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The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing

A series of talks, workshops and conference highlights hosted by the OCLW based at Wolfson College. Life-writing encompasses everything from the complete life to the day-in-the-life, from the fictional to the factional. It embraces the lives of objects and institutions as well as the lives of individuals, families and groups. Life-writing includes autobiography, memoirs, letters, diaries, journals (written and documentary), anthropological data, oral testimony, and eye-witness accounts. It is not only a literary or historical specialism, but is relevant across the arts and sciences, and can involve philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, ethnographers and anthropologists. Wolfson College provides a natural home for OCLW. The college prides itself on an interdiscplinary approach to research, whilst drawing on equally strong research traditions in humanities and science.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The Women who 'Meant to Do It': George Eliot and Celebrity Performance Life-Writing and Female Celebrity, 4 Nov 2017 Keynote: Patricia Duncker Patricia Duncker 08 Jan 2018
2 Life-writing and female celebrity - Panel 1 Women's Lives and Celebrity in the 18th Century (chair: Anna Senkiw) Ruth Scobie - Pre-Truth Media and the Female Imposter: The Case of ‘Elizabeth Harriet Grieve’ Ruth Scobie 08 Jan 2018
3 Life-Writing and Female Celebrity, 4 Nov 2017 Panel 2: Female Celebrity Performance across Media and Genres Chaired by Sandra Mayer, with Mary Luckhurst, Oline Eaton and Hannah Yelin. Mary Luckhurst, Oline Eaton, Hannah Yelin 08 Jan 2018
4 Creative Commons Politics and Conflicts, Silence in the Archives Panel 2b This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Rhea Sookdeosingh, Helen Mathers, Stephenie Woolterton 14 Jun 2016
5 Creative Commons Theatre and Performance, Silence in the Archives Panel 2a This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Luisa Calè, Kate Newey 14 Jun 2016
6 Expressing the Private Self - Silence in the Archives conference Panel 3a This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Lorraine Paterson, Mary Seton Watts, Kathryn Gleadle, Rhea Sookdeosingh 17 Feb 2016
7 Creative Commons Silencing Poetic Voices, Silence in the Archives Panel 1b This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Elaine Bailey, Jordan Lavers, Mary Breen 17 Feb 2016
8 Creative Commons Representation, Reputation and Manipulation - Silence in the Archives Panel 1a This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Sonia De Loreto, Baptiste Moniez, Catherine Delafield, Susan Civale 17 Feb 2016
9 Creative Commons Censorship and Self-censorship: Revisiting the Belt Case in the Making of Dora Montefiore (1851-1933) Silence in the Archives Conference Keynote Address Keynote lecture at the Silence in the Archives conference, held at Wolfson College on 7th November 2015.The speaker is Karen Hunt, University of Keele (LWA). Chaired by Kathryn Gleadle, Mansfield College, Oxford. Karen Hunt, Kathryn Gleadle 17 Feb 2016
10 Creative Commons Male memory, female subject: the case of Jane Austen and Mary Wollstonecraft Silence in the Archives Conference Keynote Address Keynote talk for the Silence in the Archives conference, held at Wolfson College on 7th November 2015, with Janet Todd, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Janet Todd 17 Feb 2016
11 Creative Commons Rewriting the Self, Silence in the Archives Conference Panel 3b This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Susan Civale, Elizabeth Denlinger, Ceylan Kosker, Alexis Wolf 16 Feb 2016
12 Creative Commons Memoir and Mortality, Silence in the Archives Conference Panel 4a This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Wendy Jones, Sophie Coulombeau, Joetta Harty 16 Feb 2016
13 Creative Commons Documenting Displacement, Silence in the Archives Conference Panel 4b This podcast is one of ten podcasts recorded at the 'Silence in the Archives' conference hosted by the Oxford Centre of Life-Writing at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Molly Mann, Carrie Crockett, Lorraine Paterson 16 Feb 2016
14 European security and defence: a personal account from Latvia’s perspective President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, renowned politician, diplomat, and former President of Latvia (1999-2007), talks autobiographically about her life and career. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga 19 Jun 2015