Prophetic Biography

Wendy Moffat

Dickinson College

Wendy Moffat is Curley Chair of Global Education, and Professor of English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where she teaches 19th and 20th century literature, biography, and narrative theory. Her biography of E.M. Forster, A Great Unrecorded History (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2010) won the Biographer’s Club Prize in the UK and was runner up for the Bograd/PEN Biography prize. An ACLS Fellowship in 2016 afforded her time to research and write Wounded Minds (forthcoming from FSG).


What does biography have to teach us in the current CLIMATE of anti-education, anti-liberal arts, anti-knowledge production? What is the place for writing biographies in the face of these pressures?  Can we resist narratives... [ view full abstract ]


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P57 » Atmospheric Conditions: Biography and its Contexts (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment F)

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