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Abstract: In this essay I discuss the tension between ethical and aesthetic freedom in two documentaries that I made about aspects of the lives of Sudanese Australians. Focusing on issues of voice, framing and responsibility, I argue for a poetic approach in re-presenting auto/biographical...
Abstract: This article examines Mark Dendy’s dance theater work, Dream Analysis , as a queered act of autobiography. Closely reading the choreographic and performance strategies of staging the narrative, I argue that the work re-imagines the autobiographical project through theatrical play with...
Abstract: What ethical considerations are encountered when making an interactive auto/biographical documentary based on the true story of an orphaned ten-year-old girl who is also the author’s mother? Making The Shoebox , the author discovered that both her familial relationship with the...
Abstract: This paper studies the earliest known extant work by Vida Lahey, Souvenir of the West Coast , as a means for the biographer to imagine how her character may be better understood through it. After outlining biography’s epistemological terrain, I argue that the hybridity of biographical...
Abstract: In Vida y sucesos de la Monja Alférez , seventeenth-century Basque nun Catalina de Erauso escapes from a convent, thereafter dressing as a man and pursuing adventure in Spain and the New World. As a cross-dressing soldier, Erauso’s experience allows her authority as the first-person...
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