Herstory Re-Imagined: Women’s Lives in Biographical Fiction and Film

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From 16-17 December 2019, the Centre for Life-Writing Research of King’s College London organises a conference to address the current boom in biographical novels and biopics about women’s lives, thereby encompassing a broad conception of ‘woman’ that includes queer and trans life narratives. The conference examines the contemporary repackaging of historical women’s lives in narrative genres, exploring possible connections and tensions between these stories and earlier feminist perspectives on ‘herstory’ and women’s (in)visibility. Keynote speakers are Diana Wallace (University of South Wales), Belén Vidal (King’s College London), and acclaimed novelist Patricia Duncker. The conference call for papers can be found online. The deadline is 21 June 2019.