Leigh Gilmore is Visiting Professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at University of California-Berkeley. She is the author of Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Self-Representation, also from Cornell, and coeditor of Autobiography and Postmodernism.
The Limits of Autobiography
Trauma and Testimony
Memoirs in which trauma takes a major—or the major—role challenge the limits of autobiography. Leigh Gilmore presents a series of "limit-cases"—texts that combine elements of autobiography, fiction, biography, history, and theory while...