There is growing attention across a range of disciplines to storytelling. As a research design method, storytelling can help make sense of complex interconnected aspects of life events. In some settings, storytelling can be a flexible tool for narrative knowing and information gathering as well as a means for participants' self-expression. This conference will bring together academics, researchers, and students, to theoretically and empirically engage with the nature and applications of storytelling.
Led by the Storytelling Conference team members Jessica Clark, Sarah Richards and Tom Vine, academics from the School of Psychology and Education, and the Suffolk Business School are co-organising this conference on the 10th and 11th July 2018 at the University of Suffolk.
The organisers are seeking submissions on storytelling: 250 word abstracts for a 20 minute presentation, 500 word abstracts for panels and 150 word abstracts for posters. Please send your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org; The deadline for submissions is Monday, 30th March 2018.
The conference will feature traditional presentations of 20 minutes with additional time for questions, pre-formed panels of speakers, and posters. Alternative modes of presentation including performance, film, photography are welcome.
Keynote speakers include: Professor Yiannis Gabriel, School of Management, University of Bath; and Professor Ken Plummer, Department of Sociology, University of Essex.