Upcoming LANTERN Lunchtime Talks

We now have the details of the next two LLTs. We look forward to seeing you there.Note the different room for the second talk. Friday 29th April, 12.00-13.00, Ellen Wilkinson C3.30 Exploring participants’ changing perspectives through the life of an inter-school, collaborative, research and development project. Andy Howes, Sue Goldrick, Volha Arkhipenka, Nahielly Palacios, Siti Masrifatul 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 …

New book on Narrative Inquiry: Contextualising Narrative Inquiry

Contextualising Narrative Inquiry: Developing Methodlogical Approaches for Local Context Edited by Sheila Trahar Narrative inquiry is growing in popularity as a research methodology in the social sciences, medicine and the humanities. In narrative inquiry, the transparency of interactions between researcher and research participants, together with rich, contextual descriptions, help to shape and structure research texts 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 …

Another year, another ICQI…

…and after my third outing, I feel no less excited, engaged and exhilarated by the ideas expressed, the connections made in conversation and the potent sense of purpose that pervades everything at the Congress. Here is a body of scholars actively striving for a better world, for social justice in all its forms and for Read More …

Exploring Learning, Identity and Power through Life History and Narrative Research

Exploring Learning, Identity and Power through Life History and Narrative Research Edited by Ann-Marie Bathmaker, Penelope Harnett Exploring Learning, Identity and Power through Life History and Narrative Research responds to these questions with examples from diverse educational and social contexts. The book brings together a collection of writing by different authors who use a narrative/life Read More …

BSA Auto/Biography Study Group Conference

The Auto/Biography Study Group is part of the professional association of sociologists, the British Sociological Association (BSA). The aim of the Study Group is to bring together people interested in looking analytically at all forms of biography and autobiography, the relationship between different ‘genres’ of representing lives, and the intertextuality of biography and autobiography, texts Read More …

Narrative journals

Having just been to the Narrative Matters 2010 conference, I am reminded of the following journals which may be useful for those narratively-inclined: Narrative Inquiry Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations, & Interventions — a new online, open-access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinaryjournal committed to exploring the complex role of narrative in countless aspects of human life. This is a new Read More …