MLA 2018 Roundtable: The Future(s) of Literary Biography

deadline for submissions:
March 15, 2017
Todd Goddard / Utah Valley University
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One doesn’t need to look hard to find someone declaring the “end of biography” generally, and in light of the various challenges posed by critical theory, perhaps literary biography is in an even more precarious position. Likewise, it seems clear that the academy generally devalues the efforts of life writers. This roundtable will consider the current state and future(s) of literary biography, in and out of the academy.  Send 250 word abstract by March 15th.