Scholars are invited to organize panel sessions and present papers on various aspects of the broad theme of “Life and Narrative.” Possible questions include:
- What is the relationship between telling and living?
- How can the narrative concept help us to better understand experience, interpretation and action?
- What does literature teach us about aspects of life, experience, mind, and social relationships?
- How can narrative research have a greater impact on the lives of real persons and institutions?
- How can narrative theory and practice better inform one another?
- Can there be a “true” narrative? What are the boundaries between fact and fiction, between autobiography and autofiction?
- How is identity storied, restoried, even de-storied across the lifespan?
- What is the effect of the media (new and old) on identity?
- What is the relationship between what is archived in individual memories and social institutions and the stories that we tell?