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Newest issue of a|b: Auto|Biography Studies

Special Issue 32.1 Teaching Lives: Contemporary Pedagogies of Life Narratives Foreword The 2016 Hogan Prize Julia Watson, The Ohio State University, Emerita [watson.235@osu.edu]  Introduction Teaching Lives: Contemporary Pedagogies of Life Narratives Kate Douglas, Flinders University [kate.douglas@flinders.edu.au] and Laurie McNeill, University of British Columbia [laurie.mcneill@ubc.ca] The contemporary “boom” in the publication and consumption of auto/biographical representation […]

CFP: A SUITCASE OF HER OWN: WOMEN AND TRAVEL (1/31/2017; 9/20-23/2017)

A SUITCASE OF HER OWN: WOMEN AND TRAVEL deadline for submissions:  January 31, 2017 full name / name of organization:  Department of Postcolonial Studies and Travel Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland contact email:  asuitcase2017@gmail.com A SUITCASE OF HER OWN: WOMEN AND TRAVEL International Conference organised by the Department of Postcolonial Studies and Travel […]

CFP: Narrating Emotions (EPSSE) (9/30/2016; 4/21-22/2017)

Call for abstracts Narrating Emotions (EPSSE) Workshop date: April 21-22, 2017 Organizing institution: European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE) In the ongoing upsurge of studies on emotions the topic of narrativity has continuously been present. While some have claimed that emotions themselves have a narrative structure and thus need to be studied […]

CFP: Special Issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (9/1/2016)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue Sexual Violence in Comics Guest Editors: Rebecca Scherr (University of Oslo) and Mihaela Precup (University of Bucharest) This special issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics explores the representation of sexual violence in any form of the medium of comics. The visual […]

CFP: The Postcolonial Subject in Transit–African Diasporic Literature (8/1/2016)

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature. (An edited collection) The research focus in this edited book collection is to examine the transitional subjectivities of postcolonial African diaspora subjects evident in emergent African diaspora literatures constructed in various metropolises of the West. The diaspora becomes the material condition that […]

CFP: Self-Representation, Medical Narrative and Cultural Memory (9/10/2016; 9/29-30/2017)

2017 International Conference on Life Writing: Self-Representation, Medical Narrative and Cultural Memory   I-Chun Wang, Kaohsiung Medical University ichunwang@kmu.edu.tw Life writing is a genre and a practice of criticism (Marlene Kadar, 1992) that refers to history, literature, and documentary and includes the sub-genres of memoirs, biography, oral testimonies, diaries, epistolary works and personal narratives. The […]

CFP: Heritages of Migration: Moving Objects, Stories and Home (10/14/2016; 4/6-10/2016)

International Conference Announcement and Call for Papers Heritages of Migration: Moving Objects, Stories and Home 6 – 10 April 2017 National Museum of Immigration Buenos Aires, Argentina Call for papers deadline: 14 October 2016 http://www.heritagesofmigration.wordpress.com The early colonization of the Americas represented the layering of cultures and new inscriptions of place. Today we see conceptions […]

CFP: Seen but not Heard? The Spatial, Emotional and Material Sites of Childhood and Youth from Antiquity to Modernity (8/12/2016; 1/18-20/2017)

CFP: Seen but not Heard? The Spatial, Emotional and Material Sites of Childhood and Youth from Antiquity to Modernity  University of Sussex, Brighton  18-20 January 2017  In recent years the study of childhood and youth has taken on fresh momentum across the humanities and social sciences. Centres for childhood and youth have been established at […]

CFP: Communicating family memory: remembering in a changing media environment (8/30/2016)

CfP: Communicating family memory: remembering in a changing media environment Special issue of Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research; guest-edited by Christine Lohmeier, University of Bremen   Memory and media are closely interlinked areas of research: In fact, memory has always materialized through cultural artefacts, various objects and the mediation of images, words and signs. […]

CFP: Call for papers – a/b: Auto/Biography Studies special issue “Excavating Lives” (11/30/2016)

Call for papers – a/b: Auto/Biography Studies special issue “Excavating Lives” Co-editors: Amy-Katerini Prodromou and Nicoletta Demetriou The business of excavating lives becomes all the more urgent when set against the prevailing anxiety surrounding loss, memory, and witnessing. As we experience cultural losses such as the death of the last British survivor of the WWI […]

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