Biographers’ Club members might find the ESSE 2016 seminar in Galway of interest. Convened by Joanny Moulin (The Biography Society, Aix-Marseille Université, France) and Hans Renders (Biography Institute, University of Groningen, the Netherlands), this seminar invites contributions to the study of biography as a genre, considering that it raises specific issues that distinguish it from autobiography.

It would equally be interested in approaches to the practice of biography as a method of academic research, from microhistory to literature and cultural studies. For instance, individual papers may address theoretical questions, case studies of particular biographers’ works, the history and the poetics of biography, the impact of the biographical turn, the evolution of biographical dictionaries, or the innovative influences of the biopic and digital humanities.

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