Story Revolutions: Collective Narratives from the Enlightenment to the Digital Age. University of Virginia Press, Dec. 2022. ISBN 9780813948393


Lénárd Sándor: Világok vándora [Alexander Lenard: Wanderer of Worlds]. Co-authored with Zsuzsa Vajdovics. Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2016. ISBN 978-963-414-079-5



Un/Bound. Eds. Lenart-Cheng, Helga, Megan Brown. Special issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 36.3. August 2022.


Life Writing as World Literature, Eds. Lenart-Cheng, Helga, Ioana Luca. Bloomsbury Academic, 2024.

Un/Bound. Eds. Lenart-Cheng, Helga, Megan Brown. Routledge, 2024.


Under review: "Redefining Borders in Jean Guerrero's Cross-Border Memoir Crux"


“Curating the Life of a Self-Curator: The Countess of Castiglione in the Mirror of Nathalie Léger” Crossways Journal, October 2021.


“Personal Stories in Migration Museums and our Notions of Hospitality: A Case Study from the French National Museum of the History of Immigration” European Journal of Cultural Studies, 24 (5), 2021. 1-18.


“Personal and Collective Memory in the Works of Svetlana Alexievich.” History & Memory. 32 (2) 2020. 78-109.


“Wilhelm Dilthey’s Views on Autobiography.” Life Writing. Special Issue: Philosophy and Life Writing. Vol. 15. No. 3. 2018. 353-368.


“Mapping Lives Across Borders.” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 32.3. Fall 2017.


“Paul Ricoeur and the ‘Particular’ Case of Autobiography.” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies. 31:2, March 2016. 355-372.

Lenart-Cheng, Helga. “The Role of Indefinite Pronouns in Modeling Wholeness: Gertrude Stein’s Everybody’s AutobiographyAmerikastudien/American Studies. 2015: 60, 2/3. 275-292.


“A Multilingual Monologue: Alexander Lenard’s Self-Translated Autobiography in Three Languages.” Hungarian Cultural Studies. Winter 2014. Vol. 7: 337-349.


“Concepts of Simultaneity and Community in the Crowd-Sourced Video Diary Life in a Day.” Cultural Politics. 2014, Volume 10, number 1: 21-39.


Lenart-Cheng, Helga and Walker, Darija. “Recent Trends in Using Life Stories for Social and Political Activism.” Biography. 34: 1, 2011: 141-179.


Lenart-Cheng, Helga. “Autobiography as Advertisement: Why Do Gertrude Stein’s Sentences Get Under Our Skin?” New Literary History 34, #1 Winter 2003: 117-131.



Lenart-Cheng, Helga, Megan Brown. Introduction to Un/Bound. Eds. Lenart-Cheng, Helga, Megan Brown. Special issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 36.3. August 2022.


Wilhelm Dilthey’s Views on Autobiography” in Philosophy and Life Writing (Routledge, 2019). ISBN: 978-0-367-07806-5. 2019.


Lenart-Cheng, Helga, Ioana Luca. “Memories in Dialogue: Transnational Stories about Socialist Childhoods” in Childhood and Schooling in (Post)Socialist Societies: Memories of Everyday Life, Eds. Iveta Silova, Nelli Piattoeva, and Zsuzsa Millei, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017. 19-40.


Lenart-Cheng, Helga. “F. Scott Fitzgerald's Autobiographical Essays and the Problem of Over-Identification.” St. Johns Humanities Review, Perceptions of the Self and Society. March 2013.




“Cressida Heyes: Anaesthetics of Experience: Essays on Experience at the Edge” (book review) Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly. Vo. 43. No. 4. 863-867.


“Simone de Beauvoir: Diary of a Philosophy Student: Volume 2, 1928-29” (book review). Women in French Studies, Vol. 28. 150-152. Fall 2020.


“Svetlana Alexievich: The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II” (book review). Slavonica. Vol 22. No. 1-2. 2018.

Lenart-Cheng, Helga. “Alexander Lenard: Stories of Rome” (book review). Hungarian Cultural Studies. Vol. 8. 2015.


“Ramona Ausubel: No One Is Here Except All of Us” (book review) The Rocky Mountain Review, Volume 68, Number 1, Spring 2014.


“Sándor Kányádi: In Contemporary Tense” (book review) Rattle, August 2013.


Preface to Sándor Kányádi: In Contemporary Tense. Iniquity Press and Irodalmi Jelen Könyvek. 2013.


“Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Encyclopedia of the Sixties. A Decade of Culture and Counterculture. Volume 1. Eds. Baugess, DeBolt. December 2011.


“Jonathan Krell: The Ogre's Progress” (book review) The Rocky Mountain Review, Spring 2010.


“Gao Xingjian: The Case for Literature” (book review) The Rocky Mountain, 2009.