CFP: Storytelling and Identity

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012
contact email: 
caccavai@msu.edu

March 15-18: Rochester, York.
http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/

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: caccavai@msu.edu by midnight September 30, 2011.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
postcolonial
professional_topics
rhetoric_and_composition
twentieth_century_and_beyond