Writing Lives Across the Disciplines

Call for Papers

Writing Lives Across the Disciplines

March 18-20, 2016

The aim of this conference is to draw together scholars and writers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the dimensions of writing lives broadly conceived. In what ways do the disciplines inform the ways in which life writing is practiced and perceived? What do interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives bring to the creation of life narratives?

We invite papers and panels on topics such as:

       Theoretical problems in biography

       The relationship between academic and popular biography

       Written lives as historical sources

       Best practices in biography writing

       Biography writing in the disciplines (sciences, arts, social thought)

       Biographies of objects and material culture

       Memoir, autobiography, and biography

       Life narratives/life writing as sources for study

       Fictional life writing

       Memoir, memory, and history

       Life writing and poorly documented people

Please send an abstract of 250-300 words to Craig McConnell (cmcconnell@fullerton.edu) by December 18, 2015.

“Writing Lives Across the Disciplines” is the Fourth Annual CSUF Liberal Studies Conference. For more information about Liberal Studies at CSUF, seehttp://lbst.fullerton.edu/

Contact Info: 

Craig McConnell

Department of Liberal Studies

California State University Fullerton

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