Includes bibliographical references (pages -280) and indexes.
Introduction. 1. On feminism, cultural politics and post/modern selves. 2. Enter the author, the auto/biographical I -- Pt. I. On Auto/Biography. 3. Fictions and lives. 4. The presumptive feminist: reinscribing 'bio' in autography. 5. A biographer manque -- Pt. II. On (Auto)Biography. 6. Biography as microscope or kaleidoscope? The case of 'power' in Hannah Cullwick's relationship with Arthur Munby. 7. How Olive Schreiner vanished, leaving behind only her asthmatic personality. 8. Feminism and friendship -- Pt. III. On Feminist Auto/Biography. 9. Is there a feminist auto/biography?