Doing Narrative Analysis a 3 day Summer Course

  Hi everyone, this is a short reflection on a 3 day summer course I attended. On August 23rd I travelled to Holland with the purpose of attending a 3 day workshop on  Narrative Analysis. This course was provided by the University of Twente in Enschede. As I am currently in my second year (meaning that Read More …

‘Narrative workshops’ for SEED postgraduate students

These workshops are being organised by Fitri and Kelly among others, so if you are interested in finding out more about narrative in research, do go along. Kelly writes: Workshops are run by students for students. The aim being to share and learn how narrative in being used in research generally and SEED as a Read More …

Narrative Inquiry (NI) and Appropriate Methodology (AppM) by Richard Fay

Richard writes: As many of you know, as prompted by a seminar by Adrian Holliday (based on his 1992 article) and sessions by former colleague Mike Beaumont, the major revelation from my own MA studies (back in the day) concerned appropriate methodology for TESOL, a very current issue then (before Holliday’s seminal publication on this Read More …

Some quotes about narrative ….

Carlos Ruiz Zafon (2008, English translation 2009). El Juego del Angel  (translated by Lucia Graves as The Angel’s Game), Madrid: Editorial Planeta / London: Phoenix. pg.121 of the 2009 English translation: “Everything is a tale, Martin. What we believe, what we know, what we remember, even what we dream. Everything is a story, a narrative, a Read More …

Narrative Day (28th June) — Developing Programme

In no particular order, I will upload the contributions one by one as they are formulated by you in coming days: Eljee Javier – ”That restorying thingy” In my contribution, I want to facilitate a discussion exploring what it means to ‘restory a narrative’. It seems that, in different kinds of narrative-based research, there are Read More …

Seven Up reaches 56 !!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/may/07/56-up-its-like-having-another-family?INTCMP=SRCH  ——– of interest to the narrativists amongst you? 56 Up: ‘It’s like having another family’ It began as a one-off look at how the class system defined the hopes and aspirations of British children. Now, almost half a century later, the Up series has evolved into one of the world’s great documentary projects. But Read More …

Invitation for papers- narratives in/of translation-CNR

Please feel free to circulate this announcement. The Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London and the  NOVELLA ESRC Research Node, Institute of Education and UEL To Think is To Experiment Postgraduate Research Day 2012 Invitation for papers on ‘Narratives in/of Translation’ The Centre for Narrative Research organises the eleventh annual Research Day for Read More …

Storytelling in the news ….

Of interest to the narrativists amongst you maybe …. 1. An narrative approach to a key UK environmental disaster zone …. Davies, Hunter (2012). Sellafield Stories: Life In Britain’s First Nuclear Plant. Constable http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/11/sellafield-stories-book-nuclear-accident http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sellafield-Stories-Britains-First-Nuclear/dp/1780332998/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331465692&sr=1-1 (see bottom of page for more on this item). 2. An new oral history project: eavesdropping in our times http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/mar/11/conversation-mass-observation-recording-bbc?newsfeed=true “How Read More …

Developing narrative research methodology to explore teacher and learner understandings of the English language classroom in multilingual Pakistan

With Dr Ayesha Bashiruddin – an MA AppLing alumnus of Julian’s when he was teaching at Durham, and also a doctoral alumnus of OISE in Toronto where she studied with Michael Connelly of Narrative Inquiry fame – of the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan – I have just submitted a funding bid to the British Read More …

Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change

Eljee, Lou and I are about to author our own Canterbury Tales as we have all had our abstracts accepted for this interdisciplinary conference to be held on 12 May 2012 in the beautiful, historical and vibrant city immortalised by Chaucer….who of course thoroughly approved of personal narrative and life history: Experiens, though noon auctorite were Read More …

Listing for our NM2012 Paper & Panel proposals

First, in alphabetical author order, the full set of our nine Paper submissions, then the details of the Panel (with six potential contributions): PAPER SUBMISSIONS Mira Bekar – Co-constructing the social and interactive self in online text-based chats [abstract] Magdalena De Stefani — Reflexivity in action research: exploring the role of narratives [abstract] Richard Fay and Leah Davcheva Read More …