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Philosophy and The Uses of Narrative

How are selves and stories linked? Is the self always something more than stories can express? Does the human self emerge from the way it is positioned within narratives? This conference will foreground issues of birth, origin, temporality and meaning as speakers address the status of narratives that express or construct identities.

More information about the conference
  • Date: Friday 5 November 2004
  • Venue: University of Warwick, Humanities H0.58
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Speakers
  • Veronica Vasterling (Nijmegen, Netherlands), Hannah Arendt's Narrative Philosophy: The Political Relevance of Story-Telling
  • Michael Bell (Warwick), Narrative & Meaning in Primo Levi's The Periodic Table
  • John Lippitt (Hertfordshire), Getting the Story Straight: Kierkegaard, MacIntyre & the Problems of Narrative
  • Teresa Ludden (Oxford Brookes), Getting Back to the Umbilical Cord: Narration & Birth in Guenter Grass' The Tin Drum & other post-1945 German Texts
  • Evy Varsamopoulou (Anglia Polytechnic University), The Mythopoetics of Duration: Time in Balzac & Proust