Writing Lives Across the Disciplines - Liberal Studies

Writing Lives Across the Disciplines
4th Annual CSUF Liberal Studies Conference
Thursday 7pm - 8:30pm
March 17
Telling Lives (Open Mic Event) H-223
Preconference Potluck (Liberal Studies Student Association)
March 18
9am - 10am
Breakfast SGMH 1308
Key Note Address SGMH 1308
(Craig McConnell, Chair)
Janet Browne, Harvard University, “Writing Lives in Science”
10:30 - 12:00
Session 1: Diaries and Memoirs SGMH 1308
(Andrea Patterson, Chair)
Christine Berkowitz, University of Toronto Scarborough, “Both
Ordinary and Extraordinary: The Life Writing of Selena Gray
Galt Ingram”
Kevin Lambert, CSU Fullerton, “William Thomson’s Notebooks: A
Scientific Life”
12:00 - 1:30
Lunch H-223
1:30 - 3:30
Session 2: Reconstructing Lives SGMH 1308
(Jim Hofmann, Chair)
Marti Klein, CSU Fullerton, “The Father, the Son, and the Spectre of
Anxiety: the Deception of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.”
Gayle Brunelle, CSU Fullerton, “Fortunes of Violence”
3:30 - 4:00
4:00 - 5:30
Session 3: Honors Student Roundtable SGMH 1308
(Sandra Perez, Chair)
Saturday 8am
March 19
9:00 - 10:00
Breakfast H-223
Session 4: Biography against the Backdrop of History SGMH 1308
(Craig McConnell, Chair)
Craig Werner, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Group Biography,
Oral History, and Call-and-Response”
Debra Danielsen, CSU Fullerton, “Written Lives as Historical
Sources: Exploring Zion in Missouri and the Haun’s Mill
10:30 - 12:00
Session 5: Managing Multiplicity SGMH 1308
(Terri Snyder, Chair)
Donna Nicol, CSU Fullerton, “Claudia Hampton, Critical Biography
& Ethical Dilemmas in Chronicling ‘Black Firsts’”
Ann Marie Plane, UC Santa Barbara, “Writing a Contested Life: the
Ethics of Biography and the Ethnographer Frank Speck,
12:00 - 1:30
Lunch H-223
1:30 - 3:00
Life Stories Roundtable SGMH 1308
(Alice Gresto, Chair)
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
3:00 - 5:00
Closing Reception H-223
(April Bullock, Chair)