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Project Narrative Summer Institute: Narrative Theory for the Humanities and Social Sciences
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6/3/2013 to 6/14/2013
When: 6/3/2013
Where: The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio 
United States

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The Project Narrative Summer Institute (PNSI) is a two-week workshop on the Ohio State University campus that offers faculty and advanced graduates in any discipline the opportunity for an intensive study of core concepts and issues in narrative theory. The focus for summer 2013 will be Narrative Theory for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Brian McHale and Amy Shuman will direct the 2013 Institute, which will run from Monday, June 3rd to Friday, June 14th.

This year’s Summer Institute will explore the fundamental elements of narrative from literary and genre fiction to the folktale to everyday  narrative, with application to narratives from all disciplinary perspectives across the humanities and social science. Our survey of the "classical” narrative theories of Vladimir Propp, Gérard Genette, A.J. Greimas, M.M. Bakhtin, William Labov and others will provide faculty and advanced graduate students with fundamental tools useful for all aspects of narrative research, in all disciplines. We will especially focus on approaches from literature, linguistics, anthropology, and folklore. In addition to in-depth discussion of seminal narrative theorists, students will have the opportunity to do their own analyses of folk tales, conversational narratives, a film, and short works of literature. Each participant will bring to the Institute a project to develop over the course of the two weeks, e.g., a lesson plan or course syllabus, the draft of a research proposal or dissertation chapter, the outline of a journal article or conference paper. The Institute will culminate with a workshop discussion of each student’s research project.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 29th, 2013.

For more information, consult the Project Narrative website (http://projectnarrative.osu.edu/programs/summer-institute)


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