CFP: "Science Fiction and Life Writing": Biography Special Issue (8/15/06; journal issue)

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William Howes
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Call for Papers. The Winter 2007 issue of _Biography_ 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, or to the Center for
Biographical Research, University of Hawa'i at Mänoa, 1800 East-West Road,
#325, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822 USA. Deadline for receipt of submissions:
August 15, 2006.

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