29 January 2007

CALL FOR ARTICLES - "Autographics": A Biography Special Issue (Deadline for submissions: 15 Aug 2007)

The Winter 2008 Special Issue of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly will be devoted to Autographics.

Guest editors Gillian Whitlock and Anna Poletti seek to explore the diverse forms of visuality and conjunctions of image, text, and materiality in contemporary life narrative. Graphic forms include visual elements such as drawings, images, and pictures, as well as elements of design and physical features of the text--for instance, the diverse use of materials in such DIY autobiographical forms as personal zines, installations, and websites. Other examples of autographics include autobiographical comix and sequential art, graphic memoir, writing on the body and body maps, self portraiture, auto/biographical uses of found objects in collage, assemblage and installation, and contemporary uses of craft.

Manuscripts should be double spaced and ideally between 3,000 and 10,000 words. A double-blind submission policy will be followed; the author's name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript, but an accompanying cover letter should contain the author's name and address. Consultation on manuscript ideas is welcomed. Inquiries and submissions may be sent by email to biograph@hawaii.edu, or to the Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai'i at Mänoa, 1800 East-West Road #325, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822 USA (Tel./Fax 808 956-3774).