NeMLA Panel: New Victorian Biogenres: Writing Nineteenth-Century Lives in the Twenty-First. Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
pfisher@wellesley.edu

How have recent innovations in life writing disrupted, reconstructed, and refigured nineteenth-century Anglo-American subjects? This panel will investigate emerging biographical genres that reinterpret the nineteenth century, including cultural biography, biofiction, and biodrama, as well as filmic, electronic, and new media representations that expand and problematize what constitutes ‘new’ biography in the twenty-first century. Send short cv and abstracts of 300-500 words to Paul Fisher at pfisher@wellesley.edu, by September 30, 2011.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian