CfP: „Herstory Re-Imagined: Women’s Lives in Biographical Fiction and Film“

Für die Internationale Konferenz „Herstory Re-Imagined: Women’s Lives in Biographical Fiction and Film“ vom 16.-17.12.2109 am King’s College in London werden noch bis 21.06. über folgenden Call Beiträge gesucht: „How do the lives of historical women become the raw material of novelists and filmmakers? This conference addresses the current boom in biographical novels and biopics about women’s lives, encompassing a broad conception of ‚woman‘ that includes queer and trans life narratives. Figures as diverse as Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, poet Sylvia Plath, surgeon James Miranda Barry, painter Artemisia Gentileschi, and actress Jiang Qing are the subjects of fictions in various formats and degrees of literary ambition, while pilot Amelia Earhart, stateswoman Margaret Thatcher, blues singer Bessie Smith, and first lady Jackie Kennedy – to name just a very few – have been prominently re-imagined on the silver screen. The conference examines the contemporary repackaging of historical women’s lives in narrative genres, exploring possible connections and tensions between these stories and earlier feminist perspectives on ‚herstory‘ and women’s (in)visibility“. Hier geht es zum vollständigen Call for Papers.