"The International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) is an interdisciplinary international group founded in 1999 to create a way for researchers and cultural producers in the field of biography, autobiography and life writing to share their work. Since 2000, members of IABA have held an international conference every two years in locations that have included China, Canada, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. IABA does not have a formal membership process. It has a free listserv, which informs its members about upcoming conferences, publications and other events connected to the study of autobiography, life writing and biography. IABA is maintained by an informal executive group of senior scholars, most of whom have organized and overseen a IABA conference or event.IABA also has a close relationship with important academic journals. IABA has several chapters that work in concert with the biannual IABA World conference and hold their own events: IABA Europe, IABA Americas, and IABA Asia-Pacific. There is also the SNS Network for graduate students and new scholars who want to discuss issues connected to the study of life writing. This conference held at the São João del-rei, Brasil is the eleventh biennial."


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Call for Papers

Secret Lives: Hiding, Revealing, Belonging

The International Auto/Biography Association

Biennial World Conference: July 11-14, 2018

Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Co-conveners: Suely Quintana, Alberto Tibaji (Alberto Ferreira da Rocha Junior), Sergio Barcellos

The co-conveners of the 2018 International Auto/Biography Association global conference invite submissions for the biennial meeting on “Secret Lives: Hiding, Revealing, Belonging.” This conference will delve into questions of how lives become concealed by theorizing the ways in which we choose to keep secret and reveal our lives; how nonauthorial others shape life stories; imposed and sanctioned silencings; the passage of time as an erasure of lives; and the relationships between hiding, being hidden, revealing, and ideas of belonging. Papers may explore multiple lines of inquiry related to diverse genres, modes, or disciplines that place auto/biographical subjects in conversation with what is shown and what is hidden.

Potential subjects include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Lies, tricks, hoaxes
  • Visibility and erasure, voice and silencing
  • Passing, closeting, hiding, secreting, revealing
  • Prisoners, the missing, the disappeared, human rights
  • Citizenship, migrations, diasporas, refugees
  • Postcolonial, decolonial, decolonizing lives
  • Regulating or deregulating lives
  • Belonging in/as fundamentalism, radicalism
  • Public lives, ethics, media, mediation
  • Finding, remembering, memorializing lives
  • Memory, collective memory, testimony, testimonio
  • Collecting, translating, editing, anthologizing, curating lives
  • Families, archives, genealogy, genetics
  • Relationality, intersubjectivity, communal lives
  • Constructing, deconstructing gender
  • Embodied representations, traces of the body Belonging in/as methodology, practice, genre, mode, discipline
  • Teaching secret lives

Please submit a 250 to 300 word abstract and a brief biographical statement by August 30, 2017. Please note that the conference language is English. Inquiries are welcome. For more information, contact the conference co-conveners, Suely Quintana, Alberto Tibaji, and Sergio Barcellos at contact@iababrazil2018.com.br

Decisions will be made until Sept 30, 2017.

Please be aware that space is limited.

The International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) is an interdisciplinary international group founded in 1999 to create a way for researchers and cultural producers in the field of biography, autobiography and life writing to share their work. Since 2000, members of IABA have held an international conference every two years in locations that have included China, Canada, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Cyprus. IABA has several chapters that work in concert with the biannual IABA World conference and hold their own events: IABA Europe, IABA Americas, and IABA Asia-Pacific. IABA’s Student and New Scholar (SNS) Network provides opportunities for graduate students and emerging scholars to discuss issues connected to the study of life writing.

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Registration fees

ATTENTION: Deadline for registration is January 31st, 2018.

Registration fees include lunch all four days and are as follows:

  • Standard fee: U$300,00 per person (from Dec. 1rst 2017 to January 31st 2018)
  • Early-bird fee: U$250,00 per person (cut off end of November 30 2017)
  • Student fee: U$140,00 per person

Chamada para trabalhos

11º Congresso Internacional da IABA

“Vidas secretas: esconder, revelar e pertencer”

Local: Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei (UFSJ),

São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais, Brasil

Período: de 11 a 14 de julho de 2018

Comissão organizadora: Suely Quintana (UFSJ), Alberto Tibaji (UFSJ) e Sergio Barcellos

Comitê Científico: Maria da Conceição Passengi e Jennifer Sarah Cooper

Comissão Internacional: Ricia Chansky, Eva Karpinsky, Leonor Arfouch e Orly Lael

A Associação Internacional de Auto/Biografia (IABA) tem o prazer de informar que estão abertas as inscrições para o 11º Congresso Internacional da IABA a se realizar no Brasil, na UFSJ, de 11 a 14 de julho de 2018.

O Congresso objetiva reunir pesquisadores e promotores culturais para refletir sobre o tema “Vidas secretas: esconder, revelar e pertencer”. Os trabalhos podem explorar, com base nas mais diversas perspectivas teóricas e metodológicas, processos, documentos, testemunhos (orais, escritos, digitais, midiáticos...) relacionados às variadas formas de ocultação ou de exposição (devidas ou indevidas) de vidas e de suas histórias; narrativas que se conformam ou deformam histórias de vidas; silêncios e silenciamentos impostos, voluntários, sancionados ou promovidos pela passagem do tempo como fator de apagamento das histórias de vida; relações existentes entre as noções de ocultação ou estado de ocultação, revelação e pertencimento, concernentes a gênero, modos e disciplinas que projetem os sujeitos auto/biográficos em diálogo com o que é revelado e o que é ocultado.

Os tópicos a serem abordados incluem os itens abaixo, mas não se limitam a eles:

  • Mentiras, truques, fraudes
  • Visibilidade e apagamento, voz e silêncio
  • Ocultações, segredos, revelações
  • Encarceramentos, desaparecimentos, direitos humanos
  • Mobilidade, cidadania, migração, diásporas, asilo
  • Pós colonialismo, (des) colonialismo, (des) colonialidade, vidas (des)colonizadas
  • Vidas (des) regulamentadas
  • Biografias (des) autorizadas
  • Pertencimentos, identidade, fundamentalismo, radicalismo
  • Vidas pública e privada, ética, mídia e mediações
  • Encontrar, recordar e guardar memórias
  • Memória, memória coletiva, testemunhos
  • Investigar, traduzir, editar, compilar e custodiar vidas
  • Famílias, arquivos, genealogia, genética
  • Relacionalidade, intersubjetividade, vidas em comum
  • Construção e desconstrução de gênero
  • Representações do corpo, vestígios do corpo como pertencimento
  • Ensinando vidas secretas

O resumo deve ser em inglês e conter entre 250 a 300 palavras, devendo ser enviado com um mini currículo até 30 de agosto de 2017.

Para mais informações, entrar em contato com os coorganizadores do Congresso através do e-mail: contact@iababrazil2018.com.br

Os resultados dos trabalhos aprovados serão anunciados até o dia 30 de setembro de 2017.

O número de participantes é limitado.

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Taxas de inscrição

ATENÇAO: ENCERRAMENTO do prazo de inscrições: 31 de janeiro de 2018.

Obs.: A taxa de inscrição inclui o almoço durante os quatro dias do Congresso

Modalidades Até 30 de novembro 2017 Entre 1/12/17 e 31/01/18

Pesquisadores U$250,00 U$300,00

Estudantes U$140,00 U$140,00

Llamada de resúmenes

Vidas Secretas: Escondiendose, Revelandose, Perteneciendo

Asociación Internacional de Auto/Biografía

Conferencia Mundial Bienal: 11-14 de Julio, 2018

Universidad Federal de São João del-Rei, São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais, Brasil

Co-coordinadores: Suely Quintana, Alberto Tibaji (Alberto Ferreira da Rocha Junior),Sergio Barcellos

Los co-organizadores de la conferencia global de la Asociación Internacional de Auto/Biografía invitan propuestas para la reunión anual “Vidas Secretas: Escondiendose, Revelandose, Perteneciendo.” Esta conferencia indagará en como las vidas se ocultan. Para ello, se teorizará las formas en que elegimos mantener secretos y revelar nuestras vidas;como el otro-no-autor crea historias de vida; la imposición y sanción de silencios; el pasajedel tiempo como desaparición de nuestras vidas; y las relaciones entre esconderse, ser escondido, revelarse, y las ideas de pertenencia. Las presentaciones pueden contemplarmultiples aspectos relacionados con diversos géneros, modos o disciplinas que entablan conversación entre el sujeto auto/biográfico con lo que se desvela y lo que se esconde. Posibles temas incluyen, pero no se limitan, a los siguientes:

  • Mentiras, trucos y fraudes
  • Visibilidad y erradicación, voz y silencio
  • Pertenencia fingida, encierro, secretos y manifestación
  • Prisioneros, los desaparecidos, derechos humanos
  • Ciudadanía, migración, diásporas, refugiados
  • Postcolonial, descolonial, descolonización de vidas
  • Regulación y liberación de vidas
  • Pertenencia como fundamentalismo, radicalismo
  • Vidas públicas, ética, medios de comunicación, mediación
  • Encuentro, recuerdo, conmemoración de vidas
  • Memoria, memoria colectiva, testimonio
  • Recopilación, traducción, edición, colección de antologías, conservación de vidas
  • Familias, archivos, genealogía, genética
  • Relaciones, intersubjectividad, vidas comunales
  • Construcción, deconstrucción de género
  • Representaciones encarnadas, delineación del cuerpo
  • Pertenencia como metodología, practica, género, modo, disciplina
  • Enseñanza de vidas secretas

Favor de mandar una propuesta de 250-300 palabras y una breve descripción autobiográfica. La fecha límite es el 30 de Agosto de 2017. El idioma de la conferencia será inglés. No duden contactar a los co-organizadores en la dirección contact@iababrazil2018.com.br si necesitan más información o tienen preguntas. La fecha límite para las decisiones respecto a la aceptación de propuestas es el 30 de Septiembre de 2017. El espacio es limitado.

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Keynotes

Check out the keynote speakers have already agreed to attend.

Jovita Maria Gerheim Noronha

Speaker

Graduated in Literature (Portuguese-French) by the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Master in Francophone Literatures by Fluminense Federal University (1999), PhD in Comparative Literature by Fluminense Federal University (2003). Postdoctoral degree (Senior Internship) at the University of Rouen - France (September 2013 to August 2014) with CAPES scholarship. Retired as an associate professor at the Faculty of Arts of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, she works at PPG Letras - Estudos Literários - UFJF. She was vice-coordinator of the Post-Graduate Program in Literature - UFJF and coordinator of the UFJF Foreign Language Offering Universalization Project. He has experience teaching, research and guidance in the area of ​​Literature, with emphasis on literature studies, working mainly on the following topics: self-writing, identity constructions, French-language literature. In addition to articles and book chapters on these themes, she translated (with Maria Inês Guedes) and organized Rousseau's autobiographical pact to the Internet (UFMG, 2008/2014), which brings together texts by the theorist Philippe Lejeune, and Essays on autofiction (UFMG , 2014), which brings together the fundamental texts on the concept. She also organized, with Silvina Liliana Carizzo, Interamerican Literary Relations: Territory and Culture (UFJF, 2010), which brings together texts by researchers from the WG of ANPOLL Interamerican Literary Relations of which she was coordinator and vice-coordinator.

Arturo Arias

Speaker

Arturo Arias (Guatemala City, 1950) is a Guatemalan novelist and scholar, who is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the University of California, Merced. He has taught courses specializing in Central American literature; Indigenous literatures; social and critical theory; race, gender and sexuality in post-colonial societies; cultural studies, and ethnographic approaches. Arias was previously Tomas Rivera Regents Professor in Spanish Language and Literature  at the University of Texas at Austin, Hood Professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Savage Distinguished Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Oregon, and Greenleaf Chair Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at Tulane University. He also taught at San Francisco State University and the University of Redlands in Southern California. He is a past president of the Latin American Studies Association. Arias holds a PhD in Sociology of Literature, from L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Paris, France. (1978) He has published eight novels and seven academic books, with two more forthcoming: volumes two and three of Recovering Lost Footprints: Contemporary Indigenous Narratives. He received the Casa de las Américas prize for his novel Itzam Na (1981), the Anna Seghers award for his novel Jaguar en llamas 1990), and the Casa de las Américas prize in essay for his book Ideología, Literatura y Sociedad durante the Revolución Guatemalteca, 1944-1954 (1979). His most recent novel is El precio del consuelo (FyG Editores, 2017).

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