CFP: [Cultural-Historical] New Directions in Biography

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Liz Podnieks
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Chapters are sought for a Special Issue of the scholarly journal a/b:
Auto/Biography (Fall 2008) on the topic of new or contemporary directions
in scholarly and or popular biography. Possible areas to consider
include, but are not limited to, the following:
- the rise of celebrity biographies
-tabloids, celebrity, and or glossy magazines as sites of biography
- biography on TV and online
-"biopic" movies
-graphic biographies
- intersections of biography and fiction in various forms/media
-interviews and or documentaries as sites of biographical production
- "biography" or “people” sections in mega bookstores
-scholarly journals, academic programs, and research centres devoted to
the study of biography

Please send 1-2 page abstracts as well as a current cv, via email, to Liz
Podnieks (Ryerson University) by November 15, 2007.
Contributors will be notified by January, 2008. Articles (20-25 pages)
will be due by May 15, 2008. Inquiries welcome.

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