CALL FOR PAPERS REOPENED
2009 Postgraduate Conference: History, Mystery & Myth
Saturday 14th November 2009 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
In recent years trends in biography have shifted from the desire to present a definitive life to a more self reflexive approach. Metabiographies such as Lucasta Miller's The Bronte Myth, Sarah Churchwell's The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe and Richard Holmes's The Age of Wonder provide alternative renderings of both the biographical subject and his or her entry into collective cultural consciousness.
This one day postgraduate conference intends to respond to these recent innovations in life writing by offering the opportunity to explore such questions as: