Narrative Matters 2022

Narrative and Personal & Social Transformation

Note: The 10th Narrative Matters Conference has been rescheduled to May 16-19, 2022. Updated conference details are coming soon, and the Call for Proposals will open on July 1, 2021.

Stories are not static. Telling a story through a novel, movie, speech, or a conversation–causes things to happen. No matter how great or small, moods change, minds change, and lives change. Narratives possess power to move and transform us on several levels of our lives: intellectual, emotional, moral, spiritual, and political. The 10th biennial Narrative Matters conference is an interdisciplinary event that explores these themes. Scholars and practitioners will gather to consider the central role of narrative in our lives and world. Keynote speakers, workshops, papers, and symposia at the conference will address the role of narrative in themes such as:

  • Cultural Transformation
  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • The Struggle for Human Rights
  • Transformational Reminiscence
  • Therapy / Personal Growth
  • Spiritual Development
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Qualitative Inquiry
  • The Ethics of Storytelling
  • Literary Theory
  • Technology
  • Media

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