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Life Writing Seminar Series - Dr Louise Aikman

Date:16 February 2010, 5:00pm to
16 February 2010, 6:30pm
Location:Room JG1004, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus

Life Writing Seminar Serie

All are welcome; booking is not required.


  • Dr Louise Aikman, ‘Maxine Hong Kingston: Deconstructing the Autobiographical Voice’
  • Heidi James (Kingston), ‘Authenticity and Textual Violence: The Case for Autofiction’

About the Speakers

Dr Louise Aikman has lectured in her specialist subjects of 20th century American and British Literature and Women's Studies at Roehampton, Kingston, East London and Thames Valley universities. Her interests lie specifically in women's autobiography and her PhD focused on Maxine Hong Kingston, Jeanette Winterson and Audre Lorde.

Heidi James’ novella The Mesmerist's Daughter (published by Apis Books) was launched in July 2007. Her novel Carbon, published by Blatt, was out in October 2009 and was also published in Spanish by El Tercer Nombre. She has collaborated with artists including Delaine LeBas, Marisa Carnesky and Tara Darby. Her essays and short stories have appeared in various publications and anthologies including Dazed and Confused, Next Level, Flux, Brand, Another Magazine, The Independent, Undercurrent, 3:AM London, New York, Paris, Dreams That Money Can Buy, Full Moon Empty Sports Bag, etc. She is currently a doctoral research student at Kingston University.

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