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Siblings in Literature and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Friday, September 24, 2021, 8 a.m. – 12 noon (Pacific Daylight Time)

This presentation will be held by Zoom: 


This international symposium brings together scholars investigating the representation of sibling bonds in literary, theoretical, biographical, and creative nonfictional texts. With sibling studies on the rise in the last couple of decades over a range of disciplines, a better understanding is emerging of what siblings contribute to the dynamics of the family and how family stories are told. The speakers participating in our symposium are at the forefront of this conversation, and we are inviting everyone to join and participate. For more information, see the conference website: Siblings in Literature and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Symposium


Anna Berman, Slavonic Studies, Cambridge University: “Bennet Sisters and Karamazov Brothers: Vertical and Lateral Approaches to Plot in England and Russia" (click here for full paper: berman_bennet_sisters_and_karamazov_brothers.pdf)

Stefani Engelstein, German Studies, Duke University: “Undomesticated Matters: An Epistemology of Race, Kinship, and Nation” (paper available by request from: klebes@uoregon.edu)

Nicole Immler, Department of Citizenship and the Humanisation of the Public Sector, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht: “Family Memory – Discussing a Relational Approach to Biography” (click here for full paper: immler_familymemory.pdf)

Brian Trapp, Creative Writing Program, University of Oregon: “You Robbie, You Baka: Creative Nonfiction, Disability, and Extending the Borders of Brotherhood” (click here for full paper: you_robbie_you_baka_sibs.pdf)