Quest for Materials: Life-Writing Challenges OCLW Workshop | University of Oxford

Quest for Materials: Life-Writing Challenges OCLW Workshop

Event date
Event time
9:00 - 16:15
Venue
Wolfson College
Linton Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6UD
Venue details

Haldane/Florey Rooms

Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Led by Hermione Lee, Elleke Boehmer, Lyndall Gordon, and Clare Morgan, this workshop will focus on the challenges that life-writers face in finding, dealing with, selecting, and using materials. It is intended for postgraduate students working in life-writing as well as professional and amateur life-writers, irrespective of the stage of their research. Among other issues, the Workshop will deal with how materials and data shapes the writing; how to work with archives (and archivists); and what to make of ‘gaps’ or contradictory clues.