Centre for Narrative Research Spring & Summer 2018 Events

8 February 2018

Department of Psychology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

‘Naturalising HIV: The medicalisation, normalisation and marketisation of HIV in the UK’ by Corinne Squire

16 February 2018

Human Mobility and Health seminar series at University of Tampere, Finland

‘Calais Jungle’ by Aura Lounasmaa

8-11 March 2018

“Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics” Fiction and Facts in Narratives of Political Conflict (Symposium in Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics network), Norway https://narrativeandmemory.com/kristiansand-2018/

Papers: ‘Constructing Stories of Political Forgiveness’ by Molly Andrews               ‘Creative spaces of resistance in narratives by refugees’ by Cigdem Esin and Aura Lounasmaa

22-24 March 2018

2nd NEST (Narrative Enquiry for Social Transformation) International Conference, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Keynote by Molly Andrews

23 April 2018

Corinne Squire and Mohammed Omer Ahmed Abdelhafedh, reading from ‘Voices from the ‘Jungle”, Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX http://poetrysociety.org.uk/poetry-cafe/

25 April 2018

To think is to experiment, CNR’s annual postgraduate conference

University of East London, University Square, Stratford.

Please contact Cigdem Esin (esin@uel.ac.uk) for further details.

11 May 2018

 ‘Ethics of Storytelling’ Symposium and triple book launch,

University of East London, University Square, Stratford

Triple book launch:

Hanna Meretoja, (2018) The Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible (Oxford University Press)

Brian Schiff (2017)  Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience (Oxford University Press)

Louie Palu . 2017 Front Towards Enemy (Yoffe Press)

31 May – 1 June 2018

Home Matters: Meanings metaphors and practices, Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland. http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/blogs/Home-matters/index.html  

‘Where the Meanings Are – ‘ Home in refugee writing and state practices’ by Corinne Squire

7-8 June 2018

‘Writing Voice and Speaking Text’, Interdisciplinary Conference, Helsinki University, Finland. http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/blogs/writing_voice-speaking_text/index.html

Keynote by Molly Andrews
2 July 2018 

Narrative Matters pre-conference workshop, University of Twente

‘Narratives, Agency and Social Change: analysis across disciplines’ by Molly Andrews, Cigdem Esin, Aura Lounasmaa, Corinne Squire


2-5 July 2018

Conference Narrative Matters 2018


Narrative bordering: stories tracing and traducing the margins of ‘ refugee’, within camps and states, with Cigdem Esin, Aura Lounasmaa and Corinne Squire

Negotiating narrative interdisciplinarity and modality in reflections on biomedicine, with Mark Davis, Sharon Gallagher, Sanny Mulubale and Corinne Squire:

Expectation, Experience and Master/Counter Narratives, with Molly Andrews, Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvarinen, Maria Laakso, Ann Phoenix, Per Krogh Hansen

Narrative Otherness with Molly Andrews, Mark Freeman and Ruthellen Josselson

29 July – 5 August 2018

Imaginaries and Memories of Forced Migration: Gender and Nonviolent Struggle Symposium in Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics network) Färö Island, Sweden https://narrativeandmemory.com/next-events/

Keynote by Molly Andrews

CNR’s postgraduate seminar series

20 February

Sharon Martinelli, University of Malta: No shame, no guilt:  Don’t be ashamed of your story -it will hopefully inspire others.

6 March

Emily LeRoux-Rutledge, University of Surrey: Public narratives as symbolic resources for gender and development:  A case study of women and community radio in South Sudan

8 May

Claire Feeley, University of Central Lancashire: Practising ‘outside of the box’ whilst within ‘the system’. A feminist narrative inquiry of NHS midwives facilitating and supporting women’s unconventional birth choices in the UK.


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