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Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Hertha D. Sweet Wong


In this book, Hertha D. Sweet Wong examines the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American writers and artists who employ a mix of written and visual forms of self-narration. Combining approaches from autobiography studies and visual studies, Wong argues that, in grappling with the breakdown of stable definitions of identity and unmediated representation, these writers-artists experiment with hybrid autobiography in image and text to break free of inherited visual-verbal regimes and revise painful histories. These works p ... More

Keywords: Autobiography studies, Visual studies, identity, indigenous, image and text, interart

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469640709
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hertha D. Sweet Wong, author
University of California, Berkeley