The Data of Life Writing: Gender, Race, and the Digital
Co-presented with the Institute for the Humanities.
Contemporary explorations of life writing, capaciously defined, unfold by means of new methodologies and theoretical frameworks. Online platforms have released an unprecedented flood of public writing about the self, and scholars have developed ways to navigate the stream. At the same time, digitizing the auto/biographical record affords scholars new avenues for analysis of life writing genres at scale.
This one-day conference showcases research by renowned scholars investigating life writing in and through digital environments, as well as emerging work by University of Michigan graduate students. Gender and race serve as critical frames for the day's discussion.
9:00 a.m. -- Breakfast
9:20 a.m. -- Welcome
9:30 a.m. -- Alison Booth (English, University of Virginia)
10:30 a.m. -- Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. -- Lightning Talks by U-M Graduate Students
- Faithe Day (Communications)
- Jina Kim (English and Women's Studies)
- Liz Rodrigues (English)
- Emily Waples (English)
- Jessica Zychowicz (Slavic Languages & Literatures)
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. -- Lunch at Humanties Institute Atrium
1:30 p.m. -- Aimée Morrison (English, University of Waterloo)
2:40 - 3:00 p.m. -- Discussion Wrap Up