Call for Presentations: Auto / Bio / Fiction in Practice: A Symposium

Applications are invited from creative writers and practice-led researchers to present on and around the themes of autofiction, biofiction and their neighbouring forms.

Auto / Bio / Fiction is a series of events hosted by Goldsmiths Centre for Comparative Literature exploring the formal, aesthetic, ethical, political, historical and philosophical concerns surrounding biofiction, autofiction and neighbouring genres and art forms.

To conclude our 2022-23 programme, on 8th June 2023 we will host a special half-day digital symposium dedicated to the practice and practice-led research of autofiction, biofiction and other literary forms worrying the boundaries between truth and fiction, life and art, self and character.

The Keynote Speaker will be Jarred McGinnis, author of The Coward, in conversation with Natasha Bell. 

Our hope is that this will be a playful and productive afternoon of creative and critical exchange. Presentations could take the form of, but are not limited to: 

  • readings from creative works in progress,  
  • critical papers,  
  • led exercises or workshops. 

If you are interested in taking part in this event, please submit a 250-word abstract/proposal for a 20-minute presentation, along with a short bio, to Natasha Bell. These should be sent as a single word document, with name and any affiliation included. The deadline for abstract/proposal submission is 3rd April 2023

Participants will be notified by Monday 17th April and registration will open shortly thereafter. 

The Symposium will take place online.