Currently there is a good deal of critical interest in Australian auto-biography.^ To my mind, though, much of it does not engage sufficient-ly with theoretical and methodological issues associated with the genre. One web of issues which interests me in particular is how memories are produced, shaped into pattern, and placed in narrative. Writers of auto-biography, I would argue, situate their subjectivity in varying literary and culturally specific discourses of self. Autobiographical narratives need to be read intertextually with these discourses of self. I use the term 'subjectivity^ in a poststructuralist sense:
Thomas, Sue, Writing the Self: Barbara Hanrahan's The Scent of Eucalyptus, Kunapipi, 11(3), 1989.