Indigenous Australian autobiography and the question of genre: an analysis of scholarly discourse

Authors

  • Oliver Haag

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/an.44.1-2.69-79

Keywords:

Indigenous Australian autobiographies, life writing, genre, scholarly discourse

Abstract

This article is concerned with the different genre applications to Indigenous Australian autobiographies. Scholarship has not employed a consistent genre designation for this literature. This article identifies the reasons for a particular genre choice in scholarship and draws on interviews with scholars and authors to test their motivation for either adopting or rejecting the term 'autobiography' for Indigenous life narratives.

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Published

31. 12. 2011

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How to Cite

Indigenous Australian autobiography and the question of genre: an analysis of scholarly discourse. (2011). Acta Neophilologica, 44(1-2), 69-79. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.44.1-2.69-79