Elliott, Hilary (2016) Book Review: Remaking Memory : Autoethnography, memoir and the ethics of self John Freeman With contributions by Rebekka Kill, Nazar Jabour, Kate Rice, Steph Brocken and Jamie Coull. Performance Research, 21 (6). pp. 138-139. ISSN 1469-9990

John Freeman’s Remaking Memory: Autoethnography, memoir and the ethics of self makes a significant contribution to autoethnography and memoir. The book includes a lengthy chapter on autoethnographic performance that draws upon literary and performance works pertaining to self-narrating practices. Five case studies by postgraduate students are also included in order to ‘remind the reader [and author] that a sole authorial voice is usually suspect’ (13) and to provide first-hand accounts of some of the ways in which performance and autoethnography have been applied within specific research contexts. Case studies by Rebekka Kill (UK), Nazar Jabour (Iraq/Australia), Kate Rice (Australia), Steph Brocken (UK) and Jamie Coull (Australia) stem directly from the graduate researchers’ theses, offering rich insight into transnational questions of methodology and modes of presentation.

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