“Different Lives: Global Perspectives on Biography in Public Cultures and Societies” is an international conference organized by the Biography Institute, the Biography Society and Biographer’s International Organization. It will take place from September 19 to 21, 2018, in Groningen, the Netherlands. Over the course of three days, biographers and other experts are going to take a look beyond their own borders and delve deeper into the question of how the art of biography is practiced in other parts of the world.
The focus will be on themes such as the political impact of the biography, censorship, the history of the book, and the critical reception of biography. The goal is to learn more about how biography can contribute to a better understanding of diﬀerences between societies and cultures. How can biographers from diﬀerent parts of the world learn from each other? Speakers from all over the world will inform us about the history and the state of the art concerning biography in their own country. They will demonstrate how biography functions as a truly public genre, featuring specific societal issues and the way biography shapes public opinion in specific cultural backgrounds.
More information: www.different-lives.com.
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