UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN PHILOSOPHY & LITERATURE
The Uses of Narrative
Friday 5 November 2004
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 with narratives?
This conference will foreground issues of birth, origin, temporality and meaning as speakers address the status of narratives that express or construct identities.
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 Günter Grass’ The Tin Drum &other post-1945 German Texts
Evy Varsamopoulou (Anglia Polytechnic University)
The Mythopoetics of Duration: Time in Balzac & Proust
Registration & information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waged £18 Unwaged £9