NARRATIVE MATTERS 2006: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Narrative Research, Perspectives, Approaches, and Issues Across the Humanities and Social Sciences
THEME: The Storied Nature of Human Experience: Fact and Fiction
DATES: May. 25-27, 2006
DEADLINE for proposals: Dec. 15, 2005
LOCATION: Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. Robyn Fivush, Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of Psychology, Emory University, "Memory and Narrative, Self and Voice;" R. Murray Schafer, Composer, "And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon: The collective creation of a myth;" Bob Barton, Storyteller, "Making Stories Happen"
The inaugural Narrative Matters conference in 2002 drew 200 participants; the second in 2004 increased to 300. We now are calling for papers and proposals for the third conference in 2006. Our aim is to provide a forum for conversation among theorists, students, researchers, and practitioners using narrative perspectives in such diverse fields as literature, the social sciences, education, journalism, healthcare, psychology, history, and the fine arts.
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in narrative modes of thought and expression. The Narrative Turn has influenced the humanities, the social sciences, and the health sciences. The third Narrative Matters conference, to be held at Acadia in 2006, will explore current ideas about narrative - or story - in various aspects of human experience.
Proposals are invited for papers, presentations, symposia or posters on a variety of topics from narrative in fiction to narrative modes of understanding human experience. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on topics that might include (but are not limited to) the following:
* The place of story in education, literature, politics, religion and the media
* Narrative and diversity (e.g., culture, ethnicity, gender, age)
* Collecting and analyzing stories as data in qualitative research
* Narrative perspectives on memory, identity, and community
* Narratives in therapeutic processes and relationships
* Narratives of place
Proposals, and the presentations themselves, can be in either English or French. Les propositions, ainsi que les communications elles-mêmes, peuvent être en anglais ou en français.
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL.
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