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[ecrea] Fwd: Reminder - deadline approaching: Writing Lives Symposium, University of Warwick

Thu Apr 12 21:25:41 GMT 2012

*Call for Contributions*

*Writing Lives: an interdisciplinary symposium on the uses of biography*

*Friday 25 May 2012*

*Jointly hosted by the Department of Film and Television Studies and the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick*

This symposium will explore the methodological, ethical and intellectual implications of using biographical material in scholarly practice. 'Biographical material' is defined broadly, including, for example, historical narratives of real people, biography as fiction and non-fiction, film/television/digital adaptations of real lives, or research which incorporates aspects of the life stories of subjects, such as narrative inquiry, or oral history.

It will offer a space to reflect on the practical challenges and rewards presented by using data about the lives of real people. It will also offer room for discussion and debate on the boundaries offered by biography: boundaries of history and narrative, boundaries of truth and fiction, boundaries of form and meaning.

Contributions can take the form of EITHER a 20 minute paper, outlining research ideas which relate to the themes of the symposium OR a 10 minute presentation, which discusses the ethical, methodological or scholarly implications of using biographical data in your own research.

Contributions are particularly welcome in the following areas:

   biographical fiction/non-fiction

   the 'biopic' in film or television

   biography in/and digital culture


   biography as history/narrative

   Research methodologies related to biography


*Please send an abstract (max 200 words), and a brief biographical (!) note to **(hannah.andrews /at/* <mailto:(hannah.andrews /at/>* by **MONDAY 23 APRIL 2012**. Be sure to specify the type of contribution you wish to make.*

Dr. Hannah Andrews

Institute of Advanced Study

University of Warwick

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