Voicing Experience:

The 4th British Conference of Autoethnography

15-16 June, 2017, University of Sussex, Brighton

This interdisciplinary conference aims to provide an open,
creative space in which to explore the power of autoethnographic work as
expressed through its heterogeneous practices, productions and performances.
What happens when we begin to take our experiences of the worlds we inhabit
seriously and to give reflexive and diffractive voice, through manifold
creative means, to that experience? What resonances do we find with other
narratives and voices articulating experiences from other spheres? How does
voicing experience speak to and challenge the larger structures within which we
live? And how do these different spheres shape, in turn, the quality and style
of voices being expressed – their tone, mode of expression, fluency and

The conference seeks to explore the power of
autoethnographic work, as expressed, for instance, in dynamics of resistance,
critique, healing or assistance.

We invite proposals for papers, presentations, performances
and other creative works.

Please submit proposals with abstract (250 words) and, if
relevant, session plan (max 250 words) to voicingexperience2017@sussex.ac.uk<mailto:voicingexperience2017@sussex.ac.uk>
by 10th February 2017.

The presentations will be arranged in the following ways:

· 90-minute
3-person presentation sessions.

· 90-minute
single presentation sessions.

Please indicate which presentation format you would prefer.

Conference fee for this 2-day event (excluding
accommodation): £75

We have a limited number of reduced-rate tickets (£45) for
students and unemployed.

For general enquiries, please write to: voicingexperience2017@sussex.ac.uk<mailto:voicingexperience2017@sussex.ac.uk>

Please see the website for full details and registration: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sociology/outreach/sociology-conferences/voicingexperience

Organising Committee: Dr Jamie Barnes (Sociology, Sussex),
Dr Michael Hayler (Education, Brighton), Dr Ross Wignall (Anthropology,

This Conference is initiated by Brighton Autoethnography
Group with sponsorship & support from the Departments of Anthropology and
Sociology, University of Sussex.