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>From: William Craig Howes <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Division on Autobiography and Life Writing (3/10/06; MLA '06)
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>Here are the Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing topics
>for the 2006 MLA Convention. Please send your proposal to the person
>chairing the session; you can submit to more than one session, although if
>you're selected for both, I assume you'd be asked to choose one.
>If your paper is accepted, you will have to become a member of the MLA by
>April 1.
>Craig Howes
>
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>1.  Theorist Autobiographers.  Autobiographical works by writers known as
>theorists, and/or life-writing that develops theoretical argument (e.g.
>Augustine, Confessions;  Montaigne, essays; Wordsworth, Prelude; Steedman,
>Landscape for a Good Woman;  Derrida, Circumfession;  Sedgwick, Dialogue on
>Love).  250-word abstracts by March 10 to Carolyn Williams
>(<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]).
>
>2.  Life Writing and Humor.  Parody, irony, and satire as modes for
>understanding and interrogating life writing genres.  Self-deprecation or
>mockery as strategies for identity construction.  Lives of comic writers,
>artists, performers.  250-word abstracts by March 10 to Craig Howes
>(<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask])
>
>3.  Auto/Graphics after Maus.  Interaction between word and image;
>construction of personae through documents, portraits, anecdotes; narration
>and layout of time, space, history; "graphic" content as well as
>form.  250-word abstracts by March 10 to Gillian Whitlock
>([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask])>)
>
>
>Craig Howes
>Director, Center for Biographical Research
>Editor, _Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly_
>Professor of English
>1733 Donaghho Road
>University of Hawai'i at Manoa
>Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822
>Phone: 808-956-3774     Fax: 808-956-3774
>E-mail: [log in to unmask], or [log in to unmask]
>Home Page: www.hawaii.edu/biograph
>
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