical writing, 1819-1919 by Sidonie Smith( )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of autobiographical writings in which American women from 1819 to 1919 discuss the challenges and triumphs of their lives and accomplishments
Reading autobiography : a guide for interpreting life narratives by Sidonie Smith( )

46 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Autobiography is an essential guide for students and scholars reading and interpreting autobiographical texts and methods across the humanities, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. Thoroughly updated, the second edition is the most complete assessment of life narrative in its myriad forms. It lays out a sophisticated, theoretical approach to life writing and the components of autobiographical acts, including memory, experience, identity, embodiment, space, and agency. Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson explore these components, review the history of life writing and the foundations of autobiographical subjectivity, and provide a tool kit for working with this genre. Their survey of innovative forms of life writing, such as autographics and installation self-portraiture, charts recent shifts in autobiographical practice. Especially useful for courses are the appendixes: a glossary covering dozens of distinct genres of life writing, proposals for group and classroom
Moving lives : twentieth-century women's travel writing by Sidonie Smith( )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As technological advances increased the ease, speed, and reach of transportation, more and more women took to the air, to the road and the rail, and headed for points elsewhere. As they mastered new modes of mobility and then narrated their journeys, these women travelers left cultural ideas of femininity as sedentary, subordinate, and constrained in the dust. In Moving Lives Sidonie Smith explores how women's travel and travel writing in the twentieth century were shaped by particular modes of mobility, asking how the form of travel affected the kind of narrative written. Alexandra David-Neel journeying on foot across the Himalayas; Robyn Davidson on her camel in the outback of Australia; Amelia Earhart, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Beryl Markham climbing into the cockpit of their airplanes; Mary Morris riding a train from Beijing to Berlin; Irma Kurtz taking a Greyhound into the bellies of American cities and towns -- of these and other women, Smith asks: What do they make of their travels? How do they enact the dynamics of and contradictions in the drift of identity? Are they defined by the experience -- or do they define the meaning of a particular mode of transport in new and different ways, and in doing so, disentangle travel from its masculine logic? Unique in its focus on the relationship of women in motion, technologies of motion, and autobiographical practices, Moving Lives will interest readers across a broad spectrum of disciplines, as well as those who are simply intrigued by travel narratives."--Publisher's description
De/colonizing the subject : the politics of gender in women's autobiography by Sidonie Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging the prevailing universalism that reduces whole cultures to contained stereotypes and persons to cultural representations, "De/Colonizing the Subject" frames the newest frontier of critical investigation -- colonial and postcolonial autobiography of the embodies subject. This compelling survey explores the constitution of the "colonial subject" in history, discourse, and desire, and examines how women's autobiographical practices have arisen within and confronted the contexts of colonization and oppression. Ultimately, new modes of embodied subjectivity are revealed that revalue women's personal narratives as important interventions into politics and history. -- From publisher's description
Manifesto for the humanities : transforming doctoral education in good enough times by Sidonie Smith( )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a remarkable career in higher education, Sidonie Smith offers Manifesto for the Humanities as a reflective contribution to the current academic conversation over the place of the Humanities in the 21st century. Her focus is on doctoral education and opportunities she sees for its reform. Grounding this manifesto in background factors contributing to current "crises" in the humanities, Smith advocates for a 21st century doctoral education responsive to the changing ecology of humanistic scholarship and teaching. She elaborates a more expansive conceptualization of coursework and dissertation, a more robust, engaged public humanities, and a more diverse, collaborative, and networked sociality"--Back cover
Writing new identities : gender, nation, and immigration in contemporary Europe by Gisela Brinker-Gabler( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in Writing New Identities address the changing notions of community that the New Europe faces as a result of the large numbers of immigrants and migrant workers seeking work and refuge within its borders
A poetics of women's autobiography : marginality and the fictions of self-representation by Sidonie Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, autobiography, theory : a reader( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, Autobiography, Theory is the first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women’s autobiography, drawing into one volume the most significant theoretical discussions on women’s life writing of the last two decades. The authoritative introduction by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson surveys writing about women’s lives from the women’s movement of the late 1960s to the present. It also relates theoretical positions in women’s autobiography studies to postmodern, poststructuralist, postcolonial, and feminist analyses. The essays from thirty-nine prominent critics and writers include many considered classics in this field. They explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe, including testimonios, diaries, memoirs, letters, trauma accounts, prison narratives, coming-out stories, coming-of-age stories, and spiritual autobiographies. A list of more than two hundred women’s autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography of critical scholarship in women’s autobiography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers
Where I'm bound; patterns of slavery and freedom in Black American autobiography by Sidonie Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjectivity, identity, and the body : women's autobiographical practices in the twentieth century by Sidonie Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olympics at the millennium : power, politics, and the games( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the cultural politics of the Olympic Games, these essays investigate such topics as the emergence of women athletes as cultural commodities, the orchestrated spectacles of the opening and closing ceremonies, and the Gay Games. Unforgettable events and decisions are also discussed
Human rights and narrated lives : the ethics of recognition by Kay Schaffer( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narratives have become one of the most potent vehicles for advancing human rights claims across the world. Human Rights and Narrated Lives explores what happens when autobiographical narratives are produced, received, and circulated in the field of human rights. It asks how personal narratives emerge in local settings; how international rights discourse enables and constrains individual and collective subjectivities in narration; how personal narratives circulate and take on new meanings in new contexts; and how and under what conditions they feed into, affect, and are affected by the reorganization of politics in post-cold war, postcolonial, globalizing human rights contexts
Interfaces : women, autobiography, image, performance( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern and contemporary women's artistic production of autobiography frequently occurs at the interfaces of image and text. The many permutations of words and images in all their modes of production--photograph, pose, invocation, written narrative, sculpture, dance, diatribe--create countless possibilities of expression, and this volume charts some of the ways in which women artists are seizing these possibilities. Editors Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson have been at the vanguard of the study of women's self-representation, and here have collected leading critics' and scholars' thoughts on artistic fusions of the visual and autobiographical. Marianne Hirsch, Linda Hutcheon, Linda Kauffman, Nellie McKay, Marjorie Perloff, Lee Quinby, and the other contributors offer new insights into the work of such artists as Laurie Anderson, Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo, Orlan, and Cindy Sherman. From a painter's diary to a performance artist's ritualized enactments of kitchen domesticity, the many narratives of the self arising from these artists' negotiations of the visual and textual prove to be goldmines for analysis. Art historians, artists, critics, literary scholars in women's studies, and anyone interested in the forms and implications of depicting the self will enjoy this richly illustrated collection
Getting a life : everyday uses of autobiography( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and Italian and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual media offer possible lives through soap operas, talk shows, and newspapers and magazines. This text explores a variety of occasions during which people consume personal narratives, aiming to expand our understanding of how we negotiate and commodify identity
Indigenous Australian voices : a reader( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Indigenous Australian Voices presents artwork, prose, and poetry of thirty-six contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and artists from the offshore islands, the Northern Territory, and all six states of Australia. It brings together, for the first time, little-known writings by men and women who capture the diversity of their lifestyles and perspectives in a far more compelling way than better-known accounts of anthropologists and travellers."--BOOK JACKET
Life writing in the long run : a Smith & Watson autobiography studies reader by Sidonie Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life Writing in the Long Run gathers twenty-one essays by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson written in collaboration or solo and published over the last quarter-century. It includes the introductions to their five edited collections; essays focused on such autobiographical genres as autoethnography, Bildungsroman, diary, digital life writing, genealogy, graphic memoir, human rights witnessing, manifesto; and essays engaging the key concepts of authenticity, performativity, postcoloniality, relationality, and visuality. Available in print, eBook, and open access versions, this collection captures decades of exciting developments in the field, making it indispensable reading for courses on modes and media of self-presentation in cultural, gender, and literary studies and feminist theory
Patterns of slavery and freedom in Black American autobiography by Sidonie Smith( )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delcolonizing the subject : the politics of gender in women's autobiography( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing new identities : Gender, nation, and immigration in contemporary Europe ; Gisela Brinker-Gabler and Sidonie Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with autobiography : cautionary notes for narrative theorists by Sidonie Smith( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Before they could vote : American women's autobiographical writing, 1819-1919
Reading autobiography : a guide for interpreting life narrativesMoving lives : twentieth-century women's travel writingWriting new identities : gender, nation, and immigration in contemporary EuropeWomen, autobiography, theory : a readerThe Olympics at the millennium : power, politics, and the gamesHuman rights and narrated lives : the ethics of recognitionInterfaces : women, autobiography, image, performanceGetting a life : everyday uses of autobiography
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