Proposal Title

The Making of "Coming to Narrative": Blended Genres in the Human Sciences

Affiliation

University of South Florida

Department or Program

Communications

Start Date

15-4-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

15-4-2017 4:30 PM

Presentation Keywords/Areas

Emerging trends in Qualitative Research

Abstract

This session will focus on narrative inquiry as a blended genre of storytelling in the human sciences. What are the advantages and disadvantages of blurring distinctions between arts and sciences? What is the difference between understanding yourself as a writer and understanding yourself as a researcher? I will review how I used "writing as inquiry" in composing Coming to Narrative, a book that received national and international best book awards. We will discuss together the challenges for the next generation of writers of qualitative inquiry. This will include qualitative inquiry as a conversational dynamic; the place of imagination in qualitative writing; forms for expressing and representing emotional truths; ethics of relational storytelling; the qualitative storyteller as an artist and qualitative inquiry as a moral art and science.

Presentation Type and Comments

90-minute workshop

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The Making of "Coming to Narrative": Blended Genres in the Human Sciences

This session will focus on narrative inquiry as a blended genre of storytelling in the human sciences. What are the advantages and disadvantages of blurring distinctions between arts and sciences? What is the difference between understanding yourself as a writer and understanding yourself as a researcher? I will review how I used "writing as inquiry" in composing Coming to Narrative, a book that received national and international best book awards. We will discuss together the challenges for the next generation of writers of qualitative inquiry. This will include qualitative inquiry as a conversational dynamic; the place of imagination in qualitative writing; forms for expressing and representing emotional truths; ethics of relational storytelling; the qualitative storyteller as an artist and qualitative inquiry as a moral art and science.