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13. The Boundaries of Biography: A Genre at the Crossroads

Saturday, 3 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Public Garden, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: John Matteson, John Jay Coll. of Criminal Justice, City Univ. of New York

1. "Louisa and Me and Margaret Makes Three: Empathy and Interpretation in the Writing of Biography," John Matteson

2. "Turbulent Indigo: The Perils and Pleasures of Writing a Joni Mitchell Biography," David Yaffe, Syracuse Univ.

3. "What If There Are No Letters? Writing the Life of Lucy Terry," Gretchen Gerzina, Dartmouth Coll.

For papers and abstracts, write to dyaffe@syr.edu.


Subject:

  • General Literature – Nonfictional Prose

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