Call for Papers: Writing Women’s Lives

Writing Women’s Lives: Auto/Biography, Life Narratives, Myths and Historiography Symposium.
Yeditepe University, Istanbul.
April 19 – 20, 2014.

call-for-papersThe symposium calls for papers from a broad, interdisciplinary field of women’s life writing including biography and autobiography, letters, diaries, memoirs, family histories, case histories and other ways in which women’s lives have been recorded. The call is open to various genres and national, regional and global cultural traditions of women’s life writings as well as to papers on the related areas of women’s oral traditions, oral history research, testimonies, and the representation of women’s lives in all possible verbal and non-verbal art forms, such as documentaries, video, art, etc.

We welcome proposals for individual papers, roundtables, workshops, films and other presentations. The abstracts should be sent in English, but the presentations might be either in English or in Turkish. The maximum time allowed for any presentation will be 20 minutes. The organizing committee is working to provide simultaneous translation during the symposium. Abstracts of papers should be 250-500 words in length (in English only) and must include “the name of the writer and the affiliation”, a “short biodata” and the “contact addresses” (e-mail, postal address, phone and fax number). All documents must be submitted electronically via email to

Selected papers will be published in the symposium proceedings.

Organized by Women’s Library and Information Center Foundation and Yeditepe University, Department of History, Istanbul.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 30, 2013.

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