Contribute to our growing bibliography for the symposium by adding items to our Zotero group’s library.

Sources from the Zotero Archive

Booth, Alison. How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Print.
Booth, Alison. “Collective Biographies of Women.” Archive. The Collective Biographies of Women. N.p., 10–9 2014. Web.
Booth, Alison. “Fighting for Lives in the ODNB, or Taking Prosopography Personally.” Journal of Victorian Culture 10.2 (2005): 267–279. Print.
Booth, Alison. “Men and Women of the Time: Victorian Prosopographies.” Life Writing and Victorian Culture. Ed. David Amigoni. London: Ashgate, 2005. 41–66. Print.

Related Projects and Bibliographies—Alison Booth

I. Prosopography Examples and Discussions

Booth, Alison. “The Changing Faces of Mount Rushmore: Collective Portraiture and Participatory National Heritage,” in A Companion to Narrative Theory, ed. James Phelan and Peter Rabinowitz (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005), 337-55. Chinese translation published 2008.

—. “Fighting for Lives in the ODNB, or Taking Prosopography Personally,” Journal of Victorian Culture 10:2 (2005): 267-79.

—. How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present. Chicago: U Chicago P, 2004.

—. “Men and Women of the Time: Victorian Prosopographies,” in Life Writing and Victorian Culture, ed. David Amigoni (London: Ashgate, 2005), 41-66.

—. “Prosopography.” The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, ed. Dino Felluga, Pamela Gilbert, and Linda Hughes (Wiley Blackwell), forthcoming.

—. “Recovery 2.0: Beginning the Collective Biographies of Women Project.” Innovations series. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 28:1 (Spring 2009): 15-35.

Bradley, John and Harold Short. “Using Formal Structures to Create Complex Relationships: The Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire – A Case Study” in K. S. B. Keats-Rohan (ed.), Resourcing Sources Prosopographica et Geneologica, vol. 7., Oxford, 2002. Unit for Prosopographical Research, Linacre College.

Bradley, John and Harold Short. “Texts into databases: the Evolving Field of New-style Prosopography” in Literary and Linguistic Computing, Vol. 20 Suppl. 1 (2005):3-24.

Cameron, A., ed. (2003). Fifty Years of Prosopography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Clergy of the Church of England Database

Flanders, Julia. Encoding Names for Contextual Exploration in Digital Thematic Research Collections. NEH ODH Level II Final Report, 30 April 2010. 11 Sep. 2012.

Journal: Medieval Prosopography: co-sponsor, proposed session, “Noble Lives: Prosopographical Studies of the Medieval Aristocracy,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, 05/ 2013.

Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. (2007). “Biography, Identity and Names: Understanding the Pursuit of the Individual in Prosopography.” Prosopography Approaches and Applications A Handbook. Oxford: Occasional Publications UPR. 139–81. Prosopographica et Genealogica 13.

People of Medieval Scotland (PoMS)

Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE)

Prosopography of the Byzantine World

The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (PNA)

Prosopography and Biography in the Digital Age: A Workshop Funded by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation, May 14-15, 2012, led by Sue Perdue, Director, Documents Compass, Co-PI, People of the Founding Era (Bauer, Booth, Bradley, Martin, Pitti, Short attended)

Stone, L. (1971). “Prosopography.” Daedalus 100: 57-9.


II. Bibliography of Narrative Theory of Nonfiction

Note: Although not exhaustive, this list covers most of what is current on the subject (excluding autobiography or history-as-narrative). Many texts on narrative theory include brief discussion of nonfiction but ignore the issues of distributed authorship and multiple versions in biography.

Carrard, Philippe. “The Distinction of Historiography: Dorrit Cohn and Referential Discourse.” Narrative 20 (January 2012) 125-31.

Cohn, Dorrit. The Distinction of Fiction. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1999.

—. “Fictional versus Historical Lives: Borderlines and Borderline Cases.” The Journal of Narrative Technique 19 (1989): 3-24.

— “Signposts of Fictionality.” Poetics Today 11 (1990), 753–74.

Doležel, Lubomír. “Fictional and Historical Narrative: Meeting the Postmodernist Challenge.” Narratologies: New Perspectives on Narrative Analysis. Ed. David Herman. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1999. 247–73.

Fludernik, Monika. “Factual Narrative: A Missing Narratological Paradigm.” Germanish-Romanische Monatsschrift 63, no. 1 (2013): 117–34.

Heyne, Eric. “Mapping, Mining, Sorting.” Narrative 9.3 (Oct. 2001): 343-5.

—. “Toward a Theory of Literary Nonfiction.” Modern Fiction Studies 33.3 (1987): 479-90.

—. “Where Fiction Meets Nonfiction: Mapping a Rough Terrain.” Narrative 9.3 (Oct. 2001): 322-33.

Keen, Suzanne. “Disguises: fiction in the form of nonfiction texts.” Narrative Form. New York and Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. 128-40.

Lehman, Daniel W. Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction Over the Edge. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1997.

—. “Mining a Rough Terrain: Weighing the Implications of Nonfiction.” Narrative 9 (Oct. 2011): 334-42.

Oldfield, S. (1999). Collective Biography of Women in Britain, 1550-1900. London: Mansell.

McGann, Jerome. Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web. Palgrave: 2001.

Phelan, James. “The Implied Author, Deficient Narration, and Nonfiction Narrative: Or, What’s Off-Kilter in The Year of Magical Thinking and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Style 45.1 (Spring 2011): 127-45.

Rader, Ralph W. “The Novel and History Once More: A Response to Michael McKeon’s Reply.” Narrative 1 (May 1993): 173-83.

Ryan, Marie-Laure. Narrative as Virtual Reality. Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2001.

—. Possible Worlds, Artificial Intelligence, and Narrative Theory. 2nd ed. Bloomington Indiana UP, 1992.

Schaeffer, Jean-Marie. “Fictional vs. Factual Narration,” in Hühn, Peter et al. (eds.) The Living Handbook of Narratology. Hamburg: Hamburg University Press. ?title=Fictional vs. Factual Narration &oldid=759

Walsh, Richard. The Rhetoric of Fictionality. Columbus, OH: Ohio State U P, 2007.

Whiteside, Anna, and Michael Issacharoff, eds. On Referring in Literature. Bloomington, IN: Indiana U P, 1987.

On Biography

Biographers International Organization (BIO)

IABA-L: International Auto/Biography Association Craig Howes, list manager, Dir. Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Conference since 1999; Booth & S Smith attended 2002 LaTrobe U., Melbourne; 2010 Sussex U., UK. Centre for Living History and Life Writing Research, University of Sussex. Host of 2010 IABA conference.

AHRC ‘Challenges to Biography’ Research Network: “Can Biography Survive?” Conference University of Southampton (UK), July 2012. Network coorganizers Ray Monk and Adrian Smith (University of Southampton); network partners Alex Danchev (University of Nottingham); Frank Cogliano (University of Edinburgh).

Institute of Biography, University of Groningen, Hans Renders dir.;

III. Narrative Theory

Note: There are a dozen current teaching texts on narrative theory and a vast bibliography of narrative theory and research. A few:

Abbott, H. Porter. Cambridge Introduction to Narrative. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Herman, David, James Phelan, Peter J. Rabinowitz, Brian Richardson and Robyn Warhol, Narrative Theory: Core Concepts and Critical Debates. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2012.

Herman, David, Manfred Jahn and Marie-Laure Ryan, eds. Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. Routledge, 2005.

Keen, Suzanne. Empathy and the Novel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

——. “Introduction: Narrative and the Emotions,” Poetics Today 32.1 (Spring 2011) 1-53.

——. Narrative Form. Palgrave, 2008.

Laszlo, Janos. The Science of Stories: An Introduction to Narrative Psychology. Routledge, 2008.

Phelan, James and Peter J. Rabinowitz, ed. A Companion to Narrative Theory. Blackwell, 2005.

Prince, Gerald. A Dictionary of Narratology. Universtiy of Nebraska Press, 1987.

IV. Some Introductions and Resources for Digital Humanities (see also I + V)

Bamboo DiRT

Best, S., and S. Marcus. (2009). “Surface Reading: An Introduction.” Representations 108.1: 1–21.

CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide.

DHCommons, online hub for DH projects; from centerNet, organization of DH centers:

Gold, Matthew K. Debates in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Moretti, F. (2013). Distant Reading. London: Verso Books.


Williford, Christa, and Charles Henry. One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Report on the Experiences of First Respondents to the Digging Into Data Challenge. Council of Library and Information Resources, 2012.

V. Selected Related Projects

Bauer, Jean. Project Quincy. and

Bradley, John. Pliny,

Brown, Susan, PD with Clements, Grundy, et al. Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge University Press, 2006., University of Alberta

Chung, Cindy and James Pennebaker, “The psychological functions of function words.” In K. Fiedler (Ed.), Social Communication. New York: Psychology Press, 2007. 343-59.

Chung, Cindy and James Pennebaker (in press). “Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC): pronounced “Luke”,… and other useful facts.” Applied natural language processing and content analysis: Identification, investigation, and resolution. Ed. P. McCarthy and C. Boonthum. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, forthcoming. See Pennebaker, The Secret Life of Pronouns. Bloomsbury, 2011.

Liu, Alan. Research Oriented Social Environment (RoSE) and 4Humanities (with Geoffrey Rockwell and Melissa Terras)

McGann, Jerome. Rossetti Archive, NINES,

Morrison, Aimee. “Blogs and Blogging: Text and Practice.” A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Ed. Ray Siemens and Susan Schriebman. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007. 369-387.

Page, Ruth and Bronwen Thomas, eds. New Narratives: Stories and Storytelling in the Digital Age. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.

Page, Ruth. Stories and Social Media. Routledge: 2012.

Pasanek, Brad. “The Mind Is a Metaphor.”

Perdue, S. People of the Founding Era.

Pitti, Daniel. Social Networks and Archival Context Project (SNAC); IATH (NEH & Mellon); Liu and Perdue on Advisory Board.

Shaeffer, Kay and Sidonie Smith. Human Rights and Narrated Lives: The Ethics of Recognition. NY and Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Smith, Martha Nell. Dickinson Electronic Archives.

——. Emily Dickinson’s Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry. University of Virginia/Rotunda Press, 2008.

Smith, Sidonie and Julia Watson. Reading Autobiography, 2nd. ed. University Minnesota Press, 2010.

Amy Ogden

Ogden, Amy. “The Centrality of Margins: Medieval French Genders and Genres Reconfigured.” French Forum 30.1 (2005) 1-23.