The Coalition of the Liberal Arts (CoLA) announces CoLA Conversations: The Emory Story Project.

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 making 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 Emory Story Project created a shared personal and intellectual experience about the power of stories of the liberal arts through two inaugural 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).  Follow-up events are in the planning stages.