Laura Marcus Workshop - Nuts and Bolts: searches and discoveries in Life-Writing

The workshop will deal with the “nuts and bolts” of how life-writing is researched, covering some of the following topics: how we look for and find what we need for our research, whether in the public or private domain (from birth certificates to family papers in the attic); how we organise our materials; how we work in archives; how we access witnesses and facts; whether we incorporate the research quest into the finished narrative. All attending should be prepared to talk about an example of a “finding” that has been useful in their work, and how they are making use of that discovery.

Tea/coffee and cake will be served during the workshop.

Please note that this event is ONLY open to current members of the University of Oxford. Workshop places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with priority given to members of the English Faculty. Places will be confirmed one week before the event.