International Conference on Biography in Britain and Germany Comparing Theories and Practices
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14-16 June 2017
Venue: London Notre Dame – The London Global Gateway University of Notre Dame, 1-4 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG
and the Goethe Institut, London 50 Princes Gate Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PH
In collaboration with QMUL, Centre of Anglo-German Cultural Relations Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, University of Cologne Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie, Wien Goethe Institut, London (host institution) University of Notre Dame – The London Global Gateway
This conference, the first in a series organized by The Centre for Anglo-German Cultural relations at Queen Mary University of London, The Morphomata Institute for Advanced Study in the University of Cologne and the Ludwig Boltzmann Centre for Biographical research in Vienna, will focus predominantly on 19th and 20th century examples of biographical writing with reflections on practices in, and resonances of, this genre. Some of the questions that will need to be addressed on a comparative basis refer to the cult of biography, the pitfalls of “hero and hero-worship” (Carlyle) and its ambiguous impact on the culture of biography, individualism and biography, practices of writing biographies in Britain and Germany and their cultural status.Please register by RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Colloquia 2016/17 In 2016/17 the Director’s Friday Research Seminar on AGCR will focus on The Psychology of Anglo-German Wagnerianism.Time & Venue: 4-6 pm at Lockkeeper’s Cottage, QMUL/Mile End Campus (please note that some dates have a different venue - for full details please check the programme) Dates: 7th October 2016; 28th October 2016; 9th December 2016; 27th January 2017; 17th February 2017; 24th March 2017; 19th May 2017. Please download the full programme here.
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