THE FOURTH IABA: ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE
Life Writing: Transnationalism, Translingualism, Transculturalism
November 20-23, 2021
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Ricia Chansky, University of Puerto Rico,
Prof. Anne Pender, University of Adelaide
Prof. Liu Jialin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
The University of Adelaide,
in collaboration with the University of South Australia
and Flinders University
Transnationalism is an increasingly popular phenomenon, reflecting and responding to the heightened interconnectivity between people and the receding economic and social significance of boundaries among nation states. The current global pandemic has brought issues of interconnectivity sharply into question. In this context, this conference will explore life narratives across a broad variety of contexts.
By discussing life narratives, including in a variety of languages, this conference aims to expand the boundaries of literary studies and its relationships with other media and nations.
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IABA Asia-Pacific emerges from the central disciplinary association for auto/biography scholars—The International Auto/Biography Association (IABA). IABA was founded in 1999 as a multidisciplinary network that aims to deepen the cross-cultural understanding of self, identity and experience, and to carry on global dialogues about life writing/narrative. IABA Asia-Pacific aims to foster new region-specific conversations and to encourage regional participation in the global IABA conference. Our goal is to develop scholarly networks between life narrative scholars and practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region that support the circulation and publication of high-quality life narrative theory, practice, and pedagogy.