- Jun 17, 2010
It depends which way you slice HALF, straight down the middle, or from top to toe, I would like to see a comparison table, so I could decide
A friend asked me the difference between “meme” and “trope”. I had to look it up!
So “life writing” is a trope or “tripe”?You and they haven't spent much time around a Uni Humanities Dept lately! Add 'canon' and you can make pleasant conversation in any tea room.
There is a seminar series on 'Life Writing' (it used to be called biography) at UTAS coming up. The blub for one talk says, in part:
Life writing has traditionally centred upon the fortunes and furies of human lives, from the extraordinary to the
quotidian. Yet in focussing so firmly upon the human, it can forget about the lives that support us: air, water,
fungi, soil, plants, fish, animals and bacteria. Ecobiography is a form of life writing that, by representing the
imbrication of human selves within an ecosystem, decentres the human and encourages an awareness of
So, keep an eye out for the biography of that dandelion in your back yard and/or that paramecium in your gut. Fair dinkum, they are perfectly serious.
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