Department of Sociology and Criminology

Voicing Experience: The 4th British Conference of Autoethnography

15-16 June, 2017, University of Sussex, Brighton

This interdisciplinary conference aims to provide an open, creative space in which to explore the power of autoethnographic work as expressed through its heterogeneous practices, productions and performances. What happens when we begin to take our experiences of the worlds we inhabit seriously and to give reflexive and diffractive voice, through manifold creative means, to that experience? What resonances do we find with other narratives and voices articulating experiences from other spheres? How does voicing experience speak to and challenge the larger structures within which we live? And how do these different spheres shape, in turn, the quality and style of voices being expressed – their tone, mode of expression, fluency and persuasiveness? 

The conference seeks to explore the power of autoethnographic work, as expressed, for instance, in dynamics of resistance, critique, healing or assistance.

The Conference Programme is now available. 

Conference fee for this 2-day event (excluding accommodation): £75

For general enquiries, please write to:

Organising Committee:  Dr Jamie Barnes (Sociology, Sussex), Dr Michael Hayler (Education, Brighton), Dr Ross Wignall (Anthropology, Sussex).

This Conference is initiated by Brighton Autoethnography Group with sponsorship & support from the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Sussex.

NEWSFLASH: We have arranged a shared plenary session with our sister conference: Life History and Life Writing Research: Critical and Creative Approaches on Friday 16 June 2017. Full details can be found on our Conference Programme.