5 November - Launch of new research cluster on 'Life Writing' Centre for Advanced Study in Languages and Cultures (CASiLaC)
Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures
Rebecca Braun, Lancaster University Helen Finch, University of Leeds Rachel MagShamhráin, UCC
Thursday 5 November 2020, 4-6 pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link, or simply join the 'Life Writing research cluster' channel on the day.
The ‘Life Writing’ cluster focuses on the inscription of ‘selves’ and ‘others’ and the recording of memories and experiences across a diversity of genres and practices, from auto/biography, autofiction and memoir, to diaries, letters, new media and the visual arts, conceptual and performance art, etc. More recently, digital forms of life writing such as blogs and videos, and also medical case histories have gained traction, and life writing is continuing to garner interest and recognition as a rich source of knowledge across multiple disciplines from the Arts and Social Sciences, to Medicine and Digital Humanities. Researchers at all career stages from across the University with an interest in Life Writing in the broadest possible sense are invited to the launch of this new cluster, which aims to explore the breadth and variety of research on life writing in all its forms. The cluster will be launched by Professor Rebecca Braun (Lancaster University), followed by a work-in-progress paper on Life Writing and the Shoah by Helen Finch (University of Leeds). The ensuing roundtable will allow interested parties to discuss directions the cluster may wish to take in the future and open the cluster to the broadest possible involvement. Please contact Rachel MagShamhráin,