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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 2018


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. This year's seminars aim, specifically, to explore narrative forms that go beyond written and/or spoken verbal signs. We will discover the narrative possibilities of different medial environments (i.e. sound, still images, new media etc.) and see how such non-verbal narrative forms guide and shift our narrative experience when interacting with verbal ones. Each seminar focuses on a different narrative form, which participants will be invited to explore both through theoretical discussion and hands-on experiment.

The seminars scheduled for the following months (January-May 2018) are:

"Sound Stories" (Maria Ristani)

"Poetic Narratives and the Visual Arts" (Sophia Emmanouilidou)

"Digital Narratives and Worldmaking: a Brave New Storytelling" (Giorgos Dimitriadis) 

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



Virginia Dakariís 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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Symposium 2018

Narratives of Immigration: Community interpreting as a right/rite of passage

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Narrative Crossings 2018

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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November 2017

Byronís Voices: Cultural
and Textual Interactions
Symposium
11 November 2017

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