CfP: Writing Lives Together: Romantic and Victorian Biography

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Writing Lives Together

Please see below for a call for papers and posters from Felicity James and Julian North for ‘Writing Lives Together‘, a conference on Romantic and Victorian biography which will take place in Leicester in September. The call closes on the last day of March.

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Writing Lives Together:
Romantic and Victorian Biography
A Conference at the University of Leicester, 18th September 2015
Supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) and the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS)
Keynote Speakers:
Prof. David Amigoni (Keele), ‘Writing Lives Together in the Darwin family, 1804-1876: gender, heredity and authority’
Dr. Daisy Hay (Exeter), ‘Adventures of an Unromantic Biographer’

Recent biographical criticism and biographies of the Romantics and Victorians have moved away from a focus on the single life to encompass different creative relationships: the friendship circle; the literary family; the local or religious community. In so doing they are returning to the practices of Romantic and Victorian biographers who often ‘wrote Lives together’, both …read more