Selected Articles

Academic Articles

These articles reflect my recent thoughts about memoir and fiction, feminism and teaching.

“Is this Recovery?”: Chronicity and Closure in Graphic Illness Memoir
Biography, Volume 44, Numbers 2&3, 2021, pp. 53-70 (Article)
Published by University of Hawai’i Press

Mentoring the Mentor
(Avidly) Los Angeles Review of Books, January 7, 2020

When Your Friend is Also a Mentor: The Mentrix Identity
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Fall 2019, Vol. 38, No. 2

Goodbye to All That
College Literature, Volume 46, Number 1, Winter 2019 (available here)

A Backward Glance (pdf)
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies,
Spring 2017

Elegiac Friendship: Notes on Loss (pdf)
Feminist Studies.
Special Issue: Women’s Friendships, 2016

The Trauma of Diagnosis: Picturing Cancer in Graphic Memoir (pdf)
, Spring 2014

Remembering Anne Sexton: Maxine Kumin in Conversation with Diane Middlebrook (pdf)
, 2012

A Feminist Friendship Archive (pdf)
, 2011

Getting Transpersonal: The Cost of an Academic Life
Prose Studies
, 2009 (available here)

Starting Out in the Fifties: Grace Paley, Philip Roth, and the Making of a Literary Career
Contemporary Women’s Writing
, 2009 (available here)

On Being Wrong (pdf)
, 2008

Family Hair Looms (pdf)
, 2008

A Memoir of Feminism: An Interview with Nancy K. Miller
With Jeffrey Williams, Minnesota Review, 2007 (available here)

I Killed My Grandmother: Mary Antin, Amos Oz, and the Autobiography of a Name (pdf)
Biography, 2007

The Entangled Self: Genre Bondage in the Age of the Memoir (pdf)
PMLA, 2007

Out of the Family: Generations of Women in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis
Life Writing, 2007 (available here)

Women’s Secrets and the Novel: Remembering Mary McCarthy’s The Group (pdf)
Social Research, 2001

But Enough About Me, What Do You Think Of My Memoir? (pdf)
Yale Journal of Criticism, 2000