We must ask, as philosophers asked thousands of years ago, “What makes us live?” “What ensures our existence?” “What is it that we call human life?” Can we look at (our own human) life anew and write about it afresh? How may the traditional literary genres, and specifically those concerned with life-writing, the writing of memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, be changing in terms of their form and content and their media of expression? What is the significance of “life-writing” at this particular historical moment? Concentric welcomes papers in the areas of literary, cultural and/or interdisciplinary studies on issues related to this special topic of “bios,” and also welcomes papers on general topics.
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