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Welcome to Our Laboratory

The Laboratory of Narrative Research (LNR) is a teaching and research unit that is part of the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. It has been designed to bring together scholars and researchers from across the humanities, the social sciences and other scientific fields who have a special interest in the workings and the politics of narrative production.

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Narrative Crossings 2020

This is a series of seminars that are addressed to students and will focus on the ways narratives travel across borders of difference, be they differences of form, medium or disciplinary knowledge and methodology...

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28 & 29
November 2019

"Experimental Narratives"
International Symposium

The international symposium to be organized by the Laboratory of Narrative Research on 28-29 November 2019 will focus on the theme of “Experimental Narratives...”

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27 June
2019

"Under Siege"
Under Siege is a hybrid role-playing game which brings together elements of code-based interactive narratives and physical adventure games through the use of digital and material resources. The story revolves around an unprecedented and challenging situation that puts our School of English as a physical location at the center of attention...

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Research

Narrative Crossings 2020


Overview

This is a series of seminars that are addressed to students and will focus on the ways narratives travel across borders of difference, be they differences of form, medium or disciplinary knowledge and methodology. 

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The aesthetics of cancer-related performance and its reception in Greece



Virginia Dakari’s postdoctoral research seeks to determine the place cancer-related theatre and performing arts occupy in the Greek cultural landscape to this day by means of exploring the ways the (re)presentation of cancer experience affects audiences. The ultimate goal is to substantiate the argument that performance imparts an immense transformative potential felt by all participants and to disprove the argument that hardly any noteworthy aesthetic outcome can be extracted from cancer experience (articulated by Susan Sontag, whose seminal work Illness as Metaphor reflected and influenced cultural perceptions of cancer).

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Intersection of Print and Digital Media in North-American Poetry



Dr. Lizzy Pournara's postdoctoral project explores the intersection of print and digital media in North-American poetry. This project is placed within the interdisciplinary framework of the humanities and new media technologies, and seeks to promote the relationship between literary studies and digital tools. On the one hand, this postdoctoral project focuses on the ways in which digitality affects print poetry. On the other hand, Dr. Pournara is interested in the practical application and development of particular technological tools that mold storytelling practices. Within the framework of the Laboratory of Narrative Research, Dr. Pournara's postdoctoral project specializes in augmented reality as a space of literal intersection of print and digital elements, and she aims at exploring the storytelling potential of immersive media.

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