The everyday fabric

The everyday fabric

Auto/biographical studies as a perspective and a body of research work has taken as its focus how things are shaped up in the everyday fabric of activities, exploring this in what are now many thousands of practical research examples. And of course, the everyday fabric is where those practical pieces of research and writing occur as well, this is not a different and separate realm. The everyday fabric here has been unusually stressful of late, with external deadlines from administrative work I’m engaged in, my partner having a bad kidney infection, and my disabled arm becoming more painful than usual. Small stuff compared with many people’s lives, but still. At the same time I have been writing a conference paper which is in part in memory of a loved friend, David Morgan, to be given in December at the annual conference of the Auto/Biography Study Group, which we were both involved in founding about a million years ago now. The presentation is called ‘Infamy, infamy: auto/biographical practices, conventions and silences’. And I have just started through to finishing the draft. Phew!

Last updated:  21 October 2021


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