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Seminar by Tom Couser: Why memoir matters

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Time: 5.00pm
Venue: Room 3009, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Tom Couser

Seminar by Tom Couser: Why memoir matters

Thomas Couser is Professor of English and Founding Director of the Disability Studies Program at Hofstra University.

He is the author of American Autobiography: The Prophetic Mode (1979), Altered Egos: Authority in American Autobiography (1989), Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing (1997), Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing (2004), and Signifying Bodies: Disability in Contemporary Life Writing (2009).

His latest book, Memoir: An Introduction, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011.

He is currently writing a book about contemporary American 'patriography' (memoirs of fathers by sons and daughters) and a memoir of his own father.

Reception to follow seminar.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Claire Hayward
Email: C.Hayward@kingston.ac.uk

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