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Thursday, 06 January

145. Lives without Narrative?

5:15–6:30 p.m., Platinum Salon B, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing

Presiding: Thomas Russell Smith, Penn State Univ., Abingdon

1. “‘Lives without Narrative’: The Romantic Lyric as Autobiography?” Eugene Stelzig, State Univ. of New York, Geneseo

2. “Telling Stories in Order to Live? Narrative and the Production of Knowledge in Autobiographical Texts,” Alexandra Wagner, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

3. “The Ah Quin Diary: The Existence of the Self in the Absence of Self-Reflection,” April Anderson, California State Univ., San Marcos; Susie Lan Cassel, California State Univ., San Marcos

4. “Occasional Writing as Life Writing: Grace Paley’s Just As I Thought and the Nuances of Occasional Form,” John O’Brien, Univ. of Leeds

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