The Ego Media Research Group and the Centre for Life-Writing Research

warmly invite you to two


with distinguished international speakers discussing

hot topics in digital research and online practices.

Part of the Life Online Today & Tomorrow series


VOICES AND ETHICS – including life writing and life sciences; performing life writing on TV; the ethics of local specificities; scholarly online archives; online living history; testimonial cultures and artefacts.

15th September 6–7:30 pm, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, followed by reception

Speakers: Alfred Hornung, Professor, Chair of American Studies, Department of English & Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University; Craig Howes, Professor, Department of English, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and Director, Center for Biographical Research; Gillian Whitlock, Professor, FAHA, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland  


Click here to access Professor Hornung’s paper, here to access Professor Howes’s paper, and here to access Professor Whitlock’s paper.

Organised by:

Ego-Media: The impact of new media on forms and practices of self-presentation. An ERC-funded project 2014–2019 at King’s College London: the Centre for Life-Writing Research, Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.


Please register here!


These Public Round Tables are part of the Ego-Media International Network. Coming to share ideas are:

  • Paul Arthur, Professor and Inaugural Australian Chair of Digital Humanities, The University of Western Sydney. School of Humanities and Communication Arts   Director, Digital Humanities Research Group, The University of Western Sydney 
  • Leigh Gilmore, Brown University, English Department and Pembroke Center for Research on Women  
  • Wilhelm Hemecker, Professor, University of Vienna. Department of European and Comparative Literature and Language StudiesDirector, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography, Vienna 
  • Alfred Hornung, Professor, Chair of American Studies. Department of English & Linguistics. Johannes Gutenberg University  
  • Craig Howes, Professor, Department of English. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Director Center for Biographical ResearchCo-Editor of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
  • Margaretta Jolly, Reader in Cultural Studies, Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies (Media and Film)Director, Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research 
  • Eveline Kilian, Professor, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Leena Kurvet-Käosaar, Associate Professor, University of Tartu, Institute of Culture Studies and ArtsSenior Researcher, Estonian Literary Museum
  • Amanda Lagerkvist, Associate Professor, Wallenberg Academy Fellow, Department of Media Studies (IMS/JMK), Stockholm University 
  • Claire Larsonneur, Lecturer, Littérature britannique, langue et traduction, Université Paris 8 
  • Julie Rak, Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate Studies), Department of English and Film Studies. University of Alberta 
  • Sanghamitra Sadhu, Department of English, Cotton College State University, Guwahati
  • Sidonie Smith, Mary Fair Croushore Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan
  • Monica Soeting, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities, Co-founder and manager, Dutch Diary Archives 
  • Julia Watson, Professor Emerita of Comparative Studies and former Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Ohio State University 
  • Gillian Whitlock Professor, FAHA, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland  
  • Zhao Baisheng, Professor, Institute of World Literature, School of Foreign Languages, Peking University, Director, World Auto/Biography Center 
  • John David Zuern, Associate Professor, Department of English. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Co-Editor of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 


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