CFP: Storytelling and Identity

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NeMLA 2012
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March 15-18: Rochester, York.

This panel will investigate the connection between storytelling—the act of storytelling as well as the act of listening to stories—and identity construction. We welcome papers that explore the cultural origins and contemporary practices of storytelling, the narrative functions of storytelling, as well using storytelling as a mode of healing and/or education across cultures, and how storytelling can be used as a key mode of critical investigation in collegiate education. Please send all abstracts to Kate Caccavaio: by midnight September 30, 2011.