Professor John Eakin Lecture

Professor John Eakin
Department of English
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on October 18, 2003 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

What Are We Reading When We Read Autobiography?

Professor Eakin has published three books on autobiography: Fictions in Autobiography: Studies in the Art of Self-Invention (1985), Touching the World: Reference in Autobiography (1992), and How Our Lives Become Stories (1999). He is currently working on two projects; the first, an edited volume entitled Mapping the Ethics of Life Writing, and the second, a new book on the role of autobiography entitled Regulating Lives: The Social Consequences of Self Narration.

Fall Program 2003
Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13.

Background Information

(These references were compiled by the webmaster in the hope that they will prove interesting to some readers. The web being what it is, some of them will have vanished by the time you go to look them up, and there is—of course—no guarantee of their accuracy.)

John Eakin photo

Indiana University biography:

Breaking Rules: The Consequences Of Self-Narration, an article by Professor Eakin:,BreakingRules.htm