Life history and life writing research uses life story - whether in the form of oral history, personal narrative, autobiography or biography - as a primary source for the study of history and culture.

Life history and life writing research uses life story - whether in the form of oral history, personal narrative, autobiography or biography - as a primary source for the study of history and culture. Life stories capture the relation between the individual and society, the local and the national, the past and present and the public and private experience. Research involves grappling with theories of memory, relationship and self representation, and with debates about literacy and orality. Many disciplines contribute to the field, including history, sociology, anthropology, literary philosophy, cultural studies and psychology. Life history and life writing researchers present their work in many forms. As well as academic publications, we contribute to radio and television documentaries, auto/biographical drama, reminiscence work, digital and video presentations and exhibitions. Life history and life writing research is, of necessity, concerned with ethics and power relationships, and with the potential for advocacy and empowerment.

Our last free event:

12 November 2021, 17-18.30 (in person)

“Shout: The Voices of Protest” Launch Event and Panel Talk

Shout Launch event 12 November 2021

This event  was chaired by Dr Pollyanna Ruiz, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Sussex and featured young panellists who have been involved with challenges to the system for more equitable representation, inclusion and even calling for radical overhaul.

Panellists included Caine Tayo Lewin-Turner (historian and graduate student at St Edmund Hall, Oxford), Annie Whilby/AFLO (poet and academic) and Mohammed Z. Rahman (artist and writer).

Free and open to anyone, but booking essential. Further information and booking details HERE

 

 

Next free event:

Monday 29 November 2021, 5pm (ZOOM)

H.D. and Bryer: An Untold Love Story of Modernism. With Susan McCabe

H. D. & Bryher Susan McCabe

Professor Susan McCabe will be speaking about her recently published book H.D. & Bryher: an Untold Love Story of Modernism (Oxford University Press, 2021). She will be discussing the process of writing the book, the way in which it alters our conception of modernism, and how, in new gender vocabulary, we find echoes of the lives and exploratory work of H.D. and Bryher.

Free and open to anyone. To book tickets please sign up to the Eventbrite link, and a Zoom link will be sent to you near to the time of the event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hd-and-bryher-an-untold-love-story-of-modernism-tickets-208037484717

Hosted by the Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex, with the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research and the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence.

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