Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2015 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emily Hipchen

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Emily Hipchen. Dr. Hipchen is an Associate Professor of English at the University of West Georgia. She is currently on the Executive Committee of the MLA Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing. She is co-editor of the academic journal a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and editor of Adoption & Culture. Also, Dr. Hipchen is co-editor of the books Inhabiting La Patria: Identity, Agency, and Antojo in the Work of Julia Alvarez, The Autobiography Studies Reader, and of Autobiography Studies across the Americas. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in Bayou Magazine, Solstice, Fourth Genre, Arts & Letters, Baltimore Review, and elsewhere. Furthermore, Dr. Hipchen has taught a breadth of courses under the English Studies umbrella, ranging from “New Journalism and Modernist Forms” to “Life Writing and Trauma.”


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