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Biography 43.1: International Year in Review & Annual Bibliography

We are excited to announce the publication of Biography 43.1, which features the International Year in Review and the 2018-2019 Annual Bibliography.

Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 1, 2020

https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/42876


International Year in Review

The International Year in Review is a collection of short, site-specific essays on the year’s most influential publications in life writing. This year’s collection includes entries from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Curaçao, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, the UAE, the UK, and the US.

“Life Writing When the World is Burning: The Year in Australia”

Kylie Cardell

“Books on Women, the Chancellor, and a Nobel Laureate: The Year in Austria”

Wilhelm Hemecker and David Österle

“Eakin and Santiago—Contributions to Life Writing Scholarship: The Year in Brazil”

Sergio da Silva Barcellos

“Fictions, Fantasies, and Thought Experiments: The Year in Canada”

Alana Bell

“Writing Cultural Celebrities: The Year in China”

Chen Shen

“El caminante Alfredo Molano: El año en Colombia”

Gabriel Jaime Murillo-Arango

“A Critical Biography of Former Prime Minister Miguel Pourier: The Year in Curaçao”

Rose Mary Allen and Jeroen Heuvel

“Changing Social Conditions—Changing Auto/Biography: The Year in Denmark”

Marianne Høyen

“Life Writing in Relational Modes: The Year in Estonia”

Leena Kurvet-Käosaar and Maarja Hollo

“Life Writing Genres on the Move: The Year in Finland”

Maarit Leskelä-Kärki

“’The Absolute Genre’: The Year in France”

Joanny Moulin

“De/Constructing Friedrich Hölderlin: The Year in Germany”

Tobias Heinrich

“Disappearing Worlds in Life Writing: The Year in Iceland”

Gunnthorunn Gudmundsdottir

“Bollywood Stars and Cancer Memoirs: The Year in India”

Pramod K. Nayar

“Scar Issues: The Year in Ireland”

Liam Harte

“Villains Between History and Literature: The Year in Italy”

Ilaria Serra

“Retelling the History of the Sengoku Period and the Era Name System: The Year in Japan”

Lu Chen

“Embodied Subjects of Victimization: The Year in Korea”

Heui-Yung Park

“Voices Against Disavowal, Obscurantism, and Exclusion: The Year in Lebanon”

Sleiman El Hajj

“Mujeres comunistas: El año en México”

Gerardo Necoechea Gracia

“The Land of Letter-Lovers: The Year in the Netherlands”

Monica Soeting

“Mass-Listening and the Diaspora: The Year in Puerto Rico”

Ricia Anne Chansky

“Pain, Resilience, and the Agency Memoir: The Year in South Africa”

Nick Mdika Tembo

“Giving Voice to Silenced Others: The Year in Spain”

Ana Belén Martínez García

“Biography of a Tolerant Nation: The Year in the United Arab Emirates”

Szidonia Haragos

“‘The strange and often alien world of the past’: The Year in the United Kingdom”

Tom Overton

“More Than Angry: The Year in the United States”

Leigh Gilmore


Annual Bibliography of Works about Life Writing, 2018–2019

Compiled by Janet J. Graham
The most comprehensive annotated survey of critical and theoretical work about life writing.

Release of Biography 42.4

We are pleased to announce that the most recent issue of Biography is now available on Project Muse. Biography 42.4, “Academic Freedom, Academic Lives,” is a cluster guest edited by Bill V. Mullen and Julie Rak and includes essays from Amanda Gailey, Malaka Shwaikh and Rebecca Ruth Gould, Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak, and Theresa Smalec.

Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 4, 2019

https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/42586

Academic Freedom, Academic Lives

Bill V. Mullen and Julie Rak, guest editors

“Academic Freedom, Academic Lives: An Introduction”

Bill V. Mullen and Julie Rak                                               

Academic freedom is currently highly public and highly contested terrain. What academic freedom actually means has become an urgent question, as alt-right activists have turned the tenets of academic freedom to their own ends, whether on college and university campuses, or through the actions of right-wing governments as they move to suppress dissent. We want to reclaim the concept of academic freedom for the left and for academic activism, not through a debate about the concept as an abstraction, but in connection to what we see as the radical potential of academic lives. Thinking of academic lives as interpretation and critique is a way to disrupt the current alt-right control of public discourse about freedom of speech.

“Hypatia Redux: Three Stories of Silencing Academic Women”

Amanda Gailey                                                                     

Three stories of academic women reveal how political factions in different political settings—Church apologists in the Age of Enlightenment, Red Scare demagogues in the Cold War, and white nationalists in the Trump era—have used gender deviance as justification for marking boundaries around who gets to speak and teach. The murder of Hypatia of Alexandria attracted renewed attention in the eighteenth century when ideologues focused on her sexual morality to challenge or affirm the authority of the Church.  Luella Mundel, an art professor in West Virginia, was fired and publicly castigated as a vulgar communist sympathizer by conservative politicians during the second Red Scare. Courtney Lawton, a lecturer and PhD student in English at the University of Nebraska, was removed from the classroom and targeted by hate swarms and politicians after she participated in a campus protest in 2017. The cases explore how free speech and academic freedom work as embodied power rather than universally available rights. 

“The Palestine Exception to Academic Freedom: Intertwined Stories from the Frontlines of UK-Based Palestine Activism”

Malaka Shwaikh and Rebecca Ruth Gould                        

This autobiographical co-authored essay explores how hate speech wounds within the logic of the Palestine exception, whereby Israel-critical speech is subjected to censorship and silencing that does not affect other controversial speech. Three months after the UK government’s “adoption” of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism in 2016, we were subjected to a series of attacks in the media, in the public sphere, and in our workplaces in connection with our Palestine-related activism and criticisms of Israeli policies from years earlier. The crackdown on academic freedom that has overtaken UK universities since 2017 has been widely condemned, but rarely has this story been told from the vantage point of those who were targeted and censored. We document here in detail how the Palestine exception to free speech and academic freedom has damaged academic freedom within the UK and silenced Palestinian voices.

“Blank Pages for Nida Sajid”                   

                             

“Gender Studies and Women’s Equality as Orwellian ‘Thoughtcrimes’?: The Threat of Self-Censorship and Polish Academic Autobiographical Resistance”

Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak                                                  

Given the significant increase of recent threats by the far right against Polish gender studies scholars, this article focuses on the life narratives of Polish academics who have been intimidated because of their research. It argues that the danger of substituting self-censorship for free inquiry can be partially prevented by acts of academic autobiographical resistance. It has developed not in book-length memoirs, but in various life narratives, such as acts of self-presentation through extended biographical interviews, personal essays, open letters of protest, online accounts of witnessing, and the visual arts. Such an approach involving common autobiographical acts in multiple media best enacts both intellectual and affective forms of academic resistance to widespread misrepresentations of gender studies.

“Coercive Intimacy: Reflections on Public and Private Backlash Against #MeToo”

Theresa Smalec                                                                     

In this paper, I use the term “coercive intimacy” to analyze seemingly consensual exchanges and/or relationships that nonetheless originate in contexts where there is a fundamental power imbalance. In other words, someone with more power (economic, cultural, or sociopolitical) has the ability to give something desirable to someone with significantly less power. In reflecting on the overt and subtle abuses of power that underlie the exchange of “intimacy” for other kinds of commodities and means of advancement, I also examine the forms of backlash I faced for reviewing an art show that represented a woman’s experiences of sexual misconduct in academia.

Open-Forum Articles

“Self-Publication, Self-Promotion, and the Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave

Bryan Sinche                                                                         

This article sketches the early history of self-publication by African American authors and focuses on the life and work of the formerly enslaved William Grimes, who published two editions of his Life in the antebellum period. A savvy self-promoter, Grimes appropriated the ballad “Old Grimes is Dead” and marketed himself as “Old Grimes” to garner customers for his barbering and clothes cleaning business and sell copies of his book. These efforts helped Grimes realize a measure of success as a businessman and author, but the unintended consequences resulting from his self-promotion and marketing strategies highlight some of the challenges attending entrepreneurial self-publication by African American writers.

“Listening to the Grandmother Tongue: Writers on Other-Languaged Grandparents and Transcultural Identity”

Mary Besemeres                                                                   

This article considers Patricia Hampl’s A Romantic Education (1981) and John Hughes’s The Idea of Home (2004) as third-generation “language migrant” memoirs. The texts evoke a dual sense of strangeness and familiarity in childhood experiences with migrant grandparents who spoke another language. Although cultural transmission appears more tenuous here than in second-generation migrant narratives, these two memoirs suggest that the transcultural remains defining of third-generation migrant lives.

Reviews

Biographical Misrepresentations of British Women Writers: A Hall of Mirrors and the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Brenda Ayres

Reviewed by Meritxell Simon-Martin        

                        

Medical Humanities in American Studies: Life Writing, Narrative Medicine, and the Power of Autobiography, by Mita Banerjee

Reviewed by Sam Allen Wright          

                                

Undocumented Migrants in the United States: Life Narratives and Self-Representations, by Ina Batzke

Reviewed by Ina C. Seethaler         

                                     

Modernist Lives: Biography and Autobiography at Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press, by Claire Battershill

Reviewed by Miriam Fuchs           

                                      

Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers’ Shrines and Countries, by Alison Booth

Reviewed by Lee Jackson          

                                          

Modernity and Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century America: Literary Representations of Communication and Transportation Technologies, by James E. Dobson

Reviewed by Susan Shelangoskie           

                            

Writers’ Biographies and Family Histories in 20th- and 21st-Century Literature, edited by Aude Haffen and Lucie Guiheneuf

Reviewed by Robert Kusek              

                                    

British Autobiography in the 20th and 21st Centuries, edited by Sarah Herbe and Gabriele Linke

Reviewed by Monica Soeting            

                                  

Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life, by David Herman

Reviewed by Cynthia Huff                  

                                

Discursive Intersexions: Daring Bodies between Myth, Medicine, and Memoir, by Michaela Koch

Reviewed by Megan Walker                                    

            

German Women’s Life Writing and the Holocaust: Complicity and Gender in the Second World War, by Elisabeth Krimmer

Reviewed by Christine Nugent                                 

           

Portraits from Life: Modernist Novelists and Autobiography, by Jerome Boyd Maunsell

Reviewed by Dennis Kersten                               

                

Women’s Narratives and the Postmemory of Displacement in Central and Eastern Europe, edited by Simona Mitroiu

Reviewed by Tomas Balkelis                                   

           

Witnessing Torture: Perspectives of Torture Survivors and Human Rights Workers, edited by Alexandra S. Moore and Elizabeth Swanson

Reviewed by Annie Pohlman                                         

      

Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought, by Shawn J. Parry-Giles and David S. Kaufer 

Reviewed by Elizabeth Rodrigues                        

              

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies: Cast-Iron Man, by Nieves Pascual Soler

Reviewed by Alice L. McLean                         

                   

Literature and the Rise of the Interview, by Rebecca Roach 

Reviewed by Jeffrey J. Williams                                 

        

The Biographical Turn: Lives in History, edited by Hans Renders, Binne de Haan, and Jonne Harmsma

Reviewed by Carol DeBoer-Langworthy               

            

The Power of the Steel-Tipped Pen: Reconstructing Native Hawaiian Intellectual History, by Noenoe K. Silva 

Reviewed by Robert Warrior

2020 Biography Prize

Congratulations to the co-winners of this year’s Biography Prize–Aiko Yamashiro and Amy Carlson!

Aiko was awarded the prize for her dissertation, “Nā Hua Ea & Building Decolonial Community (writing poetry with ‘āina and each other).” The judges found her work to provide the kind of community history that too often goes unattended. They were impressed by how, in doing so, she lovingly honors the work of poet/organizers who play such an important part in making Hawai’i a place of vitality where decolonial love can flourish.

Amy was awarded the prize for her dissertation, “Reading Mediated Identities: Auto/Biographical Agency in the Material Book, Museum Space, Social Media Platforms, and Archives.” The judges found her work to be beautifully written, persuasive, important, and contributory in how it brings together life writing and archival/library studies, and extremely well conceptualized. They found it an absolute pleasure to read and can imagine how useful it will be for students of Cultural Studies in Asia/Pacific.

RELEASE OF BIOGRAPHY 42.2

We are delighted to announce the publication of this beautiful new issue of Biography, vol. 42, no. 2.

The full issue is available on Project Muse: https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/40820

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note
Craig Howes

Articles

Wounded Cities: Topographies of Self and Nation in Fay Afaf Kanafani’s Nadia, Captive of Hope
Hager Ben Driss

This essay presses the boundaries of autobiography to the field of urban studies. Fay Afaf Kanafani’s Nadia, Captive of Hope: Memoir of an Arab Woman (1999) engages in the poetics and politics of the city. Kanafani’s story of her multiple displacements and dislocations is positioned in the flow of urban experiences. The text offers a montage of self and nation, and blurs the lines between the private and the public. This essay explores the archaeological, as well as the cartographic qualities of Kanafani’s work. While it reads the memoir as a metaphorical practice of autogeography, it draws on anthropological geography to investigate two major images related to urban spaces: the divided city and the gendered city.

Playing a Life in Nina Freeman’s Automedia Game, Cibele
Philip Miletic

This essay establishes a framework for studying automedia games—games that have an automedia narrative/disclosure—through an analysis of Nina Freeman’s Cibele. Using this framework, I argue that Cibele challenges the misogyny of a gamer culture that has a “vision of digital culture [as] . . . disembodied and immaterial” (Losh), and instead presents the play of video games as embodied, material, affective, and relational.

Reading, Writing, and Resistance in Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Sarita Cannon

In her 1982 biomythography Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, Audre Lorde explores how literacy can be a hegemonic tool of oppression, as well as how it can be transformed into an implement that furthers her development as a Black lesbian artist. Drawing on both the lessons of the American educational system and the linguistic legacy of African Diasporic women, Lorde creates her own discursive world, one that is marked by hybridity, multiplicity, playful subversion, and communal creation. She redefines literacy as a dialogic and recursive process of consuming and creating narratives within a woman-centered community.

“Bad” Biography Exposed!: A Critical Analysis of American Super-Pop
Oline Eaton

Biography has long played an important role within American life, and yet mass-market biographies remain underexamined. Theorizing so-called “popular biography” within twentieth-century American popular nonfiction and celebrity journalism, this article analyzes the genre’s conventions and its centrality to celebrity discourse.

Reviews

The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer’s Tale, by James Atlas
Reviewed by Carl Rollyson

Experiments in Life-Writing: Intersections of Auto/Biography and Fiction, edited by Lucia Boldrini and Julia Novak
Reviewed by Alexandra Effe

American Autobiography after 9/11, by Megan Brown
Reviewed by Elisabeth Hedrick-Moser

Letter to My Father: A Memoir, by G. Thomas Couser
Reviewed by Emily Hipchen

The Selfie Generation: How Our Self Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture, by Alicia Eler
Reviewed by Teresa Bruś

Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity, edited by William H. Epstein and R. Barton Palmer
Reviewed by Eric M. Thau

An Artisan Intellectual: James Carter and the Rise of Modern Britain, 1792–1853, by Christopher Ferguson
Reviewed by Anna Clark

Autobiographical Writing in Latin America: Folds of the Self, by Sergio R. Franco
Reviewed by Francisco Brignole

Getting Personal: Teaching Personal Writing in the Digital Age, edited by Laura Gray-Rosendale
Reviewed by Madeleine Sorapure

The Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV, by Christopher Grobe
Reviewed by Lynda Goldstein

A History of Irish Autobiography, edited by Liam Harte
Reviewed by Taura Napier

Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum, by Kathryn Hughes
Reviewed by Alison Booth

Doña Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition: A Seventeenth-Century New Mexican Drama, by Frances Levine
Reviewed by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Clio’s Lives: Biographies and Autobiographies of Historians, edited by Doug Munro and John G. Reid
Reviewed by Jaume Aurell

The Decolonial Mandela: Peace, Justice and the Politics of Life, edited by Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni
Reviewed by Nick Mdika Tembo

Creating Identity in the Victorian Fictional Autobiography, by Heidi L. Pennington
Reviewed by Anne Reus

A History of Irish Working-Class Writing, edited by Michael Pierse
Reviewed by Muireann Leech

Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives, edited by Candida Rifkind and Linda Warley
Reviewed by Rocío G. Davis

Life? or Theatre? (Leben? oder Theater?), by Charlotte Salomon
Reviewed by Julia Watson

The Phenomenology of Autobiography: Making it Real, by Arnaud Schmitt
Reviewed by Bettina Stumm

On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and Other Displacements: Selected Writings, by Ella Shohat
Reviewed by Joyce Zonana

Bird-Bent Grass: A Memoir, in Pieces, by Kathleen Venema
Reviewed by G. Thomas Couser

Private Lives Made Public: The Invention of Biography in Early Modern England, by Andrea Walkden
Reviewed by Julie A. Eckerle

 

 

CFP: Graphic Medicine

CALL FOR PAPERS

Graphic Medicine

A Special Issue of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Guest Editors: Erin La Cour (Free University of Amsterdam) and Anna Poletti (Utrecht University
Click on the image to find out more:

 

RELEASE OF BIOGRAPHY 42.1

 

We’re happy to announce the publication of the latest issue of Biography, vol. 42, no. 1,  2019 with our International Year in Review and Annual Bibliography. Check out the new journal design.

The full issue is available on Project Muse:  https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/40486
Table of Contents

Editors’ Notes
John David Zuern and Craig Howes

Essays as Life Writing: The Year in Australia
Kylie Cardell

The Tercentenary of Maria Theresa (1717–1780): The Year in Austria and Germany
Tobias Heinrich

The Brazilian “I/Eye” at the IABA Global Conference: The Year in Brazil
Sergio da Silva Barcellos

Musicians’ Lives and National Identity: The Year in Canada
Alana Bell

Independent Biographical Documentaries: The Year in China
Chen Shen

Testigo de barbarie y resistencia: El año en Colombia
Gabriel Jaime Murillo-Arango

Life Writing’s Coming of Age: The Year in Estonia
Leena Kurvet-Käosaar and Maarja Hollo

The Ghosts of World War II: The Year in France
Joanny Moulin

Selves and Identities in the Arabian Gulf: The Year in the Gulf Cooperation Council
Szidonia Haragos

What the Stars Tell: The Year in India
Pramod K. Nayar

Biographies from the Alps to Capri: The Year in Italy
Ilaria Serra

Emergent Subjectivities: The Year in Korea
Heui-Yung Park

Archiving the Political, Narrating the Personal: The Year in Lebanon
Sleiman El Hajj

Politics and Violence: The Year in Mexico
Gerardo Necoechea Gracia

Mediators as the Subject of Dutch Biography: The Year in the Netherlands
Hans Renders and David Veltman

Voices against Erasure, Loss, and Dehumanization: The Year in Palestine
Adam Yaghi

A Time of Great Biographies—Gombrowicz and Herbert: The Year in Poland
Paweł Rodak, Alessandro Malusà

“No Coward Soul is Mine”: The Year in Portugal
Cláudia Faria

Auto/Biography After Disaster: The Year in Puerto Rico
Ricia Anne Chansky

Cultural Figures and the Biographical Turn: The Year in Romania
Ioana Luca

“Born-Frees” on South Africa’s Memory Traps: The Year in South Africa
Nick Mdika Tembo

Auto/Biography and Conflict: The Year in Spain
Ana Belén Martínez García

“The necessary disloyalty”: The Year in the UK
Tom Overton

#MeToo and the Memoir Boom: The Year in the US
Leigh Gilmore

American Biography: The Year in the US
Carl Rollyson

Latest CFP for Biography

CALL FOR PAPERS

After(Life) Narratives of #MeToo

A Special Issue of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Guest Editors: Rebecca Wanzo (Washington University in St. Louis) and Carol Stabile (University of Oregon)
Click on the image to find out more:

 

2019 Biography Prize

No’ukahau’oli Revilla and Lyz Soto are the recipients of the 2019 Biography Prize. Congratulations to both of these amazing scholars and writers.  Both won the prize for their recently defended dissertations. No’ukahau’oli Revillaʻs dissertation is entitled If We Vanish: A Collection of Queer ‘Ōiwi Poetry. The title of Lyz Sotoʻs dissertation is About Homelands Speaking\Her Bodies of Stories.

Release of Biography 41.4

We’re thrilled to announce the publication of the latest special issue of Biography, vol. 41, no. 4, M4BL and the Critical Matter of Black Lives, edited by Brittney Cooper and Treva B. Lindsey

The full issue is available on Project Muse: https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/40025

Table of Contents

Introduction to M4BL and the Critical Matter of Black Lives
Brittney Cooper and Treva B. Lindsey

Movement for Black Love: The Building of Critical Communities through the Relational Geography of Movement Spaces
Tabitha Jamie Mary Chester

Choreographies of the Ongoing: Episodes of Black Life, Events of Black Lives
Rhaisa Kameela Williams

Black Lives as Snuff: The Silent Complicity in Viewing Black Death
Rasul A. Mowatt

R.I.P. Shirts or Shirts of the Movement: Reading the Death Paraphernalia of Black Lives
Robin Brooks

Black Lives Abroad: Encounters of Diasporic Solidarity in Brazil
Gillian Maris Jones

Visible Black Motherhood Is a Revolution
Danielle Fuentes Morgan

Mama’s Gon’ Buy You a Mocking Bird: Why #BlackMothersStillMatter
A Short Genealogy of Black Mothers’ Maternal Activism and Politicized Care
Kaila Adia Story

Restoring Optimal Black Mental Health and Reversing Intergenerational Trauma in an Era of Black Lives Matter
Jameta Nicole Barlow

#BlackHealingMatters in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter
Kai M. Green, Je Naé Taylor, Pascale Ifé Williams, and Christopher Roberts

From Ferguson to Palestine: Reimagining Transnational Solidarity Through Difference
Marc Lamont Hill

Ferguson: An Identity Politics Liberation Manifesto
Tef Poe

Brown Bag Biography Spring 2019 Schedule

 

Every semester, this series feels groundbreaking in the diversity of life writing projects and approaches it showcases. Save the dates, bring your lunch, and join us!

BROWN BAG BIOGRAPHY
DISCUSSIONS OF LIFE WRITING BY & FOR TOWN & GOWN
THURSDAYS, 12:00 NOON–1:15 PM • KUYKENDALL 409A
All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Center for Biographical Research at 956-3774 or biograph@hawaii.edu

SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE

Jan 24: “At the Edges of Empathy: Journalistic Ethics and Reporting from Conflict Zones in Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Gorazde and Sarah Glidden’s Rolling Blackouts
Eva Karpinski, York University, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Biographical Research
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Jan 31: “Gaucho Legacies: El Sosneado, My Home of Yesteryear (Antonio Entre Ríos)”
Lissi Entre Ríos, Former Dean and Professor of Dance, Instituto Superior de Artes, and Joy Logan, Dept. of Spanish and Latin American and Iberian Studies at UH Mānoa

Feb 7: “Hawaiʻi Stories of Change: Kōkua Hawaiʻi Oral History Project”
Gary Kubota, freelance journalist/playwright/poet
Cosponsored by the Center for Oral History at UH Mānoa
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Feb 14:How I Protested the Vietnam War as a Soldier in the Army”
David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame

Feb 21: “Writing after Murder: Literary Reportage from Metro Manila”
Laurel Flores Fantauzzo, Dept. of English at UH Mānoa
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Feb 28: The Carceral Continuum: Apparitions of World War II at the Wai’anae Boat Harbor”
Laurel Mei-Singh, Dept. of Ethnic Studies at UH Mānoa
Mar 7:The Body Speaks: Chief Spence’s Hunger Strike, Treaty Dialogue, and Mixed Media Storytelling”
Sarah Wiebe, Dept. of Political Science at UH Mānoa

Mar 14: Documenting Extinction: The Making of A Paradise Lost
Laurie Sumiye, Hawaiʻi-based artist and documentary filmmaker
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Mar 28: “Biography on the Body: Decoding Soviet Prison Tattoos”
Helena Goscilo, Chair of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University
Cosponsored by Russian Studies, Dept. of LLL at UH Mānoa

Apr 4: “The Art of Disappearing: Exploring the Filmmaker’s Process and Presence in Documentary Storytelling”
Ciara Lacy, director and producer of Out of State
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Apr 11: “Biography of a Merchant”
Derrick Higginbotham, Dept. of English at UH Mānoa
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Apr 18: “Being Boricua”
Sashily Kling, creative writer with an MA from the Dept. of English at UH Mānoa

Apr 25: “My Daughter Alice: Stalking Behavior and Victims’ Legal Protections”
Clive Ruggles, Professor Emeritus of Archaeoastronomy, University of Leicester