Re-Framing Lives. Historical, Literary and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biography

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer le colloque Re-Framing Lives. Historical, Literary and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biography organisé par Marnie Campagnaro, qui se tiendra les 7, 8 et 9 avril 2022 à l’initiative de à l’Université de Padoue, et en ligne sur Zoom.

Reading biographies, autobiographies, memoirs and diaries teaches people one of life’s most valuable lessons. Writers who share their autobiographies usually have interesting stories to tell about their lives’ trials and tribulations. Every life has a beginning, a middle and an end, and how one has lived should greatly interest readers who are still at the beginning of their own lives.

Exploring biographies through children’s literature o ers an enriching experience that motivates children and adolescents to learn and critically reflect in new ways. Reading biographies not only provides them with valuable new perspectives but also encourages their own self-discovery. In learning about other people’s lives, young readers make comparisons and consider di erences, and they come to understand the lives of not only famous scientists or artists but also ordinary people through their failures, successes, challenges, feelings and emotions.

Children have been less and less exposed to biographies in many ways. However, contemporary research emphasises a shift in children’s books towards a more innovative, historical, literary and interdisciplinary approach, which also o ers meaningful messages about environmental and social activism.

This conference aims to investigate this shift in children’s fiction and non-fiction. It also seeks to explore some interdisciplinary research opportunities through which scholars and authors can help expand children’s literary horizons through biographical studies.

Programme complet à télécharger ici:

7-8 April 2022
IN-PERSON VENUE: Aula Magna, Rovigo, CUR
University of Padova

9 April 2022 – SPECIAL EVENT
IN-PERSON VENUE: Aula 1, Padova
Complesso Beato Pellegrino University of Padova

Cécile Boulaire

maître de conférences HDR à l'Université de Tours, est spécialisée en littérature pour la jeunesse.

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