The 4th Biennial Conference of the IABA Americas Chapter

June 13, 2019 - 9:00am to June 15, 2019 - 5:00pm [EST -05:00]
Event Location:
University of the West Indies
Mona Campus

The Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona will host the 4th Biennial Conference of the IABA Americas Chapter under the theme “Lives in Transition: Negotiating the Currents in a Changing World.”

This conference invite papers that explore means by which auto/biographical subjects explore lives ‘in transition’ and/or in the process of ‘transitioning.’ How do life narratives explore the kinds of adjustments, challenges, and negotiations made in ‘transitional’ periods? How do we as life narrative scholars, teachers, and practitioners metabolize and incorporate ideas of transitioning in our approaches to our respective disciplines and methodologies?

Papers addressing all genres of life narratives (written, visual, performed, multimodal, interdisciplinary, digital, etc.) are welcome. We invite abstracts of 250-300 words accompanied by brief biographies of no more than 100 words. Please send abstracts and biographies via email to IABAA876 [at]

Deadline for submissions has been extended to January 11, 2019!