European Journal of Life Writing







Revised deadline for proposals: 1 February 2015

Please note that the deadline for paper proposals for the fourth IABA Europe Conference,  "Dialogical Dimensions in Narrating Lives and Life Writing", which will take place on 27, 28 and  29 May 2015 in Funchal, Madeira, has been brought forward to 1 February 2015 (previously 30 March 2015).

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by Monday 2 March.

Please send your abstract (max 300 words) and a short CV to:


Posted: 2014-12-08 More...
More Announcements...

Vol 3 (2014): EJLW

Table of Contents


Speaking the Self, Narratives on Srebrenica PDF HTML
Odile Heynders 1-22
When “Mixing Memory and Desire”: Imaginative Revisions and the Productive Power of Nostalgia in Rebecca Brown’s Oughtabiographies PDF HTML
Lies Xhonneux 23-43
Early Russian Autobiography: Old Texts, New Readings PDF HTML
Yury Zaretskiy 44-62
A Threefold Hybridity. Picturebook art fantasies as life writing PDF HTML
Ingrid van der Heyden, Helma van Lierop 63-81
Identity and Writing in the Diaries of Plath and Woolf: Defining, Abjectifying, and Recovering the Self PDF HTML
Christie Mills Jeansonne 82-102
Thieving Facts and Reconstructing Katherine Mansfield’s Life in Janice Kulyk Keefer’s Thieves PDF HTML
Monica Latham 103-120
Achieving a Shared Understanding of Life. Artists’ reflections on their constructions of the past and the self in traumatic and nostalgic autobiographical picturebooks PDF HTML
Marloes Schrijvers 121-154

Creative Matters

Love Plus Anarchy PDF HTML
Heathcote Williams C1-C54
How I Lost My Memory and Never Got It Back PDF HTML
Domnica Radulescu C55-C59
1969: Stories into Music PDF HTML
Andrew Kupfer C60-C70
Am I Doing the Right Thing? PDF HTML
Maurizio Ascari C71-C86
Literary (Creative Nonfiction) Docu-Memoir: A Different Way of Writing a Life PDF HTML
Jo (Joan-) Annette Parnell C87-C104

Life Writing Trajectories in Post-1989 Eastern Europe

Bibliography PDF HTML
Ioana Luca, Leena Kurvet-Käosaar Ti-Txvi
Deportation, Memory and the Self in Dalia Grinkevičiūtė’s Memoirs A Stolen Youth, A Stolen Homeland and Lithuanians by the Laptev Sea PDF HTML
Audrone Raskauskiene T1-T10
Narratives of Survival and the Politics of Memory PDF HTML
Vieda Skultans T11-T25

Reviews and Reports

Writing the Lives of the Poor PDF HTML
Timothy Ashplant R1-R6
Review Authorized Biography Angela Merkel PDF HTML
Marieke Oprel R7-R11

Beyond the Subject. Vienna Conference Papers

Introduction to "Beyond the Subject. New Developments in Life Writing." PDF HTML
Tobias Heinrich, Monica Soeting VCi-VCiii
“Thou liv’st to all that Read”: Reading the Paratext of William Cartwright’s Comedies, Tragi-Comedies, With other Poems (1651) as Early Modern Life Writing PDF HTML
Sarah Herbe VC1-VC18
Illness Narrative and Self-Help Culture – Self-Help Writing on Age-Related Infertility PDF HTML
Anita Wohlmann VC19-VC41
The Online Self: Memory and Forgetting in the Digital Age PDF HTML
Gunnthorunn Gudmundsdottir VC42-VC54
Documenting Diaspora: Multiperspectivity in Sandhya Suri's Auto/Biographical Film "I for India" PDF HTML
Gabriele M. Linke VC55-VC74
Patrimony, Solitude and Obligation: Prodigal Sons and Absent Fathers PDF HTML
Isabel Duran Gimenez-Rico VC75-VC99
Communicative Identity in the Eighteenth Century; Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim's Epistolary Network and the Cult of Friendship PDF HTML
Tobias Heinrich VC100-VC122