This is a call for papers for a panel on “Politics of Literary Storytelling” for the conference on “Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative” that will take place in May 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic. Our panel will explore storytelling across genres of postmodern fiction, involving plays, short stories, and novels, seeking to answer some of the following questions: Do stories of individual experience have a better capacity to effect social change when they are related through multiple or fragmented narrators? The Postmodern exercise seems to focus on this type of storytelling, but does it actually have any political potential, and if so, how? Our panel will focus on the ways postmodern storytellers present us with a fragmented mirror of experience, and the possibility for social commentary this process enables.
Please submit a 250-word abstract, along with a short bio, to the panel organizers: Anna Morlan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Madelyn Farris (email@example.com)
Deadline October 31st.
New York, NY
New York, NY
firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
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