I’m delighted to announce that registration is now open for “Texts as Symptoms” (and yes, the title is provocative!).
For the morning session, we will be joined by two guest speakers: Sue Vice (Sheffield), author of the foundational Textual Deceptions, and Katrina Longhurst (Leeds), who works on mental illness and the limits of autobiography. My own presentation will be on how factitious illness memoirs challenge illness narrative scholarship. The afternoon session will be more practical, as we will analyse a few extracts together.
Join us if you are interested in factitious illness memoirs or, more in general, in the blurry boundary between autobiography and fiction!
Attendance is free and lunch will be provided, but places are limited, so please book here.
Looking forward to seeing you in Bristol on 9th July!