UPDATE: Science Fiction and Life Writing: Biography Special Issue (9/5/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
William Craig Howes
contact email: 
craighow@hawaii.edu

Change in deadline:

Call for Papers. The Winter 2007 issue of _Biography: An Interdisciplinary
Quarterly_ will be a special issue on the relation between science fiction
and the theory and practice of life writing. Guest editor John Rieder
invites essays on the ways science fiction explores the recording of lives,
including its estrangement and problematization of the construction of
identities, issues of memory and identity, the integrity or fragmentation of
personal identity, the social construction of personhood, and related
topics; or papers that explore the auto/biographical elements of science
fiction, such as the relation of science fiction to travel writing,
captivity narratives, autobiographical ethnographic accounts, or case
histories. These lists of topics are meant to be suggestive, not exclusive.
In general the special issue will seek to ask how comparison between
biography and science fiction can provoke useful theoretical and critical
questions about both genres, and any work that undertakes this task is
welcome for consideration. Inquiries and submissions may be sent by email to
biograph_at_hawaii.edu, or to the Center for Biographical Research, University
of Hawa'i at Mänoa, 1800 East-West Road, #325, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822 USA.
New Deadline for receipt of submissions:
September 5, 2006.

Craig Howes
Director, Center for Biographical Research
Editor, _Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly_
Professor of English
1733 Donaghho Road
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822
Phone: 808-956-3774 Fax: 808-956-3774
E-mail: craighow_at_hawaii.edu, or biograph_at_hawaii.edu
Home Page: www.hawaii.edu/biograph

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