Source of Information: FICINO 2001-11-23
Date of Event: 2002-06-26 to 28
Location of event: London, U.K.
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2002-01-31
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EARLY MODERN LIVES BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE RENAISSANCE AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURY A conference organised by the Renaissance Research Group, Middlesex University June 26th-28th 2002. CALL FOR PAPERS 'Early Modern Lives' will examine the practice and theory of biographical writing in and about the Renaissance and Seventeenth Century. By bringing together those currently engaged in writing and studying biographies of this period, the conference aims to discuss the relationship between life-writing and our understanding of literature and cultural history. Speakers will include Katherine Duncan-Jones, Frances Harris, Michael Hunter, Lisa Jardine, Lois Potter, Alan Stewart, Blair Worden. The conference is being organised in response to the growing interest in biography, especially biography on the early modern period. The appearance of a number of major biographical projects, ranging from lives of individuals to the New Dictionary of National Biography is ample testimony to the importance and vitality of life-writing today. While the main focus of this conference will be literary biography, the scope of the conference will extend to historical biography, scientific and philosophical biography, and fictional biography. Topics to be covered will include women's lives, animal lives, the life of the mind, life-writing and subjectivity, the auto/biographical self. There will also be a session dedicated to the life of Shakespeare. Please send proposals for papers (350 words) to Dr Sarah Hutton, Renaissance Research Group, School of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Middlesex University, White Hart Lane, London N17 8HR. email S.Hutton@mdx.ac.uk. Deadline 31st January 2002 Dr Sarah Hutton Reader in Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century Studies, Middlesex University, School of Humanities and Cultural Studies, White Hart Lane, London N17 8HR Tel: (+44) 020 8362 5394 Email: S.Hutton@mdx.ac.uk
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