Re: QUERY: American Autobiographies

Published in the early 1830s, The Falcon, an autobiography by John Tanner, recorded/ghostwritten by polymath scientist Dr. Edwin James is a winner. Penguin paperback I believe. Tanner, a white man, was a child captive of Indians; ended up in far north Gt. Lakes region; ran afoul of Indian Agent Henry Schoolcraft; was befriended by James. His book includes wonderful details of Ojibwe (Chippewa) folkways and geography, plus plenty of material about cultural clashes in first half of 19th century.

CFP: GSA-Panel 2018: Nonfictional Comics and Graphic Novels from the German-Speaking World, Pittsburgh (31.01.2018)

Similar to narratives of the traditional, purely verbal format, topics of comics and graphic novels can range from purely fictional stories to accounts that make extensive truth claims. Graphic memoirs are probably the most discussed genre on the non-fictional–or at least not exclusively fictional–end of this spectrum. In fact, when we think of Spiegelman’s Maus which is often hailed as one of the first graphic novels, non-fictionality or semi-fictionality is central to this increasingly popular format.

CFP: Nonfictional Comics and Graphic Novels from the German-Speaking World (GSA, September 27-30, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA)

Similar to narratives of the traditional, purely verbal format, topics of comics and graphic novels can range from purely fictional stories to accounts that make extensive truth claims. Graphic memoirs are probably the most discussed genre on the non-fictional–or at least not exclusively fictional–end of this spectrum. In fact, when we think of Spiegelman’s Maus which is often hailed as one of the first graphic novels, non-fictionality or semi-fictionality is central to this increasingly popular format.

CFP Nonfictional Comics and Graphic Novels from the German-Speaking World (GSA, September 27-30, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA)

Similar to narratives of the traditional, purely verbal format, topics of comics and graphic novels can range from purely fictional stories to accounts that make extensive truth claims. Graphic memoirs are probably the most discussed genre on the non-fictional–or at least not exclusively fictional–end of this spectrum. In fact, when we think of Spiegelman’s Maus which is often hailed as one of the first graphic novels, non-fictionality or semi-fictionality is central to this increasingly popular format.

Disability Memoirs

I am about to begin my 5th year teaching an on-line undergraduate class in Disability History during our university Winter Term— a really fast and intense 5 week course!  I start off the class asking students to read and write a review of a memoir before winter break.  Below is my memoir list, drawn from suggestions from this list serve some years ago.
 
It needs some freshening up.

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