My research has been principally centered on the autobiographical genre, now broadly categorized as life-writing, since my thesis. My focus is specifically on women's autobiographical texts in English and French from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This period marks a pivotal moment where women's voices transitioned from being silenced to being heard both in private and public spheres. Feminist critics have been instrumental in this shift, playing a vital role in rehabilitating women's stories and narratives, thereby bringing them out of the shadows of history. The growing prestige of the autobiographical genre has been a significant factor in this transformative shift. Autobiography, once relegated to the status of a mere appendix to biography, has evolved into a distinct literary genre in its own right. Women have been at the forefront of exploring this genre, using it as a powerful tool to articulate their experiences, perspectives, and identities. Since the 1960s, autobiography has gained prominence as a major form of writing, leading to a significant reassessment of its place in literature.

This perspective has guided my research since my thesis in 1995. I have explored various themes in this field, which have given rise to articles, presentations, as well as the publication of two books (in 1997 and 2014) and the editing of two collective works. It's a passion that has shaped my academic career and continues to inspire me every day.

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