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Actualités Narratologiques 2013

Private Lives, Intimate Readings - Call for paper (publié le 02 janvier 2013)

Estonian Literary Museum, Institute of Cultural Research and Fine Arts, University of Tartu

11–12 june 2013, Estonian Literary Museum

Keynote speakers: Prof. Jeremy Popkin and Dr. Paul Arthur

It can be argued that critical engagement with the private and the intimate has always been a key characteristic of life writing studies. Whether highlighting different contexts and intentions of different modes and practices of life writing, where what is deeply personal is also intensely political or focusing on the ‘structuring of the private’, life writing studies have made a noteworthy contribution to contemporary reconceptualizations of the private and the public spheres. Based on recent development of theoretical perceptions of the field of life writing, informed by, for example, research into one’s own family history, archival and oral history work as well as investigation of web-based life writing environments that have created new sites of interrogation of the private and the public, of the intimate and the official and formal, the conference aims at facilitating a discussion of the methodologies of the intimate and the ethics of the private. Questions to be considered include, but are not limited to, the following range of issues: