European Journal of Life Writing




Call for Papers - IABA Europe Conference 2015


The fourth IABA Europe Conference,  "Dialogical Dimensions in Narrating Lives and Life Writing", will take place on 27, 28 and  29 May 2015 in Funchal, Madeira. The conference will be hosted by  the Centre for Atlantic Studies (CEHA) and co-hosted by the European Journal of Life Writing.

The fourth IABA Europe conference would like to advance contemporary discussion on narrating lives (telling life stories) by exploring dialogical dimensions in the creation and interpretation of life narrative and life writing, and the tensions to which these may give rise. 

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Vol 3 (2014): EJLW

Table of Contents


Speaking the Self, Narratives on Srebrenica PDF HTML
Odile Heynders 1-22
When “Mixing Memory and Desire”: Imaginative Revisions and the Productive Power of Nostalgia in Rebecca Brown’s Oughtabiographies PDF HTML
Lies Xhonneux 23-43
Early Russian Autobiography: Old Texts, New Readings PDF HTML
Yury Zaretskiy 44-62
A Threefold Hybridity. Picturebook art fantasies as life writing PDF HTML
Ingrid van der Heyden, Helma van Lierop 63-81
Identity and Writing in the Diaries of Plath and Woolf: Defining, Abjectifying, and Recovering the Self PDF HTML
Christie Mills Jeansonne 82-102
Thieving Facts and Reconstructing Katherine Mansfield’s Life in Janice Kulyk Keefer’s Thieves PDF HTML
Monica Latham 103-120

Creative Matters

Love Plus Anarchy PDF HTML
Heathcote Williams C1-C54
How I Lost My Memory and Never Got It Back PDF HTML
Domnica Radulescu C55-C59
1969: Stories into Music PDF HTML
Andrew Kupfer C60-C70
Am I Doing the Right Thing? PDF HTML
Maurizio Ascari C71-C86
Literary (Creative Nonfiction) Docu-Memoir: A Different Way of Writing a Life. PDF HTML
Jo (Joan-) Annette Parnell C87-C104

Life Writing Trajectories in Post-1989 Eastern Europe

Bibliography PDF HTML
Ioana Luca, Leena Kurvet-Käosaar Ti-Txvi
Deportation, Memory and the Self in Dalia Grinkevičiūtė’s Memoirs A Stolen Youth, A Stolen Homeland and Lithuanians by the Laptev Sea PDF HTML
Audrone Raskauskiene T1-T10
Narratives of Survival and the Politics of Memory PDF HTML
Vieda Skultans T11-T25

Reviews and Reports

Writing the Lives of the Poor PDF HTML
Timothy Ashplant R1-R6
Review authorized biography Angela Merkel PDF HTML
Marieke Oprel R7-R11