>From: "Richard Koenigsberg" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Narrative Matters 2006: The
>Storied Nature of Human Experience (12/15/05;
>CALL FOR PROPOSALS
>NARRATIVE MATTERS 2006: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Narrative
>Research, Perspectives, Approaches, and Issues Across the Humanities and
>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-mÍmes, peuvent
>Ítre en anglais ou en franÁais.
>PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL.
>For More Information:
>Phone: (902) 542-7533
>E-mail: [log in to unmask]
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