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Life History and Life Writing Research: Critical and Creative Approaches


Jubilee Building, Room 144

Registration: 9.30-10.00 Jubilee Room 155

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All welcome to attend this free event, with refreshments and lunch provided by CRMNH and CLHLWR

Life history and life writing have opened the door to creativity in universities across disciplines – politically, poetically, philosophically, playfully.

Questioning impersonal and dislocated theory by radical scholars of gender, sexuality, race and class has created a space for academics in the Humanities to bring their own histories into their work, or even become life writers. Simultaneously creative life writers are increasingly speaking to academic concerns with representation and the self. This conference aims to reflect and respond to this convergence. Selected contributions will be published in a new CLHLWR / REFRAME collaboration:  ‘Life Writing Projects’.

  • Keynotes:
    Dr Deborah Madden ‘Victorian Cultures of Life Writing: Perspectives on Gender, Temporality and Empire’
  • Clare Best and Prof Lyn Thomas ‘Life-writing, photography and the resilient body: Clare Best’s Self-portrait without Breasts and Annie Ernaux’s L’Usage de la Photo

 Please register your interest in attending with Dr Sam Carroll at

The 9th annual Brighton-Sussex postgraduate conference is co-organised by the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research (CLHLWR, University of Sussex) and the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories (CRMNH, University of Brighton).

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