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449. Curated and Curating Lives

Tuesday, 5 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Berkeley, Sheraton

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

Presiding: Julie Rak, Univ. of Alberta

Julie Rak's Annotation:
"Curation" now refers to the organization of knowledge in museums and to the organization of knowledge online. How do different forms of archival curation create life as an effect? See this panel to find out.

1. "Curating Lives: Museums, Archives, Online Sites," Alison Booth, Univ. of Virginia

2. "Curating Confession: The Intersection of Communicative Capitalism and Autobiography Online," Anna Poletti, Monash Univ.

3. "Digital Dioramas: Curating Life Narratives on the World Wide Web," Laurie McNeill, Univ. of British Columbia

4. "Archive of Addiction: Augusten Burroughs's Dry: In Pictures," Nicole M. Stamant, Agnes Scott Coll.

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  • General Literature – Nonfictional Prose

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