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JHB Special Issue: Disability and Disclosure Volume 13: Spring, 2013
Guest editor: Alison M. Parker
College at Brockport, SUNY
for Papers: JHB
The Journal of Historical
Biography is not soliciting further submissions at present.
Writing is a fresh initiative in the scholarly
exploration of biography and autobiography. The journal has three
sections: Academic Articles, Reflections and Reviews. We invite authors
to submit articles that consider any aspect of the contemporary
meanings of life narrative. We are particularly interested in work that
aims to incorporate interdisciplinary perspectives. Editors:
Mary Besemeres and Maureen Perkins, Curtin University of Technology,
information, please visit http://www.informaworld.com/lifewriting.
Center for Research in Biography
Center for Research in Biography (Zentrum für Biographik,
ZetBi) was founded in 2004 as an academic network focused on
theoretical and practical issues in biographical writing. It brings
together some 20 junior researchers from various fields who are engaged
in the practical work of writing biographies as well as in developing a
systematic theory of biography. The network includes members from
Germany, Austria, Finland, and Israel who are committed to cultivating
an international and interdisciplinary discourse on the theory of
biography has always been a fundamental tool of literature, culture,
media and gender studies, as well as history, psychology and the social
sciences, there has been relatively little interdisciplinary exchange
on the methodological and theoretical foundations of biography.
Therefore, the Center for Research in Biography aims to unite and
systematize the different theoretical perspectives of these diverse
Center for Research in Biography examines the theoretical foundations
of biography for its heuristic relevance in the humanities. We are
currently focused on three topics of contemporary relevance: (1)
questions of the construction of identity, (2) performative as well as
anthropological dimensions of human behavior, and (3) the significance
of the biographical genre in the processes of memory and history.
Working on biographies ourselves, we contextualize these theoretical
implications within our individual practices.
this end, the network meets twice a year for workshops dealing with
relevant issues of biography, e.g. Memory and Commemoration, Narrative
Strategies, Film and Biography.
Center for Research in Biography Publication
more information please visit our (German) website at www.zentrum-fuer-biographik.de
or contact Levke Harders, Department
of History, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin as well as Department of
History, University of Bielefeld, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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