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Department of English Language and Literature pres.

The Future of Life Narrative Studies

Honoring the Research, Teaching, and Writing of Sidonie Smith; Exploring the Future of Autobiographical Acts and Practices

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1:00- 1:45 PM:
Welcome and Introduction: June Howard (University of Michigan) and Valerie Traub (University of Michigan)
Talk: "Between Auto-Fiction and Counter-Fiction: Writing, Denouncing, Healing"
Presenter: Francoise Lionnet (Harvard University)

1:45-2:45 PM:
Panel: "Current Research on Autobiographical Acts and Practices"
Panelists from the University of Michigan: Sofia Bento, Elise Nagy, Mallory Whiteduck, Rachel Wilson, Sunhay You
Moderator: Meg Sweeney (University of Michigan)

2:45-3:00 PM: Break

3:00-4:00 PM:
Round Table on the Future of Life Narrative Studies
Panelists: Keith Green (Rutgers University- Camden), Jina Kim (Smith College), Liz Rodrigues (Grinnell College)
Moderator: Yopie Prins (University of Michigan)

4:00-4:45 PM:
Talk: “Collaborators or Co-conspirators? Three Decades in Autobiography Studies and the View from Here”
Presenter: Julia Watson (The Ohio State University)
Moderator: Peggy McCracken (University of Michigan)

4:45-5:15 PM:
"Speaking of Sid..."
Anne Curzan (Michigan), Jane Johnson (Michigan), Susan Najita (Michigan), David Porter (Michigan), Sheri Sytsema-Geiger (Michigan)
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