CFP: Narrative Matters 2006: The Storied Nature of Human Experience (12/15/05; 5/25/06-5/27/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Koenigsberg

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
  * 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.


For More Information:

Pat O'Neill
Phone: (902) 542-7533

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