Sunday, June 24, 2007

Life Writing and Translations theme for International Auto/Biography Association Conference

IABA International Auto/Biography Association Conference

Honolulu, Hawaii
June 23 to 26, 2008
Life Writing and Translations
Call for Papers Deadline November l, 2007

The Center for Biographical Research and the International Auto/Biography Association invites scholars from around the world to attend the sixth IABA conference, which will be held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu.
The theme for this conference is Life Writing and Translations, in the widest sense of the term. We welcome papers dealing with the following kinds of translation, and others as well
  • Linguistic­-Accounts of language acquisition, and their relation to senses of identity, of relations with others, of community, of separateness.
  • Immigrant life writing narratives, Indigenous peoples and life writing, Poly-lingual texts, polyphonic and heteroglossic, texts, the translation of life writing texts from one language to another.
  • Generic­-Life writing texts from one literary, artistic,disciplinary, technological, or rhetorical form to another.
Papers can deal with representing peoples’ lives in any medium­, graphic, text,writing, image, performance. They can examine the adaptation of one representational form to another ­from book to film, from film to musical, from orature to literature, from page to stage to page, from popular confession to autoethnography, multi-generic works, ­online life writing, incorporating visual, aural, and textual dimensions, or performance works, combining presence and representation in several media.
Papers should be limited to fifteen minutes in length, to insure time in all sessions for questions and full discussion. Panels on a single topic and submitted together are welcome.
Abstracts can be submitted by mail or fax to:
IABA Conference Call for Papers , c/o The Center for Biographical Research, Department of English, 1733 Donaggho Road, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 USA Fax number: 1-808-956-3774
Organizer: Professor Craig Howes
Department of English
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1733 Donaghho Road, Honolulu
Hawai'i 96822, USA
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