PAMLA 2015: Autobiography Standing Sessions, Portland State University, 6-8 November (submissions due 15 May)

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Standing Sessions on Autobiography

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 113th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Portland State University from November 6th through 8th, 2015. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multiethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationships between autobiography and gender, ethnic, racial, sexual, and national identities.

Please submit your proposal online before May 15th, 2015, at

For questions, please contact PAMLA's Autobiography presiding officer, Tanya Heflin, at