An International Symposium dedicated to exploring the boundaries of biography
25-26 October 2018, Noosa Queensland Australia
Abstracts are being sought for and investigation into speculative biography and exploring associated practices. Recently, some writers have chosen to experiment further with biography, employing conjecture and ‘informed imagination’ to fill in the gaps and silences in the archives, and when writing the lives of those who are under-represented in sources and obscured from the historical record. Such works have come to be known as ‘speculative biography’, not only because they challenge traditional notions of authorial veracity but also because, in contrast to biographically-based fiction or historical fiction, these experimental approaches are still clearly recognizable as nonfictional attempts to explore and express the ‘truth’.
Details and how to submit can be found here