CFPs for 2018 MLA GS Forum in Life Writing

Catfished: Lies Online

How do platforms that facilitate sharing life narratives open doors to fake lives? This panel explores social media and other online spaces as means for constructing counterfeit lives: romantic, political, and otherwise.

250 word abstracts and brief bios by March 15.

Contact: Ricia Anne Chansky (ricia.chansky@upr.edu) and Emily Hipchen (emilyhipchen@gmail.com).

NY Transit

How does New York act as both catalyst and character in myriad narratives of movement to, from, and within the city? This panel examines life narrators moving through or moved by New York.

250 word abstracts and brief bios by March 15.

Contact: Ricia Anne Chansky (ricia.chansky@upr.edu) and Emily Hipchen (emilyhipchen@gmail.com).

Eminent Victorians at 100

2018 marks the centennial of the book that transformed biography. How do we now think about Eminent Victorians? How did Strachey, modernism/modernity and the Bloomsbury group revolutionize life writing?

250 word abstracts and brief bios by March 15.

Contact John Matteson (matteson151@earthlink.net)

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