Contributors

 

Helen Bain (King’s College London, United Kingdom): “Sylvia Plath and the Missing Foie Gras: How Subject, Author and Reader Collide to Create ‘Realness’ in Biofiction”

 

Tomasz Basiuk (University of Warsaw, Poland): “Plunder: Menachem Kaiser’s Quest for Family Heirloom”

 

Gerd Bayer (University of Erlangen, Germany): “Hiding and Finding the Self: Jenny Diski’s Autobiographical Non-Fiction”
Cédric Courtois (University of Lille, France): ": Staging Chaotic Coming of Age in Yrsa Daley-Ward’s The Terrible: A Storyteller’s Memoir"

 

Joseph Darlington (Futureworks Media School, Manchester, United Kingdom): “From the Ashes: Life Writing in the Aftermath of House Fires in Daniela Cascella’s Singed (2017) and Steve Hanson and Richard Barrett’s The Acts (2018)”

 

Laura De La Parra Fernández (University of Salamanca, Spain): “The Lyric Essay as Life Writing: Negotiating Neoliberal Femininity”

 

Wojciech Drąg (University of Wrocław, Poland): “The Self as a Database in Digital Biography: David Clark’s 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein

 

Dagmara Drewniak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland): “Expressing the Self through Silence – Connie T. Braun’s Silentium and Other Reflections on Memory, Sorrow, Place and the Sacred

 

Dominika Ferens (University of Wrocław, Poland): “Incorporated Cities: Formal and Social Fragmentation in D. J. Waldie’s Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir

 

​​Zuzana Fonioková (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic): “The Present and the Past Self in Innovative Life Writing: Second-Person Narration in Mary Karr’s Cherry

 

Urszula Gołębiowska (University of Zielona Góra, Poland): “Episodic, Emotional, Associative – a Life Narrative in Mavis Gallant’s Linnet Muir Cycle”

 

Jarosław Hetman (Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toruń, Poland): “Life as a Form of Art in Paul Auster’s Works”

 

Martina Horakova (Masaryk University, Czech Republic): “Between Life Writing and Nature Writing: Australian Landscape and Eco-Memoir”

Eva C. Karpinski (York University, Toronto, Canada) and Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław, Poland): “Malleable Embidment: Experimental Body-Writing in Alison Bechdel's The Secret to Superhuman Strength and Wanda Hagedorn's Twarz, Brzuch, Glowa [Face, Belly Head]"


Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław, Poland): “Queering Auto/biographical Comics: Experimental Representations of Sexual Trauma in Maria Stoian’s Take it As a Compliment

 

Robert Kusek (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland): “‘Made from the Cost of Living’: Deborah Levy’s ‘Living Autobiography’, Autotheory, and the Legacy of Tadeusz Kantor”

 

Shiamin Kwa (Bryn Mawr College, PA, United States): “Pentimento Life: Showing, Telling, and Sequence in Jerry Moriarty’s Whatsa Paintoonist?

 

Héloïse Lecomte (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France): “The Stamp of Loss: Impressions of Grief in Karen Green’s Bough Down (2013)”

 

Isabel Marqués Lopez (Complutense University in Madrid): “Embodying the Relational Self after Sexual Trauma in Myriam Gurba’s Mean

Grzegorz Maziarczyk (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland): “In Things We Trust: Auction Catalogue as Life Writing"

 

Hiba Moussa (Lebanese University, Lebanon): “The Auto/biographical Tact in Constructing the Dead Mother’s Voice”

 

Ángela Rivera-Izquierdo (University of Granada, Spain): “Experimental Life-Writing in Caleb Klaces’s Fatherhood: Towards a Patricentric Écriture Masculine

 

Kim Schoof (Open University in The Netherlands): “The Renegotiation of Narrative Optimism: Throwing New Light on the Literary Experimentation in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me with Berlant and Moten”

 

Lola Serraf (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Spain and France): “On the Use of Social Media in Holocaust Life-Writing: ‘emotional pedagogy’ in Eva.Stories (2019)”

 

Maïté Snauwaert (University of Alberta, Canada): “Mourning Memoirs as Experimental Life-Writing: Joan Wickersham’s The Suicide Index and Anne Carson’s Nox

 

Honorata Sroka (University of Warsaw, Poland): “Experimental Biography of Franciszka and Stefan Themerson”

 

Maria Antonietta Struzziero (Independent Scholar, Italy): “Writing the Self between Hunting Ghosts and Hurting Bodies in Hilary Mantel’s Giving up the Ghost and Maggie O’Farrell’s I Am, I Am, I Am

 

Martha Swift (University of Oxford, United Kingdom): “‘Hold your story lightly’: Reading the Relations between Reader, Writer, and Character in Ruth Ozeki’s Autofictions”

 

Kateřina Valentová (University of Lleida, Spain): “Metaphor & Embodiment in graphic illness narratives: Catalogue Baby (2021) by Myriam Steinberg and Hairless (2020) by Tereza Drahoňovská”

 

Hannah Van Hove (writer and researcher, Brussels, Belgium): “An Incidental Inventory of Breakdowns: on Experimental Women’s Writing, Archives and Labour”

 

Nonia Williams (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom): Forms of Female Subjectivity in Deborah Levy’s Trilogy, Annie ErnauxThe Years and Claire-Louise BennettCheckout 19 and Pond 

Paweł Wojtas (University of Warsaw, Poland): “Disability Life-Writing and Autotextuality in J.M. Coetzee’s Jesus Trilogy”