British Academy Newton Fund Fellowship at UCLA Americas

UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to welcome expressions of interest for the following Fellowship Schemes:

British Academy Newton Mobility Grant

British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowships

British Academy Newton International Fellowships Scheme

For more information, please access this link.

a/b turns 30!”

a/b celebrates its 30th birthday at MLA 2016, and enjoys an international reputation for publishing at the highest level of scholarship in the fields of autobiography, biography, life narrative, and identity studies. The journal charts an innovative path into interdisciplinary and multimodal narrative analysis. From 2016, a/b will increase from two to three issues every year.

ab reader

New release:

The Routledge Auto|Biography Studies Reader

We are pleased to announce the release of The Routledge Auto|Biography Studies Reader, available here.

We are proud that Routledge has chosen the reader as a featured book. Read an interview with the editors here.

The Routledge Auto/Biography Studies Reader collects together key theoretical essays in the field, creating a solid base for any critical study of autobiography, biography, or life writing.

Beginning with a foreword by Sidonie Smith and a general introduction to the collection, the book is then divided into three sections—Foundations, Transformations, and Futures—each with its own introduction. Significant themes weave throughout the sections, including canonicity; genre, modality, and interdisciplinarity; reclamation of texts; disability and the contested body; trauma; agency, silence, and voicing; celebrity culture; digital lives; subjects in the margins; postcolonialism; posthumanism; and, ecocriticism. Attention has also been given to a variety of methodological approaches, such as archival research, genealogical study, DNA testing, autoethnography, testimonio, and oral history, among others.”