Laura Marcus Workshop: Life-Writing and the Internet

Join OCLW for the second Laura Marcus Life-Writing Workshop of Hilary Term 2024, led by Charles Pigeon.

This workshop will focus on two questions:

Firstly, how does digitization change our epistemic relationships to memory, the archive, and how we record and think about history/biography? And, secondly, how do we write truthfully and critically about the parts of life which “happen online”? Throughout, we’ll examine writers’ strategies for moving from information to insight.

Participants should bring an anecdote about stumbling across something while online/trying to conduct research.