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26. The Memoir Boom

Thursday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 310, WSCC

Program arranged by the Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing

Presiding: Linda Haverty Rugg, Univ. of California, Berkeley

1. "'Publishers, Stop Spending Your Millions on This Tripe': The Memoir Boom and Its Backlash," Julie Rak, Univ. of Alberta

2. "Memoirs: Booming in the Academy," Kathleen McCormack, Florida International Univ.

3. "Memoir Bytes: Six-Word Memoir, Cyberspace, and the Life-Writing Boom," Laurie McNeill, Univ. of British Columbia

4. "Known Unknowns: Family Secrets and State Secrets," Molly Pulda, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Nonfictional Prose

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