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Disappointments and Dissonances

BSA Auto/Biography Summer Conference 2024

10-12 July 2024
Venue Reading, University of Reading

About the Event

The Summer 2024 Auto/Biography Study Group conference theme is Disappointments and Dissonances. Papers and presentations will respond to the concept of disappointments and dissonances substantively, theoretically, methodologically and creatively. This year, as last, there will also be ‘installation pieces’ which include posters, creative artifact(s), a short video or other.

The keynote will be given by Dr Karin Bacon, Marino, Institute of Education, An Associated College of Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin. Karin’s paper is entitled: A Family Divided by Conflict Politics - disappointments and dissonances.

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Registration includes ensuite accommodation and full board.

  • BSA Member Registration: £450
  • Auto/Biography Study Group Member Registration: £460
  • Non-Member Registration: £490

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 4 March 2024 at 5pm
Abstracts notification: 23 March 2024
Presenter booking deadline: 16 May 2024
Delegate booking deadline: 27 May 2024
Conference: 10-12 July 2024

All enquiries about the conference to the BSA Events Team.

Any queries about the Auto/Biography Study Group to Anne Chappell and Carly Stewart.