Professor Kacandes in Wrocław, Poland

On April 22, 2022, Irene Kacandes gave the opening keynote address for a conference on "Experimental Life Writing" sponsored by the faculty of English at the University of Wrocław, Poland. Her topic was "Paramemoir Revisited," paramemoir being a term she coined for texts that go beyond memoir to include the stories of more than one person and include other genres like poetry or history or analysis of issues like memory, race, colonialism, and war.