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A series of talks, workshops and conference highlights hosted by the OCLW based at Wolfson College. Life-writing encompasses everything from the complete life to the day-in-the-life, from the fictional to the factional. It embraces the lives of objects and institutions as well as the lives of individuals, families and groups. Life-writing includes autobiography, memoirs, letters, diaries, journals (written and documentary), anthropological data, oral testimony, and eye-witness accounts. It is not only a literary or historical specialism, but is relevant across the arts and sciences, and can involve philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, ethnographers and anthropologists. Wolfson College provides a natural home for OCLW. The college prides itself on an interdiscplinary approach to research, whilst drawing on equally strong research traditions in humanities and science.

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A series of talks, workshops and conference highlights hosted by the OCLW based at Wolfson College. Life-writing encompasses everything from the complete life to the day-in-the-life, from the fictional to the factional. It embraces the lives of objects and institutions as well as the lives of individuals, families and groups. Life-writing includes autobiography, memoirs, letters, diaries, journals (written and documentary), anthropological data, oral testimony, and eye-witness accounts. It is not only a literary or historical specialism, but is relevant across the arts and sciences, and can involve philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, ethnographers and anthropologists. Wolfson College provides a natural home for OCLW. The college prides itself on an interdiscplinary approach to research, whilst drawing on equally strong research traditions in humanities and science.

    The Women who 'Meant to Do It': George Eliot and Celebrity Performance

    The Women who 'Meant to Do It': George Eliot and Celebrity Performance

    Life-Writing and Female Celebrity, 4 Nov 2017 Keynote: Patricia Duncker

    • 57 min
    Life-writing and female celebrity - Panel 1

    Life-writing and female celebrity - Panel 1

    Women's Lives and Celebrity in the 18th Century (chair: Anna Senkiw) Ruth Scobie - Pre-Truth Media and the Female Imposter: The Case of ‘Elizabeth Harriet Grieve’

    • 27 min
    Life-Writing and Female Celebrity, 4 Nov 2017 Panel 2: Female Celebrity Performance across Media and Genres

    Life-Writing and Female Celebrity, 4 Nov 2017 Panel 2: Female Celebrity Performance across Media and Genres

    Chaired by Sandra Mayer, with Mary Luckhurst, Oline Eaton and Hannah Yelin. Chaired by Sandra Mayer, with Mary Luckhurst - Staging Lives: Celebrity Actresses Playing Real-Life Celebrities, Oline Eaton - God Bless Jackie - The Only Thing that Can Make Us Forget the Bomb and Hannah Yelin - Celebrity Performativity and Cultural Value: Reading Grace Jones' I'll Never Write my Memoirs

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Politics and Conflicts, Silence in the Archives Panel 2b

    Politics and Conflicts, Silence in the Archives Panel 2b

    This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. This set of two lectures on 'Politics and Conflicts' were delivered as part of panel 2b. Chair: Rhea Sookdeosingh, St Cross College, Oxford. Speakers: Helen Mathers, The Open University, ‘Self-Censorship: Josephine Butler’s Attitudes to Biography and Autobiography’ and Stephenie Woolterton, Independent Scholar, ‘”I shall burn all…”: The mysterious link between Elizabeth Williams and Lady Hester Stanhope’. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 45 min
    Theatre and Performance, Silence in the Archives Panel 2a

    Theatre and Performance, Silence in the Archives Panel 2a

    This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Chair: Luisa Calè, Birkbeck, University of London, Speaker: Kate Newey, University of Exeter, ‘Self-Censorship and Getting Lost: Fanny Kemble and Constance Beerbohm in the Archives’. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 22 min
    Expressing the Private Self - Silence in the Archives conference Panel 3a

    Expressing the Private Self - Silence in the Archives conference Panel 3a

    This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. This set of three lectures on ‘Expressing the Private Self ’, were delivered as part of Panel 3a. Speakers: Kathryn Gleadle, Mansfield College, Oxford ‘‘‘Ducky Darlings” and Rotten Eggs: Subversion and Silence in the Juvenile Diaries of Eva Knatchbull-Hugessen’, Rhea Sookdeosingh, St Cross College, Oxford ‘Anorexia Nervosa and Women’s Life-Writing in Nineteenth Century Britain’ Lucy Ella Hawkins: University of Surrey ‘The Unpublished Diaries of Mary Seton Watts: Struggles, Subtexts and Silences’. The chair was Lorraine Paterson, Wolfson College, Oxford.

    • 58 min

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