A Storied Life: The Apocryphal Biography and Autobiography is a session of the 2006 Mid-Atlantic Pop/Am Culture Association annual conference. The dates are October 27-29, 2006 in lovely Baltimore, MD. Registration fees apply. For more information, please go to .
"A Storied Life: The Apocryphal Biography and Autobiography" seeks papers that question the veracity of a biography or autobiography. ďA Storied LifeĒ results when creative license or apocryphal facts are used in a biography or autobiography. For the purpose of this session, creative license is when the facts of a personís life are adjusted or revised to benefit the subject. The process may be conscious or unconscious: a subject may purposefully mislead a biographer or may misremember past events while recounting them. In addition, an autobiography whose author has not been overly honest may become the foundation for biographies which repeat the same information. Papers should rely upon primary and secondary sources, such as letters, diaries, and published documents, to explore how creative license was used in the production of an accepted biograpy or autobiography.
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