The Emory Story Project created a shared personal and intellectual experience about the power of stories of the liberal arts through two major events: a panel discussion on The Power of Stories in the Liberal Arts on February 11 (open to the public) and Storytelling: A Conversation with Salman Rushdie on February 19 (by invitation only). Follow-up events are in the planning stages.
Stories are powerful frameworks for creating and transmitting information, values and life lessons, and have been increasingly important in pedagogical settings. Textual analysis, critical theory, oral history, narrative identity, discourse analysis, and narrative medicine, just to name a few, have become critical areas of inquiry. Thus storytelling is a pivot point that integrates personal meaning and scholarly inquiry, providing an ideal way for Emory to create synergies across disciplines and units, as well as forging links between the residential and academic experiences of our students.
The Power of Stories in the Liberal Arts panel discussion took place on February 11 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Woodruff Library’s Jones Room.
Storytelling: A Conversation with Salman Rushdie took place on February 19 from 6:00-9:30 pm in the Few Multipurpose Room, and is an invitation only event.